MoRTH reviews functioning of NHIDCL

The Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the MoRTH discussed the functioning of National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) at a recent meeting. NHIDCL is currently entrusted with the implementation of 109 projects spanning 7,148 km in 13 states – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Sikkim, West Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Uttarakhand. These projects are at various stages of development. The MoRTH targets the award of projects worth Rs 1 trillion in the Northeast during the next five years. Meanwhile, plans are afoot to covert 1,100 km of roads in Uttarakhand into all-weather roads at a cost of Rs 120 billion. Of this, Rs 6.5 billion-Rs 7 billion worth of work has already been awarded.