Nitin Gadkari lays foundation of 7 NH projects
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on 15 September in Gwalior inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of seven National Highway projects.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- The total length of the project is 222 km and total cost is Rs 1,128 crore.
The elevated road of both the phases on the Swarn Rekha in Gwalior city will be built with the state-of-the-art new technology of Malaysia.
Under this project, a 6-lane Agra-Gwalior Greenfield Expressway will be connected to Yamuna Expressway and a logistic park will also be set up along the Agra-Gwalior Expressway.
Considering the geographical importance of Madhya Pradesh in connecting the network of highways, the implementation of these projects will facilitate movement and save fuel.
National Highways in India :
The National highways are a network of roads owned by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
It is constructed and managed by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL), and the public works departments (PWD) of state governments.
The longest national highway is NH44, which runs between Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir and Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, with a total length of 3,806 km (2,365 mi).
The shortest National Highway is NH766EE, which spans 4.27 km (2.65 mi), from Hettikeri to Belekeri port in Karnataka.
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