In Gujarat, Rs 1,756 crore worth 209.89 km Gadu-Dwarka section of National Highway-8E road project has been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA). The project is to upgrade the highway into four/two laning under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase IV.
Haryana government has approved Rs. 9.37 crore to repair roads in Yamunanagar district that were damaged because of the recent rains. More than Rs. 1.87 crore will be spent on the construction of roads, cross-drainage structure and 60-metre side ramps on link road from Kaith Kalanour village to Lapra village, a release said.
The Union Rural Development Ministry has approved Rs 4,130 crore for construction of 5,700 km of rural roads in Bihar. The amount okayed by the centre is said to be the highest allotment for the State in the past 12 years. The decision to allot the amount under Prime Minister Gramin Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) in the current financial year was taken by the ministry in July, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said in Patna.
The Mokokchung district administration in Nagaland has approved an alternative road from Mokokchung to Dimapur which would pass through Mangmetong village in Mokokchung district, Sanis in Wokha district and to Dimapur. The project was approved in the monthly meeting of Mokokchung District Planning and Development Board held on June 7.
The Punjab government on May 29 approved the revised toll policy aimed at the rationalisation in the toll rates besides enhancing the user acceptability in the state. The State Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was presiding over the meeting of the Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB) at his residence in the presence of the Deputy Chief Minister Sukahbir Singh Badal.
In Haryana, the State Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has approved construction of a flyover at Maharana Pratap Chowk in Gurgaon. Once the flyover comes into being, it could provide a great relief to commuters. The area witnessed regular traffic snarls, especially during rush hour. Haryana Public Works (Building and Roads) Department will construct the flyover at an estimated cost of Rs 126.14 crore.
Four proposals to widen a total of 471 km of highways have been approved by the Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs. The proposed road works require an investment of Rs 4,618 crore. The projects are Jabalpur-Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, Demow-Bogibil, Jorhat-Demow and Numaligarh-Jorhat.
The Union government on March 18 approved Rs 7,915 crore road projects in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Haryana under its flagship road building programme National Highways Development Project (NHDP). The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), in its meeting accorded approval to the four projects to be built under phases III, IV and V on Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis.
The Supreme Court has approved the revised norms for infrastructure road projects that delink the environment and forest clearances - formulated by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) last month to end the face-off between the environment and forests ministry and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). On the basis of its interpretation of a judgment in the case of Lafarge, the ministry had insisted such projects should take environment and forest clearances.