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Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways dedicates to the nation two Highway Projects worth ₹ 2,334 Cr in Sangli, Maharashtra

Developmental Work worth more than Rs 5 lakh crore performed in Maharashtra in last seven years: Union Transport Minister

Posted On: 26 MAR 2022 1:58PM by PIB Mumbai

 

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari today dedicated to the nation two Highway Projects worth ₹ 2,334 Cr in Sangli, Maharashtra. The total length of two section of Highway Projects dedicated today is 96.78 Kilo meters.

Speaking on the occasion, Union Transport Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari informed that In Maharashtra, works worth more than Rs 5 lakh crore have been done in the areas of roads, ports, shipping, small scale industries and irrigation in last seven years. He added that he strives to make Maharashtra the number one state in the country.

Addressing the gathering in Sangli after inaugurating the highway projects, Shri Gadkri promised to start work on Sangli to Peth road in the next three to four months by issuing tenders. Shri Gadkari added the length of roads in Sangli district has increased three and a half times in seven years.

Union Minister Shri Gadkari also spoke about the new National Highway being constructed between Pune and Bengaluru. He informed ‘It is a 699 km long green highway which will pass through the backward areas of Sangli, Satara and Kolhapur districts and will benefit the area immensely’.

Four laning of Borgaon- Watambare section of NH-166

The Borgaon- Watambare section is a part of the Sangli to Solapur stretch of NH-166. The Sangli to Solapur stretch is an important link connecting Ratnagiri to Nagpur passing through Solapur city. This is the shortest link (East-West) connecting Konkan, Western Maharashtra, Marathwada & Vidharbh Region passing through 11 Districts of Maharashtra. The Highway constructed is of Rigid Pavement for the entire section from Sangli (Km.182/556) to Solapur (Km. 378/100).

Benefits of the projects:

  • Reduced Fuel consumption and travel time
  • Will reduce accidents
  • Ease of travel
  • Easy transportation of Agricultural Produce

The up-gradation of the National Highway was taken up by the National Highways Authority of India through Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode and through budgetary allocations. The section between Sangli to Solapur of NH-166 has been taken up by NHAI through HAM Mode under the Bharatmala Project.

Rehabilitation and Up-gradation of Sangola Jath Section of NH-965G

The Sangola to Jath section (from Km. 185/339 to Km. 230/123) was also dedicated to nation by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today. The surrounding areas of the project are known for pomegranate production. Jath holds one of the largest cattle fairs. NH-965G starts from Patas and ends at Jath having total length 230.123 Km. covering cities of Indapur, Baramati, Akluj, Sangola, Jath. The Highway constructed is of Rigid Pavement for the entire section from Sangola (Km. 185/339) to Jath (Km. 230/123).

Sangli District also known as the Turmeric city of Maharashtra is known for the production and trade of the spice. It also houses many sugar factories. Sangola and Jath have got historical importance. Sangola is famous for pomegranate production as well. Solapuri Chadars and towels are famous in India and also at a global level.

The address of the Union Minister is available here.

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