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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.

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