Under the golden quadrilateral of dreams - Geography for You

Under the golden quadrilateral of dreams

Under the golden quadrilateral of dreams
Under the golden quadrilateral of dreams

The four/six lane roadways connecting the four major metropolitan cities of India, Delhi to the north, Calcutta to the east, Chennai to the south and Mumbai to the west is the golden quarter.

NDA government's Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee laid the foundation stone of this plan on January 6, 1999. And in 2001, the planer's work started. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2006. But due to various political and socioeconomic obstacles, this plan expires on January 7, 2012 (officially).

➽ Project cost-
In the beginning of the project, its budget was estimated to be 600 billion rupees in Indian currency.

The total length of the golden quarter is 5846 km or 3633 meters. It is divided into four arms. The length of these four arms is given below:

1) Delhi to Calcutta --------1453 km (31 August 2011).
2) Chennai to Mumbai ---- 1290 km (31 August 2011).
3) Calcutta to Chennai -----1684 km (31 May 2013).
4) Delhi to Mumbai --------1419 km (31 August 2011).

➽ Economic importance of the Golden Quadrilateral
1. Very fast transportation was possible in the critical cities of India.
2. Passenger and passage transport has been easy.
3. Expansion of industry and increased work placements.
4. Farmers have the advantage of being able to easily send agricultural crops to the city and the ports. This reduces the waste of crops.
5. Truck transport has increased throughout India. India's economic prosperity has risen.

➽ Which National Highway is connected to the Golden Quadrilateral?
We know that the Golden Quadrilateral is divided by four arms. So it is shown with four arms.

1. Delhi to Kolkata - NH 2

2. Delhi to Mumbai - NH 8 (Delhi-Kisangarh), NH 79A (Ajmer Bypass), NH 79, NH 76, NH 8 (Udaipur-Mumbai).

3. Chennai to Mumbai - NH 48 (Mumbai-Bangalore), NH 44 (Bangalore-Blacks), NH 48.

4. Calcutta to Chennai - NH 6 (Kolkata-Kharagpur), NH 60 (Kharagpur-Balasore), NH 5 (Balasaur-Chennai).
Golden Quadrilateral
Golden Quadrilateral

➽ Which of the major cities is associated with the golden quadrilateral?
A list of the main city that has been linked to the Golden Quadrilateral has been given-

1. Delhi to Kolkata- Delhi, Faridabad, Mathura, Agra, Firozabad, Atabah, Kanpur, Fatepur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Chadauli, Mohania, Kudra, Sasaram, Dehri, Aurangabad, Sherghati, Doiwi, Champaran, Home, Baghod, Dhanabad, Asansol, Durgapur, Bardhaman, Calcutta .

2. From Calcutta to Chennai-Calcutta, Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Katak, Bhubaneswar, Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam, Tuni, Rajamundri, Eluru, Vizayabad, Guntur, Ongole, Kavaly, Nellore, Gusur, Gumidipundi, Chennai.

3. Chennai to Mumbai-Chennai, Sriperumbudur, Kanchipuram, Ranipet, Vellore, Bangalore, Sira, Chittoor, Houbali, Belgrade, Kolpur, Santara, Pune, Panvel, Mumbai.

4. From Mumbai to Delhi-Mumbai, Silvassa, Bhupi, Navsari, Surat, Bharuch, Ankleshwar, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Udaipur, Ajmer, Jaipur, Gurgaon, Delhi.

➽ There are some records with the golden quarter, I told them-
a) In September 2015, people like Ajay Jagga, Gopal Krishan Sharma and Karan Vaid 'Ford' have their own names in the "Limca Book of Records", with a four-wheeled 76-hour 19 minute distance and 5907 km along the Golden Quadrilateral.

b) In 2013, people, named Arnob Gupta and Revanth, crossed the 5,997 km distance of two-wheelers in 9 hours and 30 minutes.

➽ At one glance, the golden quarter-
* It is the largest road project in India and the fifth largest in the world.
* It is the first phase project of the National Highways Development Project (NHDP).
* In 2009, it was decided that it would be a six-lane roadway from four lanes.
* The biggest arm of its four arms is "Kolkata to Chennai. Its length is 1684 km (31 May 2013).
* The golden quadrilateral has flown over 13 states of India.
* The southernmost quarter of the state of Andhra Pradesh has the highest length (1014 km).

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