4 lane national road developed in Kerala at Rs 571 crore to connect ICTT Vallarpadam

Union Minister for Roads and Motorways Nitin Gadkari said Monday that coastal and port infrastructure plays a key role in a country’s economic growth.

In Kerala, a four-lane National Highway (NH) has been developed at a total cost of Rs 571 crore to link ICTT (International Container Transshipment Terminal) Vallarpadam with Kalamassery, the minister said in a series of tweets.

The project involved the construction of a port link highway that stretches 8,721 km through the backwaters of the Arabian Sea near Cochin on reclaimed land. He said this highway connects the north-south freight corridor with the port of Cochin, thereby facilitating the transportation of goods.

In addition, this highway improves the mobility of eight coastal villages and has significantly contributed to the region’s socio-economic development, he added.

“Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, our unwavering commitment is to provide time-bound, cost-effective, high-quality and sustainable road infrastructure that meets the needs of our citizens,” he said.

Regarding another project, Gadkari said in a series of tweets that we are undertaking a major infrastructure development project in Nagaland, the construction of a 14.71-kilometer four-lane highway from Dimapur to Kohima (Package-II). He said the total cost of the project is estimated at Rs 339.55 crore.

He said the main goal of this project is to improve connectivity between the capital and other key commercial hubs in the state, thereby enabling faster movement of people and goods for growth and prosperity.

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