Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Announces Rs 5,000 Crore for Jaipur Ring Road Phase-2; Jodhpur Elevated Road Gets Green Signal

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Announces Rs 5,000 Crore for Jaipur Ring Road Phase-2; Jodhpur Elevated Road Gets Green Signal

Udaipur/ Union Road Transport and Highways Minister, Nitin Gadkari, announced the approval of Rs 5,000 crore for the second phase of Jaipur Ring Road during the inauguration and foundation stone-laying ceremony of 17 road projects in Udaipur. The 92-kilometer 6-lane greenfield highway under the Ring Road project is set to commence within three months. Shri Gadkari also granted approval for the Jodhpur Elevated Road Project.

Addressing various programs, Shri Gadkari emphasized that the development of national highways in Rajasthan would significantly boost the growth of cement, marble, and other industries, propelling the state towards new heights of progress. He urged the State Government to plan for a railway gate-free Rajasthan, assuring full support from the Central Government.

Shri Gadkari highlighted the need to transition from traditional fuels to alternative fuels like bio-diesel, revealing plans for electric buses on the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway Highway. He emphasized the convenience and cost-effectiveness of traveling in these buses, with fares expected to be 30 percent less than diesel buses. The minister also updated on the repair work on the Jaipur-Delhi National Highway, Jaipur-Dholpur road, and Jodhpur Ring Road, all slated for completion by mid-2024.

The Chief Minister, Shri Bhajan Lal Sharma, expressed gratitude for the approval of Jaipur Ring Road's second phase, recognizing its positive impact on the state's development. He thanked Shri Gadkari for endorsing Railway Over Bridges (ROBs) in Alwar, Bharatpur, Sanchore, and Tonk districts. Shri Sharma highlighted the reduction in distance due to the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, fostering industrial development and employment opportunities in Rajasthan.

The event witnessed the inauguration of 17 road projects worth over Rs 2,500 crore, focusing on the enhancement and development of the state's road network. The projects include the construction and widening of various roads, bridges, and expressways. Deputy Chief Minister Smt. Diya Kumari and Tribal Regional Development Minister Shri Babulal Kharadi were also present, among other dignitaries.

Key Road Projects Inaugurated:
1. 6-laning of 93 km Chittorgarh-Udaipur section - Rs 1100 crore
2. 2-lane paved shoulder of 44 km Beawar-Asind section - Rs 206 crore
3. 2-lane paved shoulder of 43 km Asind-Mandal section - Rs 186 crore
4. 4-lane 14 km Beawar-Gomti section (Baghana to Mada ki Bassi) - Rs 107 crore
5. Widening work of 16 km Bhamarasia to Modi-Kurabar road MDR-150 - Rs 14 crore

Foundation Stone Laid for Projects Worth:
1. 2-lane paved shoulder of 56 km Gagaria-Munabav section - Rs 235 crore
2. 6 km long elevated highway in Sanchore city - Rs 363 crore
3. Widening and strengthening work of 18 km Sakroda-Menar road - Rs 20 crore
4. Widening work of 11 km Balukhal to Amlawada-Ali-Moukhampura road - Rs 13 crore
5. Widening and strengthening work of 13 km Ghanoli-Delwara road - Rs 17 crore
6. Construction of 7 bridges on railway crossing under Setubandhan Project - Rs 329 crore

The works are expected to contribute significantly to the state's connectivity, economic progress, and overall development.

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