IBEF: March 16, 2017
New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, Government of India, has approved the project to widen the Handia-Varanasi section of National Highway-2 in Uttar Pradesh. The project has been awarded under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-V road building programme. It will be built on the Hybrid Annuity Mode (HAM) and is estimated to cost Rs 2,147 crore (US$ 327.7 million), which includes cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities. The length of the road is estimated to be approximately 73 kms.
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