Budget adds 2,000-km road network in Bengal

    Budget adds 2,000-km road network in Bengal
    West Bengal is all set to make the most out of the Union Budget 2018-19 as the proposals has added 2,000 km national highways in the state. In the Budget proposals, there has been major emphasis on border roads and international connectivity and under the drive, the border roads leading to neighboring countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal, will either be newly built or augmented and widened, said NHAI sources. The nodal agency is currently preparing the detailed project report of these roads. The Budget gave massive push to national highways as the allocation was pegged at Rs.71,000 crore, up from Rs.61,000 crore in 2017-18. Riding on the back of Bharatmala Program, Bengal's north-south corridor from Kharagpur to Siliguri will be completed, which in turn will help the state to reap rich dividends, they added.
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