Four-laning of Nagina-Kashipur section in Uttarakhand, U.P. approved

New Delhi, Jan. 6 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs CCEA) on Wednesday gave approval for the development of four-laning of the Nagina-Kashipur section of the National Highway 74 in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

The work will be held under Phase IV of the National Highways Development Project (NHDP). The approval is in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis.

The cost of the project is estimated to be Rs.2535.54 crore, including cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities. The total length of the road will be approximately 99 kms.

The main objective of the project is to facilitate the improvement of infrastructure in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

It will also help reducing the time and cost of travel for traffic, particularly heavy traffic, plying on the Nagina-Kashipursector. The development of this stretch will also help uplift the socio-economic conditions of the concerned regions of the two states, and would also increase employment potential for local labourers for project activities. (ANI)

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