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Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Mr. Baghel meets Union Road Transport Minister: request for declarement of three new national highways in Chhattisgarh

Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Mr. Baghel meets Union Road Transport Minister: request for declarement of three new national highways in Chhattisgarh

Bharatmala Yojana: CM urged Union Minister for payment of compensation amount to land owners

Demands sanction of proposed works of national highway widening, upgrading and renovation worth Rs 11024.39


 Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today paid courtesy call on Union Road Transport and Highway Minister Mr. Nitin Gadkari, during his Nagpur visit, and requested him to declare three new national highways for Chhattisgarh state. Chief Minister had reached Nagpur after his visit to New Delhi. He met Union Minister Mr. Nitin Gadkari and extended hearty greetings of Diwali. He discussed various issues related to road development in Chhattisgarh. 


Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Mr. Baghel thanked Mr. Gadkari for tarring of Bhopalpatnam-Taralagud Road, and upgrading of Tatibandh flyover and Patrapali-Katghora Road in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. In the meeting, Chief Minister requested Union Minister Mr. Gadkari to sanction the proposed works of widening, upgrading and renovating the national highways and national highways in principle, worth Rs 11024.39 crores. 

Under Bharatmala Yojana, Mr. Baghel informed Union Minister that Government of India has not paid the compensation amount against land acquisition for Raipur-Durg Bypass, because of which land owners are infuriated. Mr. Baghel requested Union Minister to ensure payment of the compensation amounts to the land owners as soon as possible. Chief Minister informed that Champa-Korba-Katghora Road is in dilapidated condition. The national highway connects the industrial town of Korba. Renovation work should be done as soon as possible by appointing road construction agency at the earliest. Besides, he also requested for allotment of Rs 50 crore in year 2020-21 under the periodical renewal, restarting the construction work of Raigarh-Saraipali national highway and urged to expedite the construction of Raipur-Dhamtari road. 

Chief Minister Mr. Baghel urged the Union Transport Minister to declare three new national highways in the state of Chhattisgarh. These include Raigarh - Gharghoda - Dharamjaigarh - Pathalgaon Road, Ambikapur - Vadrafnagar - Bamhni - Renukoot - Banaras Marg and Pandaria - Bajag - Gadasarai Road. Mr. Baghel said that these routes pass through tribal dominated areas and these routes also connect the proposed routes under the Bharatmala Project. By declaring these routes as national highways, tribal-dominated areas of the state will develop rapidly.

Chief Minister Mr. Baghel also demanded approval for inclusion of five new roads, identified for widening and upgrading in the year 2019-20, under the annual action plan for the year 2020-21. He said that these roads could not be approved in late March 2020 due to lockdown. Their re-approval is necessary. These include construction of roads from Mungeli to Pandaria , Maddanmuda to Devbhog, Abhanpur to Pondmarg, Jhalmala-Balod-Sherpar road, ROB in Jayanagar. The total distance covered by these roads is 148 kilometers and their total cost is Rs 1414 crore. DPR for these roads has been prepared and and sent to Central Road Transport and Highways Ministry.



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