Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Minister of Shipping and the Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India, announced a new road project—Chambal Expressway—to facilitate traffic between Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. The Chambal Expressway will provide a direct link between Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. The 280-km-long expressway, to be constructed at a cost of Rs 6,000 crore, will go parallel to the Chambal river via Shivpuri, Bhind, Morena to Kota (Rajasthan). Gadkari made the announcement during a virtual rally addressing BJP workers from Rajasthan.
The expressway will connect the North-South Corridor to the East-West Corridor and will lead to overall development of the area, the minister added. He said the proposed expressway will have a length of 85 km in Rajasthan and 195 km in Madhya Pradesh. At least 80 percent of its land belongs to the government. The work on it will start soon, he added. He also mentioned about the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway and the Amritsar-Jamnagar Expressway passing through Rajasthan.