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Cabinet approves Rs 6461 crore National Highway interconnectivity project

The work for development to two-lane standards are under Phase-I of the National Highways Interconnectivity Improvement Project (NHIIP) with World Bank assistance

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 24, 2016 5:29 pm
highways, india highways, national highways, roads, india roads, india transport, cabinet meeting, india news The projects are already taken up for implementation and 429 km has been completed. Representational file image.

The government approved a Rs 6,461-crore project for development of 1,120 km national highways in five states under NHIIP programme. “The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for development of 1,120 km of National Highways in the states of Karnataka, Odisha, Bihar, Rajasthan and West Bengal,” a statement from Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said.

The work for development to two-lane standards are under Phase-I of the National Highways Interconnectivity Improvement Project (NHIIP) with World Bank assistance, it said. “The revised estimated cost is Rs 6,461 crore including cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities,” the statement said.

The projects are already taken up for implementation and 429 km has been completed. The civil works are expected to be completed by July 2019, and maintenance works are expected to be completed by July, 2024.

The project will ensure safe, fast and all weather movement of traffic on the proposed National Highways mostly located in backward regions thereby improving socio economic development. The proposal was initially approved for Rs 5,193 crore. The cost has increased due to higher bid prices, and increase in cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities.

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    bsvn ratnakumar,rajahmundry,
    Oct 18, 2016 at 5:38 am
    mananeeya pradhanamantreejee jo venture letehai usme vay suchmuch kamiyaab ho pathe hai yadi o dharti se antariksh tak. is keliye my behad khush ho raha hoon jab tak ye des aise mahanon ke palan me hoga tab tak dushman hamare oor nazar naheen daal sakeega, JAI HO JAI HIND BHARATMATA KI JAI HIMDUSTAAN HAMARAA
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      bsvn ratnakumar,rajahmundry,
      Oct 18, 2016 at 5:30 am
      whatever is taken up by over beloved prime minister Hon.sri Njiarendra modiji is g success in enery field he takes up from the earth to the space....I am very happy.BHARATMATA KI JAI , HINDUSTAN HAMARA, KOI DUSHMAN HAMARE OOR NAZAR NAHEE DAL SAKEGA -JAYAHO JAYAHO JAYAHO
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        B K
        Aug 25, 2016 at 4:37 pm
        Congratulation to NDA government for the highway projects. Same time for usefulness of these high quality road, stringent traffic discipline is must. Otherwise quality road would turn to death trap.
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          V.P.C.Rao
          Aug 26, 2016 at 3:05 pm
          First Raiways and now Roadways. Comprehensive strategy like this to improve and develop connectivity is necessary to meet the supply side bottlenecks which are often leading to inflationary pressures in the economy. These measures would go a long way to realise the vision of PM for faster transformation of development. Good luck to PM
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