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Shri Nitin Gadkari lays Foundation Stone for 336 kms of 10 National Highway Projects worth Rs 14169 Crore in Uttar Pradesh.

Press Information Bureau:  January 10, 2022

Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, virtually laid the foundation stone for ten national highway projects totalling 336 kilometres and costing Rs 14,169 crores in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. With the completion of the Mathura-Hathras-Budaun-Barielly Highway, traffic congestion at pilgrimage and tourism sites will be alleviated. The city of Agra will be free of traffic bottlenecks thanks to the development of a bypass connecting the Agra Inner Ring Road and the Yamuna Expressway. The development of the Agra-Jalesar-Etah road will benefit brass industry traders.

Today, Shri Gadkari also announced the development of Braj's 84 Kosi Parikrama Marg. This road will be designated as a new national highway and included in Phase II of the Bharatmala Project. He stated that this road will be built in the same manner as Ayodhya's 84 Kosi Parikrama Marg and will connect all of the main pilgrimage destinations in the area. Apart from Mathura, this road will run through Rajasthan and Haryana's border districts, he noted.

Overall, these developments will improve trade and make it easier to do business. The glass and bangles industries would be given a boost. With the completion of these highway projects, there will be economic growth as well as an increase in job possibilities.

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