CCEA approves strengthening and widening of highways

CCEA approves strengthening and widening of three sections of highways connecting Varanasi and Madurai
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 7 April 2015 approved strengthening and widening of three sections connecting the two temple towns of Varanasi and Madurai.

CCEA approved four laning of Sultanpur-Varanasi section of National Highway-56 in Uttar Pradesh - This project will upgrade 138 km long stretch NH-56 at the cost of 3,800 crore rupees. It will substantially upgrade Varanasi’s connectivity to Lucknow and other parts of Central UP.

Varanasi to Ghazipur, Gorakhpur and Nepal section of NH- 29 in UP - This project will upgrade 200 km long stretch NH- 29 at the cost of 4,400 crore rupees. It will improve regional connectivity and facilitate improved movement of people and goods in the region and across the border.

Madurai-Ramanathapuram section of NH- 49 in Tamil Nadu-
This project will upgrade 115 km long stretch NH- 49 at the cost of 1,400 crore rupees. It will be undertaken under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-III.