New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Thursday laid the foundation stones for 11 national highways projects with a total length of 534 km worth Rs 5,722 crore in Madhya Pradesh. On the occasion, Union Minister of State (MoS) Gen VK Singh, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Chouhan and Former Lok Sabha Speaker and senior BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan were also present.
Speaking on the occasion Gadkari said these projects will provide easy transport facilities to the pilgrims and tourists. He said better connectivity will be available from agricultural markets adjoining Ujjain. The Minister said Ujjain-Dewas Industrial Corridor will develop and new opportunities for employment generation will be created. Gadkari said along with this, the entire Malwa-Nimar region will be developed, border areas will be developed as storage centres and time, fuel will be saved and travel will also be safe.
The Minister said the government is taking continuous steps to build next-generation infrastructure with a commitment to ensure smooth connectivity, faster development, better security and prosperity for all.
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