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‘Green’ Highway Corridor Project in India

  • $ 500 Million Project has been signed by World Bank and the Government of India to Develop Green, Resilient and Safe Highways in India. This project is for the states of Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh.
  • With this project, the capacity of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) will also get enhanced in mainstreaming safety and green technologies.
Green Highway Corridor Project in India

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  • New standards will be set up in the construction of safe motorable roads.
  • Improvement in connectivity along with promotion of economic development.
  • GHG emissions in the construction and maintenance of highways will get reduced.
  • Will support MoRTH construct 783 km of highways in various geographies.

Integrating safe and green technology designs such as:

  • Local and marginal materials
  • Industrial by-products
  • Other bioengineering solutions

The National Highways of India

  • Handle about 40 % of road traffic.
  • A few highways have inadequate capacity, weak drainage structures and black spots prone to accidents.
  • Infrastructure investments are climate resilient.
  • Support will also be provided to ministry for mainstreaming climate resilience w. r. t project design and implementation.

Other Objectives and Benefits

  • Transport infrastructure aims to provide seamless connectivity and reduce logistics costs.
  • To provide seamless connectivity and reduce logistics costs.
  • Many investment programs have been launched in the transport sector.
  • Job creations for women by training women-led micro enterprises.
  • Women collectives for implementing green technologies in the highway corridors.

Two important aspects of a country՚s development trajectory:

  • Connectivity for economic growth.
  • Connectivity for sustainable development.

Green National Highways Corridors Project:

  • Connect people with markets and services.
  • Promote efficient use of construction materials and water.
  • Reducing the depletion of scarce natural resources.

Disaster risk assessment of about 5,000 km of the National Highway network.

- Published/Last Modified on: April 28, 2021

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