Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari recently inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for various highway projects as part of a new economic corridor worth Rs 20 thousand crore in Haryana via webcast.
The projects inaugurated include the 35.45 km 4-lane Rohna/Hasangarh to Jhajjar section of NH 334B costing Rs 1183 crore, the 70 km 4-laning of Punjab-Haryana Border to Jind section of NH 71 costing Rs 857 crore, and the 85.36 km 2-lane with paved shoulders Jind-Karnal Highway on NH 709 costing Rs 200 crore.
Foundation stones were laid for projects including the 227 km 6-lane access controlled Greenfield Expressway from Ismailpur to Narnaul on NH 152D in 8 packages costing Rs 8650 crore, the 46 km 4-lane Gurugram Pataudi-Rewari section of NH 352W costing Rs 1524 crore, the 14.4 km 4-lane Rewari Byepass costing Rs 928 crore, the 30.45 km 4-lane Rewari-Ateli Mandi section of NH 11 costing Rs 1057 crore, the 40.8 km 6-lane Narnaul Byepass on NH 148B, NH 11 and Narnaul to Ateli Mandi section of NH 11 costing Rs 1380 crore, the 40.6 km 4-lane Jind-Gohana (Pkg 1, Greenfield alignment) of NH 352A costing Rs 1207 crore, the 38.23 km 4-lane Gohana-Sonipat section of NH 352A costing Rs 1502 crore, and the 40.47 km 4-lane UP-Haryana Border to Roha on NH 334B costing Rs 1509 crore.
Speaking on the occasion, Gadkari said, these projects will benefit people of Haryana in big way by providing smooth connectivity within the state, as well as to other states like Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. The minister also said that these important projects will decongest big cities by reducing travel time. It will take about 2 hours to reach Delhi Airport from Chandigarh against 4 hours.
Gadkari suggested that the state government may plan industrial clusters around the green corridors and a separate people policy for agro MSMEs. He also added that a 5 lakh crore rupee ethanol economy can be built in the nation, where Punjab and Haryana would play a crucial role.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal said the projects will have positive impact on both the industry and businesses in the state. He attributed the state’s development to its vast road network and transport facilities. The Chief Minister informed that 29406-kilometre-long roads were developed/improved in the state during the last five years.