Gadkari Launches National Highway Projects Worth Over Rs 4,200 Crore In Maharashtra

Swarajya Staff

Apr 23, 2022, 09:20 AM | Updated 09:20 AM IST

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari (Photo by Shekhar Yadav/India Today Group/Getty Images)
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari (Photo by Shekhar Yadav/India Today Group/Getty Images)

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday (22 April) launched multiple national highway projects worth over Rs 4,200 crore in Maharashtra.

Gadkari inaugurated and laid foundation stone for two national highways projects worth Rs 1,791.46 crore in Dhule, Maharashtra. He also inaugurated and laid foundation stones for 16 National highways projects worth Rs 2,460 crore in Jalgaon, Maharashtra.

Speaking on the launch of NH projects in Dhule, Gadkari said that these projects will give impetus to the economic development of Dhule and Nandurbar districts as well as provide new employment opportunities in the region.

He said these road projects will be useful in streamlining the transportation of agricultural produce in Dhule district, which is famous for its pepper production.

The minister said planned under Bharatmala scheme, these projects will provide modern and high quality roads to Dhule-Nandurbar districts and will further strengthen the connectivity of Maharashtra with Gujarat, Karnataka and other states. This will help in reducing the traffic congestion in Dhule and Chalisgaon, he added.

Gadkari said that these road projects will make it easier for the citizens to reach the tourist attractions like Brass Cave-Caves and Gautala Sanctuary and the world famous Ajanta Caves and Daulatabad Fort as well as Chalisgaon Railway Station will be easily accessible.

Speaking on the launch of the NH projects in Jalgaon, the minister said that road connectivity is important for the transportation and milling of agricultural commodities in Jalgaon district, which is an important hub for banana, cotton and sugarcane production and has the highest banana production in the country.

He said these road projects in the district will improve the connectivity of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha and Chhattisgarh. This will help in reducing traffic congestion in Muktainagar, Varangaon, Nasirabad and Jalgaon, he added.

Gadkari said these projects will speed up transportation and save fuel and time and will help in reducing traffic jams and accidents in Jalgaon city. He said these cement-concrete roads will provide relief from potholes.

The minister said connectivity with nearby rural areas will be improved and construction of bridges under this project will make the journey of citizens easier and safer.

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