New Delhi: Adding an immense segment in modern-road infrastructure of Kerala, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 12 national highway projects with a total length of 105 km, worth over Rs 1464 crore, in the presence of Union Minister of State V Muraleedharan, PWD Minister of PA Mohammed Riyas, MP from Kasargod Rajmohan Unnithan, MLAs, and Senior Officials in Kasargod, Kerala on January 5.
The proposed projects aim to enhance seamless connectivity between Tamil Nadu and Kerala, ensuring swift and trouble-free transportation. This initiative holds the promise of reducing overall transportation costs. Furthermore, a focus on eliminating black spots on National Highways is anticipated to contribute to a significant decrease in road accidents.
The undertaking is poised to generate substantial employment opportunities, both directly and indirectly, fostering socio-economic growth in Kerala. Additionally, the improved accessibility to Munnar is expected to boost tourism potential, while the construction of a high-level bridge will eliminate a 27 km detour during floods, streamlining travel and benefiting the export of key Kerala products.