Raipur (the states. news)
Minister of Chhattisgarh Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today called on Union Transport
Minister Mr. Nitin Gadkari and urged him to include three routes, passing
through tribal-dominated areas in Chhattisgarh in “Bharatmala Yojana”.
In a meeting held in New Delhi, Union Minister Mr. Gadkari agreed to include the 72-km-long Raigarh-Gharghora-Dharamjaigarh-Patthalgaon route, the 110-km-long Ambikapur-Wadafnagar-Bamhani-Renukut-Varanasi route and the 40-km-long Pandaria-Bajag-Gandasarai route under the “Bharatmala Yojana”
Bhupesh Baghel had informed the Union Minister that these three routes connect the proposed routes under the “Bharatmala Yojana” and would lead to the rapid development of the region as it passes through tribal-dominated areas of Chhattisgarh.
On the request of Mr. Baghel, Union Transport Minister Mr. Gadkari sanctioned the works related to widening of roads, up-gradation, renovation of National Highways and in-principle declared National Highways in Chhattisgarh at an estimated cost of Rs 10608.37 crore.(media saheb.com)