Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurates 7 National Highway projects with an investment of 6500 crores in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh
By PIB Delhi
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari today inaugurated 7 National Highway projects with an investment of 6500 crores in Chitbada village, Ballia, Uttar Pradesh.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Gadkari said with the construction of the Ballia Link Expressway, it will be possible to reach Patna from Lucknow through Purvanchal Expressway in just four and a half hours. He said Ballia to Buxar can be reached in half an hour, Ballia to Chhapra in one hour, and Ballia to Patna in one and a half hours. With the construction of the Greenfield Highway, eastern Uttar Pradesh will get better connectivity with Chhapra, Patna, and Buxar in Bihar, he added.
The Minister said the vegetables of the farmers of Ballia will be able to reach the mandis of Lucknow, Varanasi, and Patna easily. He said vegetable-producing farmers will get the direct benefit of three multi-modal terminals, Varanasi, Ghazipur, and Haldia through this expressway.
Shri Gadkari said the greenfield road from Chandauli to Mohania being constructed at a cost of Rs 130 crore will provide connectivity to Chandauli in Uttar Pradesh and the Kaimur district of Bihar through the Delhi-Kolkata GT Road. He said with the construction of Saidpur to Mardah road there will be direct connectivity from Mau to Varanasi via Saidpur. He said due to better connectivity with other cities of the state, the economic and social conditions of the state will improve as well as backward areas of the Azamgarh district will get new connectivity.
On this occasion, Shri Gadkari also announced the new connectivity route between Ballia-Ara through 28 km greenfield spur road at a cost of 1500 crores.