The Rs 648-crore project for two-laning of national highway from Raebareli to Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh was today cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure.
Of the estimated project cost of Rs 647 .98 crore,Rs 78.62 crore will be utilised for land acquisition,resettlement and rehabilitation and pre-construction while the remaining Rs 569.36 crore will be used in construction,a statement issued after the cabinet meeting said. The total length of the project will be 166.40 km and the work is expected to be completed within two years.
The main object of the project is to expedite the improvement of infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh and reducing the time and cost of travel between Raebareli-Jaunpur. It will also increase the employment potential for the local labourers for the project activities, the statement said.
The project will cover the districts of Raebareli,CSM Nagar,Pratapgarh and Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh.
PPP monitoring system to be set up
With an aim to ensuring timely completion of projects undertaken in public-private partnership mode,the government on Thursday decided to set up an institutional mechanism to oversee contract performance effectively.
The mechanism comprises a Projects Monitoring Unit and a Performance Review Unit.