Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of nine NH (National Highways) projects of 243 km length worth Rs 1,357 crore in Rajasthan.
Speaking on occasion, he said widening of Ninawa section from Sanchore on NH-168A in the state would increase the business of granite industries of Chalaur district and make it easier for the farmers to reach Suratgarh Mandi.
The Minister said the two-lane Sriganganagar to Raisinghnagar on NH-911 and the Sriganganagar reinforcement from Suratgarh on NH-62 will make it easier to reach the international border and the military station on both sides of the road, which will enhance India’s strategic strength.
He said the Armed Forces would get better connectivity across the border and create new jobs, which would move Rajasthan towards progress and prosperity.
Gadkari said the four-lane flyover in Suratgarh would ensure safe and congestion-free traffic. The income of local people will increase. He added that the construction of ROB would eliminate the jam at the level crossing. He said at the same time; other projects will facilitate connectivity between tourist destinations of Gujarat and Rajasthan.
During the ceremony, 25 new bypasses were announced in Rajasthan at the cost of Rs 5,000 crore. Besides, a provision of Rs 200 crore has been made for ROB on state highways under Setubandhan Yojana.
Simultaneously, Rs 900 crore was sanctioned in CRIF and Rs 700 crore in Setubandhan Yojana for Rajasthan.
“These projects will save fuel, reduce accidents, and boost industrial, agricultural, transport and tourism sectors,” the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said.