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Manmohan Singh to lay foundation for airport, Jaipur Metro Rail phase I-B

Press Trust of India
Sep 20, 2013 at 07:46pm IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will lay foundation stones for an airport in Kishangarh and Jaipur Metro Rail phase-1B in Jaipur on Saturday, official sources said.

The airport will come up at Kishangarh, about 100 km from Jaipur and 35 km near Ajmer.

It will cater to demands of pilgrims who visit Ajmer Dargah and Pushkar Lake.

Manmohan Singh to lay foundation for airport, Jaipur Metro Rail phase I-B

Manmohan Singh to lay foundation for airport, Jaipur Metro Rail phase I-B

The new airport, estimated to cost Rs 160 crore, is likely to start operation in 2016.

Singh will also dedicate to the nation a solar power plant constructed under Jawahar Lal Nehru Solar Mission in Jaipur.

Later, he will lay the foundation stone for underground construction of Metro Rail at a ceremony in proposed Chandpole station in Jaipur to be built by Continental Engineering Corporation (CEC) at a cost of Rs 507 crore in next three years.

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