Nitin Gadkari Sanctions Rs. 766.42 Crore for National Highways Projects in Goa

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Nitin Gadkari Sanctions Rs. 766.42 Crore for National Highways Projects in Goa

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Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari, has approved a fund allocation of Rs. 766.42 crore for the construction and strengthening of various National Highways projects in Goa. The significant allocation includes Rs. 455.50 crore for the construction of a 4-lane flyover from MES College Junction to Bogmalo Junction, covering a distance of 3.35 km on NH-566. Additionally, a 4-lane Vehicular Underpass (VUP) at Queeny Nagar Junction, spanning 1.22 km, will be developed under the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) mode.

In another development, an allocation of Rs. 310.92 crore has been approved for land acquisition to construct the Cuncolim Bypass from Uskini-bandh Cuncolim to Bendordem. This initiative, under the Annual Plan 2023-24, aims to expedite the completion of the Mumbai to Kanyakumari Economic Corridor. The 8.33 km bypass on NH-66 in South Goa district addresses congestion and accidents in Cuncolim town, providing improved connectivity to tourist destinations, the South Goa district HQ, and the capital city, Panaji.

Shri Gadkari emphasized the strategic importance of the Cuncolim Bypass, stating that it would alleviate congestion, reduce accidents, and enhance connectivity to key destinations. The development is expected to bring about socio-economic benefits, lower Vehicle Operating Costs (VOC), and reduce travel time for commuters. The infrastructure projects align with thee government’s commitment to enhancing road connectivity and promoting economic development in the region.