Indore-Ujjain highway set for six-lane makeover in anticipation of Simhasta 2028
In some good news for the people of Madhya Pradesh, the Indore-Ujjain Highway will be turned into a six-lane route. This project, the initial proposal for which has been submitted, is expected to be completed before Simhasta 2028 in Ujjain.
Simhasta, also known as the Ujjain Kumbha Mela, is held in Ujjain every 12 years. Its previous edition was held in the city in 2016 and the mega spiritual fest will be making a return in the city in 2028.
Coping with the ever-increasing traffic on the highway
According to the current proposal, the six-lane stretch of the Indore-Ujjain Highway will connect Indore's Aurobindo Medical College Gate to Ujjain's Harifatak Square. For the completion of the route, a service road, two pulls, and a new flyover will be built in Ujjain, as well.
According to initial calculations, this project will be completed at a cost of ₹988 crore. Tenders for the project will be invited once the theoretical and financial viability gets a nod.