13 road projects to be awarded under OMT basis

August 7, 2013

 The government has identified 13 road projects of over 1,800 km length that would be build on the operate-maintain-transfer basis during the 12th Plan period (2012-17).

Under OMT (operate-maintain-transfer) concept, six projects or packages measuring 963 km have been awarded and four measuring 720 km are in the bidding stage, an official in the Road Ministry said.

“We have identified 13 more such packages about 1,839 km to be developed under the same (OMT) model,” he said.

The government has identified 60 new locations for development as wayside amenities on highways.

These amenities include parking lots, restaurants, toilets, first-aid centres, telephone booths, petrol pumps, kiosks for sale of miscellaneous items and landscaping.

At present amenities at six locations have functional and work is on at other locations, he said.

Approximately, 3800 km of completed 4-laned highways constructed under various NHDP (National Highway Development Programme) are under maintenance.

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has set a target of covering a length of 8800 km under NHDP next year (2012-13).

The allocation of the Ministry has been enhanced by 14% to Rs 25,360 crore in 2012-13.



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