Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road, Transport, and Highways, uploaded a photo of the NH17 stretch of the Goa-Karnataka highway. Gadkari tweeted a photo of the 4-Laning of Goa-Karnataka Border to Kundapur stretch of NH-17 in the State of Karnataka on Twitter as it is getting close to completion. The 187-kilometer-long route, which connects the west and south of India, features the Arabian Sea Coast on one side and the Western Ghats on the other, making it one of the country’s most picturesque roads at the moment.
Biting Gadkari updated his followers on the project’s status via social media, noting that 173 Km, or 92.42 percent of the total work, have already been finished. The remaining work will be finished by December 2022, and the project is currently open to traffic. The strategic highway travels through a range of landscapes, with mountainous and undulating terrain accounting for about half of its length (45 km) (24 km).
Panvel, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Panaji, Margao, Karwar, Udupi, Surathkal, Mangalore, Kozhikode, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, and Kanyakumari are just a few of the important towns and cities connected by the route.
According to Nitin Gadkari, the project will shorten commute times, avoid accidents, optimise vehicle operating costs, and contribute to fuel savings by reducing congestion for commuters between and within states.
According to Gadkari, these projects will not only link the western and southern regions of the nation but will also shorten travel times, avoid accidents, optimise vehicle operating costs, contribute to fuel savings due to smoother roads, and decrease commuter stoppage for commuters between and within states.
The seaside stretch has also aided economic growth by providing a variety of options for businesses and industries. This also helps the local populace by producing a variety of career opportunities.
Gadkari continued by saying that his organisation is busy creating “world-class infrastructure across every corner of the country” to usher in “an age of Prosperity Through Connectivity” for the nation.