Madhya Pradesh, January 2024.

Giving new impetus to the progress of Jabalpur with better road connectivity, today Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari ji inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 9 National Highway projects costing Rs 2,367 crore and total length of 225 km in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Dr. Mohan Yadav, Union Minister Shri Virendra Kumar, Union Minister of State Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste, Madhya Pradesh BJP State President Shri V.D. Sharma, State Minister Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, State Minister Shri Rakesh Singh, MPs-MLAs, officers and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

Among the projects inaugurated today, a 1.5 km long bridge has been constructed on Jamni river on Tikamgarh-Jhansi road at a cost of Rs 43 crore. This will make it easier to reach Orchha, the tourist destination of Rajaram’s temple. Construction of a road with 2-lane paved shoulder from Chandia Ghat to Katni Bypass will bring a qualitative change in connectivity to the coal mines of Katni. This will benefit the coal mining industry. Widening of Bamitha-Khajuraho road will strengthen tourism in Khajuraho. Besides, the social and economic condition of this area will also improve.

The projects whose foundation stone was laid today include upgradation work of road from Gulganj Bypass to Barna River, 2-lane road upgradation work from Barna River to Ken River, upgradation work with 2-lane paved shoulder from Shahdol to Sagartola, Lalitpur-Sagar. construction of a total of 23 VUPs, bridges, service roads in the Lakhnadon section, construction of a total of 3 foot over bridges at Suktra, Kurai and Khawasa and improvement work of 2 black spots at Ghunai and Banjari valley is included. These projects will improve the connectivity of the surrounding campus. Time and fuel will be saved and the area will develop from economic, social and tourism point of view.