Delhi to Jaipur to take under 2 hours, says Nitin Gadkari.

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari announced plans to initiate electric bus services by laying electric cables along the Delhi-Mumbai Express National Highway. The project aims to reduce travel time from Delhi to Jaipur to two hours with the added benefit of a 30% reduction in fare compared to diesel buses. Mr. Gadkari shared this information during the inauguration and foundation stone laying ceremony of 17 road projects collectively valued at over ₹2 500 crore in Udaipur to boost the development of Mewar.

The minister highlighted a specific project from Bandikui to Jaipur involving the construction of a 67-kilometer four-lane expressway at a cost of ₹1 370 crore. He assured that this project would be completed by November 2024 enabling the journey from Delhi to Jaipur within two hours.

Mr. Gadkari emphasized the significance of the Delhi-Mumbai express highway being the first in Asia and the second globally to feature an animal overpass ensuring the safety of wildlife. He expressed joy at bringing the roads of Rajasthan to international standards.

Assuring further developments the minister pledged that Rajasthan's national highways would match those of the United States before the end of 2024. He highlighted the extensive work on express highways in Rajasthan totaling ₹60 000 crores and the ongoing construction of the ₹1 lakh crore Delhi Mumbai Express Highway with ₹22 000 crore of work already completed in the state.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Bhajanlal Sharma acknowledged the tourism significance of Udaipur referring to it as the Kashmir of Rajasthan. He praised the historic developments in the state since 2014 under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership anticipating further growth in the tourism sector. Chief Minister Sharma emphasized the state government's commitment to completing its resolution letter promptly and highlighted the announcement of the Maharana Pratap Corridor in the state budget assuring swift progress under the double-engine government.

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