Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Thursday (6 January) inaugurated and laid foundation stones for 572 km of National Highway (NH) projects at a cost of Rs 12,981 crore in Kaushambi, Ayodhya and Basti in Uttar Pradesh.
Gadkari inaugurated and laid foundation stone of six NH Projects worth Rs 2,659 crore in Kaushambi. In Ayodhya, he laid foundation stone of six NH Projects worth Rs 8,698 crore and in Basti, the minister inaugurated and laid foundation stone of three NH Projects worth Rs 1,624 crore, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement.
“The construction of 84 Kosi Parikrama Marg in Ayodhya will facilitate the devotees and encourage religious tourism. With the construction of Ayodhya Ring Road, the traffic congestion issues will be resolved,” the ministry said.
Further, important pilgrimage sites in Prayagraj, Chitrakoot, Kaushambi and Shringverpur Dham will get connected with the construction of Lord Shri Ram Van Gaman Marg, it added.
With the construction of NH-233, the birthplace of Lord Buddha at Lumbini will be connected with Varanasi and Sarnath, the ministry said.