Gandhinagar, Friday: Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel visited Tharad in Banaskantha to inspect the 6 lane conversion work of Santalpur road in Patan district of Gujarat from Sanchore in Rajasthan under Bharatmala project of Government of India.
The National Highway Authority of India is constructing this road of approximately 125 km length as a green field expressway through 6 lane road.
According to the Bharatmala project, the Ministry of Road Transport of the Central Government is going to construct an economic corridor of about 1256 km between Amritsar and Jamnagar.
The 125 km road between Sanchore and Santalpur is an important part of this economic corridor. It is being developed at a cost of Rs 2030.44 crore.
The National Highway Authority is expected to complete the work of 30 km road in each package in 4 lanes at a cost of approximately Rs 500 crore and is planned for completion by 2023.
The Bharatmala project aims to increase connectivity of the northern states and territories of the country with the eastern regions. Not only this, the project aims to provide global facility for import and export of various products from the ports like Jamnagar, Kandla and Mundra to the northern states.
Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel on Friday morning visited the 6 lane road construction site near Tharad with Minister in charge of Banaskantha Shri Gajendrasinh Parmar, MP Shri Parbatbhai Patel, Pradesh Mahamantri and former Minister Shri Rajnibhai Patel and senior officials of Banaskantha District Administration and National Highway Authority of India and gathered details.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat