The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved four-laning of the Aurangabad-Yedeshi highway in Maharashtra at an investment of Rs 2,406.63 crore. In Punjab, the Sangrur-Haryana border road will be widened at Rs 612.28 crore investment.

"CCEA approved four-laning of the Aurangabad-Yedeshi section of National Highway-211 in Maharashtra under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase IV on Build, Operate and Transfer basis," an official statement said.
     
The estimated cost, of the 190 km, project is Rs 2,406.63 crore including the cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities, the statement said.
     
The proposed highway between Sangrur (Punjab) and Haryana border is estimated at Rs 612.28 crore including the cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities.
     
The total length of the road will be approximately 57 km. The project is covered in Sangrur and Patiala Districts of Punjab. The main townships on the project Highway are Sangrur, Patran and Khanauri.
     
These two projects will also increase employment potential for local labourers.

(Agencies)

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