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Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee: The Man who gave us the path to prosperity

Updated: Dec 26, 2019

In the wake of our former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's demise, tributes for him are flowing from every corner of the country. Marshal Packers & Movers would like to share some knowledge about one of the most remarkable policy of Late PM Vajpayee in his remembrance.

The man who is known as a politician, a poet, a leader, guide and many other things deserves remembrance for countless things he has done for the country. And we are here to do our bit.

National Highway Development Project (NHDP) - One of the biggest National Highways Development Projects in India owes a majority of its credits to then Prime Minister, Vajpayee. The NHDP was undertaken to upgrade the nation's major highways which accounted for just 2% of the total road length in India but carried over 40% of its traffic.

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The Project which began in 1998 under the leadership of Shri. Atal Bihari represented 49,260 km of roads and highways across India and consisted of "SevenPhases".

Phase I or The Golden Quadrilateral is considered to be the biggest plan under NHDP as its objective was to connect four major cities - Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Delhi. In January 2012, after the construction of 5,846 km under the budget of ₹300 billion, the project was declared complete.

The GQ facilitated smooth and faster transportation of people and goods across various cities (majorly the metro cities). A spur in truck transportation was seen due to the ease of transportation and better road-quality. It upped the infrastructure ante within the country. The perks go on and on.

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If it wasn't for the man Vajpayee himself, India would never have seen quality roads and reaped benefits from it. The late politician had also started a rural development plan named "Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana". He named it Pradhan Mantri Yojana and not Atal Bihari Yojana so that the plan can continue even after his tenure.

Though Shri Vajpayee Ji left the mortal world due to age-related illness, India would remember him as one of the most influential and selfless leaders in the country's history.

Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee

PS: There is a reason why his birthday, December 25th, is marked as Good Governance Day.

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