Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, on Thursday, inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of National Highway projects of 240 KM worth Rs.9119 crore in Meerut and Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.
Inaugurating and laying of the foundation stone for 6 National Highway projects in Meerut with a total cost of Rs.8,364 crore Gadkari said with these projects it will be easy for the farmers of the area to take their crops to the market, which will lead to their economic upliftment.
Addressing the gathering at the foundation stone laying and inauguration of 3 National Highway Projects worth Rs 755 Crore in Muzaffarnagar Gadkari emphasised the welfare of farmers by leveraging technology and research for economic prosperity.
Meanwhile, he also launched the first Intelligent Transport System (ITS) on 6 Lane Eastern Peripheral Expressway at Dasna, Ghaziabad. The Minister said this revolutionary state of the art technology will achieve traffic efficiency by minimizing traffic problems, efficient infrastructure usage, enriching users with prior information about traffic and reducing travel time as well as enhancing the safety and comfort of commuters.