Foundation stone for ten National Highway projects worth over Rs 8000 crore laid in Uttar Pradesh

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National-Highway-projects-worth-over-Rs-8000Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone for ten National Highway projects worth over Rs 8000 crore at Pratapgarh and Deoria in Uttar Pradesh on 12 June 2023.

An Overview of the News:

  • The Union Minister laid the foundation stone of 5 NH projects worth Rs 2,200 crore in Pratapgarh region and 5 NH projects worth Rs 6,215 crore in Deoria in the presence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
  • According to the Union Minister, the 43 km widening of National Highway 330 from Pratapgarh to Sultanpur being constructed at a cost of Rs 1290 crore will reduce the travel time from Prayagraj to Pratapgarh via Ayodhya.
  • He said that the construction work of the proposed 14 km bypass in Pratapgarh at a cost of Rs 309 crore would also start soon.
  • Road safety work for street lights, bus shelter etc. will be done on National Highway 31 at a cost of Rs 27 crore.
  • The construction of Pratapgarh-Musafirkhana section will accelerate the development of cement plant, gas plant, bottling plant and dairy milk factory industries.
  • All these projects will encourage investment in Uttar Pradesh and create new employment opportunities.

Uttar Pradesh:

  • Capital: Lucknow
  • Governor: Anandiben Patel
  • Chief Minister: Yogi Adityanath
  • Number of seats in the assembly: 403
  • Number of Legislative Council seats: 100
  • Number of seats in Lok Sabha: 80
  • Number of seats in Rajya Sabha: 31

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