The Union Road Transport and Highways Minister has laid the foundation stones of national highway projects involving ₹5,315 crore investment. He launched 5 road projects of 329-km length at Police Ground in Mandla costing ₹1,261 crore. This includes construction of a 2-lane road from Kundam to Shahpura, Shahpura to Dindori, Dindori-Sagar Tola-Kabir Chabutra and Dindori to Mandla and Samnapur to Bajag.
He also laid the foundation stone for 214-km long road projects worth ₹4,054 crore at Veterinary College Ground including 4-lane road widening of Hiran-Vindoor river section along with Jabalpur Ring Road - Barela to Manegaon, Manegaon - NH-45, NH-45 to Kushner and Kushner-Amjhar Road. Foundation stone was also laid for 2-lane (with paved shoulder) from Jabalpur to Kundam and Kundam Niwas Road construction work under CRIF along with expansion work of Damoh Naka ramp in Damoh Naka- Ranital Chowk-Madan Mahal flyover.