New Delhi (NVI): In an infra boost for Rajasthan today, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for 18 highway projects saying that all districts of the State are now connected with National Highways.
These projects carry a road length of nearly 1,127 kilometers, involving construction value of Rs. 8,341 crore, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways said in a statement.
These projects will ease the transportation of commercial goods within and across the State, will improve connectivity at the borders, enhance employment opportunities, save time and fuel, improve tourism and infra development, and will result in providing connectivity for agricultural produce up to larger markets, the Ministry said.
Speaking on the occasion, Gadkari informed that there has been 40 per cent growth in road construction in Rajasthan during the last 6 years, and the length of NH in the State stands at 10,661 kms now.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot presided over the virtual function, which was attended by Union Ministers Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Gen (Retd) V K Singh, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Kailash Choudhry, former Union Minister Col Rajyavardhan Rathore, former Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje and several Ministers from the State.