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Gadkari rolls out Rs 5,600 crore worth highway projects in big infra push for Rajasthan

National Highway projects

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 11 National Highway projects worth Rs 5,600 crore in Rajasthan at an official function held in Pratapgarh today.

The new highway projects will give a major boost to connectivity in the desert state and spur economic development in the region.

The minister inaugurated four national highway projects with a total length of 219 km built with an investment of Rs 3,775 crore in the state. This 6-laning project from Kishangarh to Gulbapura section on National Highway 48 will accelerate the economic and social development of Ajmer and Bhilwara districts.

The 6-laning of Gulabpura to Chittorgarh section will strengthen the mutual connectivity of Udaipur, Jaipur and Kota regions of Bhilwara and Chittorgarh districts. The construction of 4-lane ROB (rail over bridge) on National Highway 162A at Fatehnagar will solve the problem of massive traffic jams that were taking place at the railway crossing.

Construction of a high-level bridge on Chambal river in Mandrayal was also inaugurated today. With the construction of this bridge connectivity will be maintained between Mandrayal, Karauli in Rajasthan and Sabalgarh in Madhya Pradesh.

The foundation stone of 7 projects costing Rs 1,850 crore and a total length of 221 km was also laid today. These projects will provide direct connectivity from the famous religious place Nathdwara to Udaipur airport. The construction of Pratapgarh bypass will reduce the traffic pressure inside the city. With the construction of the road from Raas to Biaora, the vehicles going towards Bhilwara will be facilitated. Tribal areas of Dungarpur, Udaipur and Banswara region will get better connectivity.

With the construction of bypass in Sangwara and Garhi, the distance of Dungarpur-Banswara will be reduced by 10 km. Thirteen animal underpasses will be constructed in Todgarh Wildlife Sanctuary on the Beawar-Gomti road for protection of wildlife. This is expected to give a shot in the arm to the state’s tourist industry which constitutes an important segment of Rajasthan’s economy.

PM Modi’s push for big infrastructure projects have led to an unprecedented 50,000 kilometres of National Highways in the country being built in the last 9 years. These big ticket projects have helped to prop up the economic growth rate and create jobs enabling India to emerge as the world’s fastest growing economy.