NHAI – Chennai to Bangalore Expressway – India - Project Profile
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The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) under the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways is planning to undertake the construction of Chennai to Bangalore expressway project in India.
The project involves the construction of a 262km six-lane expressway between Chennai and Bangalore. It includes the construction of carriageway with 1.5m unpaved shoulder and 3m paved shoulder.
It includes the construction of 60 major bridges, 97 minor bridges, four road over bridges, nine flyovers, three elephant passes, supporting walls, service roads, road separators, pedestrian ways, and toll stations, and the installation of signals and safety systems.
The project is planned to be implemented through public-private partnership (PPP) mode on build, operate and transfer (BOT) basis.
The proposed route will pass through Chennai-Ranipet-Hosur-Bangalore. The Center had planned the corridor along National Highways 4, 7 and 46, linking Chennai and Bangalore through Nellore and Chitradurga. However, the State government chose to go with the traditional route.
In 2009, NHAI appointed M/s Egis-BCEOM International S.A., (Egis-BCEOM) and M/s SECON Pvt. Ltd (SECON) as consultants to carry out the consultancy services for feasibility study and preparation of detail project report (DPR).
The central government has granted in-principle approval and no objection certificates (NOC) has been obtained from the governments of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
In August 2013, NHAI submitted land acquisition proposals to the revenue departments in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
In March 2014, Egis-BCEOM and SECON completed a survey based on the maps provided by the Survey of India. The details collected have to be verified and authenticated by the Tamil Nadu revenue department.
As of April 2016, 50% of land acquisition completed.
In September 2016, Land acquisition activities are underway and are facing delay in the process.
In December 2016, 85% of land acquired in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka and the 60% of land acquired in Tamil Nadu.
In the fourth quarter 2017, The Center government approved the funding.
NHAI is procuring various permissions, including environmental clearance along with the land acquisition.
The project involves the construction of a 262km six-lane expressway between Chennai and Bangalore in India.
The US$3127 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a carriageway
2. Construction of 60 major bridges, 97 minor bridges
3. Construction of four road over bridges
4. Construction of nine flyovers
5. Construction of pedestrian ways
6. Construction of toll stations
7. Construction of road separators
8. Construction of service roads
9. Installation of signals
10. Installation of safety system
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