The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping has announced the completion of six works related to national highway projects in Gujarat (see table). These projects, valued at RS. 44.81 crore, were completed this year. Eight other projects have been delayed due to land acquisition, shifting of utilities and other statutory clearances.

In recent years, the road sector in Gujarat has seen the completion of more than six big-ticket projects worth around RS. 1,500 crore. These include Ahmedabad-Vadodara Expressway, Vadodara-Halol Toll Road and Ahmedabad-Mehsana Toll Road.

Work on the 380-km long Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway via Surat is currently underway. This project is expected to cost RS. 27,000 crore out of which around RS. 10,000 crore would be spent on land acquisition and the rest on construction work. It is a part of the Golden Quadrilateral project of NHAI.

No. 
Project
Amount Sanctioned
(RS. crore)
1. Restoration work for strengthening/raising road length
from km 150/0 to 161/0, 167/150 to 180/760 & 192/0 to 209/0 on NH-8E.
24.10
2. Repairing and restoration of approaches of ROB (LC 29B) between km

10/800 and 12/00 on Sarkhej-Juhapura-Vishala-Narol link road on NH-8A (47)
of Ahmedabad-Bhayala-Bagodara road.

1.48
3. Reconstruction of bridge across river Titodi in lieu of old bridge at km 232/2 to
232/4 of NH-113 of Dahod-Jhalod-Banswada road.
3.57
4. Improvement of road for removal of black spot at km 177/2-6 of NH-228
(new NH-64).
4.94
5. Strengthening of road from km 609/000 to 617/800 (Vyara-Gadat-Bedchit stretch)
of NH-56.
9.21
6. Construction of RCC box culvert from km 280/400 to 280/600 & km 280/800 to
281/00 of NH-228.
1.51
Total 44.81

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