Rs 46,000 cr initiative taken for new express highways, elevated roads: Govt

NEW DELHI, Mar 5: The government has undertaken initiatives for building new express highways and elevated roads at an estimated cost of R 46,416 crore to ease traffic in major cities, Parliament was informed today.
Government has taken “new initiatives for development of new express highways and elevated roads for easing the traffic in major cities and strategically important cities in the country,” MoS Road Transport and Highways, Mansukh Lal Mandaviya told Rajya Sabha in a written reply.
The initiatives include R 10,500 crore Eastern Peripheral Expressway and R 5,000 crore Delhi-Meerut Expressway, which are under execution, he said.
The minister said part of the stretches of proposed R 7,500 crore Dwarka Expre-ssway are under bidding and detailed project report stages.
In addition, R 3,000 crore Urban Extension Road, R 5,000 crore Satellite Ring Road along with Hosur Ring Road are in DPR stages along with many other schemes like R 2,000 crore Madhuravayol-Chennai Port road project, he said. (PTI)