Three routes in tribal areas of Ch’garh to be included in Bharatmala Project

Central Chronicle News
Raipur, Feb 05: Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel today called on Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and urged him to include three routes, passing through tribal-dominated areas in Chhattisgarh in “Bharatmala Yojana”.
In a meeting held in New Delhi, Union Minister Gadkari agreed to include the 72-km-long Raigarh-Gharghora- Dharamjaigarh- Patthalgaon route, the 110-km-long Ambikapur -Wadafnagar- Bamhani-Renukut- Varanasi route and the 40-km-long Pandaria- Bajag- Gandasarai route under the “Bharatmala Yojana”
Bhupesh Baghel had informed the Union Minister that these three routes connect the proposed routes under the “Bharatmala Yojana” and would lead to the rapid development of the region as it passes through tribal-dominated areas of Chhattisgarh.
On the request of Baghel, Union Transport Minister Gadkari sanctioned the works related to widening of roads, up-gradation, renovation of National Highways and in-principle declared National Highways in Chhattisgarh at an estimated cost of Rs 10608.37 cr. Baghel informed the Union Minister that the land acquisition work is underway on Raipur Durg Bypass, Raipur-Vishakhapatnam route and Bilaspur-Urga route under “Bharatmala Yojana”. He requested him to start the construction work on these routes at the earliest. To which, the union minister replied in affirmative and gave necessary directions to the officials concerned. During the meeting, Union Minister sanctioned road development works worth over Rs 20,000 cr in Chhattisgarh.
Chief Minister also sought sanction for an estimate of Rs 84 cr under periodical renewal for the year 2020-21. He sought approval for construction work from Mungeli to Pondi Marg and Madangmuda to Devbhog near Odisha border under Annual Plan 2020-21. He drew the union minister’s attention towards extremely poor condition of National Highway Champa-Korba-Katghora Road and ROB construction at existing level crossings on National Highways.
Baghel also brought to the notice of the union minister the slow pace of widening and up-gradation work of Raipur to Dhamtari road and urged him to issue directions to officials concerned to speed up the work. The union minister has assured to take positive initiatives on various other proposals related to development of highways at the earliest. Secretary to the Chief Minister and Secretary of Public Works Department, Siddharth Komal Pardeshi was also present on the occasion.

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