Haryana to spend Rs 500 cr on road carpeting

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Chandigarh, June 28 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said 1560 km long roads would be carpeted and upgraded by the Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board at a cost of Rs 500 crore during the current financial year.

The Chief Minister was addressing a gathering after inaugurating a sports complex constructed at a cost of Rs 50 lakh at village Silakheri, 30 km from Jind, today.

He said 158 rural stadia were being constructed in the state by the Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board and out of these 50 such rural stadia had already been constructed and the remaining would be constructed within next six months.

He said work on improvement of 1200 km long roads was in progress. A new concept of developing Agro Mall had been adopted by the Marketing Board and the foundation stone of a Agro Mall had already been laid by him at Panchkula. He said that the main aim of constructing the rural stadia was to groom the promising players in the villages and give ample opportunities to the budding players to exhibit their talent.

He said that by adopting sports in life, new constructive approach would develop among the youth.

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