New Delhi: Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that the Rs 8,250-crore Chambal Expressway can prove to be a dice-changer for the poor and tribals in remote areas of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. On Saturday, Gadkari asked these states to expedite the tasks of land acquisition, environmental clearance and tax relief for this project.
The project will provide connectivity to the Golden Quadrilateral Delhi-Kolkata corridor, North-South corridor, East-West corridor and Delhi-Mumbai Expressway. Gadkari said that the proposed expressway could prove to be a turning point for the remote tribals and the poor. Especially for the Chambal region which falls in the most backward areas of the country.
Reviewing the project, Gadkari said, "The farmers of the three states will benefit the most from it." They will be able to easily ship their products to the markets of Delhi and Mumbai. Apart from this, this expressway will prove to be a big change in the lives of tribals of Saharia, Sheopur and other areas of Morena.
The minister said that the proposed expressway will be a new model of infrastructure development jointly between the states and the center. The nearly 404 km long expressway will provide alternate routes from Kanpur to Kota via Madhya Pradesh and then it will be connected to the Delhi-Mumbai corridor. While reviewing the project along with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Rajya Sabha member Jyotiraditya Scindia, Gadkari emphasized on expediting the process of land acquisition and environmental clearance for the project and exemption of royalty and local tax. Given so that it can be carried forward rapidly.
This post was published on July 4, 2020 7:05 pm
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