The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure today approved the proposal for the development of the two laning with paved shoulders of 'Raibareilly-Jaunpur' section on NH-231 in Uttar Pradesh under NHDP Phase IV on DBFOT basis in BOT (Annuity) mode of delivery.
The total cost estimated of the project will be Rs 647.98 crore out of which Rs 78.62 crore will be for land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and preconstruction and Rs 569.36 crore will be for construction.
The total length of the project will be 166.40 km and the concession period will be 17 years including the construction period of 24 months.
The main object of the project is to expedite the improvement of infrastructure in the State of Uttar Pradesh and also in reducing the time and cost of travel for traffic, particularly heavy traffic, playing between Raibareilly-Jaunpur. It will also increase the employment potential for the local labourers for the project activities.
The project is covered in the districts of Raebareilly, CSM Nagar, Pratapgarh and Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh.
The Committee on Infrastructure approved in April 2006 the recommendations of the Core Group on Financing of NHDP, thereby giving in principle approval for two laning of 20,000 km under NHDP Phase-IV in four phases of implementation. Thereafter, the Cabinet approved the proposal in July 2008 for upgradation of 5,000 km of single/ intermediate/ two lane National Highways to two lanes with paved shoulders under NHDP Phase IV-A.
The CCI in February 2012 approved the proposal for upgradation of 20,000 km of National Highways under NHDP Phae IV under a unified programme (unifying the different phases of implementation of NHDP Phase IV as prioritized by the Core Group for Financing of NHDP and as approved by the Committee on Infrastructure in April 2006 into a single scheme for upgradation/strengthening of stretches) for a length of 20,000 km under NHDP Phase IV, subsuming the scheme already approved by the Cabinet for 5000 km under NHDP Phase IV A. The project of 'Raibareilly-Jaunpur' is one of the projects approved for 2 laning with paved shoulders and included under NHDP Phase IV.