Gujarat Ports to have one more Road Connectivity to North Indian hinterland

2022-05-20 11:17:23 Logistics News (Roadways & Railways)

The Ports in Gujarat will have one more road connectivity with the North Indian hinterland with the commissioning of the Jamnagar Amritsar Six Lane Corridor by next year.

Work on the 1224 kilometer corridor is on full swing and is targeted to be completed by September 2023.

In a series of tweets Union Minister for Highways NitinGadkari said that the highways  between Bikaner to Jodhpur covering almost the entire Rajasthan part of the corridor will be inaugurated by the end of 2022. Reliance Industries has big industrial empire in Jamanagar including India’s largest refinery at Jamnagar.

The Minister said the flagship Amritsar - Bhatinda - Jamnagar Corridor is being developed at a total capital cost of Rs 26,000 Crore and will connect the economic towns of Amritsar, Bhatinda, Sangaria, Bikaner, Sanchore, Samakhiyali and Jamnagar across the four states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat. .

Mr Gadkari said the corridor will connect the northern industrial and agricultural centers of the country with the key ports of western India like Jamnagar and Kandla. This will help boost the industrial revolution connecting industrial belt of Baddi, Bhatinda and Ludhiana through spurs and the state of Jammu and Kashmir through Delhi – Amritsar – Katra Expressway, he added.

The trans-Rajasthan corridor will significantly reduce the transit time and logistics cost

The Minister said the trans-Rajasthan corridor will significantly reduce the transit time and logistics cost to fuel, will help to stand tall in the competitive global export marketplace.

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