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New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval to development of 1,120 km of National Highways in the states of Karnataka, Odisha, Bihar, Rajasthan and West Bengal.

The work for development to two lane standards are under Phase-I of the National Highways Interconnectivity Improvement Project (NHIIP) with World Bank assistance.  The revised estimated cost is Rs. 6,461 crore including cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities, according to a PIB release  The projects are already taken up for implementation and 429 kms has been completed. The civil works are expected to be completed by July, 2019, and maintenance works are expected to be completed by July, 2024.  The project will ensure safe, fast and all weather movement of traffic on the proposed National Highways mostly located in backward regions.

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