Green national highway corridor project to be implemented in four states

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India and the World Bank have signed aloan agreement for the construction of the Green National Highway Corridors Project (GNHCP) in four States.

An overview of the news

  • These four states are-Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.

  • Agreement has been signed for construction of 781 kilometer green national highway corridor in these states with a line of credit of $500 million.

  • Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari gave this information in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on March 15.

About Green National Highways Corridor Project

  • It will assist the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) to construct 781 km of highways.

  • It will integrate safe and green technology designs such as local and marginal materials, industrial by-products and other bioengineering solutions.

  • It will also support the Bharatmala Pariyojana programme.

Components of the project

  • Sustainable development and maintenance of National Highways.

  • Institutional Capacity Enhancement and Road Safety. 

  • Research and Development.

Objective of GNHCP

  • To demonstrate safe and green highways keeping in mind climate resilience and use of green technologies by incorporating provisions for conservation of natural resources, use of cement-treated reclaimed asphalt pavement.

  • Use of local/marginal materials such as lime, fly ash, waste plastic, bio-engineering measures such as hydroseeding, coco/jute fibre, etc.

  • It will enhance the capacity of the Ministry to mainstream green technologies.

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