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Government of India
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
15-December-2011 16:22 IST
Road Development in Naxal Hit Area

 

                Many Road development projects in naxal affected areas have not been completed. The detail of ongoing projects in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas is given below:-

   Completion period for the projects varies from 12 to 36 months based on the size of the project. The works are in different stages of implementation. The Government has approved a programme for development of 5477 km roads in 34 Left Wing Extremism affected districts in 8 States at an estimated cost of Rs. 7300 crore.

                State Governments have been asked to initiate the tendering process in advance, after technical approval of the individual projects. This has resulted in early award of works and taking up the construction work immediately after sanction of the projects. Further, relaxation in eligibility criteria has been given to encourage larger participation of contractors for LWE works.

                                                                                                                                          ANNEXURE-I

             Detail of ongoing projects in Left Wing Extremism affected areas:

State

Ongoing projects

No.

Length in Km

Cost in Rs. Crore

Andhra Pradesh

23

547

795

Bihar

35

606

555

Chhattisgarh

29

1230

1400

Jharkhand

10

378

527

Madhya Pradesh

5

144

118

Maharashtra

23

368

614

Odisha

13

615

904

Uttar Pradesh

2

67

42

This information was given by the Minister of State of Road Transport and Highways, Dr. Tushar A. Chaudhary,   in  a written reply in  Rajya Sabha today.

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