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Rs 7,300 cr road projects approved in Naxal-affected areas

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 18:39

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said road
projects worth Rs 7,300 crore have been approved for
implementation in Naxal-affected areas over the next three

In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha,
Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways R P N Singh
said the government has approved a scheme for development of
1,202 kilometres of national highways and 4,363 kilometres of
state roads in "Left Wing extremism-affected areas of 34
districts in eight states".

The projects will be completed during next three years at
an estimated cost of Rs 7,300 crore, he said.

No projects for construction of two-lane highways in
states have been affected due to Naxal violence, he added.

"State government agencies have prioritised construction
of roads under Left Wing extremism areas, depending on their
ability to provide enough security during the entire
construction period," Singh said.


First Published: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 18:39
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