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Rajasthan emerging as a model state for road network: Gehlot | Jaipur News

JAIPUR: Chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday laid the foundation stone of 4,101 road development works in 232 municipal bodies costing Rs 1,528 crore and increasing the total road length by 2,642 kms. Addressing the people through video conferencing he said that a strong road system plays a vital role in the progress of any state. In accordance with this spirit, the state government is getting the roads strengthened and renovated. According to the 2011 census, tribal and desert areas with a population of more than 250 and other areas with a population of more than 350 are also being connected by roads.
The chief minister instructed the officers of the concerned department to complete the works on time along with the quality of the roads. He said that there should be no compromise with the quality of construction work. Apart from departmental experts and third-party auditors, district administration officials and public representatives should monitor the quality of construction works.
Gehlot said that Rajasthan is becoming a model state of the country by moving forward in the road system. The state government is committed to the vision of including Rajasthan among the leading states of the country by the year 2030.
He said that along with road construction, special attention is also being paid to prevent road accidents. Of the 1,548 black spots in the state, 1,365 have been rectified. Along with the inspection by the experts, now the responsibility of the manufacturing company has also been fixed to 5 years. He said Rs 55 crore has been approved for the construction of the Centre of excellence for road and building construction in Jaipur.
Gehlot said that Shahjahanpur to Ajmer, Bar to Bilara (Jodhpur), and Sikar to Bikaner roads in the state have been audited by experts to make them accident free.

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