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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari performs bhoomi-pujan of flyover in Pune today

New Highway Project connecting Pune and Bengaluru proposed at a cost of around Rs. 40,000 crores: Nitin Gadkari

Centre contemplating a highway to connect Nariman Point, Mumbai with New Delhi: Nitin Gadkari

Posted On: 24 SEP 2021 5:35PM by PIB Mumbai


: Pune/Mumbai, September 24, 2021

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari performed bhoomi-pujan of proposed flyover connecting Rajaram Bridge on Sinhagad Road and Fun Time Cinema Hall in Pune, today (September 24, 2021).

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Gadkari expressed satisfaction about the speed with which Pune Metro work is going on. The Minister said, the state government should take care of land acquisition for Ring Road which is crucial for reducing pollution in the city. He assured that the Centre will bear the entire cost of the project and complete it. He stressed on the need of enhancing the metro rail network in Pune to check air, water and sound pollution.

Shri Gadkari informed that a new highway connecting Pune and Bengaluru has been proposed and the cost of the project would be around Rs. 40,000 crores, while the Central Government was contemplating connecting Nariman Point in Mumbai to New Delhi by a Highway. Shri Gadkari also informed that a provision of Rs. 50,000 crore has been sanctioned for the road between Talegaon and Ahmednagar in Maharashtra. He further said, number of ethanol run vehicles is bound to go up in future. The civic administration should prepare for the same with sufficient number of ethanol-filling stations in the city.

The Deputy Chief Minister and Guardian Minister of Pune district, Shri Ajit Pawar, Member of Parliament Shri Girish Bapat, Deputy Chairperson of State Legislative Council Smt. Neelam Gorhe, Mayor of Pune Shri Murlidhar Mohol, MLA Smt. Madhuri Misal, MLA Shri Bheemrao Tapkir were present amongst the dignitaries on the occasion.




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