Center dedicates to the nation two Highway Projects worth ₹ 2,334 Cr

New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari today dedicated to the nation two Highway Projects worth ₹ 2,334 Cr in Sangli, Maharashtra. The total length of two section of Highway Projects dedicated today is 96.78 Kilo meters.

Speaking on the occasion, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari informed that In Maharashtra, works worth more than Rs 5 lakh crore have been done in the areas of roads, ports, shipping, small scale industries and irrigation in last seven years. He added that he strives to make Maharashtra the number one state in the country.

Addressing the gathering in Sangli after inaugurating the highway projects, Gadkri promised to start work on Sangli to Peth road in the next three to four months by issuing tenders. Gadkari added the length of roads in Sangli district has increased three and a half times in seven years.

Union Minister Shri Gadkari also spoke about the new National Highway being constructed between Pune and Bengaluru. He informed ‘It is a 699 km long green highway which will pass through the backward areas of Sangli, Satara and Kolhapur districts and will benefit the area immensely’.

Four laning of Borgaon- Watambare section of NH-166

The Borgaon- Watambare section is a part of the Sangli to Solapur stretch of NH-166. The Sangli to Solapur stretch is an important link connecting Ratnagiri to Nagpur passing through Solapur city. This is the shortest link (East-West) connecting Konkan, Western Maharashtra, Marathwada & Vidharbh Region passing through 11 Districts of Maharashtra. The Highway constructed is of Rigid Pavement for the entire section from Sangli (Km.182/556) to Solapur (Km. 378/100).