Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, today, visited Tharad in Banaskantha to inspect the 5 lane conversion of a road from Sanchore in Rajasthan to Santalpur in Patan district of Gujarat. This 140 kilometre long Sanchore-Santalpur road is a vital patch that will be the part of Central government’s upcoming 1256 kilometre long economic corridor between Amritsar and Jamnagar. This corridor is part of the government’s Bharatmala project.
Minister in charge of Banaskantha, Gajendrasinh Parmar, MP Parbatbhai Patel, State General Secretary and former Minister Rajnibhai Patel and senior officials of Banaskantha District Administration and National Highway Authority of India accompanied CM Patel for the visit.
The Amritsar – Jamnagar Economic Corridor, also known as Amritsar – Jamnagar Expressway, will be a 4 to 6 lane 1256 kilometres long route. It will be a partially access-controlled highway by NHAI with a route alignment through Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat. Estimated cost of this project, which will most likely be completed by December 2025, is said to be Rs80,000 crore.
The Bharatmala project aims to increase connectivity between the northern regions of the country and the eastern regions. Not only this, the project aims to provide global facility for import and export of various products from the ports like Jamnagar, Kandla and Mundra to the northern states.