The foundation stone for 5 NH projects worth Rs 2,200 crore in Pratapgarh region and 5 NH projects worth Rs 6,215 Crore in Deoria Region of Uttar Pradesh have been laid today by Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways. Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, was present at the occasion.
In his speech, Gadkari said that with the widening of 43 km of National Highway 330 from Pratapgarh to Sultanpur being constructed at a cost of Rs 1290 crore, the travel time from Prayagraj to Pratapgarh via Ayodhya will be reduced. He said the work of construction of the proposed 14 km bypass in Pratapgarh at a cost of Rs 309 crore will also start soon.
The Minister said road safety work will be done on National Highway 31 at a cost of Rs 27 crore for street lights, bus shelters among others. The construction of Pratapgarh-Musafirkhana section will accelerate the development of cement plant, gas plant, bottling plant and dairy milk factory industries. All these projects will encourage investment in Uttar Pradesh and create new employment opportunities.
Speaking about the Deoria project Gadkari said construction of 22 km, 4-lane bypass at a cost of 1750 crores in Deoria will be awarded in August, 2023.He said the backward areas of Deoria and Gorakhpur will benefit from these projects. The Minister said connectivity with Bihar will also improve with these projects.