The Rajasthan government, in its constant efforts at scaling up the road infrastructure in the state, has planned to allocate over Rs 5,200 crore during this financial year for further enhancement of the same.
“The state government has sanctioned around Rs 462 crore for 323 road projects, including development and repairs in urban and rural areas. These works will take place in various districts, including Dholpur, Barmer, Jaisalmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Jaipur, Hanumangarh, Ajmer, and Sriganganagar,” a senior official said.
This apart, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot laid the foundation stone for roads covering a length of 3,910 km, amounting to Rs 4,430 crore, and inaugurated roads and bridges spanning 383 km, valued at Rs 387 crore.
“These works are being done as per the announcement made in the Budget of 2023-24, in which it was stated for road development works in each district,” said a senior state government official.
The official said that during the fiscal year 2021-22, road projects covering a total distance of 1,926 km in each district, costing Rs 1,948 crore, were approved, and almost all of them had been completed. In 2022-23, roads totalling 2,846 km in each district, with an investment of Rs 3,133 crore, were sanctioned. Of these, 2,110 km of road work on long stretches had been completed, and the remaining projects would be concluded soon, he added.
“With these road development works, all districts will progress uniformly on the path of development. The road development works will strengthen the facilities of education, health, transport, etc., and the interconnectivity of districts will become better,” another official said.