Gandhinagar: The Union ministry for road transport and highways has allotted Rs 200.81 crore for the expansion and reinforcement of roads in the state with a view to providing more connectivity to interior and rural areas of the state with main cities.
The project covers 10 state highways and 26 panchayat roads.
The three-kilometre stretch from Bharuch Golden Bridge to Ankleshwar will be widened to four lanes and the Golden Bridge would be strengthened at a cost of Rs 25.41 crore. The 21.40 km long Sankarda-Bhadarva-Savli road will be widened and reinforced at a cost of 10.01 crore. Rs 15 crore has been alloted for the widening and strengthening of 20 km long Bharuch-Hansot road and its extension till Kantiajal along the coast.
In Ahmedabad district, the 14 km stretch of Bagodara-Nalsarovar-Viramgam road has got Rs 365.5 lakh for strengthening. Another road from Chandiyel to Chavlaj and Ranodra (12 km) has got Rs 235.19 lakh. The Dayapar-Subhashpar-Panadharo Rann road, which is 20 km long, will be strengthened at a cost of Rs 779.26 lakh.
Similarly the 24 km Mehsana-Visnagarf-Dehgam-Kahoda road will be widened and strengthened at a cost of Rs 817.35 lakh and Limdi-Chakhaliya road (18 km) in Dahod district will be widened and strengthened at a cost of Rs 751.36 lakh. The 25 km stretch of the Baria-Rajgadh-Ranjitnagar route in Panchamahals district has been given a Rs 9.32 crore grant.