1. Government clears 4-laning of Nagina-Kashipur section at Rs 2.5k cr

Government clears 4-laning of Nagina-Kashipur section at Rs 2.5k cr

The government today approved 4-laning of a road project in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh that is 99 km long, costing Rs 2,535.54 crore.

By: | New Delhi | Published: January 6, 2016 3:48 PM
CCEA has given its approval for development of the 4-laning of the Nagina-Kashipur section of National Highway 74 . (PTI)

CCEA has given its approval for development of the 4-laning of the Nagina-Kashipur section of National Highway 74 . (PTI)

The government today approved 4-laning of a road project in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh that is 99 km long, costing Rs 2,535.54 crore.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for development of the 4-laning of the Nagina-Kashipur section of National Highway 74 covering the two states, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways said in a statement.

“The cost is estimated to be Rs 2,535.54 crore including cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities. The total length of the road will be approximately 99 kms,” the statement said.

The project will improve infrastructure in the two states, it said.

“It will also help in reducing the time and cost of travel for traffic, particularly heavy traffic, plying on the Nagina-Kashipur sector,” it said.

The development of this stretch will also help uplift the socio-economic conditions of the regions in both the states and increase employment potential for local labourers for project activities, it added.

“This work will be under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-IV. The approval is in Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis,” the statement said.

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    Unnati Jadhav
    Jan 6, 2016 at 11:46 am
    Was this project already not approved back in Dec 2014 at the cost of Rs. 1,400 Cr.? then what is this new approval at a steeper cost of Rs. 2,500 Cr. Following is the PR giving the details of 2014 regarding the same project. 1
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