Government has approved Rs.1,911-crore highway projects for six states, including Karnataka and Maharashtra.
"The standing finance committee (SFC) has approved six road projects in Nagaland, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh to be built at a cost of an estimated Rs.1,910.87 crore," an official said.
The official said SFC approved the NH 61 stretch in Nagaland for an estimated Rs.343 crore, besides upgradation of Rayachoti-Kadapa stretch on NH 18 for an estimated Rs.350 crore in Andhra Pradesh.
In Maharashtra, it gave nod to two-laning of Nagpur-Umred-Bramhapur-Armori stretch for Rs.269 crore and reconstruction and widening of a highway stretch on NH 94 in Uttarakhand for Rs.209 crore.
Arunachal Pradesh will see a stretch to be widened at a cost of Rs.44 crore.
Two projects in Karnataka relating to widening of Bidar to Humanabad section of NH 50 for a cost of Rs.367 crore and a stretch on NH 150 for Rs.39 crore were approved.