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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Govt approves Rs 4,900 cr highway project: Reports

The Indian Government has said that it has approved Rs 4,918-crore highway project for widening of NH 2 stretch in Bihar and Jharkhand to augment the state's infrastructure. As per reports, the decision was taken in the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Commenting on the development, a Government Official told the media, “CCEA has approved six-laning of Aurangabad - Bihar/ Jharkhand Border - Barwa Adda section on NH 2 in Bihar and Jharkhand." “The project is 222 kms long and will "improve infra" in Bihar and Jharkhand and will reduce time of travel,” he added. As per reports, the widening of the national highway (NH) will be done at an estimated cost of Rs 4,918 crore.