Rs 1,000 Cr to Make National Highways Green

Published: 25th September 2015 04:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th September 2015 04:56 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Indian National Highways would soon go green with the Union Government planning to spend Rs 1,000 crore on greening of highways by planting trees along the 1 lakh kilometre of  highways in the country.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will launch the Green Highways (Plantation, Transplantation, Beautification & Maintenance) Policy next week to promote greening of highways corridors with participation of all stake holders. The proposed policy makes it mandatory for all road builders to set aside 1 percent of the total project cost (TPC) of all highway projects for highway plantation and its maintenance.

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