Govt okays Rs.5,965 cr road projects in three states
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The government on Wednesday okayed three highways projects each in Maharashtra, Odisha and Punjab with a total implementation cost of Rs.5,965 crore.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) meeting and approved the widening work of Angul-Sambalpur section of NH-42 (New NH-55) in Odisha, Aurangabad-Telwadi section of NH 211 in Maharashtra, 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," Road Transport and Highways Ministry said in a statement.
The work on this 87-km long route will be undertaken under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-IV. This route is aimed at uplifting socio economic development of the region and creating employment potential of over 3 lakh mandays.
In Orissa, the project will be developed with a cost of Rs 2491.53 crore, which includes cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other construction activities. The 151- km highway will be developed under NHDP Phase-IV category.
The four-laning of over 80-km stretch in Punjab will cost approximately Rs.1,444.42 crore, and will be executed under the National Highways (Others) on Hybrid Annuity Model.
The announcement has been made with a view to improve infrastructure in these states, besides reducing time, traffic and enhancing socio-economic conditions of the regions.