Union Minister Nitin Gadkari says the development of these projects will lead to industrial and economic growth in West Bengal as well as eastern parts of India with significant inroads towards agricultural sector.
NEW DELHI: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 4 NH projects worth Rs. 5351 Crore in West Medinipur; 3 NH projects worth Rs. 1206 Crore in Siliguri and 2 NH projects worth Rs. 1082 Crore at Raiganj, West Bengal.
Addressing the gathering, Gadkari said the project that was dedicated to the nation today included the construction of 55 km Kharagpur to Chichra 4-lane road stretch at the total cost of Rs. 613 Crore. The development of this stretch will go a long way in ensuring the progress and prosperity of the surrounding tribal areas.
He informed that Foundation stone was laid for the construction of 162 km Panagarh to Dankuni (NH-2) 6-lane road stretch at the total cost of Rs. 4215 Crore. The construction of this route will enhance connectivity to Sikkim, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and the Bay of Bengal.
He also informed that foundation stone was also laid for 10 km 4-lane Purulia bypass at the total cost of Rs. 175 Crore that will be completed by December 2023. The construction of this bypass will solve the traffic problems inside the city and the vehicles going to Durgapur, Asansol, Bokaro Dhanbad, Jamshedpur and Ranchi, will also save their travelling time, distance and cost.
Gadkari said the development of these projects will lead to industrial & economic growth in West Bengal as well as eastern parts of India with significant inroads towards agricultural sector.