The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, has announced a significant investment in the Union territory of Ladakh, earmarking Rs 1170.16 crore for the development of 29 road projects. This initiative, spanning across state highways, major roads, and other district roads, aims to enhance connectivity in this expansive yet sparsely populated region.
In addition to the road projects, Gadkari confirmed an allocation of Rs 181.71 crore for the construction of 8 bridges under the CRIF Scheme for the fiscal year 2023-24. This substantial financial commitment is expected to play a crucial role in linking remote villages in Ladakh, thereby promoting economic growth and infrastructural development.
The Union Minister emphasized that these projects are not just about improving road connectivity, but also about stimulating key economic sectors in Ladakh, such as agriculture and tourism. The enhancement of infrastructure is anticipated to contribute significantly to the overall development of Ladakh, positioning it as a pivotal region in India’s growth trajectory.