The government of India on Thursday approved developing 352 km of highways with an investment of Rs 2,973
crore inlcuing two highways in Gujarat state area.
The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure approved four/six laning of 71.4 km stretch on NH-8A from Gandhidham to Mundra Port in Gujarat at a cost of Rs 953.88 crore.
The proposal for four-laning of 117.60 km of NH-59 between Ahmedabad and Godhara in Gujarat at an investment of Rs 1,008.5 crore was also approved. It should be mentioned here that the committee has already approved four laning of highway between Godhara in Gujarat and Indore in Madhya Pradesh. Thus entire highway linking Ahmedabad and Indore will be revamped now.
The Committee also approved two/four laning of 163.5 km of Ranchi-Argaon-Jamshedpur section of National Highway-33 in Jharkhand at an estimated cost of Rs 1,011 crore, an official statement said.
All the projects will be awarded on design, build, finance, operate and transfer (DBFOT) basis, it added.