• NHAI awards Rs 895 crore road project in Rajasthan to L&T

    The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has awarded a Rs 895 crore project in Rajasthan to Larsen & Toubro.

    “The NHAI has issued Letter of Award (LOA) for development of 4-laning of Bar-Bilara-Jodhpur section in Rajasthan under phase IV of National Highways Development Projects (NHDP) to Larsen & Toubro,” NHAI said in a statement.

    The 111 km section connects the western Rajasthan and border area (Jodhpur-Jaisalmer-Barmer) to eastern part of the state – Ajmer and Jaipur.

    The stretch will be four-laned at a cost of Rs 895 crore, it said.

    “This is a major strategic route connecting Jodhpur as an important feeder route during war time. Four-laning of the section will permit smooth flow of military traffic as well as heavy commercial and domestic traffic. It will also facilitate transportation of mining and agriculture product,” the statement said.

    The project will have two bypasses, one at Bar (3.25 km)and another at Bilara (6.70 km), 4 flyovers, 3 pedestrian under passes, 4 major bridges and one railway over bridge.

    The project would be executed on EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) mode and is scheduled for completion in 30 months from the date of commencement. Bobby Wagner Jersey

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