Special Package for Bihar

Special Package for Bihar 
The Government has announced that it will construct and upgrade National Highways including major bridges with an approximate cost of Rs 50000 Crore in the state of Bihar. The details of the projects are given below:

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Works under different phases of National Highways Development Project (NHDP) -
4- laning of Patna-Buxar section of NH 30& 84, Bakhtiyarpur-Khagaria section and a New 4-laned bridge across river Ganga at Mokama of NH-31,  Biharsharif – Mokama section of NH-82,   Forbesganj-Jogbani section of NH-57A,  2-laning with paved shoulder of Gopalganj - Chhapra section of NH-85, 2-laning with paved shoulder of Chhapra - Muzaffarpur of NH-102, Maheshkhunt-Saharsa-Purnia section of NH-107, Development of Manjholi-Charaut section of NH-527 C, Patna Ring Road, Kishanganj Bypass on      NH-31
Works under National Highways Interconnectivity Improvement Projects –
Fatua-Harnaut-Barh section of NH-30A,  Sheohar-Sitamarhi-Jaynagar-Narahiya  of       NH-104, Birpur-Bihpur section of NH-106,  Bridge across Kosi river on NH-106
Works under JICA loan assistance-
4 laning of Patna - Gaya - Dobhi section of NH 83, Gaya-Hisua-Rajgir-Nalanda-Biharsharif section  of NH-82.
Works under National Highways,  (Original) NH (O)
Widening & Strengthening to 2 lane with paved shoulder from km 25.00 to km 97.00 of NH-28B, from km. 0.00 to 10.903 of NH-133, from km. 0.00 to 25.010 of NH-327A, from Km. 93.612 to Km. 98.000 of NH-327E, Construction of Bhagalpur Bypass NH-80, 4-laning of Munger-Mirzachowki section of NH-80, Development to 2-lane with paved shoulder of sections on NH-2C, NH-81, NH-99 and NH-527A.
Major Bridges-
Construction and Rehabilitation of MG Setu, Bridge at Munger (approach road work)
Ensuring Connectivity Across Major Rivers-
A new 4-laned bridge on river Ganga parallel to existing MG Setu, Bridge on river Ganga connecting Manihari in Bihar to Sahibganj in Jharkhand, Bridge over river Sone  connecting Panduka(Nauhata) on NH-2C in Bihar and Shrinagar(Garhwa District) in Jharkhand
ROB/RUBs under Setu Bharatam-
20 nos. of ROBs and RUBs on different National Highways in the State of Bihar
Improving Connectivity of Places of Religious Importance and Bharatmala Pariyojna  proposed-
Rampur  Khajuriya (NH 28)-Kesaria end onNH-722, Uchhait Bhagawati Sthaan  to Mahishi Tara Sthaan, Raxaul – Sonbersa, Chakia - Bairgania
Development of New National Highway -
436 km newly  declared  National Highways and proposed National Highway connecting Buxar on NH-84 – Chausa-Ramgarh-Mohania on NH-2 (64km)  in the State of Bihar.

This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways,       Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. 
National Highways in Chhattisgarh 
Eight numbers of new National Highways - NH-343, NH-163A, NH-149B, NH-130A, NH-130B, NH-130C, NH-130D & NH-930 covering a total length of 843.20 km have been declared between the year 2010 to 2015 in the state of Chattisgarh.

Keeping in view the condition of roads, seven works at the cost of Rs.59.53 Crores have been sanctioned on NH-343, NH-130A, NH-130C & NH-930 during the year 2011-2015. All works have been awarded. No expenditure was incurred on these works upto 31.03.2015. However, an expenditure amounting to Rs.21.67 Crores has been incurred during 2015-16 (so far). These works are scheduled to be completed by May, 2016.

This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. 

Electronic Weighing Machines on Toll Plazas 
The Government is planning to install electronic weighing machines at all toll plazas on National Highways to prevent and detect overloading of commercial goods transport vehicles. NHAI has mandated Indian Highway Management Company Limited (IHMCL), a company promoted by NHAI, to install Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) Bridges on public funded fee plazas. For private investment projects necessary instructions have been issued by NHAI for installing WIM. The approximate expenditure expected to be incurred for 300 toll plazas for 5 years is Rs.985 Cr. (@ Rs. 65,63,156/plaza/year). The project is likely to be completed by September, 2016.

This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. 
Road Connectivity in Hilly Areas 
The Ministry of Road Transport & highways is primarily responsible for the development and maintenance of National Highways (NHs) in the country, which is a continuous process. works on NHs, including those in hilly areas, are accordingly taken up as per inter se priority, traffic density and availability of funds.

            The Ministry has also taken up development of roads under Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for the North East Region (SARDP-NE) including Arunachal Pradesh Package of Roads for improvement of road connectivity in States of North Eastern region.

Further, the Ministry has taken up detailed review of National Highways (NHs) network in the country including road network in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, with a view to improve the road connectivity to coastal / border areas, backward areas, religious places, tourist places, construction / rehabilitation / widening of about 1,500 major bridges and 208 Railway Over Bridges (ROBs) / Railway Under Bridges (RUBs) on NHs, improvement of newly declared NHs providing connectivity to District Head Quarters, Connectivity Improvement Program for Char-Dham (Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunothri & Gangothri in Uttarakhand) under proposed Bharatmala Pariyojana.

The details of funds provided for development and maintenance of NHs in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and UP since April, 2015         are as follows:                                                                      (Rs. in Crore)

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Maintenance and Repair
Himachal Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh

*Expenditure upto February,2016

This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways,       Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. 
Four Laning of Rampur-Kathgodam Section of NH 87 and Nagina-Kashipur Section of NH 74 
Four laning of Rampur-Kathgodam section of NH-87 has been approved by Govt. of India at Total Project Cost(T.P.C) of Rs.1628.76 Cr. under NHDP-III for which bids have been invited. Forest Clearance has been accorded by Ministry of Environment & Forest (MOEF) and land acquisition notification under section 3(D) of NH Act 1956 has been published. Similarly, four laning of Nagina-Kashipur section of NH-74 is approved by Govt. of India at T.P.C of Rs. 2535.54 Cr. under NHDP-IV for which bids have been invited. Forest clearance is in process and to be accorded by MOEF. Notification under section 3 (D) of NH Act 1956 for land acquisition has been published.The four-laning works are targeted for completion by 2019.

This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. 
Shri Nitin Gadkari launches Highway Advisory System Pilot Project on Delhi-Jaipur Highway 
The Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari launched the Highway Advisory System (HAS) as a pilot project on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway, NH-8, in New Delhi today. HAS is  a free-to-air information distribution system that uses radio to make the travelling experience on National Highways safer, faster and hassle-free.
Under the project real time highway information will be gathered  from concessionaires, patrol vehicles, toll plazas and traffic marshals. This information will be transmitted to HAS control centre using mobile applications, telephones and  sensors. HAS control centre willcollect data, process and analyze it , generate alerts and send it to be broadcast by All India Radio. Information  and alerts will be broadcast over AIR’s Delhi, Alwar and Jaipur FM stations. 22 bulletins will be issued every day including safety awareness content along with live traffic updates on NH8. 
Speaking on the occasion Shri Gadkari said that the Government is committed to reduce fatality due to road accidents by 50 percent.  HAS is an aid that will help to achieve this target. By giving information about traffic conditions on the highway, accidents,  weather and meteorological information and information on highway amenities, the system will help to reduce road accidents and also fatality resulting from these accidents, and make  travel faster and more convenient.  The radio broadcasts will also raise people’s awareness about road safety, which is very necessary for making our highways safe for the commuters, he added.
Shri Pon Radhakrishnan, Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping added that highway users will be greatly benefitted by HAS.
The current project will be implemented in three phases. Phase –I was inaugurated today. By Phase II it is expected to augment  the broadcast infrastructure to cover the entire stretch of the highway, install sensors to gather additional real time traffic information, broadcast in both Analog & Digital (Simulcast) Radio mode and do  impact measurement through an external agency. By phase III HAS services will be in only digital broadcasting mode and there will be monitoring & 3rd party audit
For details click on the presentation link below.

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