NHAI’S Development Work on Arterial Routes



NHAI’S Development Work on Arterial Routes 

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is implementing development projects on 48,648 km of national highways under different phases of National Highways Development Project (NHDP) and out of this, work on 33,351 km have already been awarded and balance 15,297 km is yet to be awarded. Phase-wise details of such national highways projects are as follows:


NHDP PHASE
Total Length
 (in km)
Awarded Length
 (in km)
Balance Length  for award (in km )
PHASE I
7,522
7,522
0
PHASE II
6,647
6,179
468
PHASE III
12,109
9,615
2,494
PHASE IV
13,203
5,346
7,857
PHASE V
6,500
3,681
2,819
PHASE VI
1,000
0
1,000
PHASE VII
700
41
659
Other Misc
967
967
0
Total
48,648
33,351
15,297


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

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Plan to Decongest Delhi 

For decongesting Delhi, the Union Government has approved the investment / award decision for the project of Eastern Peripheral Expressway (National Highway No. NE -II) from Km 0.00 to Km 135.00 (starting from Km 36.083 on National Highway NH – 1 and ending at Km 64.330 on National Highway NH-2) in the states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on EPC mode in six packages for six laning of 134.946 Kms long section at an estimated cost of Rs. 7558.30 Crores including Rs. 1795.20 Crores for the cost of land acquisition, rehabilitation, resettlement and other pre-construction activities. Besides, Ministry of Urban Development has also constituted a High Power Committee under the chairmanship of their Secretary to prepare a report on “How to Decongest Delhi”.  The draft report is available on website of Ministry of Urban Development.
 The details regarding number of accidents, persons killed and injured, for three calendar years 2011, 2012 and 2013 is given below:

Year
Total Number of Road Accidents
Total Number of Persons Killed
Total Number of Persons Injured
2011
4,97,686
1,42,485
5,11,394
2012
4,90,383
1,38,258
5,09,667
2013
4,86,476
1,37,572
4,94,893

Govt of Tamil Nadu commissioned a scientific GIS based Road Accident Data Management System (RADMS) with the assistance of World Bank.  This Ministry has advised State Governments/ UTs for replication of Tamil Nadu model of RADMS.

 Total investment expected to construct and improve roads during the year 2015-16 would be Rs. 110,000 Crores, out of which Rs. 40,000 Crores has been allocated under Budgetary Support, Rs. 43,000 Crores would be from Internal and Extra Budgetary Resources (IEBR) and Rs. 27,000 Crores are expected to be invested by private sector.

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

Four Laning of Jammu-Srinagar-URI National Highway 
Presently, 4-laning work in Jammu-Srinagar section (except Udhampur-Ramban and Ramban-Banihal section) of National Highway (NH)-1A (Old) is in progress under National Highways Development Project (NHDP) by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). The work is delayed mainly due to delay in land acquisition, utility shifting and forest clearance. The work is targeted to be completed by June 2017. The 4-laning work on Udhampur-Ramban and Ramban-Banihal section is yet to be awarded by NHAI.

Srinagar to Uri section of NH-1A (Old) is being developed to 2-lane NH standard by Border Roads Organisation (BRO). The work is delayed mainly due to the problems associated with land acquisition and utility shifting. All out efforts are made by BRO to complete the work by March 2017.

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


It is targeted to award 273 road projects  covering a length of 12, 900 km (approx.) amounting to  about   1,26,700 Crore during 2015-16 under various schemes of the Ministry. The State wise details are as below: 

Target for award of projects during 2015-16

Sl. No.
States/UT/Scheme
No.
Length in km
Tentative Cost in Rs. crore
1
Andhra Pradesh
4
217
840
2
Assam
3
14
37
3
Bihar
8
222
2237
4
Chhattisgarh
3
149
3522
5
Goa
6
36
1124
6
Gujarat
2
103
109
7
Haryana
2
34
87
8
Himachal Pradesh
4
93
50
9
Jammu & Kashmir
2
5
21
10
Karnataka
11
273
840
11
Madhya Pradesh
3
136
143
12
Maharashtra
2
7
56
13
Manipur
4
39
107
14
Odisha
7
254
1065
15
Puducherry
1
10
8
16
Punjab
1
11
51
17
Rajasthan
8
63
251
18
Tamil Nadu
5
145
387
19
Telangana
1
41
153
20
Uttar Pradesh
11
589
3235
21
Uttarakhand
14
234
200
22
LWE
11
237
355
23
NHDP-IV A
47
3171
23885
24
NHIIP
5
357
1868
25
BRO
5
116
192
26
SARDP-NE
27
1202
13903
27
 NHAI
76
5160
71983
           
            This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways,       Shri Pon Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today. 
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Awarding of Road Projects 

A new mode of delivery under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode, namely Hybrid Annuity Model, is being considered for awarding road projects for implementation under which 40% of project cost is being provided by the Government to the concessionaire during the construction period in five equal installments. Remaining 60% is to be arranged in form of debt and equity to be compensated over 15 years as bi-annual annuities.

            The details of road projects which are under consideration for award under various modes of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) are as follows:

Modes
No. of projects
Length
(in KM)
Total project cost
(Rs. in crores)
Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT)
16
2033.850
25,962.86
Hybrid Annuity Model
19
701.210
15,241.79
Total
35
2735.060
41,204.65

            Targets for construction of highways under the various schemes of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and achievement thereof for the last three years are as follows:

Year
Target for construction
(in KM)
Length constructed
(in KM)
2012-13
6187
5732
2013-14
6330
4260
2014-15
6330
4410


            Delay in land acquisition, utility shifting, grant of statutory clearances, non-availability of aggregates/soil, ban on mining in some states, public agitation, arbitration/contractual disputes etc. have caused delay in construction of highways across the country. Government has taken a number of steps to minimise such delays in future.

            This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways,       Shri Pon Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today. 
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Facilities Available for Commuters on National Highways 
Facilities such as restaurant/food court, low cost dhaba, telephone booth/ Automated Teller Machine (ATM), fuel station & minor repair shop, toilets, rest rooms for short-stay, kiosk for sale of miscellaneous sundry items etc. are available for commuters on National Highways (NHs).

Government intends to provide facilities such as separate parking for cars, buses & trucks, restaurant/food court, low cost dhaba, telephone booth/ATM, fuel station & minor repair shop, rest rooms for short-stay, clean toilets, landscaping, kiosk for sale of miscellaneous sundry items, space for spreading Government welfare programme in a systematic and planned manner by setting up user-friendly wayside amenities along NHs. Wayside amenities now form part of major highway improvement projects. Beside, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has identified nearly 70 sites for setting up these facilities. A Project Management Consultant (PMC) has been appointed to assist in overall implementation of the project and to engage specialized firms for developing and operating these facilities. Further, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways grant access permission to the retail outlets located along the NHs. As per the licence agreement signed as part of granting such access permission, it is mandatory for retail outlets to provide toilet and drinking water facilities.

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


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