Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra :-
• Gujarat has always been a pioneer in achieving new milestones through infrastructural development.
• The budget for infrastructure development in Gujarat includes an allocation of Rs 20,600 crore to the Roads and Buildings Department.
• The construction of this overbridge will provide smooth movement for passengers and industrial vehicles in Rajkot, Jamnagar, and Morbi.
Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel e-inaugurated the Madhapar Chowkdi, Rajkot Six Lane Overbridge from Gandhinagar in the presence of Minister of State for Women and Child Welfare and Social Justice and Empowerment, Smt. Bhanuben Babariya.
On this occasion, Chief Minister Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel commemorated the founder of ‘Ekatmvad’ (Integral humanism), Shri Deendayal Upadhyayji, on his birth anniversary.
The Chief Minister said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has developed a system to ensure that basic infrastructural facilities like electricity, roads, and network reach every part of the state. The team of the state government is carrying forward this tradition and working to strengthen these facilities.
The Chief Minister further stated that this bridge will enhance the convenience of Rajkot’s citizens, and it will also provide added convenience for the large vehicles serving the surrounding industrial areas. This flyover is expected to result in time and fuel savings for citizens travelling between Jamnagar and Rajkot.
The Chief Minister highlighted that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has transformed Gujarat into a role model for other states by providing essential infrastructure facilities and emphasised that the entire nation is now reaping the benefits of his visionary leadership.
Over the span of 9 years, the country has witnessed the construction of an impressive 3,28,000 kilometres of rural roads. Furthermore, the Chief Minister highlighted that a remarkable 37 kilometres of highways are being constructed daily across the nation. In a significant move aimed at bolstering infrastructure development, the state government has allocated a substantial budget of Rs. 20,600 crores this year, a decision strongly advocated by the Chief Minister.
The government is not just spending 2,800 crore rupees to construct a four-lane highway but also aims to further develop these roads in order to enhance the ease of living in major cities along with the expansion of the highways.
CM Shri Bhupendra Patel stated that Gujarat is committed to realizing the Prime Minister’s resolution to set new milestones in the nation’s development through the development of infrastructure facilities.
Collector Shri Prabhav Joshi delivered a welcome address. The dignitaries proceeded to the bridge, inaugurating it with a flag-hoisting ceremony at the overbridge entrance.
It is noteworthy that this bridge has been constructed at a cost exceeding Rs. 60 crores. It spans a length of 1125 meters with a width of 2×11 meters. Both sides of the overbridge have been prepared by the State Roads and Buildings Department. The bridge is equipped with street lights and drainage facilities for rainwater disposal. Additionally, a 50-meter-wide junction at Madhapar Chowkdi and another 30-meter-wide junction from Madhapar to Ishvariya Park have been constructed to facilitate smooth traffic flow on the overbridge.
MP Shri Mohan Kundariya, Mayor Smt. Nayanaben Pedhadia, MLA Dr. Darshitaben Shah, Deputy Mayor Shri Narendrasinh Jadeja, Standing Committee Chairman Shri Jaymin Thakar, Whip Shri Manish Radia, Leader of Ruling Party Smt. Liluben Jadav, Former Mayor Shri Pradeep Dav, Leaders Shri Mukesh Joshi, Shri Ashwin Moliya, Shri Virendrasinh Jhala, Dr. Madhav, Shri Kamlesh Mirani, Commissioner of Police Mr. Raju Bhargava, Resident Additional Collector Mr. S.J. Khachar, Provincial Officer Mr. Sandeep Verma, Mr. Vivek Tank, DCP Mr. Bhargav Pandya, Ms. Pooja Yadav, Deputy Executive Engineer Mr. K.N. Jhala, and many local residents were present.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat