The government has approved plan for constructing 1,000km of expressways under NHDP Phase-VI, including sections of high density corridors of Vadodara-Mumbai (400 km), Delhi-Meerut (66 km), Bangalore-Chennai (334 km), Delhi –Jaipur (261Km ), Delhi-Chandigarh (249 Km), Kolkata-Dhanbad (227 Km) and Delhi-Agra (200 km), Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Radhakrishnan informed the Lok Sabha on Thursday in reply to a question.
He said his ministry has also given ‘in-principle’ approval to carry out feasibility study for development of expressways on other corridors — Delhi-Ludhiana -Amritsar-Katra Expressway (Delhi-Chandigarh Expressway modified as Delhi-Ludhiana -Amritsar-Katra Expressway), Hyderabad-Vijayawada- Amravathi Expressway, Nagpur-Hyderabad-Bangalore Expressway, Kanpur- Lucknow Expressway and Ring road- Expressway at Amravathi.
In addition, Radhakrishnan said, the government has approved Eastern Peripheral Expressway (135 km) outside Delhi. Presently, the works for Delhi-Meerut Expressway (three packages out of four packages) and Eastern Peripheral Expressway (six packages) are in execution stage, with civil works of Rs 3,888 crore and Rs. 4418 crore awarded respectively for them.
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