19 May 2012

Road Development Projects in Naxal Affected Areas


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 RsCrore
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 inRajya Sabha today.

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