NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the four-lane section of Solapur-Tuljapur-Osmanabad of National Highway-211 (New NH-52) to the nation on Wednesday.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation the 58 km, four-laned, Solapur - Tuljapur - Osmanabad section of NH-211 (New NH-52) in Solapur in Maharashtra tomorrow," the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement on Tuesday.
As per the report, the four-laning of Solapur--Osmanabad highway will help to improve the connectivity of Solapur, with the important Marathwada region of Maharashtra.
“The Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation an underground sewerage system and three sewage treatment plants in Solapur, which will increase the sewer coverage of the town and improve sanitation in the city”, the official statement reported.
The statement said that the section of the NH to be dedicated to the nation Wednesday has road safety features like 2 major and 17 minor bridges, 4 vehicular and 10 pedestrian underpasses, besides one 3.4 km bypass at Tuljapur that will help decongest the city.
This is Prime Minister Modi's second visit to the city. During his earlier visit to the city on August 16, 2014, Prime Minister Modi had laid the foundation stone for four-laning of Solapur-Maharashtra / Karnataka border section of NH 9 and dedicated 765 kV Solapur-Raichur power transmission line to the nation.
“The total length of National Highways in the country was only 91,287 km as on March 31, 2014, and has been enhanced to about 1,31,326 km at present. In addition to this, about 53,031 km of state roads have been declared as new NHs in principal. The aim is to enhance the length of National Highways in the country to 2 lakh kms”, the statement said.
According to the report, Prime Minister Modi will also lay the foundation stone of 30,000 houses for poor homeless people under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
The total cost of the project is Rs 1,811.33 crore, out of which Rs 750 crore will be provided by the Central and the state governments as assistance.
Prime Minister Modi will also lay the foundation stone of the combined project of improvement in water supply and sewerage system as part of area-based development in Solapur Smart City, augmentation of drinking water supply from Ujani Dam to Solapur city and underground sewerage system under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).
The sanctioned cost of the project is Rs. 244 crore under the Smart City Mission. This project is expected to bring significant improvement in service delivery and improve public health enabled by technology as a means to create smart outcomes for citizens.
With inputs from PTI, ANI