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  • Centre to allocate Rs. 2 lakh crore to Gujarat for roads, ports development

    Published on May 31, 2016


    New Delhi ; Centre will allocate Rs. 2 lakh crore to Gujarat for the development of roads and ports during the next three years.


    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari made the announcement at the foundation stone laying ceremony for the construction of the 256-Km long four-lane national highway connecting pilgrimage town of Somnath with Bhavnagar.


    Speaking at the function at Somnath town in Gir-Somnath district last evening, he said, the project has been undertaken by the National Highway Authority of India, NHAI and is expected to complete in two years at the cost of Rs. 4,876 crore.


    Mr Gadkari also announced 25 projects of 866 kilometers worth Rs. 8752 crore in Gujarat.


    He said, 328 kilometers long 12 projects worth Rs. 4916 crore will kick off within next 3 months.


    He said, the Detailed Project Report for 18 projects in Gujarat are in progress and work orders will be awarded in next one year.


    These projects are 2412 kilometers long worth Rs. 41000 crore. Gujarat Chief Minster Anandiben Patel also spoke on this occasion.


    Earlier, addressing a function at Kandla Port Trust, Mr. Gadkari said, all 12 major ports, Kochin shipyard and Shipping Corporation of India have registered Rs. 6000 crore profit. He said, all public sector ports and companies are making profit and this is the miracle of the NDA Government led by Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi.


    He said, first time government run Kandla Port has handled record breaking 100 million tonne cargo.


    Mr. Gadkari said, the government is going to spend Rs. 12 lakh crore for Sagarmala project to create ports based industrial clusters.


    He said, the bill has been passed in parliament to utilize five rivers in Gujarat including Tapi, Mahi, Sabarmati, Narmada for water ways.