New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved six laning of 838 km of National Highways on 9 August, including Gurgaon-Jaipur and Panipat-Jalandhar, under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) at an estimated cost of Rs5,610.77 crore.
“The CCEA has approved six laning of 838.10 km of four sections of existing four lane national highways under public- private partnership (PPP) model,” Finance Minister P Chidambaram said after the CCEA meeting.
The projects will also include six-laning of 239 km Surat-Dahisar National Highway at an estimated cost of Rs1,355.47 crore and 82.5 km Chilkaluripet-Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh at Rs540.30 crore, he said.
The 291 km Panipat-Jalandhar National Highway has also been approved for six laning at an estimated cost of Rs2,198 crore. For six laning of 225.6 km Gurgaon-Kotputli-Jaipur National Highway, the CCEA has approved Rs1,517 crore.
All the projects will be undertaken on the pattern of design, build, finance and operate (DBFO) basis under NHDP’s fifth phase, Chidambaram said.