Jaipur, Rajasthan Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje has suggested for allocation of adequate funds for maintenance of the national highways(NH) passing through the state.
Smt. Raje met the Union Minister for Road Transport & National Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari in this regard on Friday. She underlined that condition of the NH roads was not good and it was causing inconvenience in smooth passage of vehicular traffic on these roads. She informed that during year 2014-15 against the demand of Rs. 75 crore, only Rs. 14.87 crore were actually given for maintenance. Therefore, she asked for allocation of more funds under this head during the year 2015-16.
The CM raised the issue of those roads which were not being maintained by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the state government was providing funds for maintenance from its own resources. She demanded for reimbursement of the expenditure incurred to the state under this head.
Smt. Raje said that the Uniara-Nainwa-Gulabpura-Shahpura (NH 148D), Ooncha-Nangla-Dhaulpur (NH 132), Manoharpur-Dausa-Lalsot (NH 11A and Extension) etc. are among the sections on which the state government carried out maintenance works from its resources.
The CM further requested the Union Minister for early approval of a four-lane road construction project worth Rs. 621.43 crore at Kota-Darra section. She also thanked the union government for approval of new works worth Rs. 1558.07 crore for the national highways in Rajasthan during the year 2014-15.