Govt sanctions Rs 1,170 crore for road projects in Ladakh: Nitin Gadkari

NEW DELHI — Nitin Gadkari, the Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India said the government has sanctioned ₹1,170.16 crore for 29 roads projects in Ladakh.

In a post on social media platform X, Mr. Gadkari said ₹1,170.16 crore has been sanctioned for 29 road projects, encompassing state highway and other major roads in the Union Territory.

Additionally, ₹181.71 crore has been allocated for 8 bridges under the Central Road and Infrastructure Fund (CRIF) scheme for the fiscal year 2023-24, the Road Transport and Highways Minister said.

He said Ladakh, the largest Union Territory in terms of area and the second least populous in the country, will witness improved connectivity to its remote villages through the approved initiatives.

The enhancement in road connectivity is expected to stimulate economic activities, particularly in agriculture and tourism, contributing to the overall infrastructural development of Ladakh, he added. — (PTI)