Cabinet approves six laning of parts of NH-4, 8A, 8 in NHDP V

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New Delhi, Jan 9(ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure on Friday approved the implementation of the project for six laning of the existing four lane sections under National Highway Development Projects (NHDP) Phase-V programme in the States of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.

The projects under NHDP Phase V will be implemented on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis.

The Cabinet approved the six laning of 140.35 Kilometres long Pune-Satara Section in Maharashtra on NH-4, 56.16 Kilometres long Samakhiali-Gandhidham Section in Gujarat on NH-8A, and 242.51 Kilometres long Udaipur-Ahmedabad Section in Rajasthan and Gujarat on NH-8.

All these projects are the part of Golden Quadrilateral (GQ) and the total length covered is about 439 Kilometres.

The total project cost is estimated at Rs. 4279.94 crore under the DBFOT pattern.

The concession period is for 24 years including a construction period of 912 days for the first two projects while the concession period for the third project is 30 years including a construction period of 912 days.

The main object of these projects is to expedite the improvement of infrastructure in these States.

These projects are the stretches approved by the Government under the NHDP Phase V, apart from six-laning flyovers, vehicular underpasses, pedestrian underpasses, service roads, highway traffic management systems and other road safety measures will be provided in these sections.

The Cabinet gave approval for four/six laning of 6500 Kilometres of existing four lane National Highways under NHDP Phase V in Oct 2006.

The major impact of these projects lies in reducing the time and cost of travel for traffic. It will also improve the movement of goods to industrial corridors, increase the potential of employment opportunities to the local labourers for the project activities and strengthen the infrastructure on these stretches of National Highways.(ANI)

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