Govt approves construction of 780 km green highway project

New Delhi (NVI): The Union Cabinet has approved construction of 780 km Green National Highway Corridor Project at a cost of Rs 7,660 crore.

The project focuses on rehabilitation and upgradation of stretches of various National Highways covering a total length of over 780 km in the States of Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.

It involves an investment of Rs 7662.47 crore which includes a loan component of Rs 3500 crore (USD 500 Million).

The project will set new standards for Green Highway Projects in the form of green cover, utilization of reusable material in laying roads, etc, the government said in a statement.

The project also includes the maintenance of these National Highways stretches for 5 years/10 years after completion of construction, it added.