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PM Narendra Modi to roll out 9,500 projects worth Rs 27,000 crore in a day

NEW DELHI: The Rajasthan government is set to create a record of sorts next Tuesday , August 29, when PM Narendra Modi launches more than 9,500 road projects, including national highways, state roads and rural roads under PMGSY and the state’s flagship programmes. These will altogether cost over Rs 27,000 crore.

The PM is scheduled to visit Udaipur next week to lay foundation stones for the projects.Union highways minister Nitin Gadkari will also attend the event, besides chief minister Vasundhara Raje.

Sources say 109 projects over 3,000 kilometres are being funded by the road transport ministry and the National Highways Authority of India -they primarily involve widening of highways, and improvement and construction of state roads. They will cost around Rs 15,000 crore.

The PM will inaugurate 11 completed NH projects totalling about 873km in length, including a six-lane cable-stayed bridge across the river Chambal in Kota.

The majority of the projects fall under the Centre’s rural connectivity programmes, as well as those of the state government. A government source said the PM will address a “mammoth rally“ in Udaipur while rolling out the projects.Arrangements are being made for a live telecast of the event at more than a dozen spots in the state. There are reports that the PM may also roll out various housing and development-related works across cities remotely from Udaipur.

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