Haryana govt incurs Rs 300 crore on construction of buildings

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Chandigarh, Feb 13 (UNI) The Haryana Government has incurred a sum of Rs 300 crore for construction of buildings of various departments, judicial complexes and mini secretariats in the state.

Construction works amounting to Rs 600 crore were in progress on 272 buildings, PWD(B&R) Minister Capt Ajay Singh Yadav disclosed here today.

Capt Yadav said that during the previous regime within a span of five years only a sum of Rs 150 crore was incurred on the construction of government buildings. He said that the work on 46 major buildings amounting to Rs 75 crore had already been completed during the last 34 months.

The Minister said that special thrust was being laid on the construction of buildings and special emphasis was being laid on construction of mini secretariats, judicial complexes, community health centres, primary health centres, hospitals, polytechnics, industrial training institutes and colleges.

Capt Yadav said that government has also given emphasis on repair and maintenance of government buildings and a total renovation programme had been launched to give a new look to old constructions He said that Haryana Government had provided a budget of Rs 29.20 crore for construction of judicial complexes during the current financial year. Besides an additional budget provision of Rs 17 crore had been made for the payment of acquired land.

The Minister said that a record number of projects worth Rs 427 crore had already been sanctioned by the National Capital Region Planning Board and the amount of sanction was expected to exceed to Rs 1000 crore during the financial year 2007-08.

He said that 328 km new roads had already been constructed during last 34 months and it was expected that about 100 km new roads would be constructed by the end of this financial year. During the previous regime only 286 km new roads were constructed in the state, he added.

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