Friday, 20 April 2012

India's first electronic toll plaza inaugurated at Zirakpur-Parwanoo highway

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 17:30
By Punjab Newsline
CHANDIGARH: Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Mr. C.P. Joshi today revealed that the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) would take up major road projects of 1167 kms with a tentative cost of over Rs 10.5 thousand crore in the states of Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh during the current financial year.

Mr. Joshi was addressing a function after dedicating the four-lanning of Zirakpur-Parwanoo portion (27.5 kilometer) of NH-5 to the nation at Chandimandir Toll Plaza near Panchkula here today, which has been constructed with an investment of Rs. 412 crore. He also inaugurated country’s first RFID Technology based Electronic Toll Collection Plaza. He informed that in Haryana four road projects with a length of 508 Kilometers, four in Punjab with a length of 454 kilometers and three in Himachal Pradesh with a length of 205 Kilometers would be taken up.

Mr. Joshi said that on the pattern of this newly inaugurated Electronic Toll, all Tolls in the country would be equipped with the RFID Technology so that the people could be benefited with the latest technology.

While elaborating on road projects which would undertaken this year, Mr. Joshi said that in Haryana NHAI would take up four laning of 80 kilometer long Rohtak-Hisar, two or four laning of 78 kilometer long Ambala-Kaithal, two or four laning of 160 kilometer long Kaithal to Haryana and Rajasthan border and two or four laning of 160 kilometer long Hisar-Dabwali raods would be taken up with an investment of Rs. 3574 crore.

In Punjab, 20 kilometer long Jalandhar-Amritsar, 63 kilometer long Ludhiana-Chandigarh, 172 kilometer long Sri Ganganagar-Amritsar and 199 kilometer long Jalandhar to Punjab and Haryana border roads would be taken up with an investment of Rs. 3301 crore. Similarly, this year 39 kilometer long Parwanoo-Solan road, 51 kilometer long Solan-Shimla and 115 kilometer long Ner Chowk-Manali roads would be taken up in Himachal Pradesh with an investment of Rs. 3664 crore.

Mr. Joshi said that the NHAI had completed 491 Kilometers road projects in Haryana with an investment of Rs. 1913 crore and 969 Kilometers long new projects were under implementation, which would cost Rs. 5962 crore, while 508 Kilometers long road projects worth Rs. 3574 crore would be awarded soon. Similarly, in Punjab, 1419 crore road projects of 357 Kilometer had been completed, 4791 crore projects of 645 kilometer were under implementation and 454 kilometer road projects of Rs. 3301 crore would be awarded soon. In Himachal Pradesh, the NHAI had completed five kilometer project with Rs. 50 crore investments, Rs. 1994 crore projects of 124 Kilometer were under implementation and 204 Kilometer long roads would be awarded with an estimated investment of Rs. 3664 crore, he added.

Referring to the issues raised by Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Union Culture Minister, Kumari Shelja and Haryana PWD Minister Mr. Randeep Singh Surjewala, Mr. Joshi said that the Union Government would consider exempting the natives of the village on whose land the toll plazas are set up from paying the toll tax. As per the policy, he also announced concessional monthly passes for the local residents.Read More

No comments :

Post a Comment