Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari today inaugurated two national highway projects in Vadodara, Gujarat at a cost of Rs.48 crore, the Bhumi Pujan of these projects was done half a year ago on Hon’ble Prime Minister’s birthday.


Shri Gadkari said that improvement works have been done near Dumad Chowkdi of Ahmedabad-Vadodara section of National Highway 48. He said this project about 3km in length has been inaugurated at a cost of Rs 27.01 crore. In this, the Minister said, new service roads, vehicular underpasses and RCC safety barriers have been built, which will solve the problem of traffic jams and make travel safer.


Shri Gadkari said the length of the second project to be dedicated to the nation which costs Rs 17 crore is around 1km. He said that in this project, the underpass and the service road were built near the National Highway 48 Dena Junction of Vadodara. The minister said that under this project, solar-powered street lights are being used for the first time on National Highway 48. Polymer modified bitumen has been used in the underpass and service road surface which will give it more strength and better crack resistance, he added.


Shri Gadkari informed that a 3 lane service road has been constructed in this construction for the first time. He said the projects will provide better connectivity to the villages of Dena, Harini and Virod, making this accident-prone area safer for traffic and movement from industrial areas will be more accessible.


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