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NH-87 project to bring Delhi-Nanital closer

With the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) clearing a project for the Rampur-Rudrapur-Kathgodam section of NH-87, the journey from Delhi to Nainital is all set to get shorter. 

The NH-87 connects UP to Uttarakhand, starting from Rampur (UP) and terminating at Karnaprayag (Uttarakhand).

According to an NHAI official, the project – for augmenting various stretches on NH-87 – would cover the districts Rampur, Udham Singh Nagar and Nainital and towns such as Rampur, Bhotbazar, Bilaspur, Rudrapur, Pantnagar, Lalkuan, Haldwani and Kathgodam. Although the length of the project is only 93 km, it is critical for linking UP with Nainital. It will have three bypasses at Rampur, Bilaspur and Haldwani towns and the project would be completed in two-and-a-half years.

The NHAI has awarded the Rs 1,336 crore-project to Sadbhav Infrastructure. “Rampur to Rudrapur to Kathgodam on NH-87 connecting UP to Uttarakhand will be built on BOT (build, operate, transfer) hybrid-annuity mode in two packages, which have been cleared by the NHAI Board in favour of Sadbhav Infrastructure Project Limited at bid price of Rs 1,336 crore,” the NHAI official said.
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