Cabinet approves construction of bridges across Dibang river system
New Delhi | Thursday, Mar 4 2010 IST
The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure today gave 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 18.95 km.
It also approved 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 approved award of the project on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis following the annuity model approved by the Cabinet for four roads of Arunachal Pradesh Package of Roads and Highways under SARDP-NE.
There would be a total concession period of 17 years and 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. Expenditure on the project in question would be incurred out of the budget allocations for SARDP-NE. The project road would provide all-weather 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.
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