In Nathdwara, Rajasthan, Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone, inaugurated, and dedicated several projects worth over US$ 671.5 million (Rs. 5,500 crore). The development projects are concentrated on improving connectivity and infrastructure in the area, where the construction of roads and railways will ease the transportation of products and services, fostering trade and commerce, while also enhancing the socioeconomic standing of the local people in the region.
The Prime Minister stated that the projects that were dedicated and for which a foundation stone was laid will improve connectivity in Rajasthan, where Udaipur, Dungarpur, and Banswara will benefit from the six-laning of the National Highway's Udaipur to Shamlaji segment. Access to border regions from Jodhpur would be made easier by the Bilara-Jodhpur Section of NH-25. He said that the distance between Jaipur and Jodhpur would be covered in three hours less time, making it easier to visit world heritage sites like Kumbhalgarh and Haldi Ghati.
Observing that the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojna was launched in 2000 under the leadership of then-Prime Minister Mr. Atal Bihar Vajpayee, Mr. Narendra Modi noted that up until 2014, about 380,000 kilometres of rural roads had been built, as opposed to the 350,000 kilometres laid down by the current administration in the previous nine years. Out of this, the Prime Minister added, 70,000 kilometres of rural roads were constructed in the villages of Rajasthan itself.
The government, according to the Prime Minister, is concentrating on electrifying the entire train system in the nation. He also emphasised that the capacity for handling visitors is being improved as hundreds of railway stations around the nation undergo modernisation comparable to that of the Udaipur Railway Station. He said that a unique track and dedicated goods corridor were being built for goods trains. He added that districts like Dungarpur, Udaipur, Chittor, Pali, Sirohi, and Rajsamand have benefited from the gate, and that 75% of Rajasthan's railway network has now been electrified.
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