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February 17 meet to decide fate of underpasses

india Updated: Jan 31, 2012 01:35 IST
Sanjeev K Ahuja
Sanjeev K Ahuja
Hindustan Times
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Officials of the Ministry of Surface Transport and Highways, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and the Haryana government are scheduled to meet on February 17 in New Delhi to discuss the R314-crore project to construct underpasses and FOBs on the Gurgaon expressway.

Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda,

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways CP Joshi and NHAI chairman AK Upadhyay are likely to attend the crucial meeting. The main agenda of the meeting will be terms and conditions of cost-sharing between the union and state government, a contentious issue.

The project, hanging in the balance for long, includes construction of underpasses at Hero Honda, Narsinghpur and Kherki Daula crossing and another at the Anaj Mandi crossing on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway.

The estimates include R286 crore for construction and R28 crore for land acquisition and relocation of utility services.

According to the NHAI, the project cost should be shared between the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda), Haryana State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) and the NHAI, where each contributes 33%.

The Haryana government, which had opposed the proposed model earlier, has finally indicated that it is ready to invest provided the NHAI bears land acquisition and other costs.