Prime Minister Narendra Modi roll out 9,500 road projects worth Rs 27,000 crore in a single day. The PM will visit Udaipur next week to take part in a function in which he will launch some projects, lay the foundation for some, and inaugurate a few unfinished projects.
The gamut of road projects includes those funded by the NHAI, the Centre under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) and Rajasthan’s own flagship projects. He will be accompanied by Transport minister Nitin Gadkari and CM Vasundhara Raje.
109 projects, covering 3,000 km, involve widening of highways and construction of state-level roads they will be funded by NHAI. The cost for these projects will be Rs 15,000 crore. PM Modi will also inaugurate 11 unfinished NH projects, which is 873 km in length, including a six-lane bridge over river Chambal in Kota, reported The Times of India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally in Udaipur after rolling out the projects. There will be a live telecast of the function. It must be noted that Rajasthan will go to poll in 2018 along with other states.
The Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) that rules around 67 per cent of Indian population would not like to lose the massive state as it could impact its chances in the 2019 General Elections. With these projects, PM Modi will bolster his image as a development man, which is important as he will be BJP’s star campaigner in the state.