Rajasthan, the largest state in India by area, is known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes. In recent years, it has also garnered attention for its ambitious megaprojects that are set to redefine the state’s economic, infrastructural, and social fabric.
To foster economic, infrastructural, and social development, the state has a series of groundbreaking industrial projects up its sleeve. What’s great about these projects is that they promise immaculate growth and development of the state like no other.
This article will take you through all that you need to know about the Rajasthan Megaprojects that are set to change and transform the future of the state in the best way possible.
List of Top Future Upcoming Rajasthan Megaprojects 2024
1. Amritsar Jamnagar Expressway
The first on the list of upcoming megaprojects in the city is the Amritsar Jamnagar Expressway. The Amritsar-Jamnagar Expressway is an under-construction 1,257 km (781 mi) long, 6-lane wide expressway in the north-western part of India.
The expressway will reduce the distance between Amritsar and Jamnagar from 1,430 km (889 mi) to 1,316 km (818 mi) and the travel time from 26 hours to only 13 hours. It is being constructed as part of the Bharatmala and Amritsar–Jamnagar Economic Corridor (EC-3).
The expressway will pass through four states Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Gujarat. It will be the first expressway in India to connect three oil refineries Bathinda, Barmer, and Jamnagar. Additionally, the completion of this expressway is set to connect three of the country’s biggest oil refineries, including HMEL Bathinda, HPCL Barmer, and RIL Jamnagar.
2. Delhi Ahmedabad Bullet Train
High-speed rail corridors are the future of India and the Delhi Ahmedabad Bullet Train is one that deserves a special mention. The completion of this high-speed rail line will make it the second high-speed rail line after the Mumbai–Ahmedabad HSR corridor’s extension.
As the name suggests, the bullet train will connect two major cities in the country – Delhi and Ahmedabad. With the estimated travel speeds of up to 217 mph, the travel time will be significantly reduced between the two cities.
Following the approval of the DPR, the project was estimated to start in the late 2020s but has been delayed quite significantly. With a lot of work to be involved in the process including land acquisition, getting clearances, NOCs, etc., the project is estimated to be completed around 2031.
3. Jaipur Metro Expansion
Termed the “Jaipur Metro Phase 2”, this is another project expansion that will include another line, the Orange Line, to the existing Jaipur metro railway network. The expansion will cover a distance of around 23.51 km and connect 21 more stations.
According to reports, the construction of this new line will not only make transportation easier but also connect certain commercial parts of the city to the residential areas, making commuting a lot easier and streamlined.
The estimated deadline for the project is set to 2030 and a budget of Rs. 4546 crore has been set aside. However, there are a lot of delays in the construction process due to a variety of reasons, which is why there is no confirmation as to when the project will be completed.
4. Delhi Alwar RRTS
Next up on the list is the Delhi Alwar RRTS or the Delhi-Alwar Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS), which is a 164-kilometer-long semi-high-speed rail corridor under construction connecting Delhi, Gurgaon, Rewari, and Alwar.
This is one of the three RapidX corridors that have been planned and proposed under the first phase of the Rapid Rail Transport System of the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC). According to reports, these rapid transit trains will be able to attain a maximum speed of around 160 km/hr, enabling the commuters to reach their destination within 104 minutes.
The total budget that has been set aside for the project is Rs. 37,000 crore and the first phase of the construction is estimated to be done by December 2024. The completion of this project will significantly streamline transportation without any hassle.
5. Udaipur Cricket Stadium
Another significant infrastructural development that’s set to happen in Rajasthan is the Udaipur Cricket Stadium, which is an international cricket stadium, the completion of which will make hosting bigger cricket matches a walk in the park.
The Udaipur Cricket Stadium is a cricket stadium under construction in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. It is being built on a 22-hectare plot of land in the Khera Kanpur area of the city and is expected to be completed by 2024. The stadium will have a seating capacity of 35,000, making it one of the largest cricket stadiums in Rajasthan.
It will also have all the modern amenities required for hosting international cricket matches, including floodlights, a drainage system, and a state-of-the-art scoreboard. The Udaipur Cricket Stadium is being built by the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) and the Urban Improvement Trust (UIT) at a cost of ₹200 crore (US$25 million).
The project is being funded by the RCA and the UIT, as well as by the government of Rajasthan.
6. Parban Dam Project
The Parban Dam Project is a multipurpose irrigation and drinking water supply project under construction on the Parban River in the Jhalawar district of Rajasthan, India. The project is expected to provide irrigation to over 2 lakh hectares of land and drinking water to over 1 lakh people in the districts of Kota, Jhalawar, and Baran.
Reports suggest that the dam is being constructed roughly 120 km away from Kota and is being constructed in the Akawad village, which will reportedly submerge around 10,000 hectares of land, out of which around 1600 hectares is forestland.
The dam is being constructed on a tributary of the Chambal River and is expected to have a storage capacity of 490 million cubic meters. The dam will also generate 2970 MW of hydroelectricity. The construction of the Parban Dam Project began in 2017 and is expected to be completed by 2024.
7. Pachpadra, Barmer Oil Refinery
The Barmer refinery is another popular infrastructural project that’s being constructed in Pachpadra, which is close to the Barmer district in Rajasthan.
This is an integrated refinery-cum-petrochemical complex under construction in Pachpadra, Rajasthan, India. It is being developed by HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Limited (HRRL), a joint venture between Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and the Government of Rajasthan.
The refinery will have a capacity of 9 million tonnes per year (MTPA) of crude oil refining and 2 MTPA of petrochemical production. It is expected to be completed by March 2024 and is one of the largest oil refinery projects underway in India.
Official insights suggest that the project is being constructed on a total area of 4400 acres of land and the refinery will be equipped with all the latest and modern amenities, including a crude distillation unit, a vacuum distillation unit, and a catalytic cracker.
8. Delhi Mumbai Expressway
The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is one of the largest expressways in the country, which is reportedly going to be 8-lane wide and will be expandable up to 12 lanes. The total length of the expressway will be 1350 km long and the foundation stone for the project was laid in 2019.
Reportedly, the expressway will cover six states, including Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. It will connect major cities such as Gurugram, Jaipur, Kota, Indore, Vadodara, and Surat.
The total estimated budget for the entire project is set to around Rs. 1.1 lakh crore and is being looked over by the National Highways Authority of India. The construction of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway began in March 2019 and is expected to be completed by December 2024. The expressway is expected to be opened to traffic in phases.
One of the most significant benefits that will come with the construction of this expressway is that it will reduce the travel time between Delhi and Mumbai to 12 hours from the standard 24 hours. It is also going to boost the economy in the areas it will pass through.
9. Kota Railway Station Redevelopment
When talking about Rajasthan, Kota is hands down one of the most significant cities in the state due to the influx of students that they get every year. With the kind of footfall that the railway station gets, it was high time for it to get the much-needed redevelopment.
The Kota railway station redevelopment project is a major infrastructure project underway in Kota, Rajasthan, India. The project is being implemented by the Indian Railways and is expected to be completed by 2025.
The new terminal building will be a state-of-the-art facility with all the modern amenities required for a railway station, including a waiting hall, food court, retail shops, and a children’s play area. The platforms will be expanded to accommodate longer trains and to improve passenger movement. New foot over bridges will be constructed to improve connectivity between the platforms and the terminal building.
A new parking area will be developed to accommodate the increased number of vehicles visiting the railway station. Passenger amenities such as toilets, drinking water facilities, and seating areas will be improved.
10. Kota Riverfront
Besides the redevelopment of the railway station, Kota is also getting a new riverfront, which is being developed by the Kota Municipal Corporation and is expected to be completed by 2024.
The project includes the development of a 6 km long riverfront along the Chambal River. The riverfront will feature a variety of amenities, including a walking track, a cycling track, a children’s park, a food court, a water sports complex, and a museum. It will also be equipped with a lighting system that will illuminate the riverfront at night.
Not only will it provide more public space, but reports suggest that the completion of this project will also increase tourism and boost the economic activity in the area. The riverfront is also reportedly going to improve the environment in the city reduce air pollution and provide a good habitat for the wildlife to exist in.
There have been certain concerns about the construction of this project. Since the Chambal River has a very fragile ecosystem, there were concerns that the construction of the riverfront might damage the river’s ecosystem. Those issues have been addressed.
11. Kota Greenfield Airport
The Kota Greenfield Airport project is a proposed Greenfield airport to be constructed in Kota, Rajasthan, India. The project is being developed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and is expected to be completed by 2025.
The airport will be located on a 1,250-acre plot of land near the village of Tulsi, about 10 km (6.2 mi) east of Kota city. The airport will have a runway of 2,900 meters (9,500 ft) in length, which will be able to accommodate aircraft such as the Airbus A320 and the Boeing 737.
The airport will also have a terminal building with a capacity of 500 passengers per hour. The terminal building will be equipped with all the modern amenities required for an airport, including a waiting hall, food court, retail shops, and a children’s play area.
12. Jaipur New International Cricket Stadium
Last on the list is the Jaipur New International Cricket Stadium, which is reportedly going to be the second-largest cricket stadium in India. It is currently under construction in Chonp village, Delhi Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, and is being constructed by the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA).
Reportedly, the construction of this cricket stadium will occur in phases and will support a total of 40,000 spectators by the completion of the first phase. Following its completion, the total estimated capacity will be 75,000.
The stadium is being built on a 100-acre plot of land and will have all the modern amenities required for hosting international cricket matches, including floodlights, a drainage system, and a state-of-the-art scoreboard. The stadium will also have several other facilities, including a clubhouse, an indoor cricket academy, and a swimming pool.
So here is the some worth highlighting Rajasthan Megaprojects 2024 that you have to aware of it. We hope that you got all the information about the Rajasthan Megaprojects that are happening in this rapidly transforming state.
Rajasthan is set to undergo a series of developmental projects like the ones that we have mentioned here. If you have been looking for more insights about these megaprojects and how they would affect the state’s future in terms of economy and growth, we hope this article gives you a premonition of that.