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6 projects launched in 2018 that every Jaipurite should feel proud of

Several projects were launched including Dravyawati Riverfront Project, Jhalana Leopard Safari, Lion Safari at Nahargarh Biological Park, Bhamasha Techno Hub this year.

January 3, 2019, 5:01 pm

Jaipur: From the change of guard to the launch of some big projects, Jaipur witnessed many big events in 2018. The year ended with the Congress coming to power by winning 100 assembly seats. Congress senior leader Ashok Gehlot was appointed as new Chief Minister of Rajasthan for the third time. Several projects were launched including Dravyawati Riverfront Project, Jhalana Leopard Safari, Lion Safari at Nahargarh Biological Park, Bhamasha Techno Hub this year. Rajasthan also hosted several destinations weddings of celebrities including that of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas in Jodhpur’s Umaid Bhawan Palace and Isha Ambani – daughter of Mukesh Ambani and Anand Piramal in Udaipur’s Oberoi Udaivillas. Here are some big projects that were launched in 2018 that every Jaipurite should feel proud of 1. Dravyawati river project Former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurated the much-awaited Dravyavati River Project at Landscape Park in Shipra Path on October 2 in Jaipur. The 13 km stretch of Dravyavati riverfront out of 47 km – that is the area from Sushilpura to Bambala bridge – was thrown open for residents. The two other parks that are Bird Park at Panipech and Botanical Garden at Bambala were also inaugurated. Read also: 10 interesting facts about Dravyavati River Project that every Jaipurite should feel proud of 2. Jhalana Leopard Reserve India’s first ever ‘Leopard Reserve’ was inaugurated at Jhalana forest in Jaipur on the occasion of World Animal Day. Former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurated the Jhalana Leopard Reserve in Jaipur under the first ever ‘Project Leopard’ initiated by the state government on October 4. It contributed to the wildlife conservation drive and boosted the tourism sector. 3. Lion Safari at Nahargarh Biological Park Lion safari at Nahargarh biological park in Jaipur was thrown open to the public on October 3. The visitors are able to sight three cubs named as Tejas, Tripur, and Taara roaming freely over an area of 36 hectares. 4. Bhamashah Techno Hub Vasundhara Raje inaugurated the country’s largest technological center ‘Bhamashah Techno Hub’ at Jhalana Institutional Area in Jaipur on August 23. 5. Increase in air connectivity Some new flights were introduced connecting Jaipur directly to Kolkata, Raipur, Vadodara, Hyderabad, Bhopal, Agra, Indore, Sriganganagar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, and Lucknow in the past few months. A new taxiway was also constructed on the airport for smooth operation of flights. 6. SMS Hospital trauma center underpass Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurated SMS Hospital – Trauma Center Underpass on July 26 in Jaipur. The underpass proved convenient for people to commute between SMS Hospital and the newly constructed Trauma Center. The project was nearly Rs 14.50 crore.

First published: December 29, 2018