Road Development Projects worth nearly Rs 6500 crores were either
inaugurated or foundation laid in Eastern Uttar Pradesh by the Union Highways
Minister Nitin Gakari on January 25. He
also laid the foundation for intermodal terminal of the National waterways
project at Ghazipur.
The Minister is scheduled to hold talks with Uttar Pradesh chief
minister where another round of projects is likely to be identified and
The projects involved development of roads in Eastern Uttar Pradesh to
a total length of nearly 250 kilometers.
In Maharajganj, Mr Gadkari dedicated to the people the newly widened
and strengthened 26.9 km long Urka –
Ramnagar section and 33 km long Siswa Babu to Kaptanganj section of NH 730. The
work for the former section was done at a cost of Rs 146.39 crores and for the
latter at a cost of Rs 222.49 crore.
The Minister also laid the foundation stone for widening and strengthening
21.12km long Ramnagar- Siswa Babu Section of NH 730 at a cost of Rs 193 crores.
In Ghazipur, the Union Minister laid the foundation stone for widening and strengthening of 65.38 km long Ghazipur-Mau section of NH 29 at a cost of Rs 3580 crore, Hridaypur –Tikri Buzurg section of NH 97 and 56.2 km long Ghazipur-Jamania-Sayyadraja section of national highways.
In addition to road projects, the Minister also laid the
foundation stone for an Intermodal Terminal on National Waterways –I (River
Ganga) at Ghazipur. This terminal is being constructed as part of the World
Bank aided Jal Marg Vikas project and will provide intermodal transportation
facility for cargo. The terminal will link the NW-I with NH – 31 that is only
650 metres away. The terminal will thus be very
important for efficient movement of large and small cargo by providing the
options for both land and water transportation or the option for intermodal
will have facilities like berths, storage areas and sheds, terminal building,
communications systems and electrical substation. It will have a handling
capacity of 12 lac tonnes per annum
In Deoria Mr Gadkari laid the foundation stone for widening of 15 km
long Deoria Byepass section of NH 727 A at a cost of Rs 600 crore and 27.75 km
long Kaptanganj-Padrauna section of NH 730 at a cost of Rs 275 crore.
The Union Minister reviewed the progress of highways projects in Uttar
Pradesh with the state Chief Minister in Lucknow on January 26th.