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PM Modi to roll out highway projects worth Rs 18,100 crore in Rajasthan today

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Dausa in Rajasthan today to lay the foundation stone and dedicate to nation road development projects worth more than Rs. 18,100 crore, according to a PMO statement.

The Prime Minister will inaugurate the 246 km Delhi – Dausa – Lalsot section of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway which has been developed at a cost of more than Rs 12,150 crore. The travel time from Delhi to Jaipur will now come down from 5 hours to around 3.5 hours and provide a major boost to economic development of the entire region, the statement said.

Delhi Mumbai Expressway will be India’s longest expressway with a length of 1,386 km. It will halve the travel time between Delhi and Mumbai from 24 hours to 12 hours. The distance between the two cities will also be reduced by 12% from 1,424 km to 1,242 Km.

The expressway will pass through six states of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra and connect major cities like Kota, Indore, Jaipur, Bhopal, Vadodara and Surat. The Expressway will also serve 93 PM Gati Shakti Economic Nodes, 13 Ports, 8 Major Airports and 8 multi-modal logistics parks (MMLPs) along with spurs to new upcoming greenfield airports such as Jewar Airport, Navi Mumbai Airport and JNPT port, according to the official statement.

The Expressway will have a catalytic impact in the developmental trajectory of all adjoining regions, thus contributing in a major way in the economic transformation of the country.

During the programme, Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of 247 kilometres of National Highway projects to be developed at a cost of more than Rs 5940 crore. This includes 67-km long four-lane spur road from Bandikui to Jaipur to be developed at a cost of more than Rs 2000 crore, a six-lane spur road from Kotputli to Baraodaneo, to be developed at a cost of about Rs 3775 crore and two-lane paved shoulder of Lalsot – Karoli section, being developed at a cost of about Rs 150 crore.

The Prime Minister’s emphasis on building excellent road infrastructure as an engine of growth, development and connectivity in New India, is being realised by the construction of a number of ongoing world class Expressways across the country, the statement added.