#RajyaSabha Question #873


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF ROAD TRANSPORT & HIGH WAYS
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO 873
ANSWERED ON 01.12.2014

Four laning of NH 3 between Gwalior and Dewas

Will the Minister of ROAD TRANSPORT & HIGH WAYS be pleased to state:-

  • (a) whether NH-3 has got high density of traffic and yet the four lane project between Gwalior and Dewas has not been constructed resulting in huge inconvenience to the travellers on NH-3; and
  • (b) what action the Ministry is taking to complete the four lane project from Gwalior to Dewas?

Answer

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS SHRI PON. RADHAKRISHNAN

(a) to (c)The traffic density on Gwalior-Shivpuri-Dewas section of National Highway (NH) 3 is varying from 15000 Passenger Car Units (PCU) to 21000 PCU and up gradation work to four lane standard is being taken up in this stretch. Four-laning of Gwalior-Shivpuri section on Build-Operate-Transfer (Toll) basis has already commenced with appointed date of 16.05.2013 and construction period of 2.5 years. Shivpuri-Dewas section was earlier awarded on 12.01.2012. However, the project was terminated by National Highways Authority of India on 07.05.2014 due to non-achievement of financial closure by the concessionaire. Upgradation of Shivpuri-Dewas section to 4-lane is now proposed on Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Transfer basis and the bidding of project (in three packages) is under process and is targeted to be awarded by March, 2015.