Cabinet approves National Highways Interconnectivity Improvement Project

Published By : Admin | August 24, 2016 | 17:13 IST
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CCEA approves development of 1120 kms of National Highways in Karnataka, Odisha, Bihar, Rajasthan and West Bengal
Govt to spend Rs. 6,461 crore for development of National Highways in five states

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for development of 1120 kms of National Highways in the States of Karnataka, Odisha, Bihar, Rajasthan and West Bengal.

The work for development to two lane standards are under Phase-I of the National Highways Interconnectivity Improvement Project (NHIIP) with World Bank assistance.

The revised estimated cost is Rs. 6,461 crore including cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities.

The projects are already taken up for implementation and 429 kms has been completed. The civil works are expected to be completed by July, 2019 and maintenance works are expected to be completed by July, 2024.

The project will ensure safe, fast and all weather movement of traffic on the proposed National Highways mostly located in backward regions thereby improving socio economic development.

Background:

The proposal was initially approved for Rs.5,193 crore. The cost has increased due to higher bid prices, and increase in cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities.

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has shared an article titled 'A day in the Parliament and PMO'

by Lopoli Melo from Arunachal Pradesh. Shri Modi has also lauded Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla for taking such an initiative which gave him the opportunity to meet bright youngsters.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister said;

"You will enjoy reading this very personal account of Lopoli Melo from Arunachal Pradesh. I would like to laud Speaker Om Birla Ji for taking the lead for such an initiative which also gave me the opportunity to meet bright youngsters."