Bhopal, Apr 13 :  Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said Rs 15,000 crore will be spent on Bhopal’s development in the next five years. “People who come to the state capital get swayed by its beauty. Rs 15,000 crore will be spent on Bhopal’s development in the next five years and a blue-print for this has been drawn,” the Chief Minister said after inaugurating a railway overbridge (ROB) at the Habibganj station here.  Also Read: Devendra Fadnavis’ wife Amruta Fadnavis slams Digvijaya Singh over nepotism chargeAlso Read - MP Class 10 Results: MPBSE Announces Exam Dates For Those Not Happy With Assessment | Check Dates Here

The ROB – Savarkar Sethu – is named after freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. He said greenery will be enhanced in the smart city which will come up here. Bhopal is among the 20 cities selected in the first batch by the Centre for the Smart City project. Chouhan also announced Rs 100 crore especially for infrastructure development in the capital city. Earlier, during the programme, the Bhopal Mayor had sought Rs 75 crore for the purpose. Also Read - Park in Bhopal to be Built With Ashes of People Who Died During Second Wave of Covid-19

Praising the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) for naming the ROB after Savarkar, Chouhan said like him (Savarkar) many patriots sacrificed their lives to free us from the British rule. Unfortunately, we have forgotten many of these heroes, the Chief Minister added. He said Savarkar was a great patriot and also announced financial help to youths from the state who will visit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands where Savarkar and other freedom fighters were imprisoned during the British rule. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Lockdown: State Govt Revises Guidelines, Relaxes Night Curfew Timing | Details Here