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Signal-free elevated Delhi-Agra highway proposed

March 15, 2007 14:02 IST

Traffic hurdles for travellers between Delhi and Agra may be a thing of past after the implementation of a proposal to construct a signal-free elevated highway on the route at a cost of Rs 267 crore (Rs 2.67 billion).

It is proposed to construct a signal-free elevated highway including approach on the Delhi-Agra section covering five major junctions at an estimated cost of Rs 267 crore, Road Transport and Highways Minister T R Baalu said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

He said the five junctions included the T junction of Delhi-Faridabad- Jaitpur village. Baalu said the National Highways Authority

is the implementing agency for the project and the support agreement is to be signed by NCR and Haryana governments.

The clearances are also required from the DDA, the Delhi Urban Art Commission and the ASI. The clearance from the Public-Private Parnership Appraisal Committee has already been obtained for the project.

After getting clearance from DDA, DUAC and ASI, the bidding process will start and this process may take three months time, Baalu said.

The selected concessionaire will have six months time for the financial closure and thirty months time thereafter for completion of the project, he said.

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