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Government approves new cost estimates for J&K road projects

By Ians
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New Delhi, Sep 9: The government on Wednesday approved two separate cost estimates worth a combined total of Rs.4,305 crore for road projects which will increase connectivity between Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and the rest of the country.

The decision on the two new revised cost estimates was taken by the cabinet committee on economic affairs (CCEA) that met here.

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The CCEA approved the revised cost estimate of Rs.2,168.66 crore needed for four-laning of the Ramban-Banihal section of National Highway 44 (NH-44).

The "National Highways Development Project" (NHDP) phase-II sub-project under the engineering procurement construction (EPC) mode has an approximate length of 32 kms.

"This decision will expedite the implementation of six sub-projects in J&K under NHDP phase-II. Implementation of these projects would provide all-weather connectivity from Jammu to Kashmir valley," the CCEA said in a statement.

"It will also reduce the journey time from Jammu to Srinagar and strategic border areas in the state."

Furthermore, the CCEA approved a revised cost estimate of Rs.2,136.97 crore needed for four-laning of Udhampur-Ramban section of NH-44.

The other NHDP phase-II sub-project under the EPC mode has an approximate length of 40 kms.

IANS

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