Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Govt sanctions Rs 1,170 crore for 29 road projects: Gadkari


New Delhi: Union minister Nitin Gadkari said the government has sanctioned Rs 1,170.16 crore for 29 roads projects in Ladakh.

In a post on social media platform X, Gadkari said Rs 1,170.16 crore has been sanctioned for 29 roads projects, encompassing state highway and other major roads in the Union Territory. Additionally, Rs 181.71 crore has been allocated for 8 bridges under the Central Road and Infrastructure Fund (CRIF) scheme for the fiscal year 2023 24, the road transport and highways minister said.

He said Ladakh, the largest Union Territory in terms of area and the second least populous in the country, will witness improved connectivity to its remote villages through the approved initiatives. The enhancement in road connectivity is expected to stimulate economic activities, particularly in agriculture and tourism, contributing to the overall infrastructural development of Ladakh, he added.

The sanctioned funds for these road and bridge projects in Ladakh signify a pivotal step towards bolstering the region’s infrastructure and facilitating easier access to remote areas. Improved connectivity is expected to streamline transportation networks, allowing locals better access to markets, healthcare facilities, and educational resources.

Moreover, these initiatives align with the government’s vision of fostering inclusive development, ensuring that even the farthest corners of the Union Territory are integrated into the broader framework of progress.

Nitin Gadkari’s announcement underscores the government’s commitment to advancing Ladakh’s infrastructural landscape, aiming to unlock the region’s economic potential while promoting sustainable growth.

These initiatives not only address transportation challenges but also lay the groundwork for a more robust and resilient infrastructure that can withstand the geographical intricacies of Ladakh, fostering socio-economic development and enhancing the overall quality of life for its residents.

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