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Gadkari to hold marathon review meeting on stuck road projects worth Rs 300 crore


New Delhi: Union minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari will hold a marathon review meeting of ongoing road projects in the country on January 23-24, with focus on stuck national highway projects worth Rs 300 crore.

“The progress of about 500 projects especially struck/delay projects will be taken up during the meeting. These projects involve a cost of about Rs. 3 lakh crore,” the ministry of road transport and highways said in a statement on Wednesday.

Projects of South Zone (Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Pondicherry, Karnataka) and Central Zone (Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat) will be reviewed on Thursday, while the projects of Haryana, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal will be taken up on Friday, the ministry said.

The projects in the States of Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra and Goa will be taken up at a later stage.

Gadkari has already reviewed projects of North-Eastern States, in a separate meeting held in the first week of January.

Around 600 stakeholders including concessionaries, contractors, bankers and concerned officials of Union Governments and its departments or organisations, State National Highway division, State PWD Departments, among others will be attending the review meeting.

“This meeting is an important platform for ironing out issues and exploring way forward for pending projects and helps in expediting the implementation,” the statement said.





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