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NH NE-II to be made into 6-lane expressway, will cost Rs 7,558 cr

The government on Thursday cleared a proposal for six laning of the Eastern peripheral expressway at a cost of Rs 7,558 crore, a move that will help check the growing traffic and pollution in Delhi.

delhi Updated: Jul 16, 2015 16:46 IST

The government on Thursday cleared a proposal for six laning of the Eastern peripheral expressway at a cost of Rs 7,558 crore, a move that will help check the growing traffic and pollution in Delhi.

"Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given approval for development of six laning of Eastern peripheral expressway (National Highway No. NE-II) in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh," an official statement said.

The cost is estimated at Rs 7,558 crore, which includes Rs 1,795.20 crore for land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities. The total length of the road will be around 135kms and this work will be under the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis, it said.

Main object of the project is to improve infrastructure in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, it added.

"The road is a peripheral road around Delhi, so that the traffic that is not destined for Delhi, does not pass through this city. This avoids congestion and pollution," the statement said.

The development of the expressway will help in uplifting the socio-economic condition of certain regions of the states and would also increase employment potential for local labourers for project activities, it added.

"Development of 6-lane Eastern Peripheral Expressway (National Highway No. NE-II) from Km 0 to Km 135 (starting from 36.083km on National Highway NH-1 and ending at 64.330km on National Highway NH-2) will be in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on EPC Mode of delivery," it said.