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Construction : Web Exclusive | April 2017 | Source : CW-India

There’s huge requirement of construction materials for four-laning of the Nagina-Kashipur section of NH-74

  • Four-laning of Nagina-Kashipur section of NH-74 under NHDP Phase IV
  • Estimated construction cost: Rs 1,155.70 crore
  • Date of execution of contract agreement: 15 June 2016
  • Contract (execution) period: 910 days (two-and-a-half years) from the appointed date

PNC Infratech bagged the contract for the four-laning of the Nagina-Kashipur section of NH-74 from 71.61 km to 170.41 km in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh under NHDP Phase 4. To be executed on EPC basis, the project comprises the widening of the existing highway for about 100 km, with 60 per cent passing through Uttar Pradesh and 40 per cent through Uttarakhand. Fifty per cent of the proposed project will either have bypasses or new alignments for smooth traffic movement on the highway. As part of the project, a large number of bridges, vehicular underpasses, pedestrian underpasses, road-over-bridges, and culverts including service and slip roads will also be constructed.

The project site establishment, including plant and machinery, has already been set up. As Yogesh Kumar Jain, Managing Director, PNC Infratech, shares, “Certain statutory approvals have already been taken. The process of land acquisition, including new alignment sections, is underway and with the formation of new governments in both the states, the acquisition process is expected to be expedited and completed in a time-bound manner.” 

As the process of land acquisition is not yet complete, the commencement date for the project has not been declared by NHAI. However, PNC Infratech has mobilised the men, materials and machinery required and is fully geared up to commence the work. Certain preliminary and preparatory works are already underway. “There is a huge requirement of construction materials for the project that includes more than 30 lakh tonne of aggregates, 3 lakh tonne of cement, 30,000 tonne of reinforcement steel, etc,” says Jain. “All these materials are to be procured in a time-bound manner for uninterrupted construction activities.”

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