Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has announced that the central government was contemplating to develop a Goa-Mumbai coastal highway like the Los Angeles-San Francisco highway along the Pacific Coast in the US. The coastal highway would take the load off National Highway 17, one of the busiest and most accident-prone national highways in the country. The idea is not a wishful thinking as Gadkari has assigned an internationally reputed agency to prepare a detailed project report.
The project, which is expected to be rolled out by the next year, would provide a new direction to infrastructure development along the sea coast and help the tourism sector in a big way. The concept, which is in planning stages, should envisage creation of world class infrastructure and amenities that should serve as tourist attractions besides offering alternative travel route to motorists. The possibility of the towns along the way taking advantage to draw more visitors to experience stay and enjoy their greenery and heritage is immense. Read More…
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