Madhya Pradesh/ Bhopal-Indore Expressway project could be stopped, traders are not in its favour

  • Industrial township and satellite city will be developed along existing four-lane
  • Bharat Mala project funds will also be invested in this

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government has made up its mind to stop the much-awaited Bhopal-Indore Expressway project. Since this project was first approved by the cabinet, the approval to stop will be given by the cabinet. Now the state government will develop an industrial township and two satellite cities on the existing Bhopal-Indore Fourlane Road.

The businessmen on both sides of the proposed expressway had met Chief Minister Kamal Nath and told that this would affect their business.

State govt does not have funds for a project of this magnitude: The state government did not even have so much money according to the current circumstances that it could proceed on the project that costs Rs 5500 crores. It would have needed Rs 500 crore for the land acquisition alone. Some big companies also did not evince much interest in the project.

Therefore, the state government felt it was necessary to stop the expressway project. Soon its file will be sent to the nodal department from the CM Secretariat level. After this, this issue will be discussed in the cabinet. The money of Bharat Mala will now be spent on the existing four-lane.

Industrial township, 2 satellite cities will be marked along current 4-lane: In the current four-lane, the work of marking space for the industrial township and two satellite cities will now be given to the firm Feedback Infra, which was working on the DPR of the expressway. It is clear that the MP Industrial Development Corporation, which had assigned the consultancy work of Industrial Township and Satellite City to the three companies, will now be withdrawn. A work order of Rs 5 crore had been issued to these companies only last month.