2,398 cr Road works approved: Thummala

Roads and Buildings Minister T Nageshwar Rao directed the officials to take up road works in naxal infested areas. At a review meeting here he asked the officials to convince to get more funds from the centre for development works in naxalite affected areas. He said that NHDP approved Rs 2,398 cr for 2017-18 financial year and got two-lane roads. NHAI funds will be used for modernisation of the roads and works approved such as Aramghar-Shamshabad 6-lane road with Rs 290 cr and take up works of Medak-Narsapur national highway. (NSS)