Connectivity to Major Ports Centre for Urban Research
Jawaharlal Nehru Port of Mumbai is well connected by NH-3, 4, 4B, 17 and SH- 54. While the four/six-laning of National Highway 4 and 4B are already completed, with access-controlled expressway between Mumbai-Pune; widening and strengthening measures to ensure four/six lanes for the other National Highways (NH-3, NH-17) and SH-54 is under progress and expected to be completed by the end of 2007.

Construction of Four-Lane Amra Marg connectivity for the JN Port with six-lane major bridge across Panvel creek is ongoing. Moreover, construction of expressway between Mumbai and Nashik along National Highway No.3 is under implementation and expected to be completed by 2011-12.

Mumbai Port is connected to other parts of country through NH-8, NH-3 (Kolkata), Nh-4 (Bangalore) and NH-17 (Goa/ Mangalore). In addition, the Anik-Panjorpole Link Road provides access between Mumbai Port, southern parts of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Eastern Expressway of Mumbai City.

Kandla Port, located along the west coast of India in Gujarat, is connected by twolane/ four-lane approaches which further links with NH-8A. Four-laning of NH- 8A has already been implemented.

For other Feeder National Highway linkages in DMIC states, widening and strengthening measures for ensuring four-lane dual carriageway is under various stages of implementation. It is important to note that widening measures for all the major bridges along the National Highways envisage six-lane dual carriageway to cater to long term requirements of traffic. Details of the status of National Highway Development Program in the project influence area are enclosed in Annexure.

Moreover, majority of augmentation measures for National Highways are being taken up under Public-Private Partnership format viz. Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT), Design-Build-Finance-Operate (DBFO) and others wherein several multinational companies have already been assigned with various construction contracts. Concession Agreement for

National Highway development projects also include obligations of public and private sectors to ensure further augmentation measures, six/eight laning, during the concession period to cater to increasing traffic.