Bengaluru: With a view to bettering road network, Uttarakhand will get 28 highway projects, worth Rs 1,210.17 crore. 

These projects are for building 231.04 kms of highways, Economic Times noted. 

"Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has sanctioned 28 Projects of 231.04 Km worth 1210.17 Cr for the state of Uttarakhand," the road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said.

These include strengthening work of National Highway-309B on EPC (engineering, construction and procurement) mode in Uttarakhand under State Public Works Department (PWD) with a budget of Rs 48.19 crore.

The website added Nitin Gadkari as saying that besides, "construction of Rudraprayag tunnel of length 900.30 Mtr including approaches and one major bridge on river Alaknanda connecting NH-107 (Old NH-109) to NH-07 (Old NH-58) on EPC mode in the State has been sanctioned under State PWD with a budget Rs 248.51 Cr".

It should also be noted that the projects include rehabilitation and upgradation of Askot - Lipulekh on EPC basis for Phase-I under project Hirak of Border Roads Organisation (BRO) under the Bharatmala Pariyojna with a budget of Rs 603.92 crore.