NHAI starts construction of Rs 17,800-cr national highways
Eight projects are being executed in the Chennai region
After obtaining mandatory permission from the concerned authorities, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is set to start work on Rs 17,800 crore road and highway projects. As of now, NHAI has stalled road projects worth Rs 17,800 crore in TN following the nationwide lockdown.
Eight projects are being executed in the Chennai region under the National Highways Development Project and Bharatmala Scheme, and 14 road projects are in the Madurai region.
Following the notification from the Centre, relaxing restrictions and allowing certain industries to function with 50% workforce, NHAI authorities had written to various district administrations to resume the road projects.
The authorities would commence the Rs 656 crore roads widening into four-lane the 26-km stretch between Pollachi and Coimbatore in the Dindigul-Bengaluru stretch. The project was conceived under the National Highway Development Project IV.
The Coimbatore district administration has responded positively and NHAI will resume the four-laning of NH 209.