Announcement of upcoming new canal and NH-11B projects will consolidate Rajasthan’s position in future.
CM Vasundhara Raje’s vision for well-connected, economically sound and prosperous Rajasthan is about to come true in near future, with announcement of new highways and water works project in the state. Recently, Rajasthan has achieved significant development in getting centre’s approval for intra and interstate highways connecting major regions, as reiterated by union minister for surface transport and highways, Nitin Gadkari, on his visit to Jaipur yesterday. He made important development-related announcements in lieu of CM Raje, who was unfortunately absent due to sickness.
Road Map for Inter/Intrastate Connectivity
Considering recent developments, Rajasthan will soon get:
- Centre’s funding worth Rs. 1,100 crorers for multi-lane roads covering 312 kilometres, specifically the ones connecting Muhana with Hindaun and Mahuha.
- A national highway connecting Sawai Madhopur to Agra.
- Budget worth Rs. 200 crores sanctioned for construction of bridge over Chambal river, connecting Mandrayal to Sabalgarh This project was pending since a long time, but now that centre is going to fund it, things will speed up.
These projects will help connect smaller district and villages to major urban metropolises and play a significant role in their development.
The Upcoming Kandala-Jalore-Jodhpur Canal will Help Resolve Perennial Water Crises
Rajasthan Government will soon commence the construction of a 800-km long canal connecting Kandla, Jodhpur and Jalore. The centre plans to invest Rs. 1 lakh crores in this project for its successful completion. With this canal project in hand, Rajasthan will become self-sufficient in terms of water supply.
Government intends to work on another canal project, which will transfer water from local Gujarat rivers to Rajasthan. This project is still in its preliminary stage, but the government will leave no stone unturned for this one. Once successfully completed, it will end water woes in Rajasthan.
The idea is to permanently resolve irrigation and drinking water requirements of remote rural regions in Rajasthan. The state would move ahead with this project, in consultation with centre officials and field experts to get it complete as soon as possible.
This project is another laurel for state government, after successful implementation of Mukhyamantri Jal Swavlamban Yojana that aims to utilize and recycle rain water for daily usage as well as replenishing the constantly dropping underground water levels.
The government plans to resolve drought issues in state before 2020. With mega projects like these in hand, Rajasthan will never experience droughts in future. This would be the biggest achievement for a big state like Rajasthan, which experiences low annual rainfall and intense desert-type climate.