The Centre on Friday announced a slew of road projects for the state capital. While Union home minister Rajnath Singh laid the foundation stone of 94-km Outer Ring Road that would intersect all the national highways in Lucknow, surface transport minister Nitin Gadkari, accepted the demand of building nine new flyovers in the city.
“As five of the flyovers are to come up on National Highways, there is no problem in clearing them. However, as the remaining four are to be built on state highways, NHAI co uld not be involved. They will be constructed with money from the Central Road Fund,“ Gadkari announced amid cheering from those present at Jhulelal Park during a func tion.
“I have directed NHAI officials to immediately prepare a DPR and begin work on the flyovers,“ Gadkari said in reply to Rajnath’s earlier de mand to approve the flyovers. “You were shy in asking for the projects.Had you demanded more, I would have given more. I will keep in approving your demands till you are tired of asking from me,“ he added.
Rajnath, Lok Sabha member from Lucknow, thanked Gadkari for sanctioning Rs 5,214 crore worth of Outer Ring Road. He said there indeed was a need for a flyover from Sarojininagar to Banthra on LucknowKanpur highway , flyover from Telibagh to SGPGI on Rae Bareli Road, flyover from Engineering College crossing to IIM Road on Sitapur Road, flyover from Tedhipulia to Indi ranagar-Sector 20 and a flyover on Koneshwar-Dubagga stretch.
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