While several other state Dem organizations have officially rid their annual fund-raisers of the names "Jefferson" and "Jackson," not so the NHDP
The NHDP is unique in that it is the nation's last remaining inpatient facility for the treatment of Hansen's disease and it is also the institution that developed a cure for this disease, formally known as leprosy.
In addition to the clinical programs in Baton Rouge, the NHDP also coordinates outpatient care for Hansen's disease patients throughout the U.
The Committee on Infrastructure approved in April 2006 the recommendations of the Core Group on Financing of NHDP, thereby giving in principle approval for two-laning of 20,000 km under NHDP Phase-IV in four phases of implementation.
Thereafter, the Cabinet approved the proposal in July 2008 for upgradation of 5,000 km of single/ intermediate/ two lane National Highways to two lanes with paved shoulders under NHDP Phase IV- A.
He stated that the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is geared to achieve the target of awarding projects for 7,300 km under NHDP
The implementation of NHDP has been faced with a number of constraints that include delays in land acquisition and removal of structures, .
Even though the national highways comprise only 2 per cent of the total length of roads, they account for about 40 per cent of the total traffic and the NHDP, implemented by NHAI, remains mired in problems.
The Cabinet gave approval for four and six laning of 4000 Kilometres of National Highways under the NHDP
Phase IIIA on BOT basis in March, 2005.
The projects under NHDP
Phase V will be implemented on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis.
The six-laning of nine sub-projects in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh under NHDP
phase V was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) yesterday," an official spokesperson said here on Thursday.
He further said that the Government has approved construction of 1,000 km of Expressways under NHDP
Phase-VI and also construction of Ring Roads, Flyovers and Bypasses in selected stretches under NHDP