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Gadkari Approves Projects Worth Rs 573.13 Cr In Telangana, AP

The Minister said the NH-167K would reduce the distance between Hyderabad/Kalwakurthy and important destinations like Tirupati, Nandyala/ Chennai by about 80 kilometres

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In a series of tweets on Thursday Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari said that he has approved projects worth Rs 573.13 crore in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

He said the Widening of existing two-lane road to two-lane with Paved shoulders from Hyderabad-Bhupalapatnam section of NH-163 in Mulugu district, Telangana has been approved at the total cost of Rs 136.22 Crore. This project stretch connects major tourist places namely Laknavaram lake and Bogotha Waterfalls. 

The development of this stretch will improve the interstate connectivity between Telangana and Chattishgarh, Gadkari said. 

He also added that Mulugu district is a Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected district and the development of this stretch would help the Government to have control over LWE activities.

He also announced Rehabilitation and Upgradation to 2/4 lane with paved shoulders on NH-167K including the approaches of Iconic Bridge across river Krishna in Nagarkurnool district in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh has been approved at the total cost of Rs 436.91 Crore on EPC mode. 

The Minister said the NH-167K would reduce the distance between Hyderabad/Kalwakurthy and important destinations like Tirupati, Nandyala/ Chennai by about 80 kilometres as the traffic presently following NH-44 will take to NH-167K after completion. 

He said Nandyala is an important trading center for agricultural products and forest products as it is nearer to Nallamala Forest. The sanctioned Iconic Bridge at Kollapur would be the Gateway for both the States and helps promote tourism, he added.

Earlier in the day, Gadkari informed about 4-Laning of Bhiwani-Hansi road section of NH-148B under Bharatmala Pariyojana in Bhiwani and Hisar districts has been approved on HAM in the state of Haryana with a budget of Rs 1322.13 crore.



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