Corridor Approach for NH Development
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has taken initiatives to develop about 6,000 km length of National Highways (NHs) to 2-lane NH standards by widening / strengthening / construction of missing links by December, 2014 following the Corridor Development Approach. The Ministry has been exploring the possibility of securing World Bank Loan and also through budgetary allocations for thsi approach.
A total of 84 projects have been identified under this programme, comprising 33 projects for a total length of about 3,770 km and 51 projects for a total length of about 2,245 km for funding through World Bank Loan and budgetary allocations respectively. This information was provided by Shri RPN Singh, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways in the Lok Sabha.