Development of four laning of Hubli-Hospet Section of NH-63 approved by Cabinet

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the development of four laning of Hubli-Hospet Section of NH-63 in Karnataka. The cost is estimated to be Rs.2272.20 crore including cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities. The total length of the road to be developed is approximately 144 kms.  This work will be done under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-IV on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis.

The project will help in expediting the improvement of infrastructure in Karnataka and in reducing the time and cost of travel for traffic, particularly heavy traffic, plying between Hubli and Hospet section. It would also increase employment potential for local labourers for project activities. It has been estimated that a total number of 4,076 mandays are required for construction of one kilometre of the highway. As such, employment potential of 5,86,600  (approx.) mandays will be generated locally during the construction period of this stretch.

So let’s do:
1. What is the estimated cost of four laning of Hubli-Hospet Section of NH-63 approved by Cabinet?
2. Expand the term NHDP and EPC?

Source – The Hindu

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