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Raje lays foundation stone of Dholpur lift irrigation project, announces slew of development works  

14,100 km roads will be laid in one year: CM

jaipur Updated: Dec 22, 2017 20:57 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje at Marena.
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje at Marena.(HT Photo)

The state government will spend Rs 2,300 crore to build 14,100 km roads in Rajasthan in the next one year, chief minister Vasundhara Raje said on Friday.

She announced this while addressing a gathering at Marena after laying the foundation stone for Dholpur lift irrigation project and other developmental works worth Rs 1,220 crore. The project will provide water for 234 villages in Rajakhera and Sempau blocks.

Raje said the detailed project report (DPR) for the Rs 37,000-crore Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project (ERCP) had been sent to the Centre for approval. The project involves interlinking of rivers Parvati, Kalisindh, Mej, and Chakan. Once implemented, it will solve the water scarcity for drinking and irrigation purposes in 13 districts in eastern Rajasthan.

“While taking charge four years ago, I had promised that roads will be repaired and new roads will be built across the state. I fulfilled that promise by building 22,262 km roads at a cost of about Rs 3,537 crore,” Raje said. She announced that an air strip will be built on Old Badi Road.

Raje said the government will provide 40 bulk milk coolers of 1,000 litre capacity each to self-help women groups and the scheme will benefit nearly 25,000 women. She also announced that a hotel management institute being built at a cost of Rs 9 crore will be ready by June next year.

She announced that an Ambedkar park will be built on more than one hectare land in Dholpur city. Raje also flagged off seven Annapurna Rasoi vans – five for Dholpur city and one each for Badi and Rajakheda.

State health minister Kalicharan Saraf, transport minister Yunus Khan, power minister Pushpendra Singh, and water resources minister Dr Rampratap participated in the programme.

First Published: Dec 22, 2017 20:57 IST

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