Panipat overbridge to be ready by April-end: Capt Yadav

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Chandigarh, Mar 31 (UNI) The Haryana PWD (B&R) Minister, Capt Ajay Singh Yadav said over bridge being constructed at Panipat would be ready by April 30 next, resulting in reduction up to upto 40 minutes on the way to the National Capital Delhi.

Besides, the over bridges at Ambala and Zirakpur would be ready by the end of this year, said Capt Yadav while addressing the mediapersons after inaugurating the newly-constructed office building of Haryana State Roads and Bridges Development Corporation, sector 2, Panchkula constructed at a cost of Rs.2.75 crore.

Capt.Yadav said that the resident of Panipat would have to pay only only 50 per cent to use the bridge on producing residence proof.

He however, made it clear that this relaxation would be available only to the resident of Panipat city only.

The Minister said that a sum of Rs 2000 crore would be incurred during next two years under the Rajiv Gandhi Road and Bridges infrastructure programme and under the NABARD scheme a sum of Rs.120 crore had already been incurred.

The Haryana PWD(B&R) Minister also said that the Central Government through the National Highway Authority of India would incur a sum of Rs 5,000 crore during next three years besides a sum of Rs.2500 crore would be incurred by the PWD (B&R) Department for strengthening the infrastructure in the State during the year 2008-09.

While giving details, he said that a sum of Rs 500 crore would be incurred on six laning of National Highway No.10 from Delhi to Rohtak, a sum of Rs.484 crore for Rohtak-Hisar National Highway, a sum of Rs.280 crore from Panipat to Ambala, a sum of Rs.210 crore on Delhi-Mathura road in Haryana region.

Similarly, 150 KM long road Panipat-Rohtak-Rewari would be made four lane at a cost of Rs 900 crore besides Pawanoo-Zirakpur road would also be constructed at a cost of Rs 300 crore. He said that Haryana State Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation would also construct eastern peripheri road at a cost of Rs 820 crore.

Capt.Yadav said that a new record had also been set up for incurring a sum of Rs 400 crore for the construction of government buildings during the current financial year.

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