PM Narendra Modi rolls out more than 9,500 road projects. These include national highways, state roads and rural roads under PMGSY and the state’s flagship programmes.
These will altogether cost over Rs 27,000 crore.
109 projects over 3,000 kilometres are being funded by the road transport ministry. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is primarily involve widening of highways, and improvement and construction of state roads. They will cost around Rs 15,000 crore.
The PM will inaugurate 11 completed NH projects totalling about 873-km in length, including a six-lane cablestayed bridge across the river Chambal in Kota.
The majority of the projects fall under the Centre’s rural connectivity programmes, as well as those of the state government, such as the PM Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY), Rajasthan Road Sector Modernisation Project (RRSMP) and Gramin Gaurav Path. Thirty-one others are on the build-operateand-transfer (BOT) model.
Rajasthan is one of the leading states in implementing public-private-partnership road projects under the BOT model. A government source said the PM will address a “mammoth rally” in Udaipur while rolling out the projects.
Arrangements are being made for a live telecast of the event at more than a dozen spots in the state. “The district collectors have been alerted and the schedule will be shared with them soon.