SIX Laning of delhi-Dehradun National Highway

April 24, 2008

Delhi-Dehradun stretch of NH-58 & 72 has been identified for 4/6-laning under National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase III on Build, Operate & Transfer (BOT) mode based on the criteria of high density of traffic and connectivity of State capitals with corridors of NHDP Phase I & II .  The present status of this stretch is as under:

  • Delhi-Meerut section of NH-58 is already 4-laned and preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) for 6-laning is in progress.
  • The work of 4-laning of Meerut-Muzaffarnagar section of NH-58 on BOT basis is in progress and targeted for completion by March, 2009.
  • The work of 4-laning of Muzaffarnagar-Haridwar section could not be awarded as only single bid was received and the same was cancelled. For re-bidding of this section, updation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) as per new Model Concession Agreement (MCA) as decided by Public Private Partnership Appraisal Committee (PPPAC) is in progress. The Haridwar-Dehradun section is passing through Rajaji National Park and clearance is to be obtained from the Central Empowered Committee constituted by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. After clearance from Central Empowered Committee and PPPAC, bidding process is to be taken up for award of 4-laning work.  It is too early to indicate the completion time of 4-laning work of Muzaffarnagar-Haridwar-Dehradun section at this stage. However, the same may not be completed by 2010 keeping in view the time taken in obtaining the clearance from Central Empowered Committee & PPPAC as well as response of bidders.

This information was given  by the Minister of   State for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Shri K.H. Muniyappa  in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

Source: pib.nic.in

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  1. praveen chawla on January 2nd, 2013 6:39 pm

    It is very surprising that nothing has happened since 2008 on the Mujjafarnagar – Dehradun Highway. I have few. I will be thankful if someone can help me understand the answers :

    1) If the road does not have to pass through the Rajaji National park then what is the alternative route ?

    2) If there is no alternative route then why has it taken 4 years to seek permissions ?

    3) There is a road currently from Roorkee to Chutmalpur to Dehradun. Why can’t this be converted to a four lane highway ?

    4) There is a tunnel on the way from Chutmalpur to Dehradun which is in a mess.
    Why can’t the goverment make another tunnel so that there is one way traffic in each tunnel ?

    5) Existing tunnel is in bad physical shape. Top is badly scraped by the trucks and buses. Who is noticing this or is the government waiting for this to collapse and then wake up to reality ?

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