Lucknow rings in New Year by bagging Rs 5000-cr Ring Road project
New Year rung in good news for city as the Centre gave its nod to the Rs 5000-crore project to build a four-lane ring-road around it.Updated: Jan 02, 2016 18:22 IST
New Year rung in good news for city as the Centre gave its nod to the Rs 5000-crore project to build a four-lane ring-road around it.
“The Central government has issued the gazette notification for the 104-kilometre ring-road,” Diwakar Tripathi, former bureaucrat and OSD of Union home minister and Lucknow MP Rajnath Singh said.
Singh had announced the project for the city and HT had reported the in-principle approval accorded by the Centre on July 15 last.
“Now that notification under section 3-A of the National Highway Act has been issued. A blueprint (detailed project report) would be drafted in the next couple of months and work would commence sometime around May or June,” said Tripathi.
The project deadline is 36 to 40 months and once complete, it would provide much-needed relief to commuters from perennial traffic snarls.
The state government would contribute just 10% to the project that would require acquisition of 1500 to 1800 acres of land to develop the 60-metre wide four-lane road.
The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and the state Public Works Department (PWD) would be involved in executing the project.
In the first phase, it will cover BKT, Behta, Indira Canal, Mohanlalganj and the Bunny sections on the busy Kanpur road.
“The right of way on both the sides of Sharda Canal, however, would be 100-metres,” said Tripathi. The project would be developed on public-private-partnership and build-operate and transfer mode.
Tripathi said initially a width of 100-metres was proposed with a total road-length of 188-kilometre.
“But we got a fresh survey done and pruned the length to 104 kilometre. The land for the 80 kilometre stretch would be acquired by the Centre and the remaining 24 kilometre by the state government,” said Tripathi.