Gadkari to inaugurate, lay foundation stone of 11 highway projects in UP

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi (NVI): Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, will lay foundation stone of and inaugurate 11 highway projects in Uttar Pradesh tomorrow.

These projects for inauguration and foundation laying carry a road length of 363 kilometres, involving construction value of Rs 4,281 crore.

Paving the way for development of UP, these roads will enhance better connectivity, convenience and economic growth in and around the state. Movement of people and goods to and from Uttar Pradesh will also improve substantially especially with the neighbouring states.

Better roads lead to savings in time and fuel, as also lower emission of pollutants. Further these projects will decongest roads and the towns en-route, contributing to improved road experience, a statement by MoRTH read.

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will preside over the virtual function, to be attended by MoS-RTH Gen (Retd) V K Singh, UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, Ministers from the State, several MPs, MLAs and senior officers from the Centre and the State.

Earlier on August 25, Nitin Gadkari also inaugurated and laid foundation stone for 45 highway projects in Madhya Pradesh, involving a construction value of Rs 11,427 crore.

-CHK