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Construction : Web Exclusive | September 2017 | Source : Infrastructure Today

IRB Infra's arm achieves COD for highway project

Kaithal Tollway Pvt. Ltd. (KTPL), a Special Purpose Vehicle of IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd., has commissioned its Kaithal – Rajasthan Border four laning highway project on 8th September 2017. With this, the project is now opened for vehicular traffic with effect from midnight 8th September 2017.  

Key features of the project:

·8th project in IRB Infra’s BOT Portfolio; the largest by any private highway infrastructure developer
  • Total project length 166.26 km, section on NH 152/65
  • Project cost is Rs 2,290 crore; including VGF of Rs 234 core
  • NHAI awarded the project under BOT space to IRB Infra in 2014
  • The project is conversion of existing 2 lanes into 4 lanes
  • It will have, service road of 20.90 km; 18 pedestrian underpasses; 5 vehicular underpasses; 5 flyovers; 13 small bridges; 71 intersections; 241 culverts; and one railway over bridge
  • The concession period for project is 27 years
  • Tolling commenced w.e.f. 8th September 2017 midnight
  • COD achieved in line with provisional certification issued by the Competent Authority, as  SPV satisfactorily completes 144 km, i.e., 87 per cent construction work, four months ahead of schedule 

The Kaithal – Rajasthan stretch of 166 Kms is part of NH – 65, which starts from Ambala in Haryana and ends at Pali in Rajasthan. The stretch passes through four districts in Haryana States, viz. Kaithal, Jind, Hissar and Bhiwani.
 
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