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Government of India
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
17-May-2012 20:18 IST
Road Development Projects in Naxal Affected Areas
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

 

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 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.Projects for development of 5339 km roads at an estimated cost of Rs. 7463 crore have been sanctioned in 34 Left Wing Extremism affected districts in 8 States.

 

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.

 

          Detail of ongoing projects in Left Wing Extremism affected areas:

 

State

Ongoing projects

No.

Length in Km

Cost in Rs. Crore

Andhra Pradesh

23

557

1054

Bihar

29

542

511

Chhattisgarh

31

1396

1720

Jharkhand

16

542

728

Madhya Pradesh

4

131

106

Maharashtra

22

363

611

Odisha

13

615

904

Uttar Pradesh

2

67

42

 

                 This information was given by Shri Jitin Prasada, the Minister of State for Road Transport& Highways in response to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

                                                            

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Sanjay Kumar/RT&H/RS/17.05.12