Gadkari opens Savner-Gondkheri stretch of NH 547E in Nagpur

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Nagpur: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the Savner-Dhapewada-Goundkhairi section of National Highway (NH) 547E with a length of 28.88 km, which has been built at the cost of ₹720 crore in Nagpur.

Speaking on the occasion he said this highway section, which is replete with various features like greenfield bypass, big bridge, railway flyover as well as vehicular underpass, overpass, bus shelter on both sides, will eliminate the traffic problem in the area and will prove crucial to ensure smooth and safe traffic for the citizens.

The Minister informed the four-laning of the Savner – Dhapewada – Goundakhairi section will provide better connectivity to the pilgrims to the famous Ganesha Temple at Adasa and the Vitthal-Rukmini Temple at Dhapewada in the area. “The new four-lane bridge over the Chandrabhaga river will relieve traffic jams in Dhapewada and make travel safer. It will facilitate the access of agricultural and local products of the region to larger markets,” he added.

Gadkari said there will be growth in logistics and industrial parks in Gondkhairi and Chinchbhavan areas. Also Nagpur city will get relief from heavy traffic coming and going from Bhopal, Indore to Mumbai, Hyderabad.

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Earlier, the Savner-Dhapewada-Doundkhairi stretch was built in two-lane with paved solder. It was in the year 2016 when the MoRTH began the exercise to acquire additional land in Nagpur district to strengthen it as the four-lane road. Residents of as many as 18 villages of two police station areas, Kalmeshwar and Saonar, offered their land to widen the road.

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Officials of the MoRTH said that construction in rest part of the road is going on and it would complete in the next few weeks. Length of Savner-Dhapewada-Gondkheri section of National Highway 547-E is about 33 km in total.

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