Ministry of Road Transport & Highways

Shri Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stone of 2 National Highway projects worth Rs 1750 crore in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh

Posted On: 01 MAR 2024 2:56PM by PIB Delhi

Increasing the pace of development of Uttar Pradesh through National Highway construction, Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari today laid the foundation stone of 2 National Highway projects worth Rs 1750 crore in Mirzapur in the presence of state ministers and MPs, MLAs and officials.

Shri Nitin Gadkari said, Mirzapur district, situated under the shadow of Mother Vindhyavasini, is religiously and naturally important. To develop this entire region, the foundation stone of 2 ambitious National Highway projects costing more than Rs 1750 crore has been laid today. Among these, a 4-lane Mirzapur bypass including a 6-lane bridge on the Ganga river will be constructed on National Highway 135A, 15 km long. Besides, repair work will be done on 59 km long road from Mirzapur to Prayagraj and from Prayagraj to Pratapgarh on National Highways 35 and 330.

With the completion of both these projects, it will be easier for the devotees to reach the religious places in Mirzapur district, which will boost tourism. Economic development will get a new impetus in many districts of Prayagraj and Purvanchal including Mirzapur. Construction of 4-lane Mirzapur bypass on river Ganga will provide relief from traffic jams and improve connectivity between Mirzapur-Ayodhya, which will increase trade.

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