25.07.18 (RPSC) Rajasthan Current Affairs

RAJASTHAN

  • Centre allocates over Rs 2,000 cr for highways in Rajasthan 

  • According to data released by the ministry, the funds have apparently been allocated as per the need as in 2012-13 it was Rs 12.24 crore which increased to Rs 215.50 crore in 2014 but dipped in 2015 with only Rs 107.16 crore but saw a massive jump in the following years with Rs 849.95 crore allocated in 2016 and Rs 1015.37 crore in 2017.

 

  • In Rajasthan the allocated funds are being used for 9341.8 kilometres of national highways going through various districts in the state and the longest stretch is of 878 kilometres for Pathankot- Ganganagar- Bikaner- Jaisalmer- Barmer- Kandala encompassing districts Ganganagar, Hanumangarh-Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Barmer.

 

  • Apart from this, the ministry also allocates funds for development of state roads (non-rural) under the central road fund (CRF) scheme and economic importance and inter-state connectivity (EI& ISC) as per provisions the CRF Act, 2000 amended by the finance Act, from time to to time.