Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari announced on Monday that Ahmedabad will get the longest elevated corridor on SG Road, from Iskcon Junction to Sanand Chokdi. He stated in a tweet that the project would cost Rs 530.20 crores.
The elevated corridor on National Highway (NH) 147 would be the city’s longest, measuring 4.5 kilometres. It will alleviate traffic congestion in western Ahmedabad by removing bottlenecks for to-and-fro traffic between Saurashtra and North Gujarat.
Sandip Vasava, State Road and Building Secretary, stated that the tendering process for the project would begin once the design and route were finalised.
The 44-kilometer-long SG Highway already has underpasses and flyovers to connect Sarkhej and Chiloda near Gandhinagar. The proposed Iskcon-Sanand Chokdi corridor would also provide a quick route for traffic heading to Rajasthan.
Further, Gadkari in a series of tweets announced approval to upgrade 2-lane carriageway from Jabugam village of Bodeli taluka to Dhamasiya village of Nasvadi taluka in Gujarat to a 4-lane carriageway on the existing NH 56 in Narmada district at a cost of Rs 1,188.48 crore under Hybrid Annuity Model.
He also announced the opening of a 918-meter-long balanced cantilever bridge on Varsova Creek, consisting of four lanes, which will provide significant traffic relief to the Mumbai-Surat corridor.