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Six Newly Proposed National Highways' Works And Pending Bharatmala Programme Works Be Approved Soon - Chief Minister

New Delhi/ Jaipur, Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje met the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari at Parivahan Bhawan in New Delhi on Friday and requested for approval of several newly proposed and pending works of road development in Rajasthan. She asked the Union Minister to take an early action on six new announcements on National Highways(NH) in the state.
            Smt. Raje said that guidelines for development of roads in religious, tourism and backward regions of the state under Bharatmala Programme be issued soon. She suggested that 74.6 kilometer-long Suratgarh-Anupgarh road, which had been already sanctioned with estimated cost of 291.20 crore rupees under the Bharatmala Programme, be handed over to the Public Works Department of Rajasthan under the EPC scheme.
            The CM requested Gadkari for early approval of proposals worth 291.2 crore rupees for construction of 34 kilometer-long 4-lane road at Kota-Darrah section of NH-12 and asked for support in getting environmental clearance of the same. She further asked for sanction on another 86.16 crore rupees for CC road works in Jhalawar Town at NH-12.
            Raje told the Union Minister that a detailed project report of Darrah-Teendhar Road on NH-12 had been forwarded to his Ministry. She asked for considering this DPR into two parts because a seven-kilometer stretch of this road passed through WildLife Sanctuary which was facing difficulties in getting environmental clearance. She said that 20.5 crore rupees be sactioned for maintenance of this section of the road. For rest of the project, she said, no environmental clearance was needed. Therefore, the Ministry should help in getting clearance of this report. Construction of this road would benefit tourism as well as economic activities in this backward region of the state, she added.