Centre to invest Rs 75,000 cr to augment road infrastructure in UP


The Centre will invest about Rs75,000 crore in augmenting highway infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh over the next two years. “Ministry of Road Transport and Highways through National Highways Authority of India and State Public Works Department shall invest approximately an amount of Rs 74,794 crore in the state in next two years,” Road Transport and Highways Ministry said in a statement.

There are 60 national highways with a total length of 8,483 km in Uttar Pradesh, out of which 4,529 km are with NHAI and 3,143 km with the state PWD while no objection certificate is awaited for 10 highways totalling 811 km.

Eight major projects worth Rs 6,218 crore having a length of 865 km were completed in the state in the last two years. “Thirty one major projects are ongoing with a total length of 2,156 km with total project cost (TPC) of Rs 19,436 crore.

Twenty four major projects were awarded during 2014-15 and 2015-16, with a total length of 1,293 km and TPC of Rs 16,949 crore,” the statement said. It said 15 projects are likely to be awarded in the next 12 months with a length of 840 km with TPC of Rs 6,790 crore.

Besides 1,400 km of national highways are under DPR (detailed project report) stage and civil construction work is likely to be awarded in the next two years for about Rs 14,000 crore.

“Under CRF (central road fund) and schemes a total number of 79 Projects have been sanctioned amounting to Rs 3,035 crore during 2015-16 and 2016-17… Thirty five national highways with 2,591 km length have been approved in-principle. MORTH shall invest an amount of about Rs 25,910 crore to develop these national highways,” the statement said.

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