New Delhi. Madhya Pradesh is going to get the gift of road projects worth more than 11 thousand crores this week. Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stone and inaugurate 35 road projects costing a total of Rs 11,311 crore in Madhya Pradesh on 16 September. Madhya Pradesh government officials said on Tuesday that these projects are related to the construction of 1,530 km long roads in the state. He said that during the program organized in Indore, Gadkari would lay the foundation stone of 21 road construction projects and inaugurate 14 projects in the state.
State Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will also be present in this program. Officials of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) said that ahead of this program in Indore, Gadkari will undertake the ongoing construction work of about 245 km long stretch of eight-lane Delhi-Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway passing through the state in Ratlam on Thursday. Will inspect the district. According to officials, the construction of this part is estimated to cost around Rs 8,437 crore. He said that the eight-lane road being constructed under the Delhi-Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway will cover 102.4 kms in Mandsaur district, 90.1 kms in Ratlam district and 52 kms in Jhabua district of western Madhya Pradesh. Officials said that out of the total 245 km proposed under this project in the state, 106 km long road has been constructed and the deadline of November 2022 has been fixed to complete the remaining work.
On the other hand, Gadkari today called the country’s road and highway projects as gold mines and asked US investors to invest in this sector. Addressing the India-US Economic Summit, Gadkari said that the country’s road network is doing a great job. He said that industrial complexes, roadside facilities are expanding in the country. In such a situation, the income in this sector is also increasing. He said, “I sincerely hope that more and more investors from America should come to invest in India’s road and highway projects. These projects are gold mines.” The minister said there is an opportunity here especially for insurance and pension funds.