"The total package for Telangana is Rs 41,000 crore. This is not the final figure. It is still open for discussion. And if any new National Highway is recommended from the leaders of Telangana or from the state government or from our (BJP) leaders, we will think positively and we will support Telangana as a new state", Gadkari told reporters here.
    
The Union Road Transport and Highways Minister laid the foundation stone of 4-lane of Yadgir and Warangal section of NH-202 (new NH-163) of length 99 km costing Rs 1,424 crore.
    
He said the government will soon prepare the Detailed Project Reports (DPR) for two Express Highways connecting Hyderabad with Bengaluru and Vijayawada.
    
According to him, making of inland waterways would be the NDA government's top priority. He also assured that his ministry would take up works of making waterways in Telangana, once the related proposals are cleared by Parliament.
    
According to him, as many as 111 waterways projects are pending for clearance in the Rajya Sabha. As Telangana is a land-locked state, the Centre has taken a decision to construct a dry port on Godavari river.

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