Four-laning of Bar-Jodhpur highway stretch approved

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The government on Wednesday awarded the four-laning of Bar-Bilara-Jodhpur section of National Highway-112 in Rajasthan at a total cost of Rs 895 crore.

“The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has issued Letter of Award (LoA) for development of National Highway section in the state of Rajasthan under Phase IV of National Highways Development Projects (NHDP),” the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement.

The LoA has been given to Larsen and Toubro (L&T) to develop the 111-km stretch of NH-112.

“The 111-km-long Bar-Jodhpur section connects western Rajasthan and border areas (Jodhpur-Jaisalmer-Barmer) to eastern part of Rajasthan i.e. Ajmer and Jaipur,” the statement said.

“This is a major strategic route connecting Jodhpur as an important feeder route during war time. Four laning of the section will permit smooth flow of military traffic as well as heavy commercial and domestic traffic. It will also facilitate transportation of mining and agriculture product.”

According to the statement, the project entails construction of two bypasses, four flyovers, three pedestrian under-passes, four major bridges and one railway overbridge.

“The project would be executed on EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) mode and scheduled time of completion is 30 months from the date of commencement.”



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