Reviewing highway projects in Assam and Bihar, the Centre has asked states to expedite land acquisition to fast-track schemes, an official has said. The instructions were given during a review meeting held by Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and PWD Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma here.
Public Works Department (PWD) Minister of Bihar, Nand Kishore Yadav has also called upon the minister to discuss the projects in the state. "Highway projects in both the states were reviewed in meetings with the minister. Assuring the (state) ministers to expedite the projects, Gadkari asked them to ensure faster land acquisition in the states as projects are often stuck due to delays in the same," the official present in the meeting said.
The government has recently approved a number of projects for both the states.
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