Reliance Infra begins toll operations at Kandla-Mundra highway

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 22, 2018 Published on November 10, 2015

Reliance Infrastructure Ltd (RInfra) today said it has commenced tolling operations at Rs 1,128 crore Kandla-Mundra highway project.

“The 71 km-long Kandla-Mundra highway of Reliance Infrastructure commenced tolling on November 7, 2015. With this, all the 11 highway toll projects of Reliance Infra have started generating tolling revenue,” RInfra said in a statement today.

RInfra’s wholly-owned Special Purpose Vehicle KM Toll Road Pvt Ltd is executing the project in Gujarat’s Kutch district at a cost of Rs 1,128 crore.

“The 4/6 lane highway connecting Gandhidham (Kandla) to Mundra port section of NH—8A (Extension) has been delivered on the basis of Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT)”, it said.

The highway connects two high commercial traffic ports of Kandla and Mundra, and has a long concession period of 25 years. Mundra is one of the largest private ports in the country and has a major container handling facility.

The company said with the widening of the corridor, the average speed of vehicles is expected to increase from 45 km/hour to about 70 km/hour, thereby reducing the travel time by about 50 per cent and saving about 30 per cent fuel cost.

Reliance Infra has built slip roads to the towns of Anjar and Gundala in order to provide seamless connectivity in the region.

“The Kandla—Mundra highway will provide hassle free, safe and smooth driving experience. The corridor will not only connect two major ports of India and an industrial zone but will also provide connectivity to nearby important towns like Gandhidham, Anjar, Gundala and Bhujpur”, a RInfra spokesperson said.

The corridor is expected to carry about 9,000 vehicles per day which will increase substantially in the coming years.

For the safety and comfort of commuters, the corridor will also have 24x7 patrolling cars, ambulance service and a medical centre.

Published on November 10, 2015
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