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New Delhi : In an effort to facilitate the movement of devotees to Pandharpur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation of four laning of five sections of Sant Dnyaneshawar Maharaj Palkhi Marg (NH-965) and three sections of Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Marg (NH-965G), on November 8, 2021, at 3:30 pm via video conferencing. Dedicated walkways for ‘Palkhi’ will be constructed on either side of these National Highways providing hassle free and safe passage to devotees.

About 221 km of Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi Marg from Diveghat to Mohol and about 130 Km of Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Marg from Patas to Tondale – Bondale, will be four laned with dedicated walkways for ‘Palkhi’ on either side, at an estimated costs of more than Rs 6,690 crore and about Rs 4,400 crore respectively, according to a PIB release.

During the event, the Prime Minister will also dedicate to the nation more than 223 km of completed and upgraded road projects constructed at a cost of over Rs 1,180 crore at different National Highways for boosting connectivity to Pandharpur. These projects include  Mhaswad – Piliv – Pandharpur (NH 548E), Kurduwadi  –  Pandharpur  (NH 965C), Pandharpur – Sangola (NH 965C), Tembhurni-Pandharpur section of NH 561A, and Pandharpur – Mangalwedha – Umadi  section of NH 561A. Union Road Transport & Highways Minister and Chief Minister Maharashtra will be present on the occasion.