Haryana Govt to allot road project works amounting to Rs 1000 crore

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Chandigarh, Dec 10 (UNI) Under the Rajiv Gandhi Bridges and Road Infrastructure Development Programme, the Haryana Government will allot works, amounting to Rs 1000 crore, upto March 31 next year.

This was disclosed by PWD (B&R) Minister Capt Ajay Singh Yadav while addressing a press conference here today after reviewing the major projects of roads, bridges and buildings with senior officers of the department.

He said such works, amounting to Rs 500 crore, would be initiated under this programme by January 2008.

Capt Yadav expressed his gratitude towards UPA chairperson, Ms Sonia Gandhi for launching Rajiv Gandhi Bridges and Roads Infrastructure Development Programme costing Rs 3000 crore.

He also thanked Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda who had provided liberal financial assistance to the department for executing various development schemes. He said under the scheme during 2008-09 and 2009-10, Rs 1000 crore per year would be incurred.

The Minister said under the Rajiv Gandhi Bridges and Roads Infrastructure Development Programme new roads and bridges would be constructed besides widening and strengthening the existing roads and remodelling and widening the existing bridges.

He said during the last 33 months, a sum of Rs 2019 crore had been incurred on the roads and bridges while a sum of Rs 1744 crore was spent during the previous regime in five years.

He said special thrust was being given for strengthening the infrastructure as a number of multinational companies were investing in the state.

He said the Haryana Government had earmarked a sum of Rs 1196 crore for the repair, construction and strengthening of roads and bridges which was the highest ever amount sanctioned for the purpose.

Capt Yadav said National Capital Region Planning Board (NCPRB) had also sanctioned a project of road and bridges amounting to Rs 350 crore. Out of this money, Rs 238 crore would be the loan component of NCPRB.

The Minister said under the Bharat Nirman scheme a sum of Rs 450 crore had been sanctioned under which 108 works would be immediately started which would cover widening and strengthening of 1085 km of village roads in the state.

He said a sum of Rs 734 crore had already been incurred upto November 30 for the construction of roads and bridges during the current financial year.

He said the department had started e-tendering for Bharat Nirman works on pilot basis which was launched by the Chief Minister.

He said this e-tendering system would be implemented for all major projects, costing Rs five crore and above. He said that under the e-tendering system, the tenders of Rs 450 crore had been invited under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana.

The Minister said the work on three Railway Over Bridges (ROBs) had already been completed so far while the works on 17 ROBs were in progress.

The work on six laning and elevated highway at Panipat on National Highway No 1 and four laning of Ambala-Zirakpur section was in progress. Similarly, the four laning of Bawal-Rewari-Jhajjar-Rohtak-Panipat had already been approved under National Highway Development Project and the Detailed Project Report for the same was in progress.

Mr Yadav said NABARD had sanctioned a sum of Rs 4100 crore and out of this amount, a sum of Rs 33 crore had already been received by the government.

The work of renovation of Haryana Vidhan Sabha would be completed before the ensuing session of the Assembly.


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