CCEA ap­proves six-lan­ing pro­ject on NH-2

Project Monitor - - FRONT PAGE - He Cab­i­net Com­mit­tee on Eco­nomic Affairs has given its ap­proval for de­vel­op­ment of the six lan­ing of Au­rangabad – Bi­har/Jhark­hand Bor­der – Bar­waAdda sec­tion on NH-2 in Bi­har and Jhark­hand. This work will be un­der the Na­tional High­ways De­vel­op­ment Pro­ject

he ground break­ing for Ahmed­abad Metro Rail Pro­ject’s North-South Cor­ri­dor (Line-2) of 19 km near Jivraj Park Cross Road, on 132 ft Ring Road at Ve­jalpur took place in Ahmed­abad on Jan­uary 17, 2016.

A spe­cial pur­pose ve­hi­cle has been cre­ated by the state govern­ment to carry out the work of Metro-link Ex­press for Gand­hi­na­gar and Ahmed­abad (MEGA). At an es­ti­mated cost of ` 4,500 crore, the pro­ject is ex­pected to be com­pleted within 3 years.

The state govern­ment has re­cently given its con­sent for the prepa­ra­tion of the de­tailed pro­ject re­port for metro con­nec­tiv­ity to Gand­hi­na­gar. With 15 el­e­vated sta­tions, Line-2 of the Ahmed­abad metro pro­ject is go­ing to con­nect Motera with APMC, Vasna and will be pass­ing through the im­por­tant ar­eas of the city like Paldi, Jivraj, Shreyas, Ra­jiv­na­gar, Gand­hi­gram Rail­way sta­tion and Sabar­mati, etc.

Chen­nai metro bids: In an in­de­pen­dent de­vel­op­ment, Chen­nai Metro Rail Ltd in­tends to open the tech­ni­cal and fi­nan­cial bids for the first phase of ex­ten­sion works on Fe­bru­ary 2. The ten­der­ing process opened on De­cem­ber 22, and re­lated to the Phase-I ex­ten­sion pro­ject from Wash­er­man­pet to Wimco Na­gar in north Chen­nai. In­ter­na­tional bid­ding is cur­rently for de­sign val­i­da­tion and con­struc­tion of un­der­ground sta­tion boxes di­aphragm wall at Sir Thiya­garaya Col­lege and Kor­ruku­pet sta­tions, in­clud­ing as­so­ci­ated cut-and-cover and TBM­bored tun­nels. The 9-km Chen­nai Metro Phase-I ex­ten­sion pro­ject, es­ti­mated to cost ` 3,770 crore, will have an un­der­ground from Wash­er­man­pet to Kor­ruku­pet. Be­yond this, there will be an el­e­vated cor­ri­dor up to Wimco Na­gar.

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