Cabinet approves road projects worth Rs 1,500 cr

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018

The Government today approved a Rs 899.24-crore investment proposal for building a section of National Highway 758 in Rajasthan.

It also cleared a project worth over Rs 600 crore for two-laning of the Salasar-Haryana border section of NH 65.

The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure has approved the investment proposal for the four-laning of the Rajasamand-Bhilwara section of National Highway 758 in Rajasthan, an official statement said.

The total cost of the project to be implemented under the Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) pattern will be Rs 899.24 crore, of which Rs 221.45 crore will go towards land acquisition, rehabilitation, resettlement and pre-construction costs.

The total length of the project will be 87.250 km and it will run through the districts of Rajasamand and Bhilwara in Rajasthan, the statement said.

The main object is to improve infrastructure in Rajasthan and reduce the time and cost of travel between Rajasamand and Bhilwara.

The Cabinet in its meeting held in July 2008 had approved the proposal for upgradation of 5,000 km. It was proposed that keeping in view the traffic, an additional 2,000 km may be undertaken as four-laned stretches.

The CCI note for a unified NHDP Phase-IV, for 20,000 km, subsuming within it the 5,000 km already approved under NHDP Phase-IV-A was approved by the CCI in February 2012.

Rajasamand-Bhilwara is one of the projects approved for four-laning, included under NHDP Phase-IV and within the ceiling of 4,000 km for four-laning. The same is also part of the annual work programme for 2012-13 of the Ministry.

The Cabinet also cleared two-laning with paved side shoulders of the Salasar-Haryana Border section of NH 65 from start to km-54.141 km in Rajasthan under NHDP-IV to be executed on BOT (toll) mode on DBFOT basis.

The total project cost estimated for implementation under the DBFOT pattern will be Rs 601.19 crore, of which Rs 71.12 crore will go towards land acquisition, rehabilitation, resettlement and pre-construction cost.

The project aims at reducing the time and cost of travel between Salasar and Haryana border.

Published on October 11, 2012

Follow us on Telegram, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Linkedin. You can also download our Android App or IOS App.

This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

You May Also Like