Updates On Bharatmala Phase-I Project
The Cabinet has approved the investment proposal for the programme Bharatmala Pariyojana (BMP) Phase-I on 24.10.2017. Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I is based on detailed O-D(Origin-Destination) study, freight flow projections and verification of the identified infrastructure gaps through geo-mapping, using data from Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geo-Informatics (BISAG) and from other sources with the objectivity of improving connectivity throughout the country. Six components of Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I are Economic Corridors, Inter corridors and Feeder Roads, National Corridors Efficiency Improvement, Border and International Connectivity Roads, Coastal and Port Connectivity Roads & Expressways. The projects under Bharatmala Pariyojana shall be implemented on Public Private Partnership (PPP) [Build Operate-Transfer(BOT-Toll), Hybrid Annuity] and Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) mode depending upon the financial viability of the projects.
It is proposed to develop Ring Roads around 28 major cities across the country under the Bharatmala Pariyojana. The government has increased throughput on the identified economic corridors, National corridors, etc. by augmenting lane capacity of NH carriageway. This will help in reducing traffic congestion to a great extent.This information was given by the Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Shri Mansukh Lal Mandavia in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.