Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari laid foundation stones of 15 National Highway projects costing Rs 8,038 crore with total length of 499 km in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh today.
Chief Minister Shri Mohan Yadav , Union Minister Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia, Speaker of Madhya Pradesh Assembly Shri Narendra Singh Tomar , State President of Madhya Pradesh BJP Shri V.D. Sharma , State Minister Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, State Minister Shri Rakesh Singh were present on the occasion .
The projects include widening of Ayodhya bypass section, 4-lane widening of Budhni to Shahganj section, 4-lane widening of Shahganj to Bari, 2-lane construction of Morena, Ambah and Porsa bypass, 2-lane construction of Sheopur Gorsa from Madhya Pradesh-Rajasthan border.
Widening of Budhni to Shahganj section will increase connectivity in the state. The road connecting Sehore and Raisen will connect three highways in Madhya Pradesh. With the widening of Ayodhya bypass section, passengers traveling from Kanpur to Bhopal will get relief from traffic jams. Madhya Pradesh is developing as a new industrial and agricultural hub with construction, reconstruction and widening of roads through these projects.