HYDERABAD: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the Centre will focus on infrastructure development by building national highways that follow the American road system. He said that the Centre had approved Rs 8,000 crore for the construction of international-standard national highways in Telangana.
In the presence of union tourism minister G. Kishan Reddy, V.K. Singh, the minister of state for road transport and highways, state minister Vemula Prashanth Reddy, and other MPs, Gadkari dedicated two national highways and lay the foundation stone for more than 12 others in the state.
Gadkari mentioned: "We intend to improve road connectivity by building national highways that meet international standards. We have proposed 26 new greenfield highways across the country. As part of the road construction effort in Telangana, five express motorways would be built "Gadkari said.
"The Centre has agreed to invest billions of rupees in infrastructure, highways, agriculture, and other areas. We have provided Rs 8,000 crore as part of the initiative to build new national highways in Telangana. Of the 33 districts in the state, 32 will have the best road connection. By 2024, we will invest at least Rs 3,000 crore more in the state to build national highways, "the union minister said.