Chandigarh, Nov 13 – The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, has said that the Mukarba Chowk-Panipat stretch of the National Highway-1 would be made 12-laned and 27 railways overbridges and underbridges would be constructed on this stretch. A sports university would be set up at Rai in Sonepat district and the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway would be completed within the next 400 days.
The Chief Minister was addressing a public meeting at Rai today, Earlier speaking at the Mini Secretariat Complex in Rohtak he said that with a view to preventing traffic jams and ensuring smooth movement of vehicles in Rohtak, he had laid the foundation stone of an elevated road on National Highway-10 from Chhotu Ram Chowk to Old Bus Stand in Rohtak City which would be ready in about two years at a cost of Rs 152.83 crore. The Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone of four-lane railway overbridge on the Lakhan Majra-Meham road at level crossing 79 on the Delhi-Bathinda railway line in Rohtak district. This project is expected to be completed at a cost of Rs 19.21 crore. He said that the state government had started work on expanding the network of national highways, and 12 national highways had so far been approved.
The elevated railway track in Rohtak, first such project in the state, would provide multiple benefits to the city, including easing of the traffic jams at three main crossings, and a new road under the track. Besides, the state government has provided about Rs 322 crore to the Railways for construction of the Rohtak-Hansi via Meham railway line. An agreement has been signed with the Railways under which all railways-related works in the state would be completed at a faster pace. Later, the Chief Minister inaugurated the new four-storey building of Government Senior Secondary School at Kalanaur constructed at a cost of Rs 5.68 crore. He announced development projects worth more than Rs 100 crore for the Kalanaur Assembly constituency, Rs 10 crore for development of rural areas, and Rs 5 crore each for Kalanaur City and the urban areas of Rohtak falling under the constituency.
He announced approval of Rs 2.5 crore for setting up vyayamshalas in 10 villages, subject to the availability of land. CCTV cameras would be installed in Kalanaur. He announced to give Rs 5 lakh each for various dharamshalas, construction of new water works in Ballam and drainage of water at a cost of Rs 4 crore each, a primary school in Rohtak, projects for the supply of drinking water in villages Nigana and Sangahera and removal of power lines in Shiv Colony Suryanagar. The Chief Minister said X-Ray machine would be installed in the Kalanaur hospital, pathways in Sampla village would be made pucca, gaushala would be set up on the Gudhan-Katesara road with the assistance of an institution, Gram Sachivalayas woul;d be built in 10 villages of the constituency, ‘firni’ would be constructed in village Baniyani and Valmiki Chaupal in Garhi-Ballam. He also announced to give Rs 5 crore for restoration of the pond at Shiv Temple in Kalanaur.
Lauding the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, for taking strict measures to curb corruption, Mr. Manohar Lal said that black money to the tune of crores of rupees was surfacing every day, and all property and wealth gathered through tax evasion and other illegal methods would be revealed. Describing demonetisation as a revolutionary step, he said that people might have to face some difficulty in purchasing items of daily use. The Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu, said that during its two-year tenure, the present state government had brought positive change in the system. It has changed the mindset of the people and work culture of the administration. It has put an end to nepotism and discrimination on the basis of region and inculcated in the administration the spirit of serving the people, he added.
The Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr. O.P. Dhankar, said that the present government had not stopped or tampered with the works started by the previous governments. In fact, it has further improved these schemes and projects, like the crop insurance scheme, to ensure that their benefits reached the last person in the state. Minister of State for Cooperation (Independent Charge), Mr. Manish Kumar Grover, said that the state had been ruled by many Chief Ministers since its inception, but their thinking was limited to particular areas or their own families. They worked only for the fulfilment of their selfish motives. But Mr. Manohar Lal is working for equitable development of all regions of the state and uplift of all sections of the society, he added. Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated the state level rural sports championship being held from November 13 to 16, in Rohtak.