The Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh L Mandaviya in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today informed that to resolve the problem of traffic jams in the country the Government has undertaken the work of constructing new underpasses, over bridges and widening of roads . The Minister said around 1,837 numbers of projects amounting to Rs. 6,45,199 Crore having length of 61,164 km are ongoing for the development & resolving the problem of traffic jams on National Highways in the whole country. About 295 major projects including bridges & roads are likely to get completed by March 2019.. For safety of road users, provisions of over bridges/underpasses, widening of roads, depending upon the site condition and requirement, are made an integral part of the highway development project.
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