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Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani lays stone of 6-lane flyover near Gondal Crossing

    Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today laid the foundation stone of Gujarat’s first-ever 6-lane flyover over single-piers to be built at a cost of Rs.90-crore near Gondal Crossing at Rajkot city for a permanent solution to traffic snarls.

    He said that another flyover will be built on the other end of Rajkot’s 150-feet wide Ring Road near Madhapar Crossing, for which the state government has already made financial allocation.

    Mr. Rupani said the Ghogha-Dahej Ro-Ro Ferry Service will be shortly extended as Cruse Service to Pipavav-Surat on one side and Somnath-Porbandar-Dwarka-Mandvi on the other side for sea connectivity.

    With deference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision, he said, Gujarat plans a number of other infrastructure projects for better connectivity and mobility, like Bharat Mala Highway Project.

    Mr. Rupani said the process of allocating 330-acre land for All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) has begun. The project is sure to benefit the entire Saurashtra region. The foundation laying ceremony of the green-field airport at Hirasar would be announced soon.

    Union Minister of State for Roads & Transport Mansukh Mandavia said the flyover being built at Rajkot would not only ease traffic snarls of the city but also road traffic towards Junagadh and Porbandar districts. The work on detailed project report (DPR) to make 70-km Rajkot-Jetpur Road into 6-lane would start soon. The work on the Rs.8,800-cr Mundra-Dwarka-Somnath-Bhavnagar Coastal Highway is on fast-track. He said the Central Government has built 40,000 km of roads during the last four years, while that on 53,000 km is in progress.

    Member of Parliament Mohanbhai Kundaria and NHAI Chief General Manager Asutosh Gautam also spoke on the occasion.

    Those present included MLAs Govindbhai Patel, Arvindbhai Raiyani and Lakhabhai Sagathia, Rajkot Mayor Beenabeen Acharya, Deputy Mayor Ashwinbhai Moliya, Municipal Finance Board Chairman Dhansukhbhai Bhanderi, BJP City President Kamleshbhai Mirani, ex-MLA Bhanuben Babaria and Pravinbhai Makadia, NHAI Project Director P.K. Jain and Manager Arun Kumar Pinjre, Collector Rahul Gupta, Police Commissioner Manoj Agrawal and Municipal Commissioner B.N. Pani, among others.

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat