Government approves Rs 5,965 cr road projects in three states

By: | Published: June 29, 2016 8:35 PM

The government today approved three highway projects each in Maharashtra, Odisha and Punjab to be implemented at a cost of Rs 5,965 crore.

Besides uplifting socio economic development, the project would generate employment potential of 3,54,090 (approx) mandays. (PTI)

The government today approved three highway projects each in Maharashtra, Odisha and Punjab to be implemented at a cost of Rs 5,965 crore.

The CCEA in its meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the projects for widening of Aurangabad-Telwadi section of NH 211 in Maharashtra, Angul-Sambalpur section of NH-42 (New NH-55) in Odisha and Phagwara-Rupnagar section of NH-344A in Punjab.

“The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)…has approved the development of four laning of Aurangabad-Telwadi Section of NH-211 in Maharashtra. The cost is estimated to be Rs 2028.91 crore including cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation,” Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement.

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The total length of the road to be developed is approximately 87 kms. The work will be done under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-IV on design, build, finance, operate and transfer (BOT/DBFOT) basis in BOT toll mode.

Besides uplifting socio economic development, the project would generate employment potential of 3,54,090 (approx) mandays.

The project in Odisha will be taken up at a cost of Rs 2491.53 crore including cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities. The total length of the road to be developed is approximately 151 kms.

This work will be done under NHDP Phase-IV on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis.

It would increase employment potential for local labourers for project activities. Employment potential of 6,16,600 (approx.) mandays will be generated locally during the construction period of this stretch, the statement said.

In Punjab, the four-laning of the section will be done at an estimated cost of Rs 1,444.42 crore. The total length of the road to be developed is approximately 80.820 kms.

“This work will be done under the National Highways (Others) on Hybrid Annuity Mode,” the statement said.

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