To facilitate trade with bordering countries like Nepal and Bangladesh, India will link its major highway corridors to international trade points at a cost of Rs 25,000 crore, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said.
About 2,000 kms of highways will be constructed under the plan.
About 2,000 kms of highways will be constructed to link major highways corridors to international trade points, the road transport and highways minister told PTI.
He said this will be to facilitate trade with Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
The project is part of the Bharatmala Pariyojana, he added.
The Cabinet on October 25 had approved a mega plan to build 83,677 kms of highways by March 2022 at a cost of about Rs 7 lakh crore, which includes the ambitious Bharatmala project at a cost of about Rs 5.35. lakh crore.
Source: economic times