Bhopal, May 23 (MNN) The Indian government has approved an annual action plan of Rs 3,856 crore for 724 km of National Highways in the central state of Madhya Pradesh.
The money will be spent on strengthening 51 National Highways, construction of bridges and new roads.
State Public Works Minister Gopal Bhargava thanked the central government for the approval.
Public Works Department Principal Secretary Neeraj Mandloi said that a detailed action plan prepared for the maintenance, quality control, widening, strengthening, construction of bridge and new highways passing through the state was sent to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
In all, 527-km stretch on eight National Highways will be widened, for which Rs 2,966 crore had been approved.
Another Rs 526 crore has been provided for land acquisition to construct 210-km stretch on 11 NHs.
Rs 33 crore has been sanctioned for the construction of three bridges to facilitate traffic on National Highways, Rs 125 crore for strengthening 197-km stretch on seven national highways.
Similarly, Rs 200 crore has been sanctioned for the work of strengthening 112-km stretch on 22 NHs in the state and other works.
An action plan of Rs 6 crore has been approved for preparing DPR of the state’s new 194-km National Highways.
Rs 2,966 crore would be spent on widening of eight National Highways.