Ministry of Road Transport & Highways

Shri Nitin Gadkari sanctions Rs. 766.42 crore for construction and strengthening of various National Highways projects in Goa

Posted On: 01 MAR 2024 4:27PM by PIB Delhi

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari has approved Rs. 766.42 crore for construction and strengthening of various National Highways projects in Goa.

In a post he said, an allocation of Rs. 455.50 crore has been granted for the construction of a 4-lane flyover spanning from MES College Junction to Bogmalo Junction, covering a total length of 3.35 Km on NH-566. Additionally, a 4-lane Vehicular Underpass (VUP) at Queeny Nagar Junction, spanning 1.22 Km, will be built under the Engineering, Procurement, and construction (EPC) mode within the National Highways (Original) framework.

In another post, Shri Gadkari said in Goa, an allocation of Rs. 310.92 crore has been approved for land acquisition to construct the Cuncolim Bypass from Uskini-bandh Cuncolim to Bendordem. Spanning 8.33 Km on NH-66 in South Goa district, this initiative under the Annual Plan 2023-24 aims to expedite the completion of the Mumbai to Kanyakumari Economic Corridor.

He said, the bypass addresses congestion and accidents in Cuncolim town, providing improved connectivity to tourist destinations, South Goa district HQ and the capital city Panaji. This development anticipates enhanced service levels, considerable socio-economic benefits, reduced Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC), and decreased travel time.

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