Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari today inaugurated through video link, three important bridges and two road improvement projects in the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. The Minister also laid foundation stones for four other major bridge projects across the rivers Wainganga, Bandiya, Perikota and Perimili.
These projects are considered crucial for improving mobility for socio-economic development of the Gadchiroli district.
The projects inaugurated today were:
855-metre major bridge across Pranahita river on Nizamabad – Jagdalpur Road (NH 63) at a cost of Rs 168 crores,
630-metre high-level bridge across the Indravati River near Patagudam on Nizamabad – Jagdalpur Road (NH 63) at a cost of Rs 248 crores.
30-metre high-level bridge near Lankachen on Bejurpalli – Aheri Road,
Improvement of Bejurpalli-Aheri Road (SH 275) between Watra and Moyabinpeta
Improvement of Garanji – Pustola Road
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Nitin Gadkari said with the construction of these key bridges, the National Highway connectivity in Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh –Telangana is complete now. “This is a dream which has come true after nearly 25 years when it was conceived when I was a Minister in Maharashtra”.
Shri Gadkari said the total length of National Highway in Gadchiroli district has increased from 54 km to 647 km during his tenure. Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has approved 44 road projects of 541 km length with an outlay of Rs 1,740 crores for Gadchiroli district.
The Minister remarked,
The all-weather road network in far-flung areas of Naxal affected districts like Gadchiroli will improve the socio-economic development in the region and in upcoming two years or so the Gadchiroli district will see an all-round transformation