Jaipur: The union minister for road transport Nitin Gadkari announced during his election campaign in Jaipur on Monday that the Ring Road project will be inaugurated by January 30, 2019. He announced this while addressing a press conference at BJP headquarters in Jaipur on Monday.
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Gadkari’s three announcements include the inauguration of the Ring Road project by January 30, approval for Eastern Canal project and tenders for 12 lane Delhi-Mumbai expressway.
According to Nitin Gadkari, the work progress of Ring Road was affected due to several reasons. The project was first given to JDA and then shifted to NHAI. The government has resolved all the problems and the project will be operational by January end, Gadkari said.
The distance of Delhi Mumbai Expressway will be reduced by 120 km after the operation of the Ring Road project. The expressway route will start from Gurugram’s Rajeev Chowk followed by Mewat, Jaipur Ring road, Kota, Ratlam, Godara, Vadodara, Surat, Dahisar and it will end at Mumbai. It will be a cement concrete road.
The work of more than Rs 44,000 crore has already been started. The tender for the work between Delhi and Jaipur will be received this month and the work will kick off.
The Ring Road project will be a new growth engine for Rajasthan. It will be 6 lanes CC road. The 47 km long Ring Road will join three highways including Agra, Tonk, and Ajmer in Rajasthan. The project cost is Rs 810 crores, of which the work of Rs 525 crore has been done. The rest 30% work is due.
Gadkari added that the BJP government is making attempts to bring Yamuna water to Rajasthan. Churu district will get 40 percent of the water under this project. With the Eastern Canal project, the water problem in 29 districts of the state will be resolved. Apart from this, the problem of water leakage from the Indira Gandhi Canal will also be resolved.
First published: December 4, 2018