A Dream Of Better Uttar Pradesh
To enhance road infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh, Nitin Gadkari promises CM Yogi Adityanath to make roads in UP ‘Equivalent’ to US by 2024.
At the 81st Annual Session of the Indian Roads Congress in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow, the Union Road Transport and Highways Minister on Saturday (October 8th, 2022) stated that before 2024 ends.
Gadkari further stated that he has promised Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath about the same and announced projects worth Rs 7,000 crore for UP’s road infrastructural development.
“I have promised that there will be road projects worth Rs 5 lakh crores in Uttar Pradesh before the end of 2024, will make the road infrastructure of Uttar Pradesh equivalent to that of the USA.
I’m announcing projects worth Rs 8,000 crores today,” he stated. “There is no shortage of money with the government for the construction of good roads.
Gadkari urges ‘Vishwakarmas,’ people behind the development of road infrastructure, to ensure fast-paced, integrated, and sustainable infrastructure development in the country with ecological preservation, technology, innovation, safety, and quality construction of the roads.
“This 3-day session of IRC will be a great opportunity for furthering Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s vision of a 5 trillion dollar economy,” he had added.
Gadkari also held a review meeting at the Chief Minister’s residence in Lucknow. All the ongoing and proposed National Highway projects in Uttar Pradesh were discussed in the Presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the meeting.
Rs Seven Thousand crore is being given to Uttar Pradesh, he said this includes the Shahabad bypass-Hardoi bypass of Rs 1,212 crore, Shahjahanpur to Shahabad bypass of Rs 950 crore, Moradabad to Kashipur National Highway (Rs 2,007 crore), 13 railway over bridges (Rs 1,000 crore).
Gadkari said that by 2024, the road infrastructure of Uttar Pradesh would be at par with that of America.
The minister added that the need of the hour is to use “waste” for road construction without harming the environment in Uttar Pradesh. He stressed that along with the economy, attention must also be paid to the environment.