Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Reaching new airport at Hirasar to get easier

Rajkot: Year 2019 began on a positive note of people of Rajkot, who are set to get direct connectivity to the new under construction international airport at Hirasar near Chotila.

The Rajkot Urban Development Authority (RUDA) during its budget board meeting on Monday approved 18-lm long Ring Road III from Gauridad to Kuvadva which will also connect Ring Road 1 and 2 and provide direct connectivity to people wanting to got to the new airport without entering the Rajkot city.

The Ring Road 3 is a part of Master Development Plan-2031 which was prepared in 2013 considering the future development of the city.

Kuvadva connects falls on the Ahmedabad-Rajkot national highway. The new ring road will connect the newer parts of the city directly to the under construction international airport at Hirasar. The proposed Ring Road 3 will meet existing Ring Road 2 at Ronki village.

RUDA chairman Banchha Nidhi Pani said, “From Ring Road 2 a new road will be constructed to connect Raiya smart city. The new ring road will link international airport to smart city.”

In the next phase, the Ring Road 3 will connect Para Pipalia village on Jamnagar road where the Khandheri stadium is already located and where new Inland Container Depot (ICD) and AIIMS are also proposed.

After completion of this new ring road the vehicles coming from Junagadh and Somnath can directly reach Khandheri stadium and go towards Kuvadva road or Ahmedabad or the international airport in Hirasar.

The proposed road will also ease the traffic in the city specially on Kalavad road and 150-feet Ring Road.

RUDA chief executive officer P V Antani said, “This is part of 89km of four-phased Ring Road out of which first phase is Gauridad to Kuvadva, followed by second phase joining Jamnagar road to Kalavad Road, third phase connecting Kalavad Road to Gondal Road and fourth phase between Gondal Road and Ahmedabad Highway.” The entire ring road will pass through 29 villages and process of land acquisition has already begun, Antani added.
01/01/19 Times of India
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