Modi government’s big plans to improve and upgrade National Highways! Recently, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari sanctioned widening as well as strengthening work of NH-334A (Purkaji – Laksar – Haridwar Road section) to two-lane with paved shoulder under Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) mode in the state of Uttar Pradesh with a budget of Rs 227.06 crores. The Road Transport and Highways Minister, in a series of tweets, recently informed about sanctioning three more NH projects in the state. The Union Minister also sanctioned widening as well as strengthening work of NH-330D (section from Sitapur to Kurain) to two-lane with paved shoulder under EPC mode with a budget of Rs 505 crores, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said.
According to the ministry, development work of six-lane access-controlled Spur to Haridwar from Delhi – Saharanpur – Dehradun Economic corridor on Hybrid Annuity Mode under the Modi government’s Bharatmala Pariyojana railway project has been sanctioned with a budget of Rs 2095.21 crores in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Besides, improvement as well as upgradation work of NH-227A (Near Sikriiganj to Barhaiganj) to two-lane with paved shoulder under EPC mode has been sanctioned with a budget of Rs 403.36 crores, the ministry said.
Apart from these projects, Gadkari has also said that widening and improvement work to four-lane with paved shoulder from Dillai to Lahorijan of Daboka – Manja Package 7 of NH-29 has been approved on EPC mode with a budget of Rs 204.10 crore in the state of Assam. Moreover, construction work of three realignments Drass, Kharboo and Kargil between Pandrass – Pashkyum on Road Zozila – Kargil – Leh (NH-1) with two-lane under Project Vijayak (BRO) has been approved on EPC mode with a budget of Rs 426.14 crore in the Union Territory of Ladakh.
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