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Mumbai, Apr 5 (UNI) A Rs 550 crore four-lane highway linking Gujarat and Rajasthan when completed will not only pave the way for commercial traffic from Kandla and Mundra ports to the desert State but also make tourists' journey to Rajasthan's only hill station Mount Abu easier.

Engineering and construction major Larsen&Toubro (L&T), which has bagged the project from National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), today said they will build the make 76-km Palanpur-Swaroopgunj stretch on NH-14 into a four lane passage, across the border districts of the two States in 30 months.

The corridor will become a main route for commercial traffic heading East from Kandla and Mundra ports in Gujarat, the company said, adding it will also make access to Mount Abu easier as the hill station is located near to the highway.

Besides widening the existing two-lane road to four lanes, L&T will construct six major bridges, 20 minor bridges, one flyover, 14 underpasses, two toll plazas and other wayside amenities, the company said in a release.

L&T will design, engineer, finance and contract and maintain the project for 17 and a half years through a special purpose vehicle - L&T Interstate Road Corridor Ltd, the release added.


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