Over Rs 5 lakh cr allocated for Bharatmala project

New Delhi, Jan 29 : President Ram Nath Kovind said on Monday that Rs 5,35,000 crore have been allocated for the Bharatmala Project aimed at boosting road connectivity in the country.

"The government has approved the ambitious Bharatmala programme.

About 53,000 km of national highways have been identified to increase efficiency of the national corridor...," the President said in his address to the joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament.

Bharatmala is an umbrella programme of the Centre that seeks to improve efficiency of road traffic movement in the country by bridging critical infrastructure gaps.



Source: IANS