The Cabinet Committee
on Infrastructure today approved the development of four laning of
Kashipur-Sitarganj Section of NH-74 in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh
under NHDP Phase IV on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT)
basis in BOT (Toll) mode of delivery. The total length of the road will
be 77.20 kms.
The total cost of the project including land acquisition, rehabilitation
and pre-construction activities will be Rs.685.84 crore. The concession
period will be 21 years including construction period of 30 months.
The main object of the project is to expedite the improvement of
infrastructure in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh and also in reducing the
time and cost of travel for traffic, particularly heavy traffic, plying
between Kashipur-Sitarganj. The National Highway NH-74 is an important
link connecting rapidly growing industrial and commercial hubs like
Haridwar, Kashipur, Udhamsingh Nagar of Uttarkhand and Bareilly and
eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh. It will also increase the employment
potential for local labourers for project activities.
The project is covered in the districts of Udhamsingh Nagar in
Uttarkhand and in Rampur and Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh.