Ministry of Road Transport & Highways04-March, 2010 20:20 IST
Approval for the project for construction of bridges across Dibang river system and connecting road between Bomjur-Meka on NH-52

and

construction of bride across river Lohit at Alubari Ghat and connecting road between Chowkham-Digaru in Arunachal Pradesh
The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure accorded administrative approval to undertake the project for construction of bridges across Dibang river system and connecting road between Bomjur-Meka on NH-52 covering a length of 18.950 Km and construction of bridge across river Lohit at Alubari Ghat and connecting road between Chowkham-Digaru covering a length of 12 Km in Arunachal Pradesh at an estimated cost of Rs.725.67 crore under the BOT (Annuity) basis.

The CCI also gave its approval to award the project on Design, Build, Finance, Operate & Transfer (DBFOT) basis following the annuity model approved by Cabinet for four roads of Arunachal Pradesh Package of Roads & Highways under SARDP-NE with total concession period of 17 years and to make twenty five semi-annual annuity payments on the basis of accepted bid to the Concessionaire during twelve and a half years after successful completion of the road and to incur expenditure on the project in question out of the budget allocations for SARDP-NE.

The project road will provide all whether connectivity between Bomjur and Meka section of NH-52 of Arunachal Pradesh. The road would also greatly facilitate the security/defence agencies to combat anti-national activities and threat in the border areas.

Background:

The project in question is one of the four projects approved ‘in principle’ by the Cabinet in its meeting held in January 2009 as part of the Arunachal Pradesh Package of roads and highways.

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(Release ID :58933)