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NHAI to upgrade, widen NH-26

THE NATIONAL Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has signed five civil contract agreements for upgrading and widening highway stretches on NH-26 in Madhya Pradesh to be assisted by the ADB thereby paving the way for modernising around 220 km of highways costing nearly Rs 900 crore.

india Updated: Apr 14, 2006 13:45 IST

THE NATIONAL Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has signed five civil contract agreements for upgrading and widening highway stretches on NH-26 in Madhya Pradesh to be assisted by the ADB thereby paving the way for modernising around 220 km of highways costing nearly Rs 900 crore.

The projects entailed four-laning of 26 km of Sagar bypass at at a cost of Rs 116 crore , four-laning of Jhansi-Lakhnadaon section of the NH-26 totalling 44 km at an estimated cost of Rs 163.87 crore to be completed within the same period, according to a NHAI release here.

Besides the other projects envisage four-laning of two other sections of NH-26 totalling 54 km to be built within 30 months at an estimated cost of Rs 219.01 crore and Rs 203.50 crore respectively.  An agreement for four-laning of Jhansi Lakhnadon section on NH-26 was signed by NHAI with Seenaiah and company to be built also within 30 months costing an estimated Rs 189.63 crore, the release added.