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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurates and lays foundation stone of nine National Highway Projects

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Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari today inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of nine National Highway Projects in Rajasthan costing 1,357 crore rupees.

Addressing the event virtually, Mr Gadkari said that 11 hundred crore rupees have been sanctioned for the repair of Delhi-Jaipur-Kishangarh highway. This will remove the shortcomings of this highway.

The Minister said, an allocation of nine hundred crores in CRIF for Rajasthan and 700 crore rupees for Setu Bandhan Scheme has been approved by the Central Government. He said that projects would also be run to repair the roads in the marginal districts of the state like Sri Ganganagar, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Barmer.

Mr. Gadkari informed that two harbors would be constructed at Balotra along with Barmer. It will cost around 400 crore rupees. An elevated road will be built in Jodhpur at a cost of 1,200 crore rupees, which will facilitate traffic and get relief from jams.

An amount of 1,400 crore rupees is being spent for Jodhpur Ring Road. The second phase of this project will also be started soon. forty new overbridges are being built in the state and work on 17 is going on. These will be completed this year. A new expressway is being built from Delhi to Jaipur, which will be completed by December this year. With its construction, the journey from Delhi to Jaipur can be completed in two hours.

These projects include a road project in the Sri Ganganagar district worth 753 crore rupees, under which, a two-lane road will be constructed on NH 911 from Sri Ganganagar to Raisinghnagar with 102.76 km pave shoulder at a cost of about 670.38 crore rupees.

It will be built as a bypass road of 41.52 km in Sriganganagar, Srikaranpur, Gajsinghpur and Raisinghnagar.

Construction of four-lane flyover with approach road in Bikaner-Suratgarh section of National Highway 62 at Suratgarh at a cost of 26.61 crore rupees and about 77.90 km of Suratgarh-Sriganganagar section at a cost of 56.20 crore rupees is also a part of these projects. These include four National Highway projects in Jalore Sirohi Parliamentary Constituency costing 247 crore rupees.

These projects will facilitate smooth connectivity to the international border, which is strategically important in many ways. More smooth traffic routes will be available with the border states of Punjab and Gujarat.

These projects also include the construction of 14 overbridges on the Jaipur-Ajmer-Beawar Highway, which will reduce the number of accidents on this highway. The Union Minister has announced the construction of 25 new by-passes, which will pave the way for smooth traffic in many cities by eliminating the problem of traffic jams. (AIR NEWS)

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