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Satellite town ring road between T.N., Karnataka gets expert committee nod

News: The Expert Appraisal Committee of the Environment Ministry has recommended the grant of Environmental Clearance for the development of Satellite Town Ring Road(STRR).

Facts:

  • Satellite Town Ring Road(STRR): It is an economic corridor that encompasses two states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
  • The project is part of Bharatmala Pariyojna and will be implemented by the National Highways Authority of India(NHAI).

Additional Facts:

  • Bharatmala Pariyojna: It is an umbrella initiative under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
  • Aim: To subsume unfinished projects of National Highways Development Project(NHDP) launched in 1998 and also focus on new initiatives like development of roads for better connectivity.
  • Implementation: National Highways Authority of India(NHAI) has been tasked with implementing the programme.
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