Government clears three highway projects

January 12th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The government Thursday approved three highway development projects spanning across several states worth of Rs.5,388.36 crore.

The projects would be carried out on the design, build, finance, operate and transfer (DBFOT) basis in the build, operate and transfer (BOT) toll collection mode.

The cabinet committee on infrastructure (CCI) at a meeting approved the four-laning of Kiratpur-Ner Chowk section of national highway-21 (NH 21) in Himachal Pradesh under the national highway development project (NHDP phase III).

“The total project cost estimated will be Rs.2,356.20 crore out of which Rs.537.37 crore will be for the land acquisition, rehabilitation, resettlement and pre-construction,” the CCI said in a statement.

The total length of the project will be 84.380 km.

CCI also approved the six laning of the Vijaywada-Gundugolanu section of NH 5 in Andhra Pradesh under NHDP phase-V.

“Total project cost estimated will be Rs.2,011 crore out of which Rs.327 crore will be for the land acquisition, rehabilitation, resettlement and pre-construction,” the statement said. The total length of the project will be 103.590 km.

The third project approved by CCI entails four-laning of Uttar Pradesh (UP)-Haryana border section of NH 73 in Haryana under NHDP phase-III.

“The total project cost estimated will be Rs.1021.16 crore out of which Rs.86.23 crore will be for the land acquisition, rehabilitation, resettlement and pre-construction.” The total length of the project will be 104.770 km.

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