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GoI Building Green National Highway Corridors Project With $500 Mn Loan Assistance

The total cost of the project cost is USD 1288.24 million (Rs 7,662.47 crore)

Photo Credit : Ritesh Sharma


Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha clarified that the Government of India and the World Bank have signed an agreement for the construction of Green National Highway Corridors Project (GNHCP) in an aggregate length of 781 km in the states of Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.

This is being done with a loan assistance of USD 500 million against total project cost of USD 1288.24 million (Rs 7,662.47 crore).

In the RS response, Gadkari said objective of the GNHCP is to demonstrate safe and green highway keeping in view climate resilience and use of green technologies by incorporating the provisions of conservation of natural resources using cement treated sub base/reclaimed asphalt pavement, use of local/ marginal material such as lime, fly ash, waste plastic, bio-engineering measures for slope protection such as hydroseeding, coco/jute fibre etc., which will enhance the ability of Ministry to bring Green technologies into the mainstream.