Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has written a letter to Union Minister of Shipping and Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari requesting the declaration of three state highways as national highways.
Yadav has requested to declare Jhansi-Khajuraho, Lipulekh-Bhind and Dohri Ghat-Azamgarh-Jaunpur-Allahabad routes as national highways.
"The CM has written a letter to Union Surface Transport Nitin Gadkari in this regard," an official spokesman said in a statement issued here.
He said that widening of these routes would help in development of infrastructure facilities and removing bakwardness.
The CM has referred to a letter written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 8 in which it was requested to declare four important routes as national highways and develop them as four lane.