Madhya Pradesh: Rs 600 Crore Project To Reduce Travel Time Between Bhopal And Itarsi

Arun Kumar Das

Dec 06, 2022, 10:35 AM | Updated 10:35 AM IST

National Highway project in Madhya Pradesh
National Highway project in Madhya Pradesh

Aiming at reducing the travel time between Bhopal and Itarsi, the NHAI has constructed and upgraded the 46 km long section of NH-69 in Madhya Pradesh at an estimated cost of Rs 600 crore.

The stretch connects the capital city of Madhya Pradesh with Narmadapuram and Itarsi.

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said in a series of tweets that stretch between Obedullaganj to Itarsi, a section of NH-69 has been constructed and upgraded under NHDP Phase-3 in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

He said this project is also helpful for passengers to reach Bhopal faster by reducing travel time.

Meanwhile, Gadkari has congratulated team National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and Maha Metro on achieving the Guinness Book of World Record in Nagpur by constructing the longest Double Decker Viaduct (3.14 km) with Highway Flyover and Metro Rail Supported on single column.

The longest Double Decker Viaduct in Nagpur
The longest Double Decker Viaduct in Nagpur

Gadkari said the project has already bagged records from Asia Book and India Book. "Now receiving this eminent award is indeed a proud moment for us."

The Minister said he heartily thanks and salutes the incredible engineers, officers and workers who persevered round the clock to make this happen.

Arun Kumar Das is a senior journalist covering railways. He can be contacted at

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