The state cabinet
on Wednesday 12 Jan sanctioned a sum of Rs 2,440 crore for developing a coastal
highway which will ensure better connectivity to places of tourist interest
along the coastline.
State government spokesperson, Jitu Vaghani,
said that a new road will be constructed from the Statue of Unity (SoU) to
Shabri Dham in South Gujarat at a cost of Rs 1,570 crore.
information, the education minister, said that the135-kilometre long coastal
highway will connect Ubhrat, Titha and Chorwad. He added that a new link will
be set up from Khambhat to Ambli to ease traffic movement between Saurashtra
and South Gujarat.
Another major project to be taken up at a cost of Rs 1,570 cr
Vaghani said that
another major highway project connecting Shabri Dham in Dang district to the
Statue of Unity in Narmada district will be taken up at a cost of Rs 1,570
crore. “Existing roads will be widened and new roads will be constructed along
the 218 kilometre stretch of road to connect the two sites of SoU and Shabri
Dham. Tourism will get a huge boost with the completion of this project,”
Proposal to purchase 1,000 new buses cleared
spokesperson said that the cabinet has also cleared a proposal to purchase
1,000 new buses for Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation. “These buses will
be purchased this year and will have number of facilities for passengers,” the