The NHAI Board has cleared the Rampur -Rudrapur-Kathgodamsection of NH-87 that connects Uttar Pradesh to the state of Uttarakhand,to be built on BOT Hybrid-Annuity mode in two packages.The packages have been cleared in favour of Sadbhav Infrastructure Project Limited at Bid Price of Rs 1336 crore.
Although the length of the project is only 93 km, it is critical for connecting to Nainital. It will have three bypasses at Rampur, Bilaspur and Haldwani towns. The project would be completed in two and half years .
The section is part of NH-87 starting from Rampur in Uttar Pradesh and terminating at Karnaprayag in Uttarakhand.
The project would cover districts of Rampur, Udham Singh Nagar and Nainital and important towns such as Rampur, Bhotbazar, Bilaspur, Rudrapur, Pantnagar, Lalkuan, Haldwani and Kathgodam.
The 4-laning of Rampur-Rudrapur-Kathgodam section would strengthen road infrastructure and serve as an important link to tourist places like Nainital, Kausani, Ranikhet, Mukteswar, Almora etc. This would also give impetus to industrial development as prominent industrial estates at Pantnagar and Lalkuan fall on this route.
On completion, this would save the travel time for traffic plying from Delhi to Nainital and beyond in the state of Uttarakhand, apart from reducing cost of travel by lowering maintenance and wear and tear cost of vehicles.