New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Thursday inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 51 national highway projects of total length 1,380 Km with an investment of Rs 21,559 crore in Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh. Speaking on the occasion Gadkari said under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi we are committed to building world-class infrastructure in Andhra Pradesh. He said improved road connectivity in the coastal area will boost tourism, create employment opportunities for urban and rural youth and play a pivotal role in bringing prosperity to the people of Andhra Pradesh.
The Minister said the construction of the road over bridges under Setu Bharatam will facilitate hassle-free movement of traffic, ensure the safety of commuters, save time & fuel and will also reduce pollution. He said the national highways are the arteries of the socio-economic development of the state.
Gadkari said the four-lane road to Visakhapatnam and Kakinada ports of Andhra Pradesh will play a crucial role in improving logistics. The construction of Benz Circle flyover will help decongest the city of Vijayawada, he added.
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