Centre approves Rs 2956 cr project for Haryana towns

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Chandigarh, Nov 13: The Centre has approved a Rs 2956.84 crore project for development of about 55 towns in Haryana and referred it to the World Bank for getting assistance, Haryana Power and PWD (Water supply and Sanitation) Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala said today.

The scope of work in the project covered provisions for sewerage and sewage treatment plants, water supply, street lights, parks and solid waste disposal in all these towns, Mr Surjewala said while talking to reporters here.

He said the Planning Commission had earlier given its concurrence to the proposal of the Haryana government for seeking World Bank assistance.

Giving the component-wise details of the project, he said Rs 924.50 crore would be spent on water supply, Rs 1062.06 crore on sewrage system, Rs 496.70 crore on sewage treatment plant, Rs 201.90 on solid waste management and Rs 271.68 crore on roads, drains, parks and street light.

He said a World Bank team would soon visit the state and a joint consultant would be appointed who would prepare a report on the development works to be taken up in these towns.

The Minister said a Rs 411 crore Indira Gandhi Drinking Water scheme and Rs 425 crore Rajiv Gandhi Mewat Drinking Water scheme were already being implemented in the state.


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