Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], November 21 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday thanked Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari for sanctioning the six-lane highway work of Kodungallur to Edapally on the NH-66 stretch.
The Kerala Chief Minister's remarks came after the government sanctioned the widening of a 25-km stretch to a six-lane highway at a cost of Rs 3,465.82 crore under the Hybrid Annuity Mode (HAM) project of Bharatmala Pariyojana.
"Thank you @nitin_gadkari Ji, Hon'ble Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Govt of India for sanctioning the 6-Laning work from Kodungallur to Edapally section of NH-66 (Old 17) with a budget of Rs 3465.82 Cr on HAM under Bharatmala Pariyojana," said Vijayan in a tweet today.
In July, the National Highway Authority of India(NHAI) had invited bids from contractors for developing the stretch within 2.5 years. (ANI)