Rs 2100 crore worth development works for Sri Ganganagar

Jaipur, Aug 17 (PTI) Union Road Transport and HighwaysMinister Nitin Gadkari along with Rajasthan Chief MinisterVasundhara Raje today inaugurated and laid foundation stonefor development works worth Rs 2100 crore in Sri Ganganagarhere. Gadkari said under Bharat Mala scheme 253 km-long newhighway will be constructed from Sri Ganganagar to Karanpur,Gajsinghpur, Raisingh Nagar, Rawala and Dantor. He also announced sanction of new roads in Dantor,Khajuwala, Nachana and Jaisalmer. He said 1312.70 km new roads have been sanctioned inRajasthan and the construction of these roads will commence inthe next six months. Gadkari announced that Rs 16,000 crore will be spent onJal Marg Project to connect Jaisalmer, Barmer and otherdistricts with Kandla Port. Raje said the development works were being taken upkeeping in view the requirements of people of the region. Staging dharna or protest with political motive by somepeople will not be accepted as such people have nothing to dowith the development, she said. Raje said apart from development works of worth Rs 2105crore taken up today, development works of Rs 1580 crore havealready been done in Sri Ganganagar district. These development works show that state government iscommitted for the development of every district of the state,she said. The Chief Minister said there were 7000 km-long NationalHighways during the previous government but has now gone up to9326 km in the present dispensation. On the occasion, Raje tied Rakhi to Gadkari and PWDMinister Yunus Khan, an official release said tonight. PTI SDAAQS RGAQS

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