23 April 2016 Current Affairs: The Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry has taken a decision to terminate three highway projects worth over Rs. 3,000 croreThe government has decided to terminate three highway projects in Jharkhand, Haryana and Uttarakhand on account of poor show by the developers.The three highway projects are projects are :
- Rargaon-Jamshedpur (Rs. 1,650 crore) in Jharkhand
- Rohtak-Jind (Rs. 410 crore) in Haryana
- Haridwar-Dehradun (Rs. 1,021 crore) in Uttarakhand.
While in the first two projects, which were started in December 2012 and October 2013 respectively, the NHAI had suspected diversion of funds, the concessionaire failed to bring in promised funds in the Uttarakhand project which had begun construction in November 2011. None of these projects had even completed half the work.