NH-6 extention plan till Hazira port to be put on fast track

May 21, 2009

With the Congress-led UPA government taking over at the Centre, widening and extending of the 132-km stretch of road project between

Gujarat-Maharashtra border and Hazira port on 2,000-km long National Highway-6 (NH-6) is likely to be put on the fast track by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

The project was caught in a logjam for quite some time as a few industries were unwilling to part with the required tract of land.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) of UPA government had approved the project costing Rs 1,661 crore on February 5 this year. With the bidding process for the project already underway, the new government is likely to clear roadblocks soon, said sources in NHAI.

The process began in May 2008 with NHAI inviting tenders for short listing suitable agencies to implement the project. But, nothing concrete could be achieved, largely due to some public sector undertakings (PSUs) lobbying hard for an alternative route, as widening of existing road requires strip of land under their jurisdiction.

The plan to extend NH-6 was stuck after National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Krishak Bharati Co-operative Ltd (KRIBHCO) made several representations to NHAI in May last year stating that they were not in a position to spare additional strips of land near their facilities.

According to a letter in April last year by NHAI to all industries in Hazira, an additional land strip of 36 m to 42 m along the existing road was required on the stretch of 8.7 km from KRIBHCO to NTPC and on 5.7 km near Essar Group in Hazira area.

An alternative suggestion was made by KRIBHCO to avoid widening the existing road in Hazira and NHAI. “But a truncated stretch was not possible and hence not a substitute to the proposed highway up to Hazira port,” a senior official in NHAI told TOI.

NHAI, a central government agency, is keen on executing this project.
Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

2 Comments on “NH-6 extention plan till Hazira port to be put on fast track” Post your comment

  1. Divykant on January 3rd, 2011 4:01 pm

    A higway rule as a no railway track in road so why are three railway track on road by ESSAR between 5 Km and also hot iren stream by ESSAR way under a road a national highway no 6.
    So what are doing NHAI ?

  2. Divykant on January 3rd, 2011 4:24 pm

    as national highway rules no railway track on road so why are three-three railway track on national highway no 6 by builed ESSAR STEEl. and also they build a very hot iren sub way in under the road on nation highway no 6.
    what are doing NHAI?

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