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Government of India
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
21-December-2011 15:13 IST
Major Achievments at a Glance During 2011
Year End Review of Ministry of Road Transport & Highways

YEAR END REVIEW

ROADS WING

1.       Improvement of road connectivity in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas: The Union Government has approved a scheme for development of about 1,125 km of National Highways and 4,352 km of state Roads in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas as a special project estimated to cost about Rs. 7,300 crore.

During the year 2011, works in a length of 1127 km costing Rs 1593 crore have been awarded upto November, 2011.  

 

2.       Special Programme for 2-laning of entire balance NH network not covered under any approved programmes: - Ministry of Road Transport & highways has taken initiatives to develop 6,700 km of single lane / intermediate lane National Highways to minimum 2 lane standards on corridor concept. A length of 3800 km is proposed to be funded from a World Bank loan of US $ 2.96 millions and the balance length is proposed to be taken up through budgetary resources.

 

During the year 2011, works in a length of 699 km costing Rs 1675 cr have been awarded. Consultancy studies for preparation of Feasibility study/ DPRs for the entire length of 3800 km to be funded out of World Bank assistance are in progress and targeted to be completed by March, 2012.

 

3.       Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for North-East region (SARDP-NE):      

The scheme has been envisaged to be taken up under three parts as under:

            Phase ‘A’ of SARDP-NE approved by the Government envisages improvement of about 4,099 km length of roads (2041km of NH and 2058 km of state roads).  The SARDP-NE Phase A is targeted for completion by March, 2015.

·         Length sanctioned & awarded during the calendar year up to November, 2011 – 91 km

·         Length completed during the calendar year up to November, 2011 – 10 km

·         Work in progress as on 30th November, 2011 is 1608 km.           

Ø   Phase ‘B’ of SARDP-NE, covering 3723 km (1285 km NHs and 2438 km of state roads) has been approved for DPR preparation only and so far, DPRs for about 450 km have been completed (up to 30th November, 2011)

Ø   Special Package for Arunachal Pradesh:  The Arunachal Pradesh Package for Road & Highways involving development of about 2319 km length of road (1,472 km of NHs & 847 km of State / General Staff / Strategic Roads) has also been approved by the Government.  Projects on 776 km are to be taken up on BOT (Annuity) mode and the balance 1,543 km is to be developed on EPC basis.  The entire Arunachal package is targeted for completion by June, 2015.

·         Length sanctioned & awarded during the calendar year and work in progress as on 30th November, 2011   – 311 km

4.  Development of NHs entrusted with State PWDs which are not covered under any approved programme such as NHDP, SARDP-NE etc. 

            Physical progress of non-NHDP sections of National Highways during 2011-12:

 

Sl No

Category

Target*

Achievement*

1

Improvement to low grade (kms)

1.00

3.50

2

Widening to 2 lanes (kms)

450.00

392.40

3

Strengthening (kms)

450.00

342.91

4

Improvement of riding quality (kms)

1200.00

1364.42

5

Widening to 4 lanes (kms)

60.00

33.07

6

Bypasses (Nos)

2

2

7

Bridges / ROBs (Nos)

50

53

* Up to October, 2011

 

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HIGHWAYS WING

Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure (CCI) during the calendar year 2011 has approved 31 Road projects for a length of about 4318 Kms. with Total Project Cost of Rs. 41,109.03 Crores and projects for 4036 Kms. have been awarded. Detail of the projects approved by the CCI during the year 2011 is as follows: 

S. N

Name of the Project

State

NH No.

NHDP Phase

Length
(in KM)

TPC (in crore)

Approved by CCI  in its meeting held on

1

Beawer-Pali-Pindwara
(4-laning)

Rajasthan

14

III

244.12

2388

20.04.2011

2

Ahmedabad-Vadodara
(6-laning)

Gujarat

8

V

102.3

2125.24

06.04.2011

3

Kota-Teendhar (Jhalawar)
(2/4-laning)

Rajasthan

12

III

88.09

530.01

06.04.2011

4

Nagpur-Wainganga Bridge
(4-laning)

Maharashtra

6

III

45.43

484.19

20.04.2011

5

Eastern Peripheral Expressway

Haryana/U.P

NE-II

 

135

2699

20.04.2011

6

Panikolli-Rimuli      (4-laning)

Orissa

215

III

166.197

1410

09.06.2011

7

Jabalpur-Lakhanadone
(4-laning)

Madhya Pradesh

7

IV-A

80.825

776.76

23.06.2011

8

Chhattisgarh/Orissa Border Aurang
(4-laning)

Chhattisgarh

6

IV-A

150.4

1232

21.07.2011

9

Walayar - Vadakkancherry
(4-laning)

Kerala

47

II

54

682

21.07.2011

10

Jabalpur-Katni-Rewa
(4-laning)

Madhya Pradesh

7

IV-A

225.686

1895.45

04.08.2011

11

Meerut - Bulandshahar
(4-laning)

Uttar Pradesh

235

IV-A

66.043

508.57

11.08.2011

12

Gwalior - Shivpuri         (4-laning)

Madhya Pradesh

3 & 75

IV-A

125.3

1055

05.09.2011

13

Shivpuri - Dewas         (4-laning)

Madhya Pradesh

3

IV-A

320.21

2815

05.09.2011

14

Poonamallee-Walajahpet
(6-laning)

Tamil Nadu

4

V

93

930

05.09.2011

15

Kishangarh-Udaipur-Ahmedabad
(6-laning)

Rajasthan/Gujarat

79A,79, 76, NH-8

V

555.5

5387.3

15.09.2011

16

Hospet-Bellary-Karnataka/AP Border (4-laning)

Karanataka

63

IV-A

95.44

910.08

30.09.2011

17

Lucknow-Sultanpur      (4-laning)

Uttar Pradesh

56

IV-A

125.9

1043.51

30.09.2011

18

Birmitrapur - Barkote
(4/2-laning)

Orissa

23

IV-A

125.615

778.15

25.10.2011

19

Vijayawada - Machilipatnam
(4-laning)

Andhra Pradesh

9

III

64.611

606

25.10.2011

20

Angul - Sambalpur
(4-laning)

Orissa

42

IV-A

153

1220.32

16.11.2011

21

Obedullaganj - Betul
(4/2-laning)

Madhya Pradesh

69

III

121.36

912

16.11.2011

22

Mah/Kar Border - Sangareddy
(4-laning)

Karnataka/
Andhra Pradesh

9

III

145

1266.6

16.11.2011

23

Hospet-Chitradurga
(4-laning)

Karnataka

13

III

120.03

1033.65

16.11.2011

24

Agra - Etawah Bypass
(6-laning)

Uttar Pradesh

2

V

124.52

1207

16.11.2011

25

Raipur - Bilaspur
(4/6-laning)

Chhattisgarh

200

IV-A

126.525

1216.03

16.11.2011

26

Lucknow - Raebarelly
(4-laning)

Uttar Pradesh

24-B

IV-A

70

635.9

16.11.2011

27

Cuttack - Angul
(4-laning)

Orissa

42

III

112

1123.69

16.11.2011

28

Etawah - Chakeri (Kanpur)
(6-laning)

Uttar Pradesh

2

V

160.21

1573

16.11.2011

29

Rampur - Kathgodam
(4-laning)

Uttar Pradesh/ Uttarakhand

24

III

93.226

790

16.11.2011

30

Mahulia - Baharagora - Kharagpur
(4-laning)

Jharkhand / West Bengal

6

III

127.13

940

24.11.2011

31

Solapur - Mah/Kar Border
(4-laning)

Maharashtra

9

III

100.6

934.58

24.11.2011

 

 

 

Total

 

4317.268

41109.03

 

 

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NATIONAL HIGHWAYS AUTHORITY OF INDIA (NHAI)

1.               In order to improve transparency and accountability NHAI has switched to e-procurement and e-tendering for all types of projects including BOT since July, 2011.  In e-tendering mode 101 tenders have been floated by NHAI till 30.11.2011 of which 21 tenders are of BOT, 55 tenders are for Tolling on Reverse Auction and others of varied nature. 

 

2.              For Planning, Monitoring and Management of National Highways with the help of GIS based Satellite Imagery, specially in difficult areas like Left Wing Extremist (LWE), North-East (NE) and other States, inputs have been received from National Remote Sensing Center (NRSC),  20 National / International firms have been short-listed through a Global Tender.  The work is expected to commence shortly.

 

3.              Public grievance redressal system of NHAI made interactive with the help of user friendly social networking site viz. Face Book (available at http://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Highways-Authority-of-India/1865851480  28027). Between January, 2011 and  November, 2011,   more  than   4 lacs  persons have visited this site and about 3000 have registered themselves.  NHAI’s officers are regularly replying to the public queries directly on the Facebook wall of NHAI. Concessionaries of BOT projects have been advised to provide link to their sites on NHAI Facebook wall – for quick response to road users.

 

4.              To upgrade the existing Assets Management System by basing it on web-based Geographical Information System (GIS) for the purposes of planning, construction and operation and maintenance of National Highways. Global tenders have been invited for 15000 Kms of stretches having been identified for this on both BOT and EPC projects to cater to both asset management and project management.

 

5.              All concession agreement documents between the NHAI and concessionaire are now available on NHAI website at http://www.nhai.org/concessionagreementcj.asp.  CVs of key personnel’s of the Independent Engineers overseeing the BOT projects are being uploaded in phases on the NHAI website. 

 

6.              It has been decided to implement a combined state of the art Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and National Highways Authority of India with the objective to integrate end to end business processes that were traditionally disjointed and share information through a common database. ERP when implemented will enhance the productivity and efficiency of both the organisations.  Ground work of Functional Requirement Study has been completed.

 

7.              NHAI has large number of legal cases including with its contractors / concessionaire and vendors.  The entire system was handled earlier manually.  A web based customized software has been developed by NHAI through which it will be possible to retrieve information on Arbitration, Writ Petitions, Land Acquisition cases, Civil Contract cases, Criminal Cases and Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) cases and tackle these disputes better.

 

8.              In order to track the progress of construction and maintenance of the National Highways, a state of the art system is being developed to capture information / photos / videos directly from the site using tablet / notepad / personal digital assistant (PDA) / mobile phones and its retrieval on desktop / laptop by all concerned on real time basis. 

  Annual Pre-qualification of Bidders:

·                With a view to implement the recommendations of BK Chaturvedi Committee NHAI has adopted Annual Pre-qualification of bidders during the year 2011.  It has already completed the process of Annual pre-qualification and pre-qualified about 100 applicants/bidders.  These applicants are not required to submit voluminous documents at project specific RFQ. They will only submit the pre-qualification letter issued by NHAI.  This Annual pre-qualification is valid upto 31.12.2011.  NHAI has again taken up fresh pre-qualification.

 

Tax Free Bonds

·                As per 2011-12 BE, NHAI would raise a sum of total Rs.11900 crore out of which 54EC Bonds contribute Rs.1,900 crore and Tax Free Bonds contribute Rs.10,000 crore.  The Government has authorized NHAI to issue, during the financial year 2011-12, tax free, secured, redeemable, non-convertible bonds aggregating to Rs.10,000 crore. The draft shelf prospectus has been filed with BSE, NSE and SEBI. The issue is likely to open in the 3rd week of December 2011.

 

OUTCOME

 

Award of contracts

 

·                The pace of award of contracts has been accelerated to achieve the target of 20 kms in a day. As compared to achievement of award in 2009-10 of 3360 km and 5058 km in 2010-11, a total of highway length of 4036 km with total project cost of Rs.36381.49 Cr. have already been awarded till November 2011. The balance is in advance stage of award for meeting the target of 7300 km planned for this year.

 

Feasibility Studies

 

·                As an advance preparation efforts have been made to keep the shelf of feasibility study available to increase the award of contracts beyond 7300 km. During the period from Jan’ 2011 to Nov’ 2011, Feasibility Studies of 6708 kms have been completed and out of which some are in pipeline for award.  

 

Excellent Response from bidders

 

·                Despite the economic slowdown this year has witnessed a revival of interest among private investors and acceleration in award of projects due to new policy initiatives  taken to usher in fair competition & transparency.   NHAI has received record premiums in the projects which have been bid out in the current year. In fact in one of the projects, 6-laning of Kisangarh-Udaipur-Ahmedabad section of 560 kms fetched premium of Rs.636 crore (with 5% annual increase). This trend is very encouraging and validates the policy framework for PPP projects that has been established. In 20 projects, higher premium have been offered by the bidders as compared to the approved estimate by CCI.  Similarly in 6 projects, VGF grant demanded by the bidders are less as compared to approved estimate by CCI.  As a result of this, the net present value (NPV) of savings on account of premium / grant quoted by the bidders as compared to the same projected by NHAI in respect of 26 projects is Rs.21,070 crores.

Land Acquisition 

 

·                Despite an adverse climate in the field regarding land acquisition and reluctance on the part of farmers to part away their land on current rate of compensation in the hope of getting better compensation under new Act which is likely to be effective shortly, sufficient progress has been made in the matters of land acquisition for national highways.  In the current financial year 7800 hectares of land has been acquired till November, 2011 as compared to a total acquisition of 8533 hectares in 2010-11 and 6244 hectares acquired in 2009-10.

 

 

   Sanjay Kumar/RT&H/21.12.11