The Union Ministry for Road Transport and Highways is considering upgrading the Chandrapur-Ballarpur-Bamani-Gondiopipri-Ashti road as a new National Highway (NH). This will give a big boost for the development of Chandrapur and Gadchiroli districts in Maharashtra. According to a communication from Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari to Maharashtra State Finance Minister, Sudhir Mungantiwar, the ministry has taken initiatives for preparing a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for declaring the said stretch as a new national highway and the same would be notified accordingly, subject to the outcome of DPR. It is also said that the four-lane national highway would pave way for industrialization and developments in the twin districts of Chandrapur and Gadchiroli that are known to be naxal-infested. It is expected that the new highway with positive developments might result in decline in Naxal activities in the area.
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