The Delhi-Jaipur express highway, would be built at a cost of Rs 18,000 crore, union road minister Nitin Gadkari said, on March 10, 2017.
The advanced cement-concrete 225-km express highway, will be the second in the country after the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and will pave the way for reaching Delhi from Jaipur in just one-and-a-half hours, at a speed of 125 kms per hour, the minister said, after laying the foundation for road construction works in Dausa district.
“Agra-Delhi is also considered as an express highway but it is not as per the standard. After the Mumbai-Pune Express Highway, Delhi-Jaipur will be the second express highway in the country,” he said.
He further said that the Haryana government has given alignment permission and if Rajasthan helps in land acquisition and road alignment permission, the work can commence in 2017 itself.
The union minister said that Mumbai-Baroda Express Highway is also in the plan. On the long-pending Ring Road construction work in Jaipur, Gadkari said that a high-level meeting with all the stakeholders was held and it has been decided that the NHAI would complete the work in 15 months. Gadkari said that in last three years, road construction work of Rs 50,000 crores has been done in the state and another Rs 50,000 crores would be spent in the next two years.
“We need industries, to create employment for youths. Industrialists demand water, power and roads. Without roads, we cannot expect development. Rajasthan is progressing fast. We want industrialists to come, give employment to youths and make Rajasthan and its people prosper,” Gadkari said, while announcing various road construction works in the state.