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The Golden Quadrilateral Project was launched under the rule of Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former prime minister of India. This project will connect the four metropolis of India, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai through super highways. The NH-2 (National Highway 2) or the Grand Trunk Road that connects Delhi to Kolkata is undergoing a massive revamping under this project. Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Hindi: , pronunciation: ) (born December 25, 1924) was the Prime Minister of India in 1996 and again from October 13, 1998 until May 19, 2004. ... This article is about the metropolis of Delhi. ...   (IPA: [] Bengali: কলকাতা) (formerly  ) is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. ... Chennai   (Tamil: ), formerly known as Madras  , is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu and is Indias fourth largest metropolitan city. ... MumbaÄ« (DevanāgarÄ«: मुंबई, IPA: ), formerly known as Bombay, is the capital of the state of Maharashtra, and the most populous city of India, with an estimated population of about 13 million (as of 2006)[1]. Mumbai is located on Salsette Island, off the west coast of Maharashtra. ... A view of the Grand Trunk Road. ...


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Golden Quadrilateral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (596 words)
The Golden Quadrilateral (GQ) is the largest expressway project in India.
It is the first phase of the National Highways Development Project (NHDP), and consists of building 5,846 kilometres of four/six lane expressways connecting Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai (thus forming a quadrilateral of sorts), at a cost of Rs.
The completed Golden Quadrilateral will pass through many major cities throughout the length and breadth of India.
Plans and performance (672 words)
The NHDP Phases I and II envisage strengthening and widening of roads along the Golden Quadrilateral, the North-South and East-West corridors and 1,157 km of port connectivity and other projects.
The Golden Quadrilateral project envisages four-laning of 5,846 km of roads connecting the four metros of the country along the Delhi-Mumbai, Mumbai-Chennai, Chennai-Kolkata and Kolkata-Delhi sections.
The Golden Quadrilateral project that envisages four-laning of 5,846 km of roads connecting the four metros of the country has been completed to the extent of 87 per cent.
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