PM Unveils Setu Bharatam Project, Says India Set For Leap in Infra
The Prime Minister on Friday unveiled an ambitious Rs 50,800-crore Setu Bharatam project, under which a total of 208 railway crossings will be replaced by rail over bridges (ROBs).
Narendra Modi said India is set to take a quantum leap in infrastructure and the government is committed to strengthening it.
As part of the project, 1,500 bridges of the British era will be overhauled at an estimated expenditure of Rs 30,000 crore.
The ministry has already launched an Indian Bridge Management System to map 1,50,000 bridges across the country.
Till now, an inventory of 50,000 bridges has been prepared while the first cycle of condition survey will be completed by June this year.