Work starts on Eastern Peripheral Expressway

Work starts on Eastern Peripheral Expressway 
The work of Eastern Peripheral Expressway which was held up due to land acquisition problems has kick-started on the Palwal side after the release of enhanced compensation by the NHAI as awarded by the Arbitral Tribunal. The farmers are now handing over the land to NHAI in Palwal district. 

Chairman, NHAI is reviewing the Project with NHAI officers on almost a daily basis.He has also taken a meeting with all DCs/DMs on 05.01.2016. Another meeting with Commissioner Rohtak, Meerut and Gurgaon & DMs/DCs of Sonepat, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Gautam Budh Nagar, Faridabad and Palwal districts is to be held today. A meeting of all 5 Contractors M/s Sadbhav Engineering Ltd., M/s Jai Prakash Associates Ltd., M/s Ashoka Buildcon Ltd., M/s Oriental Structural Engineers Pvt. Ltd. and M/s Gayatri Projects Ltd. has also been held in NHAI headquarter and the Chairman, NHAI has impressed upon them the need to plan ahead with military-precision so as to complete the project in 400 days as desired by Hon’ble Prime Minister. All Contractors have mobilized their resources including manpower and machinery.

Chief Secretaries of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana have again been requested to ensure that there is no obstruction to NHAI work. It is now likely that the problems in other areas will also be resolved very soon. Further, to monitor the project on real time basis, a web based “APP” has been developed and the photos of the running work shall be uploaded which can be viewed for monitoring by NHAI HQ. 

Six laning of Aurangabad – Bihar/Jharkhand Border – BarwaAdda section on NH-2 in Bihar and Jharkhand 
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for development of the six laning of Aurangabad – Bihar/Jharkhand Border – BarwaAdda section on National Highway-2 in Bihar and Jharkhand.

This work will be under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-V. The approval is in BOT (Toll) mode on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (BOT/DBFOT) basis.

The cost is estimated to be Rs.4918.48 crore including cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities. The total length of the road will be approximately 222 kms.

The main object of the project is to expedite the improvement of infrastructure in Bihar and Jharkhand and also in reducing the time and cost of travel for traffic, particularly heavy traffic, plying on the Aurangabad – Bihar/Jharkhand Border – BarwaAdda section on National Highway-2 in Bihar and Jharkhand.

The development of this stretch will also help in uplifting the socio-economic condition of the concerned regions of the State and would also increase employment potential for local labourers for project activities. The project is covered in the region of Aurangabad – Bihar/Jharkhand Border – BarwaAdda section in Bihar and Jharkhand. 

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