UP takes up state highway works
By A Business Correspondent
The UP government has undertaken the development of the 202-km Delhi- Mawana-Mirapur-Bijnor-Najibabad-Kotdwara (Uttaranchal) highway. A length of 65 km from Delhi up to Meerut falling on NH-24 and 58 is already developed to four-lane standards.
The 118-km Meerut- Bijnor-Najibabad section has been taken up by the state government for upgradation under phase I of the World Bank assisted State Road Project. Work on this section commenced in April 2002 and will be completed in two years. The WB loan of $481.6 million is in the pipeline. The 118-km section will be taken up under this WB funded project for development of 3,500 km priority state roads at a cost of $601.19 million. The WB Board will review the project proposal in mid-July.
The remaining road length on Najibabad-Uttaranchal border has been accorded 'in-principle' approval for improvement under Inter-State Connectivity Scheme of Central Road Fund. The final sanction will be accorded after the detailed project proposal is received.