Gujarat government nod for coastal highway

2022-01-15 15:05:18 Logistics News (Roadways & Railways)

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.

Providing 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,” Vaghani said.

Proposal to purchase 1,000 new buses cleared

The government 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 minister said.

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