India and ADB sign 177 million USD to upgrade Maharashtra State Highways
On May 28, 2020, the Government of India and the Asian
Development Bank signed an agreement to construct state highways in
The funds received from the bank are to be used by the State
Government of Maharashtra to improve road projects.
The projects will be used to increase connectivity between
urban and rural areas.
This will help in increasing access to markets and
The State Government will also use the funds in training
public work department project staff, build their climate change adaptation of
roads and also help in disaster resilient features of road design, road safety
and road maintenance.
Roads and Climate Change:
The supporting structures of
transport are the biggest climate change challenges in the world.
take the heat continuously during summer and damaged exclusively by flash
floods in rainy season.
Therefore, it is important to focus on climate