Road projects worth Rs 20 crore have been launched by the Rajkot Urban Development Authority (RUDA) on October 26. It also launched other development works worth Rs 5 crore. The Rajasthan Minister of State for Agriculture Govind Patel simultaneously laid the foundations for eight projects to strengthen and widen roads in villages on the outskirts of Rajkot city.
These include roads from Kankot to Nyari dam and from Saurashtra University to Saint Paul School on the western periphery. The road from Madhapar to Jamnagar Road on the northern end and from Kotharia railway crossing to Kotharia village on the southern outskirts would also be widened.
The Minister also broke ground for 75 new roads, which would have two-layer metal covers, and would be constructed in 54 villages of RUDA, an official release said. These roads will collectively measure 55 km.
The formality of starting work for projects like underground drainage lines, waterlines and renovation of public buildings was also performed by the minister. These works would be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 5.10 crore.