Port Wings News Network:
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated six road projects worth Rs. 6,000 crore in Jodhpur on 5 January 2019, according to a report by news agency PTI.
“My focus has been on developing roads using concrete here. You will not see potholes on these roads for next 150-200 years. You and your will keep using them. We also have made sure that even planes can land on and take off from these roads,” Mr Gadkari said, adding that his emphasis has always been on quality in work, reduction of cost, timely completion of projects,” he said.
Addressing contractors present at the event, Mr Gadkari said projects worth Rs. 10 lakh crore have been awarded from his office and not a single contractor had to take turn of the ministry for getting them. “There was so much transparency in all these works that they did not have to come to the ministry in this regard and no corruption took place in any of these projects,” he said.
While at the event, he also emphasized on the use of bio-fuel, electricity and ethanol as an alternatives to the conventional fossil fuel. “We have flown planes using bio fuel using Jetropha and the bio fuel has obtained recognition from the Boeing and the Air Bus,” Mr Gadkari said.
He appealed to the MoS (Agriculture ministry) Gajendra Singh Shkhawat to turn Rajasthan into an automobile hub and asked farmers to come forward to produce bio fuel using bio technology.
Jodhpur Ring Road connecting Jaipur to be a reality soon
According to another report in DNA, the projects that Gadkari inaugurated include widening of Jaisalmer-Barmer section of NH-68, Barmer-Sanchor-Gujarat Border (up to Gandhav Bridge) section ofNH-68 and Falodi-Jaisalmer section of NH-15 (New NH-11).
The projects had been long finalised but were waiting for the minister’s formal nod for the construction to begin.
The projects will contribute towards economic uplift of western Rajasthan, improve the security scenario with better connectivity with border areas, and improve connectivity between districts, tehsils and villages.
Earlier, Gadkari participated in the International Maheswari Mahasavivadhi and Maheshwari Global Expo at polo ground. On this occasion, he was welcomed in Rajasthani tradition. The Chief Coordinator of the program, Sandip Kabra, General Secretary, State President JM Bub and District President Ratanlal Daga along with other office-bearers received him.
Travel Time Cut
The Ring Road scheme will make the travel time less and the journey easier for the vehicles that are going to Jaipur, Pali, Jaisalmer and Barmer and Nagaur Road. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari reached Jodhpur on the Saturday afternoon to launch the project that would have 15 flyovers and underpasses