Andhra Pradesh to upgrade 10 highways into NHs

Infrastructure Transport

The government is set to convert 10 major state highways in Andhra Pradesh into national highways at a cost of Rs.80 bn. Considering the Andhra Pradesh Government's requests, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) got the surveys conducted and gave the green signal for upgradation. 

The majority of the proposed national highways would be converted into six lanes from the existing four and two lanes.The government directed the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to get the detailed project reports (DPRs) ready for taking up modernisation works. The Centre had already issued gazette notification by recognising seven state highways as national highways and had given them new National Highway numbers.