New Delhi: The World Bank has approved to provide financial assistance to the Indian Government for the upgradation of 33 National Highways into two-lane.

The upgradation project of 33 stretches involves converting single lane highways of eight states including Bihar (7), Odissa (8), Himachal Pradesh (6), Uttarakhand (4) and others into double lane routes.
The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has appointed consultants who will prepare Detailed Project Report (DPR) on the developmental project.

Once the DPR is prepared, the authority will start with the tender process.

According to sources, work on four National Highways among the seven identified by the authority in Bihar, is going to be started soon.

The upgradation project will cover NH 106, NH 30 A, NH 2C in Bihar, NH 119, NH 121, NH 87 in Uttarakhand and NH 70, NH 88, NH 20 in Himachal Pradesh.