Gadkari lays foundation stone/launches ₹3,835-Cr NH projects

The Delhi-Panipat corridor will ease the movement of tourists going to and from Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir

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Sonepat (Haryana): Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday inaugurated and laid foundation stone of four national highway (NH) projects at Sonepat, Karnal and Ambala in Haryana worth ₹ 3,835 crore in presence of Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

The minister inaugurated newly constructed 11 flyovers on 8-lane National Highway 44 from Delhi to Panipat in Sonepat at a cost of ₹890 crore with a total length of 24 km will provide better connectivity to the economic nodes of Haryana, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir. This highway from Delhi to Panipat will connect agricultural areas with industrial areas facilitating the transportation of goods and final products. The Delhi-Panipat corridor will ease the movement of tourists going to and from Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.

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The construction of national highways, Karnal Greenfield 35 km 6-lane ring road at a cost of ₹1690 crore is not just a road but will become the lifeline for the development and prosperity of the region in times to come. It will bypass Karnal city traffic and provide an easy and convenient option for commuters travelling to Jammu, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Southern Haryana, thereby reducing pollution and accidents in the region, said an MoRTH officer.

Gadkari also Inaugurated and laid foundation stone of 2 NH projects worth ₹1255 Crore in Ambala, Haryana. A four-lane 15km stretch of Ambala to Saha NH (444A) was among the scheme which was inaugurated.

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National Highways are the country’s arteries. According to official data, in the last 9 years, an unprecedented 50,000 kilometres of National Highways have been added. In 2014-15, India had a total of 97,830 km of National Highways which has been expanded to 145,155 km by March 2023.

According to the official data, in 2014-15, from building 12.1 km per day of roads, the nation is seeing 28.6 km of roads being constructed every day in 2021-22. In India, roads are an important mode of transport. As of 1 December 2021, the country has a network of over 6,215,797 kilometres of roads. In the world, this is the second-largest road network (after the United States). Interestingly, at 1.94 km of roads per square kilometre of land, the quantitative density of India’s road network is equal to that of Hong Kong and substantially higher than the United States (0.71 km)

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