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To be built under PPP in five states.
The finance ministry has approved six road proposals at an estimated cost of Rs 9773.85 crore under public-private partnership (PPP).
The Public Private Partnership Approval Committee (PPPAC), chaired by Economic Affairs Secretary R Gopalan, had granted approval to the six proposals of the ministry of road transport and highways spread across five states, an official statement said.
The projects approved, include six laning of Kishangarh Udaipur Ahmedabad section of NH 79A, NH 79, NH 76 and NH 8 in Rajasthan andGujaratworth Rs 5,387.30 crore.
Also four laning of Lucknow-Sultanpur section of NH 56 in Uttar Pradesh worth Rs 1,013 crore and four laning of Angul-Sambalpur section of NH 42 in Orissa for Rs 1,220.32 crore.
The other projects are two/four laning of Birmitrapur to Barkote section in Orissa (Rs 778.15 crore), four laning with paved shoulder ofBhopalto Biaora section in Madhya Pradesh (Rs 704.26 crore) and four laning of Rewa to MP/UP Border of NH 7 (Rs 670.82 crore).
The other projects approved are in Uttar Pradesh, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh. All the projects are related to expansion of national highways in the respective states.
The PPPAC has approved 226 projects with an estimated cost of Rs 224,464.51 crore since it was formed in 2006.
The projects include roads in national highways, ports, airports, housing, tourism infrastructure, Railways and sports stadia.
Orissa state govt focuses on construction of roads in maoists affected districts of Rayagada, Gajapati, Sambalpur and Malkanagiri
The State Government on Friday decided to take up the construction work of 650 km of road in different parts of the State which would cost Rs 1,200 crore. This project includes converting 250 km long one-lane National Highways into two-lane in western Odisha and widening the 400 km-long cluster roads in Maoists affected districts of Rayagada, Gajapati, Sambalpur and Malkanagiri.
The State Government is planning to expedite the construction work of Ranchi-Vijayawada Road for which the Government has written to the Central Government demanding Rs 300 crore for this financial year. The Central Government has made budgetary sanction of Rs 100 crore only for the current year.
The decision was taken at a review meeting held under chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat.
After the meeting, the Works Secretary Subhendu Kumar Ray said that the Central Government has given Rs 250 crore for widening the National Highways No 200, 201 and 43. These highways with one-lane road would be converted into two-lane roads. Similary, in order to make communication easier, the cluster roads of Maoists-hit districts would be broadened, he said.
Ray said the State Government is willing to expedite the construction work of Ranchi- Vijayawada road and complete it soon. “But due to crunch of funds the construction work is not being done to our expectation. We have demanded the Centre to release Rs 300 crore immediately,” Works Secretary said.
Central govt. granted 188 crores for national and state highways in Kalahandi-Nuapada region: Thanks to MP Bhakta Das
Following is a report from The Samaja: