Nitin Gadkari’s home state Maharashtra to get most road projects

Maharashtra, the home state of Union highways minister Nitin Gadkari, will get the lion’s share of road projects this year, which will be executed by the road transport and highways ministry.

According to an official order issued by the ministry on Friday, officials have been allowed to sanction projects with expenses up to Rs 20,000 crore for Maharashtra during this year. The total approved sanction ceiling for building highways for 2016-17 for all states is pegged at Rs 42,208 crore.

These works don’t include projects that are undertaken by National Highways Authority of India.

 

Source: ET

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