Under the project, 462 km of roads will be constructed in Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh
November 14, 2009, New Delhi: To tackle the Naxalite menace and to improve connectivity in the Naxal-affected areas, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has sanctioned 22 road projects, covering a total length of 462 km in the states of Andhra Pradesh (AP), Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh (MP). The total project cost amounts to Rs 444.48 crore. The approved projects include seven stretches of roads in AP with a total length of 135.46 km, 13 stretches of roads in Chattisgarh with a total length of 261.20 km and two road stretches in MP with a total length of 66.70 km.
Apart from this, another 25 proposals for constructing 938 km of roads, amounting to Rs 1180.83 crore, in the states of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, MP, Orissa and Uttar Pradesh (UP) are under processing.
The road stretches that have been already sanctioned are as follows:
The Government of India (GoI) has approved schemes for the development of national highways and state roads in 33 Left Wing Extremist (LWE)-affected districts in eight states at an estimated cost of Rs 7,300 crore. Under the scheme, development of identified stretches of national highways (1,202 km) and state roads (4,363 km) are planned to be taken up in a phased manner in the next 3 years, subject to adequate security arrangements to be provided by the respective state governments/central agencies. In 2009-10, an allocation of Rs 500 crore has been made for the aforementioned project. To coordinate this, a special cell has been created in the Road Transport and Highways Ministry for LWE-affected areas.
The approved length of national highways and state roads in various states under the LWE scheme are:
(Length identified in km)
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