Project of six laning of Barwa Adda – Panagarh Section of NH-2 in the States of Jharkhand and West Bengal under NHDP Phase V
The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure today approved the implementation of the project of six laning of 122.880 Km long Barwa Adda – Panagarh section on NH-2 in the States of Jharkhand and West Bengal under NHDP Phase V on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT)/BOT(Toll) mode.
The total project cost is estimated at ` 2083.65 crore under the DBFOT pattern. The concession period of the project shall be for 20 years including a construction period of 30 months.
The main object of the project is to expedite the improvement of infrastructure in the state of Jharkhand and West Bengal. The project is a part of NH-2, the Grand Trunk Road connecting Delhi to Kolkata and is amongst the heavy traffic road networks in the country. The project road runs through industrial and coal mining areas of Jharkhand and West Bengal.
The Cabinet gave approval for four/six laning of 4000 Km of National Highways under the NHDP Phase IIIA on BOT basis in its meeting held in March, 2005. Subsequently, Government approved additional stretches in May,2006; Oct., 2006 and April, 2007, for implementation of four laning. The total tentative length of 12109 Km is to be done at an estimated cost of `.80,626 crores. The stretch under consideration is one of the approved stretches.