Rs 1525 cr plan to develop 17 Haryana cities

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Chandigarh, Jan 1 (UNI) The Haryana Government will implement an ambitious scheme costing Rs 1525 crore to provide improved infrastructure in 17 cities of the State by March 2009.

This was stated by Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister A C Chaudhry at Sirsa today.

Mr Charudhry said Sirsa, Hisar, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Rohtak, Panchkula, Ambala, Panipat, Kurukshetra, Sonepat, Kaithal, Karnal, Yamunanagar, Bahadurgarh, Rewari, Bhiwani and Fatehabad were included under this scheme.

He said Gurgaon had been declared as Municipal Corporation.

Besides, a survey was being conducted for declaring Hisar, Ambala, Rohtak and Panchkula as Municipal Corporations.

He said those cities which fulfilled the norms of survey would be developed as a Municipal Corporation.

The minister said Rs 198 crore had been released by the State Government for the development of the cities during the last financial year 2006-07 which is the highest amount released by any previous State Government so far.

He said houses would be constructed for the poor people of Faridabad, Panchkula and Hisar during the current financial year under the Jawahar Lal Nehru National Urban Mission of Union government.

Mr Chaudhry said three new cities would be developed in the State. First city would be developed between Badli-Jahangir bridge, second close to Sampla and the third between Samalkha and Ganaur.

The youth of the State would get more employment opportunities with the developent of these cities, he said.

He apprised that a state level vigilance committee had been constituted to check the quality of developmental works being carried out in urban areas of State. The committee could check the ongoing developmental works of any city, he added.

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