Setu Bharatam scheme
About the Scheme
- The Setu Bharatam scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016. It was an initiative to make all national highways free of various railway crossings.
- The scheme was launched with the focus towards the importance of road safety. The initiative aims at developing stronger infrastructure with proper planning and implementation.
- This project aims to replace railway crossings on National Highways by Road over Bridges (ROBs) /Road Under Bridges (RUBs).
Why in News?
- Administrative approval and financial sanction for construction of 123 nos of RoBs/RuBs have been accorded till date under Setu Bharatam Programme.
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