CCEA nod for eight-laning of Mukarba Chowk-Panipat section of NH-1 in Delhi, Haryana

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) yesterday gave its approval for eight-laning of the Mukarba Chowk-Panipat section of National Highway (NH) – 1 in Delhi and Haryana. 
An official press release said the approval was in the BOT (Toll) mode on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (BOT/DBFOT) basis. 
The cost of the project has been estimated at Rs.2204.51 crore, including cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities. 
The total length of the road will be approximately 69.84 kms, the release said.
The road is a part of Sher Shah Suri Marg (now NH-1) connecting the States of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh and Western Uttar Pradesh with Delhi. This road is also important from a strategic/defence point of view as it leads to the borders of the country. 

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