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Atmosphere In Country Worrisome, Communal Harmony Disturbed: Gehlot

Atmosphere In Country Worrisome, Communal Harmony Disturbed: Gehlot

The road which connects the LIC building near Ambedkar Circle to Ajmer Road was earlier known as Sodala elevated road. It was scheduled to be inaugurated on August 15 but was delayed.

Ashok Gehlot
Ashok Gehlot Photo: PTI

The atmosphere in the country is worrisome as democracy is under threat and communal harmony has been disturbed, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said.

Speaking at the inauguration and rechristening of a 2.8-km elevated road here as 'Bharat Jodo Setu' on Thursday evening, Gehlot said the name will send a positive message across the country.

The road which connects the LIC building near Ambedkar Circle to Ajmer Road was earlier known as Sodala elevated road. It was scheduled to be inaugurated on August 15 but was delayed.

"The Bharat Jodo Yatra is giving the message of peace and unity. The atmosphere in the country is worrisome, democracy is under threat and communal harmony is disturbed. In such a situation, calling it 'Bharat Jodo Setu' will send a positive message across the country," Gehlot said.

He said the purpose of the Congress party's 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' is to end hatred and promote brotherhood.

"To commemorate the yatra, this elevated road has been named 'Bharat Jodo Setu'," he added.

The 'Bharat Jodo Yatra', which started from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on September 7, will cover a distance of 3,570 km in 150 days and conclude in Jammu and Kashmir. It is being led by senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

The 'Bharat Jodo Setu' road has been built at a cost of Rs 250 crore.

The road will provide significant relief from traffic jams at 22 Godown, Hawa Road and Sodala Tiraha.

It takes about 20 to 25 minutes to reach Sodala Sabzi Mandi from Ambedkar Circle via 22 Godown Circle and Hawa Road. With the opening of the elevated road, the travel time will be cut down to 10 minutes.

Gehlot also laid foundation stones of six other projects in the city.

-With PTI Input

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