Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has said that the Amritsar-Jamnagar Greenfield Corridor is being constructed at full capacity. He said the entire corridor is targeted to be completed by September 2023. In multiple tweets, Gadkari said the 277-kilometer stretch from Bikaner to Jodhpur was targeted to be completed and open to the public by the end of this year.
The flagship 1,224 km long Amritsar-Bhatinda-Jamnagar corridor is being constructed at a total capital cost of Rs 26,000 crore and will connect the economic cities of Amritsar, Bhatinda, Sangaria, Bikaner, Sanchore, Samakhiali and Jamnagar in the four states of Punjab. Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat.
The corridor will connect the country’s northern industrial and agricultural centers with major ports in western India such as Jamnagar and Kandla.
It will help boost the industrial belt of Baddi, Bhatinda and Ludhiana industrial belts and connect the states of Jammu and Kashmir via the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway, he added. The Minister said the trans-Rajasthan corridor would significantly reduce the cost of transit time and fuel supply and help it stand tall in a competitive global export market.