NHAI approves pilot project for developing greenbelt along National Highways

  • Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has approved a pilot project submitted by city-based National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) for undertaking scientific studies on designing green-belts along national highways.
  • The pilot project will be implemented on a 5-km stretch on NH-7 between Jam and Hinganghat at an estimated cost of  Rs 11.80 crore in Nagpur Division.
  • Under the project, around 20,000 trees of scientifically chosen species are proposed to be planted on both sides of this stretch of National Highway-7 in multiple rows.
  • The project will run for five years.

Source: EconomicTimes

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