MP Govt approves four-lane road proposal

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Bhopal, Oct 8 (UNI) The Madhya Pradesh Government today gave its approval to convert the 433 km-long Agra Mumbai National Highway road in Madhya Pradesh running from Dewas to Gwalior into four-lane road.

Briefing reporters about decisions taken at the state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Mr Vijaywargiya said the government intends to develop the road as ''development corridor''.

An estimated amount of Rs 200 crore would be spent on the project.

He said the government would take charge of the 433 km-long road and implement the scheme under Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) if the Centre accords approval to the project, which would be expanded later to include residential area, shopping mall and other business areas in its vicinity.

The cabinet gave its nod to open a veterinary university in Jabalpur regarding which the Chief Minister made announcement shortly.

A decision was taken to allot four hectare land at Ramnagar in Budhni in Sehore district to voluntary organisation Narmada Samagra, which is working for conservation and overall development of Narmada river.

Besides, land has been allotted to three organisations for constructing 'dharamshala' in the state capital.

The amount of the Chief Minister Discretionary Fund was increased from Rs 13 crore to Rs 14.5 crore.

The cabinet sanctioned special relief package for the displaced of 28 villages in Harsood and nearby areas under the Indira Sagar project. Affected people in Harsood and nearby areas due to diversion of 52 km-long railway track would gent benefit if the compensation along with 12 per cent interest.

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