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NEW DELHI : Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari on Monday inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 18 National Highway projects with an investment of more than 10,000 crore in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. 

Speaking at the occasion, the minister said that the 4-laning of Sonauli – Gorakhpur will strengthen border security along the international border. 

Gadkari added that with the construction of the bypass, the Gorakhpur Ring Road will be completed relieving traffic jam in the city and also help in establishment of commercial, residential units. 

The union minister said that the construction of road from Kushinagar to Lumbini will give a boost to international tourism in Buddhist tourist places. 

“The connectivity of Bahraich-Shrawasti-Balrampur will be better with the construction of Gilola bypass. Along with this traffic will be smooth for the tourists of Devi Patan temple," Gadkari added. 

The minister said that the projects being inaugurated and foundation stone being laid on this holy land of Baba Gorakshnath ji will encourage investment and employment oppurtunities in Uttar Pradesh and boost industrial development. 

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, Union Minister of State, Pankaj Chowdhary and all MPs, MLAs and officials were present.

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