NHDP in Kerala

The National Highway Development Project Phase III covering 664 km length of roads in Kerala is in the final stages of preparation. The four-laning projects under BOT basis would cover all the most important roads of the state.

The bidding process for the project has been started.

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has invited bids recently, for implementation of major highway projects under NHDP-III in Tamil Nadu, Assam, Bihar, Assam and Kerala.

Bids are also invited for the Dindigul-Theni section on NH 45 Extn. and Kumili-Theni on NH 220 (entailing Rs.772 crore) covering a distance of km 133.70, Trichy-Karakudi on NH-210 including Trichy bypass (entailing Rs.768 crore) covering a distance of km 108.37 and Tindivanam-Chengam (entailing Rs.675 crore ) for a distance of km 111.96 on NH-66 in Tamil Nadu.

NHAI has also invited bids for the Kannur-Kuttipuram section covering a distance of 83.20 km on NH-17 in Kerala.

All projects will be implemented under DBFOT pattern on BOT (Toll) basis under NHDP Phase - III.

The Rs 557 crore new port connectivity project from Kalamassery to Vallarpadam (17 km) had already been awarded by National Highway Authority of India, and the work would start soon.