Jaipur: Marking the completion of one year of Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government in Rajasthan, Centre on Saturday announced here a slew of projects worth crores of rupees for road, infrastructure and power sectors in the state.
Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal, while taking part in a ceremony held at Janpath in front of Assembly building and attended by scores of people, promised to provide electricity to every household, LED street lights and improvement of power infrastructure in next four years in the state.
Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari also unveiled the plaques to lay the foundation stones of nine highways projects worth Rs 3,830 crore and assured support to promote tourism in the state by improving its infrastructure.
Goyal said that traditional street lights will be replaced by LED lights in ten cities, including Alwar, Pushkar, Udaipur and Churu in two years and thereafter in other cities, to save energy.
The minister also informed that three solar parks -- two in Jodhpur and one in Jaisalmer -- will be set up to generate 2,700 MW solar power and Centre will give a grant of Rs 540 crore to the state.
Goyal also announced to provide financial assistance to the state for improvement of electric sub stations and transmission lines.
A total of 4,950 toilets will be constructed in over 2,700 schools in the state under Prime Minister's Clean India Mission, he said.
Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari unveiled road projects worth Rs 3,830 crore and said that his ministry would try to get the construction work of Jaipur-Delhi expressway completed by June next year.
Gadkari, while highlighting the achievements of the Union government, said inflation was at peak during the rule of Congress-led UPA government but it has come down significantly with the change of power at the Centre.
The minister said that being a hotspot of tourism, promotion of sea planes in the state would help the sector grow and the Central government would provide its assistance if interest shown by the state.
He said that Prime Minister Modi has the vision to take the country on the path of overall development.
Referring to Congress leaders who demonstrated against the completion of the Raje government in the state, he said "some friends have become unemployed and we need not to look at them".
Listing the achievements of her government, Chief Minister Raje said the government got 151 days to work in one year because of reasons like elections and others and has done well.
She said the Opposition which did nothing in five years has no moral right to ask the government about its works done in only 151 days.
She also asked the party workers to make efforts to repeat the success of civic bodies polls in upcoming Panchayat elections.
When Raje was addressing, some woman candidates, who were sitting in the front of woman's area on Janpath, showed a banner to her related to their grievances. However, they were removed from there by police and the programme remained uninterrupted.
The party MPs, MLAs and other public representatives were also present on the occasion.
Special traffic arrangements were made for the public meeting while traffic had to be diverted to separate routes and commuters faced problem due to the programme. Elaborate security arrangements were also in place.