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Gadkari & Yogi inaugurate, lay foundation stone of road projects worth Rs 10,000 crore in East UP

“Gadkari Ji gifted road projects worth Rs 7000 crore in Ballia in the past few days and today he came to Gorakhpur and launched projects worth Rs 10000 crore,” said CM Yogi.




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New Delhi: Union Road, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday inaugurated/laid foundation stone of 18 projects worth Rs 10,000 crore, which will provide excellent road connectivity in several districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh, including Gorakhpur.

A total of six National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) projects worth Rs 810 crores were inaugurated whereas foundation stones of another 12 NHAI projects worth around Rs 9,200 crores were laid by the union minister and the UP CM at a formal ceremony held at Mahant Digvijay Nath Smriti Park.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath welcomed Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on the occasion and noted that strong infrastructure development is expanding the state’s potential for significant investment.

In an event organized at Mahant Digvijay Nath Smriti Park, the Chief Minister said, “At the Global Investors Summit, investment proposals worth Rs 33.50 lakh crore were received. Excellent infrastructure and a secure environment played a major role in this. By moving forward with the proposals of the Global Investors Summit, we will be able to provide jobs and employment opportunities to one crore youths in the next three years. The youth will not be forced to migrate.”

The Chief Minister continued by stating that a robust network of road infrastructure is now evident across the nation under the inspiration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Nitin Gadkari, the Union’s Minister of Road Transport, worked under the Prime Minister’s guidance to accomplish this. Highway construction is actively taking place throughout the nation. Gadkari ji has accelerated it to a new level. Despite the fact that India recently went through the worst pandemic of the century, the country’s economy is growing so fast that it has surprised everyone in the world. Infrastructure is a key component”, Yogi remarked.

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The CM said that Nitin Gadkari and PM Modi have made a significant contribution to UP’s infrastructure improvement.

“Gadkari Ji gifted road projects worth Rs 7000 crore in Ballia in the past few days and today he came to Gorakhpur and launched projects worth Rs 10000 crore.”

He said that the state government is committed to extending all possible cooperation in the completion of these projects.

The CM emphasized that eastern Uttar Pradesh is a significant destination for international Buddhist travellers, saying that work is being done to connect Kushinagar, the site of Buddha’s ‘Mahaparinirvana’ with Kapilvastu and Shravasti.

The projects that were inaugurated are as follows:

1- Mohaddipur-Jangalkodia four-lane, length-18 km, cost- Rs 323 crore
2- Cantonment-Chhapia two-lane paved shoulder, length-55 km, cost- Rs 281 crore.
3- Road from Bhaurabari to Partawal Chauraha, length-26 km, cost- Rs 94 crores
4- Road from Bengali Tola to Barnaha Purab Patti, length-19 km, cost- Rs 70 crores
5- Road from Kuni Bazar to Gola, length-9 km, cost- Rs 38 crores
6- Construction of CC Pavement in Babhanan, length-380 meters, cost- Rs 4 crore

Foundation stones of following roads were laid:
1- Sonauli-Jungle Kauria four-lane road, total length-80 km, cost Rs 2700 crores
2- Construction of Fourlane Greenfield Gorakhpur Bypass, Length-27 km
3- Construction of Barhalganj-Mehrauna Ghat two-lane paved shoulder, length-57 km, cost-Rs 974 crore
4- Construction of Maharajganj-Nichlaul-Thoothibari two-lane paved shoulder, length – 40 km, cost – Rs 809 crores
5- Construction of a two-lane paved shoulder from Hadiya Square to Karmaini Ghat, length-49 km, cost- Rs 593 crore
6- Construction of Balrampur bypass two lane paved shoulder, length-21 km, cost Rs 516 crores
7- Shohratgarh-Uska Bazar two-lane paved shoulder, length-33 km, cost- Rs 510 crore
8- Sikriganj-Badhalganj two-lane paved shoulder, length-39 km, cost Rs 403 crores
9- Chhapia-Sikriganj two-lane paved shoulder, length-35 km, cost- Rs 307 crore
10- Shohratgarh bypass, length – 6 km, cost – Rs 189 crores
11- Construction of road overbridge on Gorakhpur-Anandnagar rail section costing Rs 66 crores
12- Gilola bypass two lane paved shoulder, length-3.50 km, cost Rs 62 crores