Hooda lays stress on developing infrastructure

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Jind, Feb 3 (UNI) The Haryana Government has incurred a sum of Rs 2398 crore for the construction, repair and strengthening of roads and bridges during last 34 months.

Besides a Rs 3000 crore Rajiv Gandhi Bridges and Roads Infrastructure Development Programme has been launched to further improve the infrastructure in the state.

This was disclosed by Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda after laying the foundation stone of a ByPass on Jind-Gohana Road to be constructed at a cost of Rs 25 crore here today.

The Chief Minister expressed his gratitude of UPA Chairperson, Mrs Sonia Gandhi for launching Rajiv Gandhi Bridges and Roads Infrastructure Development Programme costing Rs 3000 crore in the State. Thisprogramme would be completed in 3 phases and projects amounting to Rs 1000 crore would be on ground by March end.

He said that under the scheme, a sum of Rs 1000 crore per year would be incurred during next two years.

The Chief Minister said that National Capital Region Planning Board (NCPRB) had also sanctioned a project of road and bridges amounting to R .350 crore. He said that under the Pradhan Mantri Grameen Sarak Yojana, a sum of Rs 450 crore has received from the Central Government which was the highest ever and this amount would be incurred on widening and strengthening 1085 km long roads falling in 20 districts.

Mr Hooda said that National Capital Region Planning Board had sanctioned project costing Rs 427 crore in the State and it was expected that the amount during the current financial year would cross over Rs 1000 crore. He revealed that six-lane Badarpur Flyover had been sanctioned by the National Highway Authority of India and the work on the project would be started by August.

Earlier, the Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of Post Graduate Regional Centre of Kurukshetra University which would be constructed over an area of 75 acres of land. He also laid the foundation stone of Indira Priyadarshani Government College in the premises of Government Post Graduate College, to be constructed over an area of 4.5 acres of land at a cost of Rs 12 crore and it would be completed by December next year.

Later, the Chief Minister distributed 943 sewing machines to the women belonging to the families living below the poverty line of Jind Block.

The Local MLA and Education Minister Mange Ram Gupta said that Chief Minister had given a bonanza to the people of Jind as a number of project costing crores of rupees had been sanctioned for the development of this city.

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