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Gurgaon-Jaipur highway set for six-laning

CCEA approves six laning of 838 km of national highways, including the Gurgaon-Jaipur and Panipat-Jalandhar stretches, reports Gaurav Choudhury.
By Gaurav Choudhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2007 10:01 PM IST

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved six laning of 838 km of national highways, including the Gurgaon-Jaipur and Panipat-Jalandhar stretches, under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP), involving an estimated cost of Rs 5,610.77 crore.

“The CCEA has approved six laning of 838.10 km of four sections of existing four lane national highways under the public-private partnership (PPP) model,” Finance Minister P Chidambaram told reporters.

The 291 km Panipat-Jalandhar National Highway has been approved for six-laning at an estimated cost of Rs 2,198 crore, while six-laning of 225.6 km Gurgaon-Kotputli-Jaipur National Highway would involve a cost of Rs 1,517 crore.

The other stretches include the 239 km Surat-Dahisar National Highway at an estimated cost of Rs 1,355.47 crore and the 82.5 km Chilkaluripet-Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh at Rs 540.30 crore, he said.

All the projects will be undertaken on the pattern of design, build, finance and operate (DBFO) basis under NHDP’s fifth phase, Chidambaram said.

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