Govt identifies 10 Mega Highway projects
The National Highways Authority of India has made initial identification of 10 Mega Projects in various States for implementation in a phased manner. This include six laning of Kishangarh – Udaipur – Ahmedabad Section of NH-79A, NH-79, NH-76 & NH-8 (557 km) in the states of Rajasthan & Gujarat; six laning of Ichapuram – Srikakulam –Vishakhapatnam – Ankapalli– Rajahmundry section of NH-5(436 km) in Andhra Pradesh; Four laning of Gujarat-Maharashtra border – Dhule – Jalgaon – Akola – Amravati section of NH-6 (485 km); Four laning of Gwalior – Shivpur – Biaora – Dewas section of NH-3(450 km) in Madhya Pradesh; 2-laning with paved shoulder of Amristsar–Ganganagar– Bikaner–Nagaur-Jodhpur–Pali section of NH-15, 89 & 65(700km) in the states of Punjab & Rajasthan.
The other stretches identified for the Mega projects are :2-laning with paved shoulder of Kolhapur – Sangli – Sholapur – Latur – Nanded – Wardha – Nagpur section of NH-7 & SH(475km) in the state of Maharashtra; Four laning of Panvel – Goa / Maharashtra Border section of NH-17(475 km); Four laning of Ahmedabad – Bamanbore – Samakhiali & Bamanbore – Rajkot – Gondal section of NH-8A & B (425 km) ;Six / Four / 2 Lane with Paved Shoulders of Bhavnagar – Pipavav – Porbandar – Dwarka section of NH-8E(445 km) in Gujarat, and Six laning of Aurangabad – Barwa adda – Panagarh – Dhankuni section of NH-2 (475 Km) in the states of Bihar & West Bengal.
The formulation of the Mega Projects is in initial stages. The process of invitation of bids for these mega projects is linked to preparation of the Feasibility Reports and their appraisal for implementation on pubic private partnership (PPP) basis after following the laid down procedures.
This information was provided by RPN Singh Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways in the Lok Sabha.