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Satellite town ring road between T.N., Karnataka gets expert committee nod

14th July, 2020 Economy


  • The Expert Appraisal Committee of the Environment Ministry has recommended the grant of Environmental Clearance for the development of an economic corridor — the Satellite Town Ring Road (STRR) — between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
  • The Greenfield highway is part of Bharatmala Pariyojna and will be implemented by the National Highways Authority of India.

About the Bharatmala Pariyojna:

  • Umbrella project under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
  • Develop 83,677 km of highways and roads at an investment of around Rs 7 lakh crores over the next five years.
  • Construct 34,800 km of highways at a cost of Rs 5.35 lakh crores in Phase 1.

Component of the Project:

  • 9,000 km of economic corridors with a cost of Rs 1,20,000 crores
  • Inter-corridors and feeder roads covering a length of 6,000 km at a cost of Rs 80,000 crores
  • 5,000 km roads for national corridors’ efficiency improvement with Rs 1,00,000 crores
  • Border and international connectivity roads stretching 2,000 km incurring Rs 25,000 crores
  • 2,000 km of coastal and port connectivity roads with a cost of Rs 20,000 crores
  • Expressways with a total length of 800 km with an expenditure of Rs 40,000 crores
  • Residual National Highway Development Project (NHDP) stretches of 10,000 km at a cost of Rs 1,50,000 crores

Reference: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/satellite-town-ring-road-between-tn-karnataka-gets-expert-committee-nod/article32064523.ece