Economy

Cabinet okays Rs 1,756-cr road project in Gujarat

PTI New Delhi | Updated on November 23, 2017 Published on October 08, 2013

The Government today approved a road project in Gujarat entailing an expenditure of Rs 1,756 crore under its flagship National Highways Development Project.

“The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its approval for four/two-laning of the Gadu-Dwarka section of National Highway-8E in Gujarat under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase IV on Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT-Annuity) in Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) pattern,” an official statement said.

It said the cost of the project is estimated at Rs 1,756.36 crore including the cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities.

The total length of the road will be about 209.89 km, out of which 119.7 km will be four-laned and 90.19 km will be two-laned with paved shoulders, it added.

The project will expedite improvement of infrastructure in Gujarat and also reduce the time and cost of travel for traffic, particularly heavy traffic, plying between Gadu and Dwarka.

This road stretch links a number of sea ports on the western coast of India, apart from coastal places like Dwarka, Porbandar and Somnath.

The statement said that the development of this stretch will also help in uplifting the socio-economic condition of this region and increase the employment potential of local labourers for project activities.

Published on October 08, 2013
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