The Gwalior-Chambal Expressway will be named as Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Progressway.
The proposed 300-km-long ‘Chambal Progress Way’ in Madhya Pradesh will be named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said today, on the former Prime Minister’s 2nd death anniversary.
“We have decided today to name the Chambal Progress Way as Atal Bihari Vajpayee Progress Way. The name of Atalji will always inspire us for development,” he told reporters.
He further added “A divine and magnificent statue of Atalji will be installed in Bhopal”.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan also said, “That the state government will observe December 25 as ‘Sushasan Diwas’ (good governance day) every year to mark Mr Vajpayee’s birthday.”
The six-lane Chambal Progress Way, which is proposed to be developed at a cost of around ₹ 6,000 crore, will connect the border areas of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh through Madhya Pradesh.