Injecting yet another booster to the road building process in the country, the government has approved 12 highway projects of Rs. 6,067.9-cr crisscrossing eight states including Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, and Uttarakhand, said official sources, claiming that most of the 476-km projects are being awarded under engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) mode.
Out of the total projects, nine are in EPC mode, two in hybrid annuity and the remaining one in OMT (operate-maintain-transfer) mode. Four of the projects located in the north-east cover NH-39 and NH-415 and they also included widening and upgrading the existing highways. The three projects for Maharashtra pertain to two and four-laning of highway stretches on NH-930, NH-211 (New NH-52) and NH-211 (New NH-52).