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JAIPUR: Good news for commuters, who face traffic hindrance near Sitapura Industrial Area and Dathali railway crossing, as the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) will soon start a construction of six-lane railway overbridge (RoB) in the area.

This will be the longest RoB of the city, which will be 1.2 km. After Jaipur Development Commissioner (JDC) visited the sites on Friday, the civic body officials said they will invite tenders to appoint consultancy in January.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs 110 crore and it will be shared by JDA, RIICO and railways. An official said, “JDA and RIICO will bear Rs 45 – 45 crore and remaining Rs 20 will be contributed by the railways.”

Similarly, on Dathali railway crossing JDA will construct 1,200-meter-long six lane RoB on Goner Road. The estimated cost of this project will also be Rs 110 crore and JDA will pay Rs 90 crore of its shares. Remaining Rs 20 crore will be contributed by the railways.

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