Ministry of Road Transport & Highways

Shri Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stone of 10 National Highway projects worth Rs 10,000 crore in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh

Posted On: 01 MAR 2024 5:00PM by PIB Delhi

Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari today laid foundation stone of 10 National Highway projects at a cost of Rs 10,000 crore in Jaunpur Uttar Pradesh. State Minister Shri Girish Chandra Yadav, Minister Shri Dayashankar Singh, Member of Parliament, Smt. Seema Dwivedi, Shri Pushpraj Singh and MLAs and officials were also present on the occasion.

 

Shri Nitin Gadkari said, the construction of 2 bypasses in Jaunpur city, the ring road will be completed, which will provide relief to Jaunpur from traffic jams and encourage industrial development.

He said, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has made significant progress under the PM Gatishakti National Master Plan aimed at improving multi-modal connectivity and last mile connectivity across the country. One such project is the Prayagraj-Dohrighat Corridor Project, which is in Prayagraj, Jaunpur and Azamgarh districts of Uttar Pradesh. This entire corridor is being constructed with 4-lanes.

This project, being built in a total of 4 packages, connects Purvanchal Expressway, 11 National Highways, 2 State Highways, 5 railway stations, 2 airports. The construction of this project road will reduce traffic problems in these 5 important commercial cities of Phulpur, Mungarabadpur, Machhilishahr, Jaunpur and Azamgarh. This ambitious project aims to provide seamless connectivity as well as generate huge economic benefits and increase employment to consumers, farmers, youth and business people, he added.

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