AGRA: The state governmentwill soon hand over 10 state highways, which have recently been declared part of national highways, to the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI). These highways will then be turned into four-lane stretches. Officials said that the state government has entered into an agreement with the Union road transport ministry in this regard.Earlier, the central government had declared 25 major routes in different parts of the state as part of national highways.
It was decided that 10 of these two-lane stretches will be broadened and turned into four-lane highways
The list of 10 routes that will be turned into four-lane stretches includes Khuthan-Jaunpur to Saidpur-Ghazipur near NH 31, Paliya-Shahjahanpur via Hardoi- Lucknow section, Allahabad-Jaunpur-Gorakhpur route, Balia-Mau-Azamgarh route, Mathura-Hathras-Budaun-Bareilly route, Aligarh-Palwal route, Varanasi-Jaunpur-Akbarpur route, NH 44 junction Panipat-Shamli-Muzzaffarnagar-Bijnor route, state highway -9 Meerut- Garhmukteshwar stretch, NH Kashipur section Moradabad-Jaspur route.