Bijli Rally to be biggest ever in state: Hooda

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Jhajjar, Sept 22 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said today that 'Bijli Rally' , to be addressed by UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi at Jhadli (Jhajjar) on October 7, would be the biggest rally in the history of the State.

The Chief Minister was talking to mediapersons after meeting and reviewing the arrangements with the office bearers of the Congress Party for the rally.

Mr. Hooda said that Ms Gandhi would lay the foundation stone of three prestigious projects of the State on October 7, which included National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) at Kundli in district Sonipat, Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power Project of 3x500 (1500 MW) capacity and Rewari-Jhajar-Rohtak (Broad Gauge) Railway line Project.

He said that the National Thermal Power Corporation would set up Super Thermal Power Plant at Jhajjar which would be first of its kind in Northern India.

The total cost of the project would be about Rs 7892.428 crore.

Haryana would get 750 MW of power from this project. The first unit of 500 MW would be commissioned on April 15, 2010 and Second would be commissioned on June 15, 2010 and the third unit of an equal capacity would be commissioned on August 15, 2010.

In reply to a question, Mr. Hooda criticised the previous Government for not taking adequate steps for increasing the power generation.

Mr Hooda informed that the Congress chief would also visit Rewari on October 7 to lay the foundation stone of Rewari-Jhajjar-Rohtak (Broad Gauge) Railway Line and unveil the statue of slain former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi at Rewari. The 73.36-km-long railway line would be constructed at a cost of of Rs 330.23 crore.

Earlier, addressing the party workers, Mr. Hooda urged them to visit every village of the area and motivate people to ensure maximum participation in this rally.

He also exhorted them to disseminate the welfare schemes launched by the present Government for all sections of the society.

UNI

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