Jaipur, 7 September. Rural, other district and main district roads of a total length of 1656 km in 20 districts in the state will be upgraded to state highways. Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot has approved the proposal of the Public Works Department for this.
Shri Gehlot had announced in the State Budget 2021-22 to upgrade rural, other district and main district roads to highways connecting remote areas across the state. In this sequence, after receiving proposals from the respective districts, after their consideration and analysis, approval has been given for the up-gradation of roads of a total length of more than 1712 km. Due to an overlapping of about 56 km in length, the actual length of the roads to be declared as a state highway is about 1656 km.
As per the proposal, two roads of length 181 km in the Barmer district will be upgraded. Two roads of length 199 km passing through Sawai Madhopur and Karauli. 158 km long road from Tonk via Sawai Madhopur to Karauli district. 172 Kilometer long road from Nagaur to Ajmer via Jaipur district. Lastly, 137 km long road passing through Dholpur and Karauli will be declared as state highways.
It is worth mentioning that 88 km long road passing through Dausa, Alwar and Sawai Madhopur, 75 km long road from Bhilwara to Rajsamand to Ajmer district, 69 km long road going from Bhilwara to Ajmer via Nagaur district, passing through Kota and Jhalawar will be upgraded. It has been proposed to make 60 km road and 49 km long road going from Baran to Jhalawar via Kota as a highway.
As per the proposal, there are 21 roads of length more than 152 km in Bundi district, 14 roads of length 63 km in Jhalawar, 5 roads of length 73 km in Baran, 4 roads of length 56 km in Pali, 6 roads of length 45 km in Tonk district, Bikaner. One road each of length 93 km in Jodhpur, 28 km in Jodhpur and 15 km in Jaipur district will also be declared as state highways.
This decision of Shri Gehlot to declare a large number of roads as highways will facilitate the movement of the rural population across the state and will benefit from the economic and social point of view.