Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has laid the foundation stone and dedicated to the nation various National Highways projects worth Rs 4,239 crore in Chhattisgarh.
The Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation laid the foundation stone of 92 kilometre Raipur – Durg Bypass on NH 53 which will cost Rs 2281 crore, while four flyovers on this section will be built at the cost of Rs 349 crore.
Gadkari also dedicated to the nation 150 kilometre long Aarang – Saraipali Road on NH 53 which has been built at the cost of Rs 1472 crore and widening of 27 kilometre Raipur – Durg Road on NH 53 at a cost of Rs 48 crore.
According to a report in The Pioneer, roads and highways measuring a total of 950 kms would be developed under Bharatmala project in Chhattisgarh.
The Central Government has already declared 290.08 kms of roads in Chhattisgarh as new National Highways during 2017-18.
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