The state budget has provided a huge nudge to infrastructure projects in Jaipur by moving a step ahead to launch the Jaipur Metro phase II project. It is also planning to set up the India International Centre soon.
In his budget speech, chief minister Ashok Gehlot proclaimed that the state would prepare a revised detailed project report (DPR) for this project. The estimate cost of this initiative is Rs 13,000-crore. Jaipur Metro Phase II project is proposed between Ambabari and Sitapura.
Detailed project report
The state government has hired the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for composing a revised detailed project report (DPR). The project reckons that 4,05,065 passengers will use the metro by 2026. “The Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) had prepared its initial DPR in 2011 during Congress government’s reign. However, nothing much was done to launch the project after change in power since the project was capital intensive. Now, the project is expected to be launched at state’s expenditure with Centre’s support,” a Metro official stated.
India International Centre
Other than the Metro, the CM also assigned Rs 20 crore for the India International Centre in Jaipur. This project will be alike the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. The BJP government had declined to give funds for the Jaipur International Centre project. This project had begun during Ashok Gehlot’s tenure in 2013.
Due to lack of funds, the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) has invited proposals from private parties to develop hotels and guest houses on the location. Now, the Congress government has breathe life into the project.
Gehlot also proclaimed to set up Mahatma Gandhi Institute in Jaipur with a budget of approximately Rs 50 crore. The chief minister has also announced of allocating Rs 10 crore to set up career counselling centre in the state capital.