The Rajasthan government plans to allocate over Rs 5,200 crore during this financial year to strengthen the road network in the state.
“The state government has sanctioned around Rs 462 crore for 323 road projects including development and repair in urban and rural areas. These works will take place in various districts including Dholpur, Barmer, Jaisalmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Jaipur, Hanumangarh, Ajmer and Sriganganagar,” said a senior official.
On Thursday, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot laid the foundation stone for 3,910 km of roads at a cost of Rs 4,430 crore and inaugurated 383 km of roads and bridges at a cost of Rs 387 crore.
A senior official of the state government said, “These works are being done as per the announcement made in the budget of 2023-24, in which road development works were talked about in every district.”
The official said that during the financial year 2021-22, a total of 1,926 km of road projects costing Rs 1,948 crore in each district had been approved, and almost all of them had been completed. In 2022-23, a total of 2,846 km of roads have been approved in each district with an investment of Rs 3,133 crore. Of these, 2,110 km of road length has been completed and the remaining projects will be completed soon.
The state government said, “With these road development works, all the districts will move forward on the path of development equally. With the road development works, the facilities of education, health, transport etc. will be strengthened and the interconnectivity of the districts will be better.” Officer.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Gehlot inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 153 road projects on Thursday.
Speaking on the occasion, Gehlot emphasized that the state is setting up a network of high quality roads for safe and smooth travel.
The Chief Minister said that the government was committed to develop high quality roads due to the huge investment potential in the state.
In this regard, several letters were sent to the Central Government, requesting to upgrade 50 major State Highways to National Highways.
Gehlot highlighted that several sectors in the state have strong investment potential, and their linking with the National Highway System will accelerate industrial development, increase employment opportunities and ultimately benefit the public.