Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari has approved Rs 410.83 crore for the construction of a 4-lane Raniganj Bypass with a length of 5.261Km on NH-14 (old NH-60) in Paschim Bardhaman district on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) mode in West Bengal.
In a series of tweets, Gadkari informed that NH-14 starts from its junction with NH-12 (old NH-34) nearMorgram connecting Rampurhat, Siuri, Raniganj, Bankura, Garbeta and Salboni and terminating at its junction with NH-16 (old NH-2) near Kharagpur in West Bengal.
The minister said the entire stretch is a two-lane with a paved shoulder configuration. This corridor is acting as one of the prime corridors for the traffic plying from south Indian states and Odisha towards North Bengal and northeastern states, he added.
Gadkari added that it connects many important Industrial, religious and agricultural areas like Kharagpur, Medinipur, Chandrakona Road, Garbeta, Bishnupur, Bankura, Raniganj, Pandabeshwar, Dubrajpur, Suri, Rampurhat, Nalhati etc.