Badarpur flyover to be constructed at a cost of Rs 400 crore

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New Delhi, Jun 24 (UNI) Haryana PWD Minister Capt Ajay Singh Yadav today said Badarpur flyover would be constructed at a cost of Rs 400 crore and the work would be alloted within the next 15 days and work on it would start within three months.

Capt Yadav met Union Minister for Shipping, Roads, Transport and Highways T R Baalu here and urged him to declare Jind-Bhiwani-Narnaul (upto NH8), a new national highway so that people could get better facilities of arteries.

He also raised the issue of construction of foot-over bridges for safety of pedestrian and under- pass for slow moving traffic on expressways.

Capt Yadav said that Mr Balu assured him that the elevated highway on national highway No. 1 at Panipat would be opened within the next few days.

He said that Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh would inaugurate the elevated highway. He reminded that Dr Manmohan Singh had laid the foundation stone of the same elevated highway on April 6, 2005, and assured the nation that it would be completed within next 30 months.

The PWD Minister said that by the efforts of the Union Ministry of Roads and Transport that the highway had been completed before the time.

Capt Yadav said National Highway Authority of India had also assured that detailed project report for national highway 71A Panipat-Rohtak section and NH71 Rohtak-Bawal Section had already been finalised and both these projects would be got approved from Public Private Partnership Committee. He further said that bids would be invited for construction by the end of December.

He said that the work of preparation of DPR of Hero Honda Chowk had already been alloted. Similarly, bids had been invited for appointment of consultant for preparation of detailed project report for the flyover at Bahalgarh.

The Minister expressed the gratitude for Mr T R Balu for allocating the highest ever allocation under Central Road Funds.

Capt Yadav also revealed that the project amounting to Rs 180 crore had been forwarded to the Ministry of Roads and Highways for approval and it was expected that liberal financial aid would be available from the central Government.

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