Jodhpur, July 7: The development of national highway section in the state of Rajasthan under phase IV of National Highways Development Projects (NHDP) will start into full swing as the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) issued Letter of Award (LOA) on Wednesday. This is one more step ahead in making better roads in the country which is a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.
This National Highway will be considered as NH no. 112 in the section of 4-Laning of Bar-Bilara-Jodhpur. The length of the highway is said to be 111km. The overall project will cost up to Rs. 895 crore. The project is under the contract of Larsen & Toubro Limited.
The 111 km long Bar-Jodhpur section connects western Rajasthan and border areas (Jodhpur-Jaisalmer-Barmer) to eastern part of Rajasthan i.e. Ajmer & Jaipur. This is a major strategic route connecting Jodhpur as an important feeder route during war time. Four laning of the section will permit smooth flow of military traffic as well as heavy commercial and domestic traffic. It will also facilitate transportation of mining and agriculture product.
The project will have two bypasses, one at Bar (3.25 km) and another at Bilara (6.70 km), 4 flyovers, 3 pedestrian under passes, 4 major bridges and one railway overbridge. The project would be executed on EPC mode and scheduled time of completion is 30 months from the date of commencement.