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Govt clears 6-laning of NH NE-II in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh

Government on Thursday cleared a proposal for six laning of the Eastern peripheral expressway at a cost of Rs 7,558 crore, a move that will help check the growing traffic and pollution in Delhi. "Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given approval for development of six laning of Eastern peripheral expressway (National Highway No. NE-II) in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh," an official statement said in New Delhi on Thursday. The cost is estimated to be Rs.7558 crore including Rs.1795.20  crore for land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities.  The total length of the road will be approximately 135  kms.  This work will be under the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis.   
The main object of the project is to expedite improvement of infrastructure in the States of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.  The road is a peripheral road around Delhi, so that the traffic which is not destined for Delhi, does not pass through this city. This avoids congestion and pollution in the city. The development of this stretch will also help in uplifting the socio-economic condition of the concerned regions of the State and would also increase employment potential for local labourers for project activities.


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