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NHAI to build extension to Sagar Island

A Detailed Project Report (DPR) is being set up for a street cum-rail span over the Muriganga River between Kakdwip in South 24-Parganas and Kochuberia on Sagar Island.

DSC00181The extension, a pre-imperative for any port office on the island, will be worked by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) at an expense of almost Rs 2,800 crore. The extension, when finished, will prompt improvement – monetary and something else – for inhabitants of Sagar island – the biggest island in the Gangetic delta.

“It is a decent sign that the Center has given NHAI the thumbs up to develop the extension to Sagar Island from the territory. This will be a toll span. The DPR is presently being readied and the tendering procedure will begin not long after that,” said M T Krishna Babu, director, Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT).

Sagar Island is found about 150 km downstream of Kolkata. Presently, individuals wanting to visit to the island need to travel about 90 km by street to Harwood Point (Lot 8 Jetty) in Kakdwip and cross the Muriganga by ship. Vehicles are taken crosswise over in freight boats however the development of vessels is represented by tidal development.

Sagar has a populace of about 160,000. KoPT has additionally wanted to set up a port office in Sagar with the guide of West Bengal government. As the island has a draft of almost 9 meters, ships with bigger bundle loads (10,000 tons more than Haldia) would have the capacity to billet there.

“We have been requested that roll out specific improvements in our income model. KoPT had needed an income offer of 20% however we have been requested that cut this down. We might give another proposition soon,” Babu said.

The Government of India has understood the vital significance of Sagar and is quick to build up a port office there regardless of the possibility that it is not monetarily practical.

The island is to a great degree significant for the Navy as its boats can’t billet at any area south of Paradip. A working base for the Navy is important for better observation of the Bay of Bengal region.A source inside the Navy said that it additionally has arrangements to make a rocket battery at Sagar. Notwithstanding, a forward base or rocket battery may be conceivable if a scaffold is developed.

MBL Infra sacks Rs 2,126 crore street devpt ventures in UP, Uttarakhand

Development firm MBL Infrastructures has packed away street advancement ventures worth Rs 2,126 crore from NHAI in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.


“MBL Infrastructures Ltd has been recompensed the accompanying activities on DBFOT (Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Transfer) Hybrid Annuity premise by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)…worth Rs 2,126 crore,” the organization said in an administrative recording today.

To start with undertaking is worth Rs 942 crore for four-laning of Chutmalpur-Ganeshpur area of NH-72A from 0 km to 16 km and Roorkee-Chutmalpur-Gagalheri segment of NH-73 from 0 km to 33 km in the condition of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh under NHDP-IV.

Second venture is worth Rs 1,184 crore for four arriving of Gagalheri-Saharanpur-Yamunanagar segment of NH-73 from 33 km to 71.64 km condition of Uttar Pradesh under NHDP-IV.

Development period is 730 days for both the activities.

Shares of MBL Infrastructures were exchanging 3.12 for each penny up at Rs 158.70 each on BSE.

Increasing expense of area a noteworthy detour in national expressway extension

Land obtaining cost for national thruway ventures has shot up forcefully in the current budgetary year by virtue of the new land securing law that came into power in 2015, managing a hit to the administration’s goal-oriented arrangement to bungle the nation with top quality streets. The legislature paid Rs 1.35 crore for every hectare in 2014-15, which has gone up 65% to Rs 2.22 crore for each hectare in the current money related year.


Around 1.5 hectare of area is expected to assemble one kilometer of a four-path parkway.

The street transport and interstates service has seen an expansion of 30% altogether cost of expressway development in the current budgetary year because of high land costs and expanded work costs.

“Prior, area represented 10-15% of the aggregate venture cost. It has now gone up to 40%,” said a senior authority at the service. The service anticipates that the area expense will associate with Rs 2.5 crore for each hectare on a normal in the following budgetary year.

Under the new land obtaining law, the administration needs to pay double the cost of area in urban regions and four times the cost of area in provincial regions.

In 2014-15, the administration procured 6,500 hectare for expressway extends and paid aroundRs 9,000 crore in remuneration. This year, the legislature has gained 9,000 hectare for Rs 20,000 crore. The objective of area securing for the following year is relied upon to be 12,000 hectare.

“That much increment in area cost positively goes about as an anxiety point for accessible spending plan for interstate part. Notwithstanding, these lucrative costs uproot the resistance of agriculturists and different dealers, who show signs of improvement estimation of their territory,” said Vinayak Chatterjee, executive at Feedback infra.

For building a greenfield two path national interstate, the administration spends around Rs 10 crore a km, which incorporates the area and development cost. For a four-path thruway, the cost turns out to Rs 16 crore for each km.

The National Highways Authority of India is the area getting office in many states with the exception of in slope states, where the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corp lands procurement for thruways.

NHAI plan to raise Rs 55,000 crore from business sector gets government gesture

To guarantee NHAI has no deficiency of assets to embrace development of thruways and building new interstates, the street transport service on today affirmed the office’s arrangement to raise up to Rs 55,000 crore amid this financial.


The service has likewise proposed in a Cabinet note permitting the NHAI to keep the returns of finished interstate ventures that will be sold out for a more beneficial asset report.

Sources said this will offer NHAI to raise more subsidizes on its some assistance with owning as opposed to keeping on relying upon more budgetary backing.

The service has arranged a rundown of 75 finished activities that can be sold to private players for around 15 years under another model named Toll-Operate-Transfer. Service hopes to produce at any rate Rs 40,000-Rs 50,000 crore forthright income from offering of these undertakings.

At present, these extends every year create Rs 4,400 crore toll revenue.”Earlier proposition was to exchange whole continues to Consolidated Fund of India. However, all things considered NHAI needs to rely on upon the budgetary backing. We trust all divisions would bolster this proposition,” said an authority.

Larsen and Toubro eyes street part as govt spotlights on interstates

As the administration hopes to twofold the length of the nation’s roadways to 2 lakh km, designing and development goliath Larsen and Toubro has said it sees enormous open doors in the segment.

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It has, be that as it may, drilled down various difficulties confronting the streets area, including financing limitations.

In a presentation to financial specialists, L&T has recorded the “expanded street work out by NHAI with current spotlight on EPC (designing, acquisition and development) ventures” as “circumstances”.

In the most recent two weeks alone the administration has offered out 31 ventures worth Rs 28,000 crore, of which about half were under the EPC mode.

The framework significant saw its main concern surge 19 for every penny to Rs 1,034.8 crore in October-December.

L&T likewise eyes “freeway ventures by state governments, raised passages and ring streets in real urban communities” as a portion of alternate open doors in the speculator presentation other than committed cargo hall system and expressway ventures in the Middle East.

Concerning challenges in the foundation portion, it has recorded “venture limitations, loaning limit of managing an account framework, absence of private area enthusiasm for PPP ventures, land procurement, government financing, natural clearances, moderate development of arrangement structures, pace of honors and execution.”

It additionally sees “oil value drove financial deficiencies in the Middle East” as another test.

L&T’s street and extensions portfolio has 16 ventures for 1,721 km worth Rs 17,800 crore.

L&T is India’s biggest E&C organization with hobbies in undertakings, framework, advancement and assembling, among others. Its incomes remained at USD 15 billion a year ago and the organization has a business sector top of USD 18 billion as on December 31.

L&T is planning to rebuild its top administration as a feature of progression arrangement and trying endeavors to grow worldwide vicinity.

Bunch Executive Chairman A M Naik had as of late said the organization is hoping to grow its worldwide vicinity.

National Highways quality to be raised to 2 lakh km: Nitin Gadkari

In an offer to decongest movement in the nation, the legislature has chosen to expand the length of national thruways from 96,000 km, at present, to two lakh km, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today.


“At present, we have 96,000 km national thruways or 52 lakh street length in the nation. As much as 40 for every penny of the activity proceeds onward these 2 for each penny national interstates and thus five lakh mishaps occur,” the Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping told correspondents here.

Gadkari said, “Three lakh individuals get harmed and 1.5 lakh are murdered in these mishaps. The principle reason is movement clog. Subsequently, to spare existences of individuals and enhance movement, our legislature has chosen to develop national interstates from 96,000 km to two lakh km. Almost 70 for every penny to 80 for each penny activity of the nation proceed onward this.”

He said that a recipe in light of vehicular movement has been worked out as indicated by which four-path, six-path and express roadway would be developed.

The pastor said in Uttar Pradesh absolute length of national thruways was 8,483 km of which 4,500 km was with the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and 3,134 km was with state Public Works Department.

“I am glad to tell that in the following two months we have chosen to extend this 8,483 km to 17,000 km which is twofold. Couple of proposition have been put together by the state government and others by MPs and MLAs,” he said.

He said that two new expressways would be created in UP.

“To start with is east-west thruway on which we are going to spend Rs 1,400 crore. This will lessen Delhi’s activity by 50 for every penny The second one is from Delhi to Dasna, which would be 14 path, a first time in the nation,” he said.

He said that before travel time in the middle of Delhi and Meerut, whih took 2.30 hours to 3 hours would now take just 40 minutes.

Take a shot at a ring-street in Lucknow at an expense of Rs 11,000 crore has started and the definite venture report would be prepared in a few months.

Lucknow-Kanpur access control thruway has likewise been arranged, which would decrease fly out time to 40 minutes.

He said that 10 ventures were liable to be honored in next three months with an undertaking expense of Rs 4,000 crore.

Gadkari said that 10 rail over scaffolds were being taken up under Setu Bharatam.

He said that at first a few tasks were slowed down because of various reasons, however 95 for every penny issues have been sorted out at work has begun.

“Assume, on the off chance that we go by water it costs 15-20 paisa, by rail Re 1 and by street rupees 1.5, subsequently its savvy. We are spending Rs 3,000 crore on Ganga and will advance tourism,” he said.

He said that merchandise could straightforwardly be sent out to Bangladesh and Myanmar. It would be valuable being developed of Uttar Pradesh, he included.

L&T Construction gets Rs 2,048 crore job orders

The construction arm of Larsen & Toubro won orders worth Rs 2,048 crore across various business verticals in October 2015. The company’s power transmission and distribution division won orders worth Rs 758 crore in both international and domestic markets, L&T Construction said in statement.

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The cumulative orders include deals bagged by its power transmission and distribution division, transportation infrastructure and buildings and factories unit.

Similarly, L&T’s transportation infrastructure unit secured orders worth Rs 732 crore from the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) for construction of a six-lane elevated corridor from Chandigarh to Kharar in Punjab.

“On the international front, Larsen & Toubro Saudi Arabia LLC, a fully-owned subsidiary of L&T, has bagged an order against stiff competition from local players for the construction of four 132 kv substations in Riyadh from National Grid, Saudi Arabia, a subsidiary of Saudi Electricity Company,” the statement said.

These projects are in the Central Province of Saudi Arabia and will be completed in 22 months, it said. In the domestic market, the company’s power unit landed an order from Power Grid Corporation of India Limited for engineering, procurement and construction of a 765 kv GIS sub-station package at Aligarh under the Interregional System Strengthening Scheme.

“This project is to be completed in 30 months and involves the construction of 10.18 km of four-lane dual carriageway along with three elevated corridors of a cumulative length of 3.37 km,” the statement said.

The transport unit also bagged an order from the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation Limited for the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of receiving-cum- auxiliary main-cum-traction sub stations, including high voltage cabling from grid sub-station.

The buildings and factories unit of L&T secured two orders worth Rs 558 crore, including add-ons during the month.

“An order has been received from a leading real estate developer for the construction of 13 residential towers in Chennai. Another order has been bagged from a reputed cement producer for setting up its cement plant in Rajasthan which is an expansion of its existing two lines,” the statement read.

NHAI yet to get land for Mumbai-Vadodara expressway

Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari announced in Mumbai on today that the government plans to start work on the Mumbai-Vadodara expressway in the next six months. The ground reality, however, is that the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) still does not have the physical possession of the land.

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Sources in the NHAI said that they had started the process to acquire land in 2011 but it ran into rough weather with the local farmers and people opposing the move.

Senior officials in Gujarat said that the land acquisition process is in the advance state but the physical possession is almost negligible.

According to NHAI officials, the land alignment survey is yet to be completed in two districts. About 5 km of the stretch passes from the Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and it is where the people are not willing to give their land.

The expressway between Vadodara and Surat will be of six lanes and between Surat and Dahisar it will of eight lanes. Even in Gujarat, there is opposition from the residents in some areas. The officials, however, said that the process has gained momentum now.

Senior officials said that the 400km project will cost Rs 27,000 crore. Of this, Rs 10,000 crore will be spent on land acquisition and the rest on construction. The green field expressway will come up on Design, Build, Finance, Operate (DBFO) concept.


NHAI, Haryana to give information to NGT on vehicles entering Delhi

The National Green Tribunal today directed the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the Haryana government to inform it as to how many goods transport vehicles travel to Delhi via Panipat.


A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked NHAI and Haryana to furnish the data by September 21, the next date of hearing.

“There appears to be some discrepancy in the data provided by you (Delhi Police) and NHAI. NHAI and Haryana, you both tell us how many goods transport vehicles, entering via Panipat, are destined to Delhi. Come on Monday,” the bench said in a brief hearing.

The directions came after Delhi Police submitted a data on goods vehicles which entered Delhi via Singhu and Rajokri borders between September 11 and September 13.

The police informed the green bench that 4,672 goods vehicles entered Delhi via Singhu border, out of which 3,798 (81.29 per cent) vehicles were destined to Delhi while 874 (18.70 per cent) were destined to other areas like Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

At Rajokri border, 5,036 goods vehicles entered Delhi out of which 3,243 (64.39 per cent) vehicles were destined to Delhi while 1793 (35.60 per cent) were destined to other areas like Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.

With regard to diesel vehicles (besides goods vehicles) entering Delhi, Delhi Police said that a sample of two hours slot (9PM to 11PM) showed that 814 vehicles entered Delhi while 639 vehicles entered Delhi between 12 AM to 2PM through Singhu border.

193 diesel vehicles entered the capital via Rajokri border between 6PM to 8PM while 739 vehicles entered between 12 AM to 2PM, it said.

Advocate Bhakti Pasrija Sethi, appearing for Supreme Court Women Lawyers Association (SCWLA), said there is mismatch in the data given by the Delhi Police and NHAI.

“Both the departments are submitting different data. If, according to them, majority of goods vehicles are coming to Delhi what purpose would be solved by Eastern and Western Peripheral expressway. In such a condition, spending of such huge amount of money would be a sheer waste of resources,” Sethi said.

The green panel is deliberating on mechanism to devise an alternative route for commercial vehicles passing through the city to decongest the roads and reduce vehicular emissions. The bench was hearing a plea on the deteriorating air quality in the capital.

NGT slams cops on route plan

The National Green Tribunal slammed Delhi Police on Tuesday for not providing complete details on the alternate routes for commercial vehicles passing through the city to decongest the roads.

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NGT had directed Delhi Police to hold a meeting with senior officers from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan to map out alternative routes for heavy polluting vehicles.

“What is this? You had a meeting with officials from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Yet, your basic facts are not clear. At least be prepared for once,” a bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said directing the police to come with all the details on Wednesday.

During the hearing, Delhi Police told the green bench that this new route suggested by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is four lane and was adequate to cater to the traffic of more than 50,000 PCUs (passenger car units).

“The distance of the diverted route i.e through Panipat- Rohtak-Jhajjar-Bawal diversion is 166 km whereas the distance for route through New Delhi is 174 km,” Delhi Police said.

But there is a difference of Rs 300 in toll tax between the route proposed by NHAI and the route through Delhi as the proposed route has higher number of toll booths which acts as a deterrent for heavy vehicles.

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