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Prez to kick-start NHDP programme on Dec 13


President Pratibha Patil would kick-start the National Highways Development Programme (NHDP) by laying the foundation stone on the Amravati bypass in Maharashtra on December 13.
Patil would lay the foundation stone for the construction of rail over bridge (ROB) on Amravati bypass under four laning of Talegaon-Amravati section of National Highway-6 in Maharashtra on December 13, an official in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said.
This project marks the start of the NHDP programme of the NHAI, which is aimed at constructing highways in the country. The 67 Km stretch from Talegoan-Amravati is under construction and likely come up in February, 2013. The 485-km stretch from Amravati-Navapur is at bidding stage and work is likely to start in 2012. NH-6 traverses through following states Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and West Bengal having a total length of 1940 km which is also called as Asian Highway connecting west to the east. It connects major port cities of Hazira and Kolkata.
NHAI has taken up the widening of four-six laning of important National Highways in Mumbai-Agra, Pune-Hyderabad, Nagpur-Hyderabad, Pune-Satara to Maharashtra-Karnataka border, Dhule Chhattisgarh-Maharashtra border, Maharashtra-Gujarat border are under various stages of NHDP.
The development of these projects is through public private partnership (PPP) or through budgetary allocations. Accordingly, NHAI has taken up these projects through PPP for development of various NHDP programmes in Maharashtra. The total length of National Highways in Maharashtra are 4351 Km.

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