Gadkari inaugurates 9 national highway projects worth Rs 1,357 cr in Rajasthan

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated nine national highway projects with a total length of 243 km worth Rs 1,357 crore in Rajasthan.

Speaking about the project in particular, Gadkari said that the widening of the Nineveh section of Sanchore on NH-168A in Rajasthan would significantly increase the activity of the granite industries in the Chalaur district and, therefore, facilitate farmers’ access to Suratgarh Mandi.

The Minister also added that the 2-lane Sriganganagar to Raisinghnagar on NH-911 and the reinforcement of Sriganganagar from Suratgarh on NH-62 would facilitate access to the international border.

Consideration of the military station on both sides of the road will greatly enhance India’s strategic strength. He said the armed forces would get better connectivity across the border, and in return, new jobs would be created.

Gadkari later added that the 4-lane flyover of Suratgarh city aims to ensure safe and traffic jam-free traffic. The construction of roads on bridges (or ROB) will seek to remove the congestion of level crossings. He said meanwhile that other projects will facilitate connectivity between tourist destinations in Gujarat and Rajasthan.

As the ceremony was underway, 25 new bypasses were announced in Rajasthan with a budget of Rs 5,000 crore. It was also announced that a provision of Rs. 200 crore has been made for a ROB on national highways under the Setubandhan Yojana scheme.

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