CM Pushkar Singh Dhami met Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, discussed various projects related to the state.

Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami meets Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi. The Chief Minister discussed various projects related to the state with the Union Minister. Union Minister of State, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, General VK Singh, Amit Ghosh, Under Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, RK Sudhanshu, Principal Secretary, Government of Uttarakhand, along with officials of the Central and State Governments were present in the meeting.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari directed to expedite the works of all-weather road road project, which is called the life line of Uttarakhand. It is noteworthy that 889 km. Out of 53 works, 41 works have been approved by the ministry in the Char Dham road project being constructed at a cost of about 12 thousand crores. Till date 19 works have been completed. Work is in progress in 22 works.
The Union Minister has given clear instructions to the officials of the Ministry and the State Government that any delay in the work of all-weather road project will not be justified and the above road should be completed soon for the movement of the general public.
On the request of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, the Union Minister gave approval to conduct feasibility survey for the construction of Dehradun Ring Road to make Dehradun city free from excessive traffic and congestion. Along with this, the Union Minister proposed to the Chief Minister for Logistic Park / Fruit and Vegetable Park and Aadhat Bazar on about 1100 acres of land adjoining the highway, that on providing land for the said purpose by the State Government, all the funds that would come on construction would be given by the Central Government. will be borne. With this work, there will be relief from jam/disordered traffic in Dehradun city.
On the request of the Chief Minister, approval was given for Najibabad- Afzalgarh Bye Pass (length 42.50 km) to reduce the distance and time between Kumaon and Garhwal. With the construction of a bye pass, the distance between Kumaon Garhwal will be reduced by 20 km and there will be a saving of 45 minutes in traffic.
Approval was also given for four lane road from Majhaula to Khatima. With the construction of the above road, the movement of heavy vehicles and general public will be accessible and comfortable for Pilibhit and Bareilly districts of Uttar Pradesh. Apart from this, approval was also received to convert Sitarganj to Tankarpur motor road into four lanes. With the construction of the road, the route will be convenient along with saving a lot of time in traveling to Champawat and Pithoragarh districts.
It was agreed to sanction Pithoragarh to Askot motorway (about 47 km) like an all-weather project. This road will be constructed by BRO.
The Union Minister agreed on the request of the Chief Minister to compensate for the said damage by the Government of India, if the construction of roads above and below the land acquired in the construction of national highways causes damage to buildings and other structures. All the Himalayan states will get benefit from this.
In the meeting, it was also agreed to organize an international level seminar in Dehradun in April 2023. In the said seminar, subject experts will discuss the construction of high quality tunnel routes for mountainous areas. About one thousand people from the country and abroad will participate in this seminar.

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