Work on the infamous Haridwar-Doon National Highway has begun to work rapidly due to delayed construction and accidents. This project is expected to be completed in a year, but by then it will be difficult to estimate the under construction highway and how many people will get a life. Because the agencies that have been entrusted with the construction of the highway have not been careful about security arrangements.
Many security arrangements have still not been made in the crash locations. Between Mohakampur and Kuanwala, between Bhaniyawal and Laltappad, and between NepaliFarm-Haridwar, there is a dangerous situation on the highways in many places, but there are no measures to protect the security.
More than 150 people have died on this highway so far. By 2017, there were 231 accidents on the highway, of which 142 people were killed and 161 were injured. At most 54 incidents took place in 2013, in which 28 people died and 48 were injured. In 2016, the maximum number of 29 people died in highway accidents.
Accidents shook the state government and ministry
Road accidents due to the half-submissive highway also shook the state government and central road and transport ministry. Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari was very distressed from this project and considered it a scandal for the ministry. The case of continuous road accidents reached the High Court and passed the order on the construction of the highway from the court. Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and MP Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, after continuous pressure on the ministry, canceled the contract of the old company and the two new agencies were given the construction work of the highway.
Both the agencies working on the highway have already been given directions that they will make adequate security arrangements. They have been asked to take steps for hoardings, safety marks, and other safety measures at the accident site. If there is any negligence in it, then they will be asked to strictly follow the guidelines.
-CK Sinha, RO, NHAI
Details of accidents on the bad highway under construction
Year Total accidents Death Injured
2011 22 16 12
2012 31 15 16
2013 54 28 48
2014 29 20 16
2015 22 11 19
2016 35 29 26
2017 38 23 24
The total:- 231 142 161
Note: If you add accidents in 2018-19 then the death figure is 150
Track record of highway construction so far
-On December 29, 2009, Era Infra Engineering Pvt. Ltd awarded
-Agreement signed on February 24, 2010
-Construction of highway started on 01 November 2011
-The company had to complete the work till October 31, 2013
-The deadline to complete the work by 30 September 2016 costs 630 million
-55% of the work has been completed so far for the widening of the highway
-100 percent of the land is available for this ambitious project
Current project status
-Incomplete Highway Agreement abated in May 2018
-Tenders have been made for 45% remaining work
-NHAI divided the work into two
-First, the package is given to Uttar Pradesh Setu Nigam Limited
-The second package is assigned to M / s Atlas Construction Pvt. Ltd
Project cost and work
Package-1, Haripura Art Village of Haridwar is of widening of 14.948 km between NH 58 and NH 72 between Nepali Farm. 6.378 km service road is to be built. In addition to realization in Motichur and Raipur, one ROB, one Y Duct, three Elephant underpass, three bridges, 32 bridge, and three bus stands will be made. The total cost of the package is 350 crores. The goal of the project is to complete within one year. Package-2: There is a total widening of 22.20 km on the NH-72 between Mohanpur from Latappad to Mohakampur. In addition to realization in a Bypass, Kunwal and Manimai temple at 7.96 km service road, Doiwala, there is a Via Duct, a bridge, two vacular underpasses, 65 culverts, six buses, two trucks bylanes and a toll plaza under construction. The total cost of this package is Rs. 244 crores. The goal of completing is in a year.