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Mar 07, 2019

Water transport will start from Varanasi to Prayagraj soon: Nitin Gadkari

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Union Road, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari today said that water transport will start from Varanasi to Prayagraj very soon and next week the airboat service will start between the two cities. 

The minister said that Ganga will become growth engine of Uttar Pradesh.   

He was speaking at the inauguration and laying of the foundation stone ceremony for 80 National Highway projects worth over one lakh crore rupees in Lucknow today. 

 Mr Gadkari said that his department has completed projects worth 3 lakh crore rupees in the state. Talking about water transportation he said that now goods can be directly transported from Varanasi to Bangladesh. 

The minister added that the roads which are being constructed by his department will be potholes free for at least 200 years and future generations will be benefitted. 

Mr Gadkari said that the successful organization of Kumbh is being praised by everyone in India and Abroad and it should be recorded in Guinness book of world records.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath along with other Ministers of the state cabinet was also present on the occasion.


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