Gadkari lays foundation stone for Rs 13,000 cr road projects in Telangana.
22 dec 2020
On Tuesday Nitin Gadkari layed foundation stone for highway projects worth ₹13,000 in Telangana and also Inauguration and laying the foundationfor 14 national highway projects in Telangana. Union Minister for Road Transport and Highway aslo stated that 59 Road work with an approved length of 1918 kilometres and cost of ₹17,617cr have sanctioned in the state over last 6 years. The official stated that the NH projects include 765.663 kilometers Road and worth ₹13,169 cr, Gadkari on the occasion said that almost 33 District has got the connectivity with NH and the remaining District Peddapally will be connected to the network soon he said.Gadkari further called upon the state to take up diversification of agriculture into economic productivity. He said, the country is already over-producing sugar and rice, and sufficient stocks are available with the government.
"The surplus may be converted to Ethanol, which can be used as an alternative fuel for vehicles. This will not only improve farmers' income, but will also be an indigenous source of fuels for the country," the Minister added.
The event was attended by Union Ministers G Kishan Reddy and General Dr V K Singh, Telangana Minister for Roads and Buildings, Legislative Affairs and Housing Vemula Prashanth Reddy, Speaker of Telangana Assembly Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, MPS and MLAs, in addition to senior officers from the Centre and the State.
Gadkari had a also inaugurated and laid the foundation for 33 National Highway projects in Karnataka via video conferencing. These projects include 1,197 km long roads worth ₹10,904 crore.