Ministry of Road Transport & Highways04-March, 2010 20:21 IST
Construction of 12.9 meter wide bridge between Dhola an Sadia ghats along with 2 lane connecting roads from near about Dhola to Islampur Tinali in Assam on BOT (Annuity) basis under the Arunachal Pradesh Package of Roads and Highways
The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure accorded its administrative approval to undertake the project for construction of bridge between Dhola and Sadia ghats along with 2 lane connecting roads from near about Dhola to Islampur Tinali in Assam at an estimated cost of Rs.827.10 crore and Total Project Cost (TPC) of Rs.876 crore under the BOT (Annuity) basis

The CCI also gave its approval to award the project on Design, Build, Finance, Operate & Transfer (DBFOT) basis following the annuity model approved by Cabinet for four roads of Arunachal Pradesh Package of Roads & Highways under SARDP-NE with total concession period of 17 years and to make twenty five semi-annual annuity payments on the basis of accepted bid to the Concessionaire during twelve and a half years after successful completion of the road and to incur expenditure on the project in question out of the budget allocations for SARDP-NE.

The project road will provide connectivity to Arunachal Pradesh with Assam linking NH-37 in Assam to NH-52 in Arunachal Pradesh. It will also facilitate numerous hydro power projects coming up in Arunachal Pradesh and foster socio-economic development of the States of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. The road would also greatly facilitate the security/defence agencies to combat anti-national activities and threat in the border areas.

Background:

Construction of bridge between Dhola and Sadia ghat including approaches is one of the four projects approved ‘in principle’ by the Cabinet in January 2009 as part of the Arunachal Pradesh Package of roads and highways.

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