Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for nine National Highway projects totalling ₹ 2,367 crore and 225 km in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, giving the city new momentum with improved road connectivity.
The event was also attended by Madhya Pradesh’s Chief Minister, Dr. Mohan Yadav, Union Ministers Virendra Kumar and Faggan Singh Kulaste, State President of the Madhya Pradesh BJP, State Ministers Prahlad Singh Patel and Rakesh Singh, MPs, MLAs, officers, and other dignitaries.
A 1.5-kilometer-long bridge over the Jamni River on the Tikamgarh-Jhansi route, built for ₹ 43 crores, was one of the projects launched. This would facilitate travel to Orchha, the popular tourist location for the temple of Rajaram. The connection to the Katni coal mines will improve significantly with the construction of a 2-lane paved shoulder road from Chandia Ghat to the Katni Bypass, which will benefit the coal mining sector. The Bamitha-Khajuraho road’s enlargement will boost Khajuraho tourism. Furthermore, this region’s social and economic circumstances will also get better.
The road from Gulganj Bypass to Barna River, the 2-lane road from Barna River to Ken River, and the 2-lane paved shoulder upgrade from Shahdol to Sagartola, Lalitpur-Sagar, are among the projects for which the foundation stone was placed. There will be 23 VUPs, bridges, and service roads built in the Lakhnadon section. Additionally, three-foot-over bridges will be built at Suktra, Kurai, and Khawasa, and two dark spots in the Ghunai and Banjari valleys will be improved. The surrounding campus will be more connected thanks to these projects. The region will grow from an economic, social, and tourism perspective while saving time and petrol.