A high-level panel of the union government cleared five national highway road projects entailing an investment of Rs. 7595.19 crore.

The Public Private Partnership Appraisal Committee (PPPAC) at its 62nd meeting cleared the projects to be executed through the PPP mode. Since its inception in 2006, the PPPAC has cleared 272 central projects with a total project cost of Rs. 2.96 lakh crore.

The projects include the four-laning of 191.8 km section of NH 209 in Karnataka at estimated cost of Rs. 693c crore, the four-laning of the 26 km stretch between Kazhakkuttam and Mukkola in Kerala to be executed at a cost of Rs. 577.95 crore, two-laning of 177.5 km Jabalpur-Mandala-Chilpi section of NH-12A in Madhya Pradesh with an investment of Rs. 922 crore, four laning of 95 km Ambala-Kaithal section in Haryana at Rs. 878 crore, and 134.9 km Eastern Peripheral Expressway with an investment of Rs. 4524 crore.