Nitin Gadkari lays foundation of 7 NH projects

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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.


  • 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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