Govt sanctions INR 5,469 Crore for construction, widening, and upgradation of Highways

Unnati More Feb 28, 2024 0

The Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, on Tuesday, February 27, sanctioned an aggregate of INR 5,469 Crore towards the construction, upgradation, and widening of highways across several states. These projects are aimed at improving connectivity and bolstering the economic growth of the regions. The projects include:

  1. Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand-
    • INR 1894.76 Crore sanctioned for the construction of a 29Km 4-lane Jaunpur Bypass (Package 1) on the Jaunpur-Akbarpur section of NH-135 A. The greenfield bypass will ease traffic and provide connectivity to NH-128A, NH 731, and NH-31. It also includes the construction of a major bridge over the river Ganga.
    • INR 691.70 Crore sanctioned for the construction of a 6Km 4-lane Kotdwar Bypass on NH-119 in Bijnor and Pauri of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand districts respectively. The project is aimed at improving connectivity to Uttar Pradesh, reducing congestion, and promoting tourism in the state by improving connectivity to the pilgrimages of Kedarnath and Badrinath Dhams.
  2.  Himachal Pradesh –
    Upgradation of the existing Kalar Bala Village-Nauni Chowk Road to a 4-lane with painted shoulder, on NH-205 in Solan and Bilaspur districts at an estimated cost of INR 1244.43 Crore. The project will provide better connectivity to Shimla, Kangra, Dharamshala, and Mandi.

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  1. Odisha –
    Widening and strengthening of the Daringbadi Ghat Section on NH-59 spanning 26.96Km from Kandhamar to Ganjam districts at an estimated INR 718.26 Crore. The project is poised to elevate highway standards, bolster safety, and ensure all-weather connectivity along NH-59.
  2. Bihar –
    INR 481.86 Crore
    sanctioned for the widening of the existing 2nd Gen Chhapra Bypass Section of NH-19 with additional 3 lanes in the Saran district. It is poised to ensure smooth and safe traffic flow, reduce travel time, provide seamless connectivity to the Purvanchal Expressway from Hajipur, Patna-Rivilganj-Ballia-Ghajipur, and boost the economic development of the area.
  3. Jharkhand –
    Construction of a 2-lane bypass road with paved shoulders around Giridih town on NH-114 at an estimated cost of INR 438.34 Crore. The project will reduce travel time from Ranchi to Deoghar and bolster the socio-economic development of the region.3.

Also Read: Nitin Gadkari inaugurates 26 National Highway Projects in Assam

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