PUDUCHERRY, March 2 -- PUDUCHERRY Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Monday said the Centre has approved road and highways development projects worth Rs 2,185 crore for the union territory.

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari had during a recent visit to review projects in Puducherry, approved development of highways and introduction of four-way lanes linking the union territory with important segments at a cost of Rs 2,185 crore, he said here.

Speaking after launching Life Insurance Corporation of India's free life term credit card for policyholders, Narayanasamy said Puducherry was marching ahead in various sectors including implementation of welfare measures.

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