Union Minister for road transport and highways, Nitin Gadkari, said that the upgradation and rehabilitation work of NH-25 Extension to 2-lane with paved shoulder of the Ghagaria-Munabao section of Barmer district in Rajasthan has been approved under EPC mode at a cost of Rs.235.15 crore.
In a series of tweets, Gadkari said the project passes through backward districts of Rajasthan, improvement of the project route will lead to economic development of the region and congestion free traffic movement.
He said the project will improve connectivity to NH-68 (Jaisalmer-Barmer-Sanchor), NH-25 (Jodhpur-Pachpadra-Barmer) and NH-925 (Bakasar-Gagadiya).
According to the Union Minister, the NH-25 (Extension) provides link to the Bharatmala road network running parallel to the international border connecting Munabao-Dhanana-Tanot (NH-70).
It also connects Munabao to Barmer district headquarters, where several military bases are located. He said the National Highway is very important from strategic point of view to provide logistics to Munabao along the international border, which is currently single lane.