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to problems in land acquisition, delays in forest and environment clearances, non-transfer of defence land and hurdles in rail overbridges.
In a significant shift of policy, he has also said that public private partnership (PPP) model was not feasible at present for award of road projects due to a host of issues "created by the previous government" and that schemes will be bid out on EPC mode.
"Projects were bid out by previous government without even 10 per cent of the required land acquisition. Work could not start on the project where financial closure took place two years back. Banks withdrew financial closure...PPP mode is not possible now. We will work on EPC model for a few years," he has said.