India to build 2,000 kms of international roads by 2022: Minister

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New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The government is planning to build 1,911 kilometres of international connectivity roads over the five year period ending 2022 under its flagship Bharatmala scheme, parliament was told on Thursday.

Moreover, it is also planning to 3,319 kms of border roads, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Mansukh Mandaviya told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.

“Under the Bharatmala Pariyojana, it is proposed to develop 1,911 kms of international connectivity roads and 3,319 kms of border roads with an outlay of Rs 25,000 crore over a period of five years i.e. from 2017-18 to 2021-22 in phased manner,” he said.

–IANS

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