Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, has approved various new projects including two new flyovers proposed to be constructed from Regional Transport Office (RTO) Square to Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) Campus and Wadi MIDC junction. The projects on National Highway-53 have been approved with a budget of Rs 478.83 crore. The proposed flyover from RTO Square to RTMNU Campus will be four-lane structure. The total length of this flyover will be 2.9 km. Another flyover on the same highway — Amravati Road — will be 1.7 km long. It will start from a point closer to Gurudwara near Wadi Naka and descend near Gate No 1 of Ordnance Factory Ambajhari.The cost of both the projects was worked out separately, but single tender at the cost of Rs 478.83 crore has been issued. Both these projects are expected to together curtail travel time from Ordnance Factory to RTO Square by around 20-25 minutes.
Due to increase in density of traffic, there are several traffic signals on this road. Those using the highway have to stop at the signals due to congestion. As part of the plan, the road below both these flyovers will be concretised. There will be street-lights on the flyover and below the flyover. Apart from these two flyovers in Nagpur, Gadkari tweeted about approval to some other projects in Nagpur Division. These included upgradation of National Highway-353C from 262 km to 321 km and construction of 16 minor and major bridges in Gadchiroli district with a budget of Rs 282 crore; upgradation of section ofTiroraGondia on NH-753 into two-lane structure with a budget of Rs 282 crore, upgradation of section of Tirora-Gondia State Highway including construction length of 28.2 km on NH753 with a budget of Rs 288.13 crore, and upgradation of section of Amgaon-Gondia on NH-543 with a budget of Rs 239.24 crore.