In a groundbreaking development, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Tuesday informed the state cabinet’s nod of a highway.
As per Narottam Mishra, the 404 km highway will connect Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. The Atal Progress-Way, now approved by the state cabinet, will be built by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). He further said, "Rs 50 crores have been approved for Indore Dugdh Sangh's milk powder plant."
The significant new project which will form an easier route from Jhansi, UP to Kota (Rajasthan) was earlier made a part of the Bharat Mala Phase-1 by the Ministry of National Highways and Road Transport. The new route will hopefully save about 50 kilometres from the current route. The time of travel between the two cities will also be cut short by bout 5 hours. The MP government had informed that it had plans to industrialise the banks of the expressway.
The unio9n government had informed that the land to build the expressway will be made available by the state. Earlier it was told, that a budget of Rs 7000 cr was set for various projects along the expressway. The DPR for the Atal Progress-Way was set up by the MP government in a record four months..