Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday proposed the development of 8,500 km freeway by March 2022.
Four poll-bound states — Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal and Assam — bought a serious chunk of the proposed new freeway projects.
Assembly elections in these 4 states together with Puducherry shall be held later this yr.
Presenting the Budget on Monday, Sitharaman proposed 3,500 km of freeway in Tamil Nadu at an funding of Rs 1.03 lakh crore, and 1,100 km of freeway in Kerala at an funding of Rs 65,000 crore.
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For West Bengal, the place the BJP is preventing a excessive octane battle to dislodge the Mamata Banerjee-led authorities, the Finance Minister proposed 675 km of nationwide freeway at a value of Rs 95,000 crore.
For Assam, Sitharaman proposed 1,300 km of freeway to be constructed within the subsequent three years.
The Finance Minister mentioned that freeway infra work proposed within the Union Budget consists of constructing of 8,500 km of highways by March 2022.
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