Nitin Gadkari inaugurates 10 292 km national highway projects worth Rs 8,181 crore in Solapur of Maharashtra

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said the road projects will help streamline traffic in the city and reduce the incidence of accidents as well as environmental pollution.

Nitin Gadkari inaugurates 10 national highways in Maharashtra’s Solarpur – Twitter/@nitin_gadkari

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday inaugurated 10 292 kilometer national highway projects worth Rs 8,181 Crores in Solapur, Maharashtra. He said the road projects will be important for the welfare and development of people in the region.

Gadkari said that these road projects, which have the potential to integrate Solapur district and its environs into the mainstream of the country, will help streamline traffic in the city and reduce the incidence of accidents as well as pollution of the environment.

“It will be easier to connect the rural areas of the district to the city,” he added.

The Union Minister pointed out that strengthening the road network is of great importance for Solapur district which has important temples including Siddheshwar Temple, Akkalkot, Pandharpur. “Built with these factors in mind, these highway projects will facilitate access to spiritual sites in the city and district and also help facilitate the transportation of agricultural products,” Gadkari said.

The Minister also said that several lakes have been constructed in Solarpur district modeled after Buldhana model through NHAI since 2016-17 to alleviate frequent water shortage in the district.

“Many available reservoirs have been deepened and the soil and stones extracted from them have been used for road construction,” Gadkari said, adding that as a result of this, about 73 villages in Solapur district were flooded. The water level in the area increased by 6,478 TMC and an area of ​​561 hectares was irrigated.

The Minister also indicated that two water supply systems have benefited from this project and that 747 wells in the region have been recharged.

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