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Minister will reach Dausa on Thursday at 11 am and talk to NHAI officials
Jaipur: Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari will traverse through the state on Thursday to review the progress of construction of Delhi-Baroda Expressway, a major part which will pass through the state. Gadkari is scheduled to travel to Baroda via Dausa and Sawai Madhopur.
Gadkari will reach Dausa on Thursday at 11 am. He will talk to the officials of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) as well as the local elected representatives and administrative officials.
The state government is also taking the project seriously and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has held meetings to review its progress.
Once the 8-lane high speed axis-control project is completed and thrown open for the public, Jaipurites can reach Delhi in just two and half hours.
Work on nine stages of the project will be completed by October this year while the work on Delhi-Mumbai Corridor linking the expressway will be finished by January 2023.
The expressway will pass through Alwar, Bharatpur, Dausa, Tonk, Sawai Madhopur and Kota in the state. According to sources, 90% land meant for it has already been acquired and Rs 12,000 crore has already been disbursed to the concerned land owners. The Centre has already declared the expressway as National Highway. Similar is the case with Jalandhar-Ajmer expressway.
NHAI has constructed 480 km of National Highway in the state this fiscal so far as compared to 450 km last year. It runs as many as 52 projects in the state to construct a total of 3,148 km of road at the cost of Rs 48,000 crore.