Now ,Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to Launch more than 9,500 Road projects including National highways, State and Rural Roads under PMGSY (Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna) For the overall development of Country and the state’s flagship programmes during his scheduled visit to Udaipur on August 29, These whole projects will altogether cost over Rs 27,000 crore. The PM is scheduled to visit Udaipur next week to lay foundation stones for the projects.Union highways minister Nitin Gadkari will also attend the event, besides chief minister Vasundhara Raje.
PM will lay the foundation stone for National Highways projects worth nearly Rs 15000 crores in Rajasthan. During his visit, Modi will dedicate to the nation 11 completed National Highways projects totalling a length of about 873km. Some of the projects included are 6-lane Cable Stayed Bridge across river Chambal at Kota, 4-Laning of Gomati Chauraha at Udaipur section of NH-8, 4-Laning of Rajsamand – Bhilwara section of NH-758, amongst others.The PM will inaugurate 11 completed NH projects totalling about 873km in length, including a six-lane cable-stayed 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. 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. There are reports that the PM may also roll out various housing and development-related works across cities remotely from Udaipur.
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. The live telecast will be at the exact project sites,” said an official..
It must be noted that Rajasthan will go to poll in 2018 along with other states. The Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) that rules around 67 per cent of Indian population would not like to lose the massive state as it could impact its chances in the 2019 General Elections. With these projects, PM Modi will bolster his image as a development man, which is important as he will be BJP’s star campaigner in the state.The PM’s visit and the number of projects being rolled out are significant as only a year is left for the assembly elections in Rajasthan.