Monday, June 30, 2008

Orissa to build four major roads through PPP route

Project Monitor News Bureau says "The Orissa government plans to construct four major roads in the state on public-private partnership basis at a cost of over Rs 2,100 crore.The project involves four laning of a 165-km long road between Sambalpur and Rourkela at an estimated cost of Rs 1,340 crore; constructing a 70-km road from Khuntuni to Kuradmal at a cost of Rs 400 crore; building an 18-km road between Joda and Bamberi at a cost of Rs 188 crore; and constructing a 42-km Koira-Lahunipada road with an expenditure of Rs 217 crore."

"The state government has started the preliminary works on the project and will soon appoint two private agencies for consultancy. The World Bank has agreed to bear the consultancy expenditure.
The funds for the project will be arranged after completing detail survey of about 900 acres of land required for all the four roads."