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Plan to construct 88 road-over-bridges in Haryana

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Chandigarh, Mar 1(UNI) The Haryana Government has formulated an ambitious master plan for the construction of 88 road-over-bridges (ROBs) at busy level crossings at various places in the state to streamline the smooth flow of traffic.

Disclosing this here today, a spokesman of the Public Works Department (B&R) said that out of these, nine ROBs costing Rs 86 crore were under construction and would be completed next year.

These ROBs are at Ganaur in Sonipat district, Karnal-Kachwa-Sambali road in Karnal district, Ballabhgarh and Palwal in Faridabad district, Kesari in Ambala district, Thandi Sadak Satroad in Hisar district, Rewari-Narnaul road in Rewari district and at Kurukshetra.

He said that eight ROBs have recently been approved by the State Government and the Central Government and these would be constructed at a cost of Rs 110 crore. The state's share in it was 65 crore while the remaining cost will be borne by the Northern Railways.

These bridges would be completed in 2007-08.

The spokesman said that in view of difficulty in the movement of traffic at other busy level crossings, a meeting was held with the Northern Railways in January this year which resulted in sanctioning of 17 ROBs to be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 72 crore.

One more ROB costing Rs 28 crore has been approved for Mansa Devi Complex at Panchkula which will be sanctioned by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA). He said that cost of all these 18 ROBs will be shared equally by the the State and the Northern Railways.

The spokesman said that the Government will incur Rs 33 crore during the current financial year on the ROBs and a sum of Rs 65 crore has been earmarked for the next financial year. Similarly a Sum of Rs 110 crore would be incured during 2007-08 and Rs 40 crore during 2008-09.

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