Govt approves NH projects in Orissa and AP
The government has approved National Highway projects in Orissa and Arunachal Pradesh. The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure has given its approval for the development of four laning of Panikoili – Rimuli section on National Highway NH 215 in the state of Orissa under NHDP Phase III on DBFOT basis in BOT (Toll) mode of delivery. The four laning of the 163 Km stretch of NH 215 will cost Rs1648.92 crore.
In another such move, the Committee has approved the updating the civil cost of widening of existing road to 2-lane National Highway standards from Potin to Pangin (407 km) on BOT (Annuity) basis under Arunachal Pradesh Package of Roads and Highways of Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for North East (SARDP-NE).
The estimated civil cost of the project is Rs1676 crore as on March, 2010 prices. The cost of the project including civil cost, land acquisition and preconstruction activities and supervision and management is Rs2032 crore. The Trans Arunachal Highway is a very important highway which runs across the State of Arunachal Pradesh. The project road will improve the internal connectivity of eastern districts of Arunachal Pradesh with Itanagar, namely, ziro, Daporizo and Aalong and foster socio-economic development of the whole of the State. Apart from this, the road would also help in hydro power projects coming up in Arunachal Pradesh.
Another approval the Committee gave is for updating the civil cost to Rs1255 crore for widening of the existing road to 2-lane national highway standards from Nechipu to Hoj on BOT (Annuity ) basis under the Arunachal Pradesh Package of Roads and Highways. The cost of the project including civil cost, land acquisition and preconstruction activities and supervision and management is Rs1524 core.