Nitin Gadkari inaugurates highway projects worth Rs 6,500 cr
New Delhi : Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated seven national highway projects with an investment of Rs 6,500 crore in Chitbada village, Ballia, Uttar Pradesh.
Nitin Gadkari stated that construction of highways will increase better connectivity.
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Notably, it would be possible to reach Patna from Lucknow through Purvanchal Expressway in just four and a half hours, Ballia to Buxar can be reached in half an hour, Ballia to Chhapra in one hour and Ballia to Patna in one and half hours. With the construction of the greenfield highway.
Meanwhile, construction of 7 NH will benefit farmers as they will be able to reach mandis of Lucknow, Varanasi and Patna easily. He said vegetable-producing farmers would get the direct benefit of three multi-modal terminals Varanasi, Ghazipur and Haldia through this expressway.
Gatkari also stated that greenfield road from Chandauli to Mohania being constructed at a cost of Rs 130 crore would provide connectivity to Chandauli in Uttar Pradesh and Kaimur district of Bihar through the Delhi-Kolkata GT Road.
He said with the construction of Saidpur to Mardah road, there would be direct connectivity of Mau to Varanasi via Saidpur. He said due to better connectivity with other cities of the state economic and social condition of the state would improve as well as backward areas of Azamgarh district will get new connectivity.
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Gadkari also announced the new connectivity route between Ballia-Ara through 28 km greenfield spur road at a cost of Rs 1,500 crore.