Rajasthan to get 4 new Highways projects
Rajasthan will get four new National Highways projects for a total length of 822 km with a total estimated cost of Rs7045 crore during the current year, said Mahadeo Singh Khandela, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways announced in Jaipur.
Of these four projects, two will be for four-laning and one each for six-laning and two-laning of National Highways. The projects are: four laning of Beawar – Pali – Pindwara stretch on NH-14; Reengus – Sikar stretch on NH-11; and six-laning of Kishangarh – Udaipur – Ahmadabad stretch of NH-79, NH-79A, and NH-76 & NH-8. Paved shoulders work with two-lane will be taken up in Darra – Jhalawar – Teen – Dhar stretch of NH-12.
He further added that his Ministry is entrusting two-laning of four National Highways works to NHAI. This will connect low density cities of Rajasthan and add additional 401 Km of two-lane roads to the road network of the State. The stretches identified for the same are Lalsot –Dholpur on NH-11B, Padi – Dahod on NH 113, Fatehpur – Rajasthan Border on NH-65 and Jhalawar – Biaora of NH-12.
The Minister said that National Highways Authority of India has awarded four projects in the State of Rajasthan in which works have already been started. These projects are six-laning of Kishangarh – Beawar Stretch of NH-8; four-laning of Jaipur – Reengus Stretch of NH-11; four laning of Jaipur – Tonk Deoli Stretch of NH-12. This will provide 370 Km of world class highways with a total investment of Rs2448 crore. In addition to this, the work on the project of six-laning of Gurgaon – Kotputli – Jaipur Stretch of NH-8 with 225 Km length costing Rs1895 crore has already been started and has achieved 33% progress.
On the progress under CRF, Khandela said an amount of Rs1688.57 crore have been sanctioned for 716 roads under CRF by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways till date. Of this, construction of 637 roads has been completed and works on 79 roads are in progress. In addition to this, Ministry has sanctioned 22 inter-state roads costing to Rs71.30 crore of which 20 roads have already been completed.
The Minister was in Jaipur to review the progress of works pertaining to construction of Highways in the State of Rajasthan including works of Central Road funds, Inter-state connectivity of roads, road joining places of Economic Importance and maintenance of Highways.
He directed the NHAI officials and State Government officials to expedite implementation of approved projects, to achieve the targets fixed by the Ministry.