Atal Progress Way, also known as Chambal Expressway, which will connect cities located on the banks of the Chambal River in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh with the road network, will be 71.4 km long in Kota and Baran districts.
NHAI has started working on land acquisition and DPR in order to accomplish this. The route will start from Etawah in Uttar Pradesh and enter Rajasthan via Khatali in Kaeta district, via Bhind-Morena in Madhya Pradesh. The road ends between Karadia and Simalia in Baran district after this.
Approximately Rs 10,000 crore will be spent on the construction of the 408 km long expressway. Work on this project is currently underway in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. This project is expected to bring about a huge transformation in the lives of over 200 villages and their inhabitants, resulting in immense socio-economic benefits for the region.
Four-lane expressways, six-lane if needed
- The Atal Progress Way, also known as the Chambal Expressway, will be widened to four lanes. As traffic increases, its width of nearly seven meters allows it to expand to six lanes.
- In the area where the state highway will be connected, it will be developed as a highway with a junction. At the same time, over and under bridges will be built wherever this highway crosses rural and state highways.
Who benefits from the Atal Progress Way?
There are plans to set up a logistics hub at Bhind, a multi-product industrial zone in Morena and encourage agro-based activities in Sheopur. Large industries are proposed on both sides. Also, the government will help to set up small industries. Moreover, an industrial corridor will be established, providing an opportunity to generate employment in the region.
“Land acquisition and DPR action has been initiated for acquisition of land for Atal Praggaresway in Khataili, Parvati River, Pipalda, Sultanpur, Digade belt of Keta district. “
— JP Gupta, PD, NHAI
This could prove to be a game-changer for the region, as the industrial corridor will bring immense opportunities for local businesses and residents alike.