Haryana offers to bear half cost of Sonepat-Jind line

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Chandigarh, Feb 27 (UNI) The Haryana government today offered to bear half of the expenditure in laying the much delayed Sonepat-Gohana-Jind railway line to ensure its completion at the earliest.

Interacting with mediapersons in Rohtak, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said he had urged Union Railway Minister Lalu Parsad that Sonepat-Gohana-Jind railway line be constructed soon, hoping its work to commence shortly.

He described the Railway Budget presented by the Minister as the ''budget of the poor''.

He appreciated that the Railway Budget had a provision for introduction of six new trains for Haryana. It had provided Rs 15 crore for electrification of Rohtak-Delhi line and Rs 55 crore for Rewari-Rohtak line.

Besides, many other concessions had been announced for the state.

The rebate of up to five per cent in the fare of general category would immensely benefit the common man, he added.

The Chief Minister, while interacting with the members of the Bar Association, Rohtak, said Haryana was now fast emerging as number one state in all spheres of development in the country.

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