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Forbes India Rich Lister and IRB Infra's CMD, Virendra Mhaiskar, tells Forbes India why India's road building agenda is unstoppable
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Sourav Dasgupta Feb 23, 2010
The statement "The project is almost complete, except for about 50 to 80 km sections in West Bengal and Orissa" is not completely accurate. As per NHAI for the Kolkata - Chennai stretch (http://www.nhai.org/nh5.asp) only a 1,7 km long bridge is incomplete in West Bengal. About 170 kms is under implementation in Orissa. Similarly for the Delhi Kolkata stretch (http://www.nhai.org/nh2.asp) more than 200 kms are under implementation in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. For the Mumbai Chennai section about 80 kms are still under implementation in Karnataka state (http://www.nhai.org/nh4.asp). The Delhi Mumbai stretch (http://www.nhai.org/nh8.asp) is the only one that is complete. The summary of the Golden Quadrilateral project is here http://www.nhai.org/gqimplementation.asp. As far as the NSEW stretches are concerned, the progress has been slow as mentioned in the article (http://www.nhai.org/completednsew.asp). This data is as of Jan 31, 2010..
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