On May 10, 2023, Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi dedicated and laid the foundation stone of infrastructure projects costing over Rs 5,500 crore during an event in Nathdwara in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district. The development projects focus on promoting the infrastructure and connectivity in Rajasthan where the railway and road projects will facilitate the movement of goods and services and promote trade and commerce in the region.
Kalraj Mishra, Governor of Rajasthan; Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister(CM) of Rajasthan; Members of Parliament and Ministers from the Government of Rajasthan were present on the occasion.
These include the following national highways, rail and road projects:
Foundation stone laid for three Rail Projects:
i.Redevelopment of Udaipur railway station to provide enhanced amenities for the public.
ii.Gauge conversion project
iii.Setting up a new line from Nathdwara to Nathdwara town in Rajsamand
- It will connect Mewar with Marwar and will help the sectors like Marble, granite and mining industries.
A foundation stone for road construction project for upgradation to two-lane in Rajsamand and Udaipur was also laid.
Dedicated three national highway projects to the nation
i.114 km long six-lane Udaipur to Shamlaji section of NH-48
- It will benefit Udaipur-Dungarpur and Banswara.
ii.110 km long widening and strengthening to 4 lanes with paved shoulder of Bar-Bilara-Jodhpur Section of NH-25
- It will make access to the border easier. The distance from Jaipur to Jodhpur will also be reduced by three hours, and the world heritage sites like Kumbhalgarh and Haldi Ghati will become more accessible.
iii.47 km long two lanes with paved shoulder section of NH 58E.
Recent Related News:
i.On March 21, 2023 Prasadi Lal Meena, Minister of Medical & Health, announced that the Rajasthan Assembly had cleared a bill named ‘Right to Health’ (which was passed in September 2022), becoming the first state in India to do so.
ii.On March 28, 2023, Japan has committed Rs 7,084.5 crore to India for three infrastructure projects viz. one each in Patna (Bihar), West Bengal, and Rajasthan’s Water Sector Livelihood Improvement Project (II).
Governor– Kalraj Mishra
Chief Minister– Ashok Gehlot
Zoological Parks– Sajjangarh Biological Park (Udaipur Zoo), Kota Zoo