Projects recommended by the Public Private Partnership Appraisal Committee <a href="/appraisal-and-approval-mechanisms#PPPAC">(PPPAC)</a> Projects recommended by the Public Private Partnership Appraisal Committee (PPPAC)

This section contains list of PPP projects recommended by the Public Private Partnership Appraisal Committee (PPPAC) for central sector PPP projects.

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1 Two laning with paved shoulder  of Jabalpur - Mandala - Chilpi section  from km 3/4 to km 192.400 of NH-12A in the State of Madhya Pradesh on DBFOT basis under NHDP - IV Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Madhya Pradesh Roads 811.74 17-01-2014
62nd PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Under Construction Final approval
2 Six/Four Laning of Delhi - Haryana Border to Rohtak Section of NH-10 from Km 29.70 to Km 87.00 including construction of Bahadurgarh and Rohtak Bypasses in Haryana under NHDP Phase IIIA Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Haryana Roads 486.00 11-10-2006
3rd PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Under Construction Final approval
3 Four laning of Ambala - Kaithal section of NH-65 including Ambala Bypass in the State of Haryana on BOT (Toll) project on DBFOT (Toll) basis under NHDP Phase II Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Haryana Roads 878.00 17-01-2014
62nd PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Under Construction Final approval
4 Construction of Access Controlled Highways from Km. 10/0 to Km. 29/5 of Bangolore section of NH-4 in the state of Karnataka on BOT basis Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Karnataka Roads 380.00 01-11-2006
4th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Operation and Maintenance Stage Final approval
5 Widening and Strengthening of Bikaner - Phalodi section of NH - 15 to 4 lane from km 4.200 to km 55.250 and two lane with paved shoulder from km 55.250 ot km 163.500 under NHDP - Phase IV on BOT (Toll) mode in the state of Rajasthan Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Rajasthan Roads 822.90 27-02-2014
63rd PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Under Construction Final approval
6 Four Laning of Nelamangala Junction on NH-4 with NH-48 to Devihalli in the state of Karnataka under NHDP phase III A on BOT basis Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Karnataka Roads 441.00 01-11-2006
4th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Operation and Maintenance Stage Final approval
7 Development of additional liquid bulk terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT)  Ministry of Shipping Maharashtra Ports 2,496.00 27-02-2014
63rd PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 - Final approval
8 Widening of Existing Two Lane carriageway to Four/Six lane divided carriageway configuration of Bangalore -Hoskate - Mulbagal section of NH-4 in the state of Karnataka under NHDP phase III A on BOT basis Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Karnataka Roads 565.00 01-11-2006
4th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Operation and Maintenance Stage Final approval
9 Delhi - Meerut Expressway and other connecting roads including 6/8 laning of NH-24 from km 0.000 to km 49.23, NH-58 from km 6.800 to km52.528 and  NH-235 from km 0.360 to km 8.800 on DBFOT  (Toll) basis in the State of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh (Total Lengt Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Multiple State Roads 6,571.01 27-02-2014
63rd PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Under Construction Final approval
10 Four Laning of Devilalli Hassan Section of NH- 48 in the state of Karnataka under NHDP phase III A on BOT basis Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Karnataka Roads 440.00 01-11-2006
4th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Operation and Maintenance Stage Final approval
11 Four laning of Sultanpur-Varanasi Section of NH-56 from km 134.700 to km 271.300 in the State of Uttar Pradesh under NHDP - IV on DBFOT (Toll) basis. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Uttar Pradesh Roads 1,778.00 27-02-2014
63rd PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Under Construction Final approval
12 Four Laning from Junction of NH-68 with NH-7 near Salem to Junction of NH-68 with NH-45 near Ulundrupet in the state of Tamil Nadu under NHDP Phase III A on BOT Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Tamil Nadu Roads 941.00 01-11-2006
4th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Operation and Maintenance Stage Final approval
13 Four-laning of Ghaghar Bridge (Indo Nepal Border) to Varanasi section from Km 121.800 to Km 298.450 of NH 233 in the State of Uttar Pradesh under NHDP IV on BOT (Toll) basis Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Uttar Pradesh Roads 1,954.29 27-02-2014
63rd PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Operation and Maintenance Stage Final approval
14 Four Laning from Trichy city of NH-45 to Dindigul on NH-45 in the state of Tamil Nadu under NHDP Phase III A on BOT basis Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Tamil Nadu Roads 576.00 01-11-2006
4th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Operation and Maintenance Stage Final approval
15 Four laning of Zirakpur to Patiala section of NH 64 under VGF Scheme, length 50.70 km Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Punjab Roads 536.25 27-02-2014
63rd PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Under Construction Final approval
16 Four Laning of Trichy city Junction with NH-45 B on NH-67 to Karur on NH-67 in the state of Tamil Nadu under NHDP Phase III A on BOT basis Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Tamil Nadu Roads 516.00 01-11-2006
4th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Operation and Maintenance Stage Final approval
17 Four laning with PSS of Amritsar to Bathinda section  of NH - 15 from km 103.000 to km 287.500 in the State of Punjab  on BOT (Toll) basis under NHDP - IV  Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Punjab Roads 1,899.00 27-02-2014
63rd PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Under Construction Final approval
18 Four Laning of Pondicherry to Tindivanam on NH-66 in the state of Tamil Nadu under NHDP Phase III A on BOT basis Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Tamil Nadu Roads 285.00 01-11-2006
4th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Operation and Maintenance Stage Final approval
19 Four-laning a section between Yadgiri-Warangal section of NH 202 from km 54.000 to km 150.000 in the State of Andhra Pradesh under NHDP-IV on BOT (Toll) basis Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Andhra Pradesh Roads 1,123.17 28-04-2014
64th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Pre-construction Stage Final approval
20 Six/Four Laning of Zirakpur - Parwanoo section of NH-22 including Pinjore - Kalka - Parwanoo bypass in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh under NHDP Phase III A Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Himachal Pradesh Roads 295.00 01-11-2006
4th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Operation and Maintenance Stage Final approval
21 Four-laning of Chutmalpur-Ganeshpur section of NH-72A from Km 0.000 (Km 22.825 of NH-73) to Km 17.900 & Roorkee-Chutmalpur-Saharanpur-Yamunanagar (UP/Haryana Border) Section of NH-73 from Km 0.000 (Km 167.800 of NH-58) to Km 86.855in the State of Uttarakh Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Multiple State Roads 1,390.00 09-06-2014
65th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Under Construction Final approval
22 Construction of Elevated Six Lane Highway (Flyover) from Km.16,100 (In Delhi) to Km.20.500 (Haryana) and its approaches on NH-2 (Delhi Agra Section) on BOT basis. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Uttar Pradesh Roads 294.00 19-12-2006
6th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Operation and Maintenance Stage Final approval
23 Four laning of Mohania - Ara section of NH -30 (KM 0.000 to KM 116.700) in the State of Bihar on DBFOT (Toll) basis Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Bihar Roads 917.00 09-06-2014
65th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 - Final approval
24 Four laning of Amritsar Wagha Boarder Section from Km.455.400 to Km 491.330 of NH-I in the State of Punjab on BOT basis. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Punjab Roads 205.88 16-01-2007
8th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Operation and Maintenance Stage Final approval
25 Four laning of Rajauli - Bakhtiyarpur section of NH -31 in the State of Bihar on DBFOT (Toll) basis Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Bihar Roads 847.10 09-06-2014
65th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Under Construction Final approval
26 Four Laning of Khalghat-MP/ Maharashtra Border section of NH-3 from Km. 84.700 to Km.167.500 in the state of M.P. on BOT basis. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Madhya Pradesh Roads 549.00 16-01-2007
8th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Operation and Maintenance Stage Final approval
27 Four laning of Nagina Kashipur Section of NH 74 from KM 71.614 to KM 170.407 under NHDP IV Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Multiple State Roads 1,099.00 31-07-2014
66th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Under Construction Final approval
28 Six Laning of Surat-Dahisar Section of NH-8 (239 Km) in Gujarat and Maharashtra Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Maharashtra Roads 1,405.57 11-05-2007
10th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
31-08-2016 Operation and Maintenance Stage Final approval
29 Four laning of Lucknow-Sultanpur Section of NH 56 from KM 11.5 to KM 135 under NHDP IV Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Uttar Pradesh Roads 1,276.00 31-07-2014
66th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Under Construction Final approval
30 Six Laning of Panipat - Jalandhar Section of NH-1 (291 Km) in Haryana and Punjab. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Punjab Roads 2,288.00 11-05-2007
10th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Under Construction Final approval
31 Four laning of Singhara-Bhinjhabal Section of NH6 from KM 310.806 to KM 414.982 under NHDP IV Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Odisha Roads 1,045.00 31-07-2014
66th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Under Construction Final approval
32 Six Laning of Chilkaluripet-Vijayawada, including Guntur bypass and Mangalagiri bypass of Chennai-Vijayawada Section of NH-5 in Andhra Pradesh. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Andhra Pradesh Roads 572.30 11-05-2007
10th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Under Construction Final approval
33 Six laning of Handia- Varanasi from km 713.146 to km 785.544 under NHDP-V Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Uttar Pradesh Roads 2,356.16 27-11-2014
67th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Pre-construction Stage Final approval
34 Six Laning of Chennai-Tada Section of NH-5 (43 Km) in Tamil Nadu Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Tamil Nadu Roads 353.37 11-05-2007
10th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Operation and Maintenance Stage Final approval
35 Eastern Peripheral Expressway (NH No. NE-II) Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Haryana Roads 4,489.00 27-11-2014
67th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Under Construction Final approval
36 Six Laning of Gurgaon-Kotputli-Jaipur Section of NH-8 in Haryana/Rajasthan on BOT (Toll) basis following by DBFO pattern. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Haryana Roads 1,673.70 11-05-2007
10th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Under Construction Final approval
37 Six laning of Chandikhole - Baleshwar section of NH 5 from NH 62.00 and km 199.141 in the state of Orissa Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Odisha Roads 2,176.71 27-11-2014
67th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 - Final approval
38 Six Laning of Vadakkancherry to Thrissur Section (Package No.NS-2/BOT/KL-3 Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Kerala Roads 514.05 11-05-2007
10th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Under Construction Final approval
39 Four/six laning of Raipur-Bilaspur section of NH 200 from km 0.000 to km 127.650 in the State of Chhattisgarh under NHDP Phase IV B on BoT (Toll) basis Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Chhattisgarh Roads 1,548.88 23-12-2014
68th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Pre-construction Stage Final approval
40 Four Laning of Jorabat-Barapani section from km. 0 to 61.800 of NH 40 in the state of Meghalaya under SARDP NE Phase A on BOT Annuity basis. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Meghalaya Roads 536.00 05-11-2007
13th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Under Construction Final approval
41 Six laning of Chakeri-Allahabad section of NH-2 from km 483.687 to km 630.0 under NHDP Phase-V on BOT (Toll) basis.  Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Uttar Pradesh Roads 1,661.60 23-12-2014
68th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 - Final approval
42 Six Laning of Pimpalgaon-Nashik-Gonde section of NH-3 in the State of Maharashtra under NHDP Phase IIIA on BOT basis. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Maharashtra Roads 752.47 05-11-2007
13th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Operation and Maintenance Stage Final approval
43 Four laning of Hospet-Chitradurga section of NH-13 from km 299.000 to km 418.600 in the state of Karnataka under NHDP Phase IV B on BoT (Toll) basis Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Karnataka Roads 1,388.00 22-01-2015
69th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Under Construction Final approval
44 Design Engineering, Construction, Development, Finance and Operation and maintenance of MP/Maharashtra Border Dhule section of NH 3 Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Maharashtra Roads 675.00 05-11-2007
13th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Operation and Maintenance Stage Final approval
45 Six laning of Agra-Etawah Section of NH 2 from Km 199/660 to km 323.525 on BoT (Toll) in the state of Uttar Pradesh under NHDP Phase V. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Uttar Pradesh Roads 1,650.20 18-02-2015
70th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Under Construction Final approval
46 Design, Engineering, Construction, Finance and Maintenance of Jaipur Reengus section of NH 11 Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Rajasthan Roads 343.00 05-11-2007
13th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
31-08-2016 Operation and Maintenance Stage Final approval
47 Fourl laning of Solapur - Bijapur section of  NH 13, under NHDP Phase III from km 0.000 to 110.542 in the States of Maharashtra and Karnataka on BOT (Toll) Basis  Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Maharashtra Roads 1,377.54 18-02-2015
70th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Under Construction Final approval
48 Four laning of Jorhat-Demow section from Km 453 to 534.8 (part of Nagaon-Dirbugah section) of NH 37 in the State of Assam under SARDP-NE Phase A on BOT (Annuity) basis Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Assam Roads 562.00 30-04-2008
14th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Operation and Maintenance Stage Final approval
49 Eight laning of Mukarba Chowk to Panipat of NH 1 (DEL-HRY) Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Haryana Roads 2,128.72 18-02-2015
70th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Under Construction Final approval
50 Four/Six laning of Ghaziabad-Aligarh section of NH 91under NHDP Phase III on BOT Basis. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Uttar Pradesh Roads 1,325.30 30-04-2008
14th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Under Construction Final approval
51 Four laning of Guna to Biaora section of NH 3 from Km 332.100 to Km 426.100 in the state of Madhya Pradesh under NHDP phase IV Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Madhya Pradesh Roads 1,012.90 20-03-2015
71st PPPAC (Opens New Window)
30-08-2016 Under Construction Final approval
52 Four/Six laning of Amritsar-Pathankot Section from KM 6.082 to KM 108.502 of NH 15 Under NHDP Phase III on BOT Basis Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Punjab Roads 704.15 30-04-2008
14th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Operation and Maintenance Stage Final approval
53 Four laning of Biora - Dewas section of NH-3 from Km 426.100 to Km 566.450 in the state of Madhya Pradesh under NHDP phase IV Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Madhya Pradesh Roads 1,583.79 20-03-2015
71st PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Under Construction Final approval
54 Six Laning of Kishangarh-Ajmer-Beawar Section from KM 364.125 to KM 58.245 of NH 8 on BOT Basis Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Rajasthan Roads 722.24 30-04-2008
14th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Operation and Maintenance Stage Final approval
55 Four laning of Cuttack-Augul section of NH-42 from km 0.000 to 112.000 in the state of Orissa under NHDP Phase IV B on BoT (Toll) basis Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Odisha Roads 1,462.50 10-04-2015
72nd PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 - Final approval
56 Four laning of Trichy Karaikkudi section of NH-210 (km 10.000 to km 94.000) and Trichy Bypass (ch 109.558 to ch 135.390) in the State of Tamil Nadu under NHDP Phase III on BOT basis. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Tamil Nadu Roads 804.04 30-04-2008
14th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Under Construction Final approval
57 Four laning of Amravati to Chikhli Section of NH-6 from Km 166.00 to Km 360.00 in the state of Maharashtra under NHDP Phase IV Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Maharashtra Roads 2,288.18 10-04-2015
72nd PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Pre-construction Stage Final approval
58 Four laning of Karaikkudi-Ramanathapuram section of NH-210 (101 kms)in the State of Tamil Nadu under NHDP Phase III on BOT basis. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Tamil Nadu Roads 599.41 30-04-2008
14th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
31-08-2016 Under Construction Final approval
59 Four laning of fagne to Gujarat-Maharashtra Border section of NH 6 from Km 510.00 to Km 650.79 in the state of Maharashtra under NHDP Phase IV Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Maharashtra Roads 1,885.74 10-04-2015
72nd PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Under Construction Final approval
60 Four laning of Baihata Chariali to Tejpur Section of NH-52 (Km 0.00 to km 130.00) in the State of Assam under NHDP Phase III on BOT basis. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Assam Roads 1,203.67 30-04-2008
14th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Operation and Maintenance Stage Final approval
61 Mechanization of EQ 1,2,3 Berths at Paradip Port on BOT basis under PPP Mode Ministry of Shipping Odisha Ports 1,412.76 11-06-2015
73rd PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Pre-construction Stage Final approval
62 Four laning of Tirupati-Tiruthani-Chennai section of NH 205 from km 274.800 to km 341.600 in Andhra Pradesh and km 0 to 59.60 in Tamil Nadu Under NHDP Phase III on BOT Basis Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Andhra Pradesh Roads 801.80 30-04-2008
14th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Under Construction Final approval
63 Final Approval for Six laning of Aurangabad to Bihar/ Jharkhand Border section of NH-2 from Km 180.00 to Km 249.320 Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Bihar Roads 1,005.52 15-10-2015
74th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Yet to be awarded Final approval
64 Four laning of Kundapur to Suratkal section ( Km 284 to 358) and Mangalore-Kerala border section (km 375.300 to 376.700 and from Km3.700 to 17.200) of NH 17 Under NHDP Phase III on BOT Basis Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Karnataka Roads 616.00 30-04-2008
14th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Under Construction Final approval
65 Final Approval for Six laning of Bihar/ Jharkhand Border (Chordaha) to Barwa Adda section of NH-2 from Km 249.320 to Km 400.132 Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Jharkhand Roads 2,768.68 15-10-2015
74th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Yet to be awarded Final approval
66 Revitalisation of Old Mint Complex and development of Tourism Infrastructure Department of Economic Affairs (Currency and Coinage Division) West Bengal Tourism 148.87 30-04-2008
14th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
31-08-2016 - Final approval
67 Setting Up of Floating Storage and Regasification Unit in Mumbai Harbour on DBFOT Basis Ministry of Shipping Maharashtra Ports 2,690.00 29-12-2015
75th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 - Final approval
68 City side development of Udaipur Airport through PPP Ministry of Civil Aviation Rajasthan Airports 0.00 30-04-2008
14th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Pre-construction Stage In-principle approval
69 Re-development of Berth 8, 9 and Barge Berth at Port of Marmugao, Goa Ministry of Shipping Goa Ports 1,420.84 22-03-2016
77th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
76th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
19-09-2018 Under Construction Final approval
70 City side development of Amritsar Airport through PPP Ministry of Civil Aviation Punjab Airports 0.00 30-04-2008
14th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Under Construction In-principle approval
71 Four laning of Chikhali to Fagne Section of NH-6 from Km. 360.000 to Km. 510.000 in the State of Maharashtra on DBFOT Basis under NHDP Phase IV Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Maharashtra Roads 2,005.02 02-02-2016
76th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Yet to be awarded Final approval
72 Four laning of Cuddapah-Kurnool section (Km 167.750 to km 356.030) of NH 18 Under NHDP Phase III on BOT Basis Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Andhra Pradesh Roads 1,567.31 17-06-2008
15th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
06-05-2016 Under Construction Final approval
73 Two Laning of proposed Shimla Bypass (Kaithalighat to Shimla Section) of NH-22 under NHDP Phase III on Hybrid Annuity Mode Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Himachal Pradesh Roads 1,160.68 02-02-2016
76th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Pre-construction Stage Final approval
74 Four laning of Khagaria-Bhaktiarpur section of NH31 in the state of Bihar Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Bihar Roads 1,703.82 04-08-2008
16th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
31-08-2016 Under Construction Final approval
75 Eight/Six Laning of Delhi Meerut Expressway from Km. 8.360 to Km. 27.740 (UP Border to Dasna) oh NH-24 on Hybrid Annuity Mode (Package II) Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Uttar Pradesh Roads 1,376.51 02-02-2016
76th PPPAC (Opens New Window)
29-08-2016 Under Construction Final approval

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