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New Delhi: The government has approved four new National Highways (NH) projects for Rajasthan with an outlay of Rs 7,045 crore in the current fiscal. Under the project 822 kms road would be constructed, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Mahadeo Singh Khandela said on Wednesday.
Of these four projects, two will be for four- laning and one each for six -laning and two- laning of National Highways.
The projects include 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 and NH-8. Paved shoulders work with two-lane will be taken up in Darra – Jhalawar – Teen – Dhar stretch of NH-12, Khandela said..
He further added that Ministry of Road Transport and Highways 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 (NHAI) has already begun work on the four projects in the state .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 kms of world class highways with a total investment of Rs.2448 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.