The Union transport ministry has approved ₹1,162.8 crore for the construction of the 34-km-long Package-2 from Tejaji Nagar to Balwara of the 203-km-long Indore-Edlabad National Highway project, which is to be completed in the next three years. Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari, informed that the project is to be completed in 4 packages and NHAI has already approved the requisite amounts for the remaining 3 packages and the construction work is currently in full swing.
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is carrying out the construction of the entire 203-km-long Indore-Edlabad highway NH347BG in 4 packages (sections). Construction work of the 3 packages including Bhanwarkua to Tejaji Nagar (Package-1), Balwara to Deshgoan (Package-3 and Desghangoan to Edlabad (Package-4) is in progress. The construction of Pacakge-2, which is 34 km long and spreading from Tejaji Nagar to Balwara, was on hold due to funding approval, although tendering for this section is underway and that the entire road project is being constructed in 4 lanes.
The minister has also approved ₹1,352 crore for Ujjain-Badnawar 4-lane road Gadkari and also sanctioned ₹1352 crore for the construction of the 69-km-long 4-lane road between Ujjain and Badnawar. It is a part of NH7523, which starts from Kshipra to Badnawar via Dewas and Ujjain.