For Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Nitin Gadkari approves projects worth Rs. 573.13 billion.

The extension of this stretch will improve the interstate links between Telangana and Chhattisgarh . The construction of this stretch will allow the government to exert influence over LWE activities .

New Delhi, India, November 24, 2009: The construction stretch between the Hyderabad-Bhupalapatnam section of the NH-163 in Mulugu district, Telangana, has been declared feasible by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Thursday.The extension of this stretch will improve the interstate links between Telangana and Chhattisgarh.Mulugu district is a LWE-affected district, according to the Minister, and the construction of this stretch will allow the government to exert influence over LWE activities.Gadkari reported that the expansion and upgrading of the Iconic Bridge across river Krishna in Nagarkurnool district in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to 24 lane with paved shoulders has been approved at a total cost of Rs 436.91 crore in engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) mode.

Since it is nearer to Nallamala forest, Nandyala is a vital trading center for agricultural and forest products, he said.According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the sanctioned Iconic Bridge in Kollapur would serve as the gateway between the two states and help promote tourism.According to the ministry, the Iconic Bridge in Dalkhola, West Bengal, was inaugurated on Friday.

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