Desk: Bihar Transport and Highways Ministry is going to take a big initiative regarding State National Highway, let us tell you that now many State Highways of Raj will be converted into National Highway anew, easy language. In this regard, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has sought a list of such roads from the Road Construction Department, which it is willing to upgrade to NH.
Let us inform that about half a dozen such roads of the state are to be selected from those roads of the State Highway which had got in-principle consent to be taken in the NH in the past. Under the Gati-Shakti Yojana of the Central Government, a large number of NHs are to be constructed, for which the list of roads which have been previously agreed to be upgraded to NH is being searched.
According to media reports, about six years ago, more than 50 state highways were given in-principle approval to upgrade to NH. The proposal to include the state highway in NH was approved in two phases. These included many such state highways which were better maintained than many NHs. The state government had refused to give such roads to be upgraded to NH. After this, the matter of other roads was also stuck in the middle. The DPR of some roads was also prepared for making the state highway in NH, but the matter was stuck.
However, a large number of NHs are to be constructed under the Gati-Shakti scheme of the Central Government. For this reason, a list of those roads is being searched, which had earlier got in-principle consent to be upgraded to NH. It is possible to construct about 400 km of roads under this category. It is possible that instead of NHAI, these roads should be constructed under the supervision of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.