Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Shivraj Singh Chouhan
ANI

BHOPAL: It is Chambal Progress Way not Chambal Express Way now for which Rs 781 crore have been sanctioned. This was stated by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan while holding discussions with union minister for transport Nitin Gadkari on the subject through video conferencing on Saturday. Chouhan said that with the construction of Chambal Express Way, the rough terrain and backward area of the state will develop as an industrial area.

He said it is state government’s dream project. There is a provision to provide only 50 per cent of the land free of cost under Bharatmala project. The state government is providing 100 percent land worth Rs 421 crore free of cost to complete the project.

Besides, state government has provided financial assistance of Rs 330 crore in the form of royalty of soil and murram and will also bear the expenditure of Rs 30 crore to be incurred on permission of forest land. Thus, the state government will provide total financial assistance of Rs 781 crore.

The Express Way will be 309- kilometre long in the state. It will connect the boundaries of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh via Sheopur, Morena and Bhind. This route will be connected to Golden Quadrilateral (Agra-Kanpur) route in Bhind, North-South Corridor in Morena and Delhi Mumbai Corridor in Rajasthan. The area will receive industrial investment due to smooth and convenient transit route.

For economic/industrial development, this area will be developed by state government for defence production, food processing, heavy industry, warehousing, logistics and transport industries.

The union minister for rural development Narendra Singh Tomar said the project was started by chief minister Chouhan in 2017. The construction of Express Way will help in development of backward area to a great extent.

During video conference, Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia suggested to construct the Chambal Express Way along Bhind-Kota rail line.

The Express Way will be 309- kilometre long in the state. It will connect the boundaries of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh via Sheopur, Morena and Bhind. This route will be connected to Golden Quadrilateral (Agra-Kanpur) route in Bhind, North-South Corridor in Morena and Delhi Mumbai Corridor in Rajasthan

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