Bhopal: Centre to fund state’s waterway project, says Gadkari

Bhopal: Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said the Centre would provide funds if the state government comes up with projects for use of waterways. “Decision has been taken to use waterways of the country. The then Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had given nod but project could not be planned and if the current state government makes the project, the center will sanction funds for it,” said minister while laid the foundation stone of Rs 758.54 crore flyover in Jabalpur on Friday. The flyover, longest in the state, would decongest traffic in western parts of Jabalpur city.

The 5.9 km long flyover will pass through Damoh Toll Plaza to Ranital Madan Mahal Chowk, Medical College Road. It is expected to come up at cost of Rs 758.54 crore. “During my last visit, demand for ring road was raised and now it has been sanctioned. Soon the ring road will be constructed at cost Rs 1500 crore,” said the minister.

The Rs 800 crore flyover will be play a very important role in decongesting city traffic, said the minister, adding other construction work of Rs 5000 crore has also commenced. Roads are being constructed in such a manner that they will not wither for next three generations.

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