By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 20 Feb: Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for NH and Namami Gange works amounting to Rs 5894 crore in Haridwar, tomorrow. He will be accompanied by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.
The Minister will lay the foundation stone for seven NH projects worth Rs 5555 crore. These include the remaining work under package one on the 14.948 km long road from Haridwar to Lal Tappar on the Haridwar-Dehradun section of NH-58 and 72, to be built at a cost of Rs 350 crore, the remaining work under package two on the 22.2 km long stretch from Lal Tappar to Mohkampur on Haridwar-Dehradun section of NH-72 to be built at a cost of Rs 244 crore, widening (to two lanes with paved shoulders) of 46 km long NH-334A from Purkazi to Laksar and Haridwar at a cost of Rs 93 crore, construction of 1.05 km elevated section with main bridge over Mayapuri scrap channel on NH-58 in Haridwar at a cost of Rs 45 crore, widening to four lanes of 71.614 km long NH-74 from Haridwar to Nagina at a cost of Rs 827 crore, construction of 53.3 km long NH-73 and 72A from Roorke to Chhutmalpur and Gagalheri and from Chhutmalpur to Ganeshpur at a cost of Rs 942 crore, and work on preparing DPR for construction of 49.4 km long Ring Road in Haridwar at a cost of Rs 3,000 crore.
Gadkari will also dedicate to the public three projects, including the strengthening of 32.3 km long Roshanabad-Biharigarh Motorway built at a cost of Rs 13.97 crore, construction of three bridges of 210 metres, 75 metres and 90 metres on Jolly Grant-Thanon-Raipur-Sahastradhara Road at a cost of Rs 40.1 crore.
Gadkari will also dedicate to the public Ghats constructed at a cost of Rs 339.18 crore under the Namami Gange programme. These include the Chandi Ghat River Front Development project in Haridwar, on the left bank of Ganga, downstream of Bhimgauda Barrage. The project cost Rs 69.18 Crore. The other projects to be inaugurated are 20 ghats and 16 crematoria at various places in Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Tehri Garhwal, Pauri Garhwal, Haridwar and Chamoli districts.
By OUR STAFF REPORTER