New Delhi, July 14, 2020: Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of various Highway projects as part of a new economic corridor worth about Rs 20 thousand crore in Haryana today through webcast.
The Minister said that these important projects will decongest big cities. It will take about 2 hours to reach Delhi Airport from Chandigarh against 4 hours now.
The function was presided over by the Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal. Union Minister of State for Road Transport and High-ways Gen (Retd) V K Singh, Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana Dushyant Chautala, Union Ministers Rao Inderjit Singh, Krishnapal Gur-jar, Rattan Lal Kataria, NHAI Chair-man S S Sandhu, senior officers of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and officers from Haryana State Government partici-pated in the virtual function.
The projects inaugurated include the 35.45 km 4-lane Rohna/Hasan-garh 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 Nar-naul on NH 152D in 8 packages costing Rs 8650 crore, the 46 km 4-lane Gurugram Pataudi-Rewari sec-tion 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 Nar-naul 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, Gad-kari said, these projects will benefit people of Haryana in big way by providing smooth connectivity with-in the State, as well as to other States like Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. The projects will also save on time, fuels and cost, as also boost development in backward areas of the State. He said, the Gov-ernment is committed to progress and prosperity of the country, and Rupees two lakh crore worth of works will be completed in the first two years of this government.
The Minister said that the pro-posed Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, Trans Haryana Economic Corridor and the Gurugram-Rewari-Ateli-Narnaul are the highways of a new emerging India, which will bring development in all corners of Haryana.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal thanked Gadkari for honouring the State’s requests for roads.