Road project for Gujarat approved

New Delhi, Dec 26 : The Centre on Thursday said the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for six laning of the Vadodra-Surat section of NH-8 including construction of a new four lane extra dosed bridge across the Narmada River and two eight lane flyovers in Gujarat under the NHDP Phase V.

The cost is estimated to be Rs. 503.16 crore including Rs.17 crore as the cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities.

The total length of the road will be approximately 6.7 kms. The project is covered in the district of Bharuch.

The main objective of the project is to expedite the improvement of infrastructure in the state of Gujarat and also in reducing the time and cost of travel for traffic, particularly heavy traffic, plying between this stretch of the Vadodra-Surat section.

"The upgradation of this stretch to six lane standards will ensure smooth and safe traffic flow and substantial gain in terms of reduced Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) and reduced travel time," the government said in a statement.

"This stretch will also help uplift the socio-economic condition of this region of Gujarat. It will also increase employment potential to local labourers for project activities," it said.

--IBNS (Posted on 27-12-2013)

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