In order to transform Jodhpur into a heritage city, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje has inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 14 projects worth Rs 762 crore including three major water and residential projects. The water projects belong to Phalodi and residential projects include construction of 7,580 dwelling units for the financially weaker section.
At the beginning of the visit, Raje announced that a hostel and a residential building worth Rs 22.33 crore will be opened for nursing students and medical college staff in MDM Hospital respectively. The cattle rearers can have a training institute worth Rs 4 crore.
Moreover, there will a sewerage line project in Ratanada area taken up by Jodhpur Municipal Corporation (JMC) under the Amrit Scheme. This project aims to restore 40-year-old sewerage lines up to Jhalamand. Raje suggested JMC to work on increasing revenue to meet the targeted fund, instead of looking to the government for any financial support. She also directed Jodhpur Development Authority (JDA) to begin construction of five grand entrance gates at all the main roads of entry to the city commencing with detailed project report and engaging professional architects and consultants.
“Jodhpur’s heritage value must reflect and be restored in every developmental work. It will strengthen Jodhpur’s potential as a tourist city,” says Raje.
Source: ET Realty