Broadening of Highways


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Broadening of Highways

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has taken up development/widening of NHs under various phases of National Highways Development Project (NHDP), Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for the North East Region (SARDP-NE) including Arunachal Pradesh Package of Roads, Special Programme for Development of Roads in the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas, National Highways Interconnectivity Improvement Project (NHIIP), National Highway (Original) [NH(O)] works, etc.


Keeping in view the requirements to enhance Road Safety, reduce congestions, improve road connectivity / conditions, the Ministry has taken decision to augment the NHs network of existing 1,03,613 km.  About 47,890 km length of State Roads have been approved “In-Principle” for their declaration as new NHs subject to outcome of their Detailed Project Reports (DPRs). Initiatives have been taken for their DPR preparations.  Further, the Ministry has reduced threshold traffic for 4-laning of NHs from 15,000; 11,000; and 8,000 Passenger Car Units (PCUs) per day to 10,000; 8,500 and 6,000 PCUs/day for Plain, Rolling, and Mountainous/Steep Terrains respectively.   Decisions have been taken to entrust 4-laning of all such NHs to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for their implementation through additional market borrowings, etc., in a phased manner by leveraging limited available budgetary allocation.  About 5,575 km length of NHs have been identified accordingly for their upgradations to 4 / 6 lane standards by NHAI and process have been initiated for their DPR preparations.

State/ Union Territory (UTs)-wise details of funds allocated for development of NHs/roads under various schemes during current year is as follows :

State/ UT-wise details of funds allocated for development of NHs/roads under various schemes during current year
(Amount in Rs. Crore)
Sl. No.
States/ UTs /Schemes /Agency
2016-17
Allocation
1.
Andhra Pradesh
2,100.31
2.
Arunachal Pradesh
20.00
3.
Assam
297.44
4.
Bihar
1,014.43
5.
Chhattisgarh
1,533.68
6.
Goa
1,400.00
7.
Gujarat
281.87
8.
Haryana
150.00
9.
Himachal Pradesh
250.95
10.
Jammu & Kashmir
49.00
11.
Jharkhand
220.00
12.
Karnataka
1,153.38
13.
Kerala
262.64
14.
Madhya Pradesh
935.00
15.
Maharashtra
2,401.92
16.
Manipur
60.25
17.
Meghalaya
61.27
18.
Mizoram
30.00
19.
Nagaland
50.00
26.
Tripura
65.00
27.
Uttar Pradesh
2,384.62
28.
Uttarakhand
473.63
29.
West Bengal
1,330.71
30.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
30.00
31.
Chandigarh
2.00
32.
Delhi
2.00
33.
Puducherry
20.00
34.
Other projects under NH(O)*
2,142.00
35.
 National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)- Cess*
6,308.34
36.
 NHAI- Toll
7,500.00
37.
 NHAI- NH(O)
3,750.00
38.
Border Roads Organization (BRO)*
0.00
39.
 Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for North-East Region (SARDP-NE) including Arunachal Package* 
5,000.00
40.
 Special Programme for development of Roads In Left Wing Extremism affected Area (LWE) including Development of Vijayawada-Ranchi Road
1,000.00
41.
 Externally Aided Projects - Head Quarters
116.38

 Sub- Total
47,498.00
42.
 IEBR / Borrowings by NHAI
59,279.00

 Grand Total
1,06,777.00

*- State/UT wise allocations are not made.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Shri Mansukh Lal Mandaviya in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

 

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