Guwahati News Desk: Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari on Friday inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of 16 National Highway projects worth Rs. 15,592 in Andhra Pradesh.
The projects stretch over 1,411 km.
Addressing an event through video-conferencing on the occasion, the minister said, “The length of national highways in Andhra Pradesh before May 2014 was 4,193 km, which has now increased to 6,860 km, registering an increase of 2,667 km, or 64 per cent, in length in six years.
He also said works costing Rs 34,100 crore are under the detailed project report (DPR) stage and may be completed by 2024, while works costing Rs 25,440 crore are under implementation.