New Delhi: The government on Tuesday approved road projects worth Rs 4,620 crore in Assam and Madhya Pradesh for the widening of National Highways.
All the four projects, including three in Assam for widening of stretches of National Highways 37 under Special Accelerated Road Development Programme in North Eastern Region (SARDP-NE) at a cost of Rs 1,933 crore, were approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA).
"The CCEA has given its approval for the four-laning of the Jabalpur-Bhopal section of National Highway-12 under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase III, on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis in Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) (Toll) mode of delivery," an official statement said about the Madhya Pradesh project.
The project in Bhopal and Jabalpur districts of the state at an estimated cost of Rs 2,686.91 crore will widen 294.21 km stretch, it said.
About the Assam projects, the statement said they will entail an expenditure of Rs 1,933 crore for widening various stretches under National Highway 37 on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis in Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) (Annuity) mode of delivery.
The projects include widening of Jorhat to Demow section at a cost of Rs 874.69 crore, Numaligarh to Jorhat section at a cost of Rs 584.68 and Demow to Bogibil junction section of NH 37, the statement said.
The project cost in all the three schemes excludes land acquisition and other pre-construction activities.
The statement said the projects will expedite improvement of infrastructure in Assam and reduce the time and cost of travel for traffic besides improving employment potential for local labourers for project activities.
First Published: Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 21:08