UP & Running: Gadkari Launches Projects Worth Rs 6,517 Cr In Yogi's State
A day after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on the occasion of UP Diwas launched projects worth Rs 500 crore in the twin cities of Noida and Ghaziabad which fall under the national capital region, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on January 25 inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for several projects in Uttar Pradesh. The worth of these projects is pegged at Rs 6,517 crore, and would give a major boost to infrastructure and connectivity in the state.
Let us look at what is coming up and running in Yogi's state as far as infrastructure is concerned.
Taking the high road
A total of seven national highway (NH) projects, coving the length of 246 kilometre (km), have been launched in India's most populous state.
*In Maharajganj, the newly widened 26.9-km Urka-Ramnagar section and the 33-km-long Siswa Babu to Kaptanganj section of the NH-730 has been launched. These projects cost Rs 369 crore.
*The foundation stone has been laid for widening and strengthening the 21.12-km-long Ramnagar-Siswa Babu section of the NH-730, at a cost of Rs 193 crore.
*In Ghazipur, the foundation stone for widening and strengthening of 65.38-km-long Ghazipur-Mau section of the NH-29 at a cost of Rs 3,580 crore has been laid.
*The Hridaypur–Tikri Buzurg section of the NH-97 and the 56.2-km-long Ghazipur-Jamania-Sayyadraja would also be widened.
*The 15-km-long Deoria Byepass section of the NH-727 would also be widened at a cost of Rs 600 crore while the 27.75-km Kaptanganj-Padrauna section of the NH-730 would be widened at a cost of Rs 275 crore.
*The highways minister also laid the foundation stone for an intermodal terminal on the National Waterways-I (the River Ganga) at Ghazipur. This terminal is part of the Jal Marg Vikas project, and will provide intermodal transportation facility for cargo.
*The terminal would, said an official release, link the NW-I with the NH-31, and it would be important for efficient movement of large and small cargo, by providing the options for both land and water transportation or the option for intermodal switching.
With inputs from Housing News