Foundation stones laid for 11 NH projects worth ₹5600 crore in Rajasthan by Gadkari

Approval granted for 74 Central Road Fund projects in Rajasthan, valued at ₹2250 crore

New Delhi: Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, recently inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for 11 national highway projects in Pratapgarh, Rajasthan, with a total cost of ₹5600 crore.

The event marked the commencement of four NH projects, covering a combined length of 219 km and valued at ₹3,775 crore. One of these projects is the 6-laning initiative on National Highway 48, from Kishangarh to Gulabpura section, aimed at boosting the economic and social development of Ajmer and Bhilwara districts.

Another notable project is the 6-laning of the Gulabpura to Chittorgarh section, which will enhance connectivity between Udaipur, Jaipur, and Kota regions, benefiting Bhilwara and Chittorgarh districts.

Furthermore, the construction of a 4-lane Railway Over Bridge (ROB) on National Highway 162A at Fatehnagar will alleviate traffic congestion at the railway crossing, providing smoother transportation.

During the event, a significant development took place with the inauguration of a high-level bridge on the Chambal River in Mandrayal, supported by the Central Road and Infrastructure Fund (CRIF). This bridge will greatly improve the connection between Mandrayal in Rajasthan and Sabalgarh in Madhya Pradesh.

The ceremony also included the laying of the foundation stone for seven projects, collectively valued at ₹1850 crore and covering a total distance of 221 km. These projects encompass various important initiatives, such as establishing a direct route from the revered Nathdwara pilgrimage site to Udaipur airport. The construction of the Pratapgarh bypass aims to alleviate traffic congestion within the city, while the road from Raas to Biaora will enhance the smooth flow of vehicles towards Bhilwara.

Furthermore, the tribal regions of Dungarpur, Udaipur, and Banswara will experience improved connectivity, and the construction of bypasses in Sangwara and Garhi will reduce the distance between Dungarpur and Banswara by 10 km. Additionally, thirteen animal underpasses will be constructed in the Todgarh Wildlife Sanctuary along the Beawar-Gomti road to ensure the safety of wildlife.

Another significant announcement made during the event was the approval of 74 projects in Rajasthan under the Central Road Fund (CRF), with an estimated cost of ₹2250 crore. The initiation of these projects in the near future will further strengthen the state's infrastructure and connectivity.