New Delhi: The government has received 108
road construction proposals from various states this fiscal to
provide inter-state connectivity, 20 of which have been
approved in-principle, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
As many as 20 of the 108 proposals are from Karnataka,
Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways R P N Singh
said in a written reply to a question.
"No commitment can be given for awarding in-principle
approval for balance proposals as it depends upon availability
of funds and conformance to stipulated criteria," Singh said.
Replying to another question, the Minister said there are
163 arbitration cases related to national highway projects
involving an amount of Rs 8,507.77 crore.
"A committee headed by B K Chaturvedi, Member Planning
Commission, was constituted for strengthening of dispute
resolution mechanism, fiscal and taxation related issues of
national highway projects. The final report/recommendations
are yet to be released," Singh said.