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Setu Bharatam Programme

The government has launched Setu Bharatam Programme to replace Railway Crossing on National Highways by Road over Bridges (ROBs) /Road Under Bridges(RUBs).

The government has taken up construction of such ROBs/RUBs on National Highways under the Setu Bharatam programme through its own implementing agencies such as State PWDs, NHAI, and NHIDCL and funds are provided for construction of ROBs/RUBs like other National Highways Projects.

Administrative approval and financial sanction for construction of 123 nos of RoBs/RuBs have been accorded to date under Setu Bharatam Programme.

The road over Bridges (ROBs) /Road Under Bridges(RUBs) are sometimes constructed as standalone projects and sometimes as part of an improvement project for a section of the National Highway. Hence, expenditure figures are not separately maintained for the construction of RoBs/RuBs under the Setu Bharatam programme.

This information was given by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

Disclaimer : This is an official press release by PIB.

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