Govt approves highway projects worth Rs 6,176 cr in 7 states including poll-bound Assam

New Delhi: Central government has given its go ahead for highway projects worth Rs 6,176 crore. These projects are in seven states and UTs like Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Maharashtra and Ladakh.

'Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has approved upgradation, rehabilitation and reconstruction of a number of projects, across the country,' it said in a statement.

Of the total Rs 6,176 crore, about Rs 2,801 crore worth of projects in Maharashtra. Another Rs 1,259 crore of worth projects are in Assam.

Highway projects worth Rs 779 crore have been given green signal in Ladakh. Another Rs 810 crore worth of projects have been approved in Andhra.