BY TTT NEWS NETWORK
KOLKATA, 25 FEBRUARY 2023:
Union minister of road transport and highways, Nitin Gadkari has announced that he has approved the Rs.410.83 crores construction work of a greenfield 4 laning Raniganj bypass road in West Bengal under National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
The length of the bypass road will be 5.261 kilomretres
This new four lane highways will come up on National Highway -14 ( erstwhile National Highway -60) in Paschim Bardhaman district of West Bengal on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Mode, Mr. Nitin Gadkari has tweeted.
NH-14 starts from its junction with NH-12 (Old NH 34) near Morgram connecting Rampur Hat, Siuri, Raniganj, Bankura, Garhbeta, and Salbani and terminating at its junction with NH-16 (Old NH 2) near Kharagpur in the State of West Bengal.
The entire stretch is a 2-lane with a Paved Shoulder configuration. This corridor is acting as one of the prime corridors for the traffic plying from south Indian states and Odisha towards North Bengal and northeastern states.
It connects many important industrial, religious and agricultural areas like Kharagpur, Midnapore, Chandrakona Road, Garbeta, Bishnupur, Bankura, Raniganj, Pandabeshwar, Dubrajpur, Suri, Rampurhat, Nalhati, etc in West Bengal.
The proposed four lanes highway stretch will further improve the highways connectivity in the state and boost tourism.