A view of NH-4 in Karnataka.
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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs recently approved three major national highway projects in Maharashtra and Karnataka, Delhi and Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh. The projects are estimated to cost Rs.5,529 crore.

National Highways Authority of India will develop all three projects under various phases of the National Highways Development Project in BOT-Toll mode and on DBFOT basis. The total cost of all the projects will include cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation, and other pre-construction activities

In Maharashtra and Karnataka, the CCEA approved the four-laning of the Solapur-Bijapur section of NH-13 spanning both the states. The approximate length of the highway, under NHDP Phase-III, will be 109.07 km. The project is estimated to cost Rs.1,537.64 crore.

In Delhi and Haryana, a 69.84-km stretch of NH-1 from Mukarba Chowk in Delhi to Panipat in Haryana will be developed into eight lanes. The project cost is estimated at Rs.2,204.51 crore.

In Uttar Pradesh, NHAI is six-laning a 124.52-km section of NH-2 from Agra to Etawah. This work will be taken up under NHDP Phase-V at a cost of around Rs.1,787.02 crore.

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