Nagaland allotted 30 stretches under NHIDCL national highway projects
Dimapur, Aug. 25 (EMN): National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) is implementing 30 stretches of national highway in Nagaland, according to the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highway.
The total length of the stretches is 567.73 km at an estimated project cost of INR 6179.4 crore, out of which about 230 km at a cost of INR 3,630 crore have been awarded and 85 km length was completed during 2020.
In addition, 149 km are under DPR including Bharatmala Pariyojana, the Ministry stated in a report.
Among the 12 states under NHIDCL, Nagaland was given the highest number of projects with 30 stretches.
It may be mentioned that NHIDCL has been entrusted by the Govt. of India with the task of developing and improving road connectivity of about 13,000 km in length including the international trade corridor in the north-eastern region of India.
Ministry of Road, Transport and Highway stated that it has been paying special attention to the development of national highways in the north-eastern region and 10 per cent of the total budget allocation has been earmarked for the region.
“The total length of National Highways in North-East is 13,658 km and these are being developed and maintained by four agencies – the state PWDs, BRO, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (NHIDCL). Of the total length of 13,658 km, about 12063 km is with the NHIDCL and respective state PWDs, 864 km is with NHAI and 731 Km is with BRO”, the Ministry stated in a report.
The Ministry informed that nine improvement works at a cost of INR 1025.61 crore were in progress under NH (O) till Dec. 31 2020; under Central Road Fund (CRF) 20 improvement works amounting to INR 411.49 crore were in progress; and under Economic Importance and Inter State Connectivity, 14 works of the value of INR 846.17 crore were in progress.