CCEA approves 1,756-crore road project in Gujarat

New Delhi, Oct.8 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Tuesday gave its approval for a 1,756-crore road project in Gujarat, under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP), which covers the road between Gadu and Dwarka.

An official statement said that CCEA has given its approval for four/two laning of the Gadu-Dwarka section of National Highway-8E in Gujarat under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase IV on Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT-Annuity) in Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) pattern.

The cost is estimated to be Rs. 1,756.36 crore including the cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities.

The total length of the road will be approximately 209.89 kilometers out of which 119.7 kilometers would be four lane and 90.19 kilometers would be two-lane with paved shoulders.

The project will expedite improvement of infrastructure in Gujarat and also reduce the time and cost of travel for traffic, particularly heavy traffic, plying between Gadu and Dwarka.

This road stretch links a number of sea ports on the western coast of India apart from coastal places like Dwarka, Porbandar and Somnath.

Development of this stretch will also help in uplifting the socio-economic condition of this region. It will also increase employment potential for local labourers for project activities. (ANI)

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