CCEA nod to Rs 3,000-cr road-widening projects in Maharashtra, Punjab

Written by Press Trust of India | Updated: Oct 31 2013, 08:44am hrs
The government on Wednesday approved the widening of highways in Maharashtra and Punjab, which entails investments of over R3,000 crore.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the four- laning of the Aurangabad-Yedeshi highway in Maharashtra at an investment of R2,406.63 crore. In Punjab, the Sangrur-Haryana border road will be widened for R612.28 crore.

"CCEA approved four- laning of the Aurangabad-Yedeshi section of national highway-211 in Maharashtra under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase IV on Build, Operate and Transfer basis," an official statement said.

The estimated cost of the 190-km project is R2,406.63 crore, including the cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities, the statement said.

The proposed highway between Sangrur (Punjab) and Haryana border will cost R612.28 crore, including the cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities.

The total length of the road will be approximately 57 km.

The project is covered in Sangrur and Patiala Districts of Punjab. The main townships on the project highway are Sangrur, Patran and Khanauri.

These two projects will also increase the employment potential for local labourers