Hyderabad: “The UPA Government would soon take up construction of 12,000 km four-lane road project across the country,” Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways K.H. Muniyappa said.
“The project, to be taken up in public-private partnership (PPP) mode, would cost about Rs7-8 crore per kilometre,” he informed adding: “The project is likely to be completed by 2015”.
“The four-lane roads would connect state capitals, ports and other important cities in the country and help rural masses send their produce to big markets,” Muniyappa said.
To a query, he said that any technically eligible company can take part in the bidding process to undertake road laying works in contrast to the system of a few short-listed companies only vying for bidding.
The Minister held a meeting of a committee for promotion of Hindi in the Road Transport Ministry.
“The committee, formed last month, would work for promotion of the national language,” he said.