Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, unveiled and laid the foundation stone for eleven National Highway (NH) projects in Pratapgarh, Rajasthan, with a combined value of Rs 5600 Crore. The ceremony also included the foundation stone laying of seven projects, totaling 221 km in length and costing Rs 1850 crore.
Among the inaugurated projects, four national highways stretching over 219 km and amounting to Rs 3,775 crore were highlighted. The 6-laning project on National Highway 48, connecting Kishangarh to Gulabpura, will significantly contribute to the economic and social development of Ajmer and Bhilwara districts. Additionally, the 6-laning of Gulabpura to Chittorgarh section will enhance connectivity between Udaipur, Jaipur, and Kota regions. The construction of a 4-lane ROB on National Highway 162A at Fatehnagar will alleviate traffic congestion at the railway crossing.
Furthermore, a high-level bridge on the Chambal River in Mandrayal was inaugurated, ensuring connectivity between Mandrayal, Karauli in Rajasthan, and Sabalgarh in Madhya Pradesh. The projects aim to provide better connectivity to religious places, enhance traffic flow, and improve connectivity in tribal areas while also addressing wildlife protection measures in the Todgarh Wildlife Sanctuary.