Road ministry sanctions 115,435 kms national highways

| Updated: Jul 25, 2017 19:32 IST

New Delhi [India] July 25 (ANI): The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways informed Lok Sabha that total 115,435 kilometres National Highways have been sanctioned in all 35 states and Union Territories in the country. In a reply of unstarred question raised by Shimla Member Parliament Virender Kashyap in lok sabha, Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Pon Radhakrishnan informed Lok Sabha that out of total 115,435 kilometres, 10,668 kilometres national highways have been sanctioned in the states of Himachal, Punjab , Haryana, Chandigarh and Jammu Kashmir. He told that 2,642 kilometres national highways have been sanctioned in Himachal Pradesh while 2,641 kilometres in Haryana , 2,601 kilometres in Jammu & Kashmir, 2,769 kilometres in Punjab and 15 kilometres have been sanctioned for Union Territory Chandigarh . The minister told that highest 15,436 kilometres (kms) national highways have been sanctioned for Maharashtra while minimum 15 kilometres have been sanctioned for Chandigarh. The Minister further said that 6286 kms national highways in Andhra Pradesh, 2537 kms in Arunachal Pradesh, 3845 kms in Assam, 4,839 kms in Bihar, 15 kms in Chandigarh, 3232 kms in Chhattisgarh, 79 kms in Delhi, 262 kms in Goa, 5017 kms in Gujarat, 2641 kms in Haryana, 2642 kms in Himachal Pradesh, 2601 kms in Jammu & Kashmir, 2661 kms in Jharkhand, 6791 kms in Karnataka, 1782 kms in Kerala, 7854 kms in Madhya Pradesh, 15436 kms in Maharashtra, 1746 kms in Manipur, 1204 kms in Meghalaya, 1422 kms in Mizoram, 1547 kms in Nagaland, 4838 kms in Odisha, 64 kms in Puducherry, 2769 kms in Punjab, 7906 kms in Rajasthan, 463 kms in Sikkim, 5381 kms in Tamil Nadu, 3786 kms in Telangana, 854 kms in Tripura, 8711 kms in Uttar Pradesh, 2842 kms in Uttarakhand, 2998 kms in West Bengal, 331 kms in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, 31 kms in Dadra & Nagar Haveli, 22 kms in Daman & Diu have been sanctioned by ministry of Road Transport and Highways in these states . The Minister informed Lok Sabha that among Union Territories, Andaman & Nicobar Islands has been sanctioned highest 331 kms national highways while Chandigarh has been sanctioned minimum 15 kms national highways in the country. He said that about 20557 kms of National Highways are under Detailed Project Report preparation as on June 30, 2017. (ANI)

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