The Gujarat government has approved a budget of Rs 2,213.60 crore for the development of a 919-km-long road network. This network will cover 94 stretches, ranging from small villages to major cities, including four-lane roads that are 10 meters wide. The focus of this project is on road strengthening, bridges, and bypasses along the state highways that connect ports, industrial centers, metropolitan areas, and tourist destinations.
As part of the Parikrama Path Yojana, which was announced in the current state budget, works worth Rs 467.09 crore have been sanctioned for widening 289.32 km of 37 roads across 17 districts to a width of 10 meters. The responsibility for implementing this circular path scheme lies with the road and buildings department, covering districts such as Kutch, Banaskantha, Sabarkantha, Dahod, Mahisagar, Anand, Narmada, Surat, Navsari, Valsad, Dang, Bhavnagar, Amreli, Gir Somnath, Junagadh, Porbandar, and Devbhumi Dwarka.
Furthermore, the state has allocated Rs 247.35 crore for road improvement and widening of eight roads with a total length of 117.71 km, connecting major cities such as Surat, Rajkot, and Gandhinagar. An additional Rs 66 crore has been sanctioned for three state highways covering a length of 16.40 km. Advanced white topping technology will be employed for these roads to enhance their sustainability.
In order to enhance connectivity to ports and industrial areas like Mundra, Dahej, Savli, and Jhagadia, the government has approved Rs 146.81 crore for the construction of 177.50 km of four-lane roads, measuring 10 meters in width.