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Centre plans INR 1L crore worth road projects

28 August 2017 | Jaipur


Union minister for road transport Nitin Gadkari said the Centre plans to launch road projects worth INR 1 lakh crore over the next 2 years in the state to provide a robust road infrastructure in Rajasthan.

Modi is scheduled to inaugurate 11 projects and lay the foundation stones of six others, in all worth INR 15,000 crore, in Udaipur on August 29.

He will dedicate to the nation, highway projects totalling 873 kilometer (km) in Udaipur.

Gadkari said that "Prime Minister has given the highest priority to infrastructure and we stand committed to augmenting the highway infrastructure in Rajasthan.”

The road transport, highways and shipping minister said the length of national highways in the state has been doubled to about 14,000 km, from 7,000 km when the NDA government took over.

He said that "We plan to take up highway projects worth about INR 1 lakh crore in the state in the next two years.”

The investment will be in addition to the existing and completed projects worth about INR 1 lakh crore, he said.

He said that A new expressway will be built connecting the national capital to the Pink City in addition to the Delhi-Jaipur Highway which will be completed by December as about 90% of the work has been done.

"The alignment for the new Delhi-Jaipur Expressway has been finalized. Land acquisition will be done shortly. This, on completion, will be an important milestone in the development of Rajasthan," he said, adding that one would be able to reach Jaipur from Delhi in two-and-a-half hours.

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