New Delhi: The Centre gave its approval to seven major road projects worth Rs 5000 crore including two each from Rajasthan, Odisha and Tamil Nadu and one from Maharashtra.

Sources said Public Private Partnership Appraisal Committee meeting headed by Prime Minister gave its nod to these projects.

As per the decision, 79 km of roads on the National Highway Number-8 from Gomti crossing to Udaipur in Rajasthan would be constructed with the cost of Rs 943 crore.

On this stretch 1.22 km long elevated road will pass through Nathdwara town. The road will also pass through a 0.5 km cave.

267.5 km of roads on NH-11 from Sikar to Bikaner would also be built with the cost of Rs 627.56 crore.

With an expenditure of Rs 1,272 crore, 132 km long roads will be constructed at Chandikhol-Dubri-Talchar stretch in Odisha.

Similarly Vikravandi-Meensuruti - Tanjore and Madurai- Ramanathapuram road projects in TN worth Rs 1,090 crore and Rs 683 crore were also approved in the meeting.

Maharashtra also got a 25-km long road project worth Rs 320 crore.

JPN/Bureau