The government has approved 11 highway projects worth Rs 6,284 crore for various states including Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh.
"Today, the ministry has approved 11 highway projects with a total length of about 453 km and aggregate total capital cost of Rs 6,284 crore," Road Transport and Highways Secretary Sanjay Mitra said.
Of these, nine will be implemented in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) mode, one in BOT (Toll) mode and one in hybrid annuity mode, he said.
The ministry also approved four road overbridges (ROBs) involving a total cost of Rs 683 crore, Mitra said.
The ROB are part of government's Setu Bharatam project.
The NHAI approved projects include two four-laning of BRT Tiger Reserve boundary to Bengaluru section of NH-209 in Karnataka on Hybrid Annuity Mode under NHDP Phase-IV to be executed at a cost of Rs 1,253.51 crore.
Another project pertains to four-laning of Nerchwok-Pandoh, including Pandoh bypass section of NH-21 on EPC mode in Himachal Pradesh under NHDP-IV B at a cost of Rs 1,273.71 crore.
The other highway project is four-laning of Takoli-Kullu section of NH-21 on EPC mode in Himachal Pradesh under NHDP phase-IV B at a cost of Rs 742.40 crore.
Besides, projects like four-laning of Saoner bypass on Saoner-Dhapewada Gondkhairi Road on NH-547 E in Maharashtra on EPC mode, among others, were also approved.