Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation for 5 National Highways projects of total length 632 km and estimated cost Rs 7195 Crore in Ayodhya on Friday.
The projects will establish direct connectivity from Ayodhya to Chitrakoot and Ambedkarnagar. The 84 Kosi Marg will facilitate movement of pilgrims around Ayodhya. The Ayodhya Ring Road will reduce traffic congestion in the city and lower pollution levels. The projects will facilitate pilgrimage and give a boost to tourism in the Ayodhya and Varanasi regions, thereby improving the socio-economic condition of people in the area.
Gadkari will also visit Prayagraj, where he will inaugurate Phase 2 of the River Information System on National Waterway-1 (River Ganga) between Farakka and Patna and also unveil new arrangement of Navigation Lock at Farakka that would enable breeding of Hilsa fish in River Ganga and help preserve the river ecosystem.
He will also visit an exhibition put up by the National Mission for Clean Ganga at the Kumbh Mela.