Uttar Pradesh: Gadkari Lays Foundation Stone For National Highway Projects Worth Rs 14,169 CroreUnion Minister Nitin Gadkari (Picture Via YouTube)

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari virtually laid Foundation Stone of 10 National Highway Projects for 336 km worth Rs 14,169 Crore in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, an official release said on Friday (8 January).

With the development of Mathura-Hathras-Budaun-Barielly Highway connectivity and traffic issues will be resolved at pilgrimage and tourist places .

The construction of a bypass connecting Agra Inner Ring Road and Yamuna Expressway will rid Agra city of traffic jams.

Further, the construction of Agra-Jalesar- Etah road will facilitate the traders of brass industry, the Road Transport Ministry said in a release.

Gadkari also announced the development of 84 Kosi Parikrama Marg of Braj. This route will be declared as a new National Highway and will be included in Bharatmala Project Phase-II, the ministry said.

He said this route will be made like the 84 Kosi Parikrama Marg of Ayodhya and will be connected to all the major pilgrimage sites in the vicinity.

Apart from Mathura, this route will pass through the border areas of Rajasthan and Haryana, he added.

According to the ministry, overall these projects will facilitate trade and ease of doing business and benefit glass and bangles industry.

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