Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure
04-August-2011 20:19 IST
Four laning of Jabalpur-Katni—Rewa Section of NH-7 in Madhya Pradesh

The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure today approved the four laning of Jabalpur-Katni—Rewa Section of NH-7 in Madhya Pradesh under NHDP Phase IV-A on DBFOT basis in BOT (Toll) mode of delivery. The total project cost estimated will be Rs.1980.98 crore including Rs.85.53 crore as an approximate cost of land acquisition, rehabilitation and pre-construction activities.

The main object of the project is to expedite the improvement of infrastructure in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The project road caters to the major traffic leading to Allahabad, Varanasi, Rewa, Jabalpur, Lakhnadone, Nagpur etc. Also, Jabalpur is an important city in Madhya Pradesh, which is along the alignment of the Allahabad-Itarsi section of the Howrah-Mumbai Railway Line and it connects the northern portion of country (cities Allahabad, Varanasi) to southern portion (Nagpur, Hyderabad)through NH-7 and NH-27. This stretch is an important link which joins Golden Quadrilateral with several ordinance factories located in Jabalpur. It will help in increasing the employment potential of the area, provide jobs to local labourers for the project activities and enhance development of tourism activities, keeping in view the presence of Marble Rocks, Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park amongst others.

The main impact of the project lies in reducing the time and cost of travel of the traffic, particularly heavy traffic, plying between Jabalpur-Katni-Rewa.

The project is covered in the four districts of Madhya Pradesh i.e. Jabalpur, Katni, Satna & Rewa, but will benefit all those commuting between Nagpur and Kolkata.