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Will speed up Haryana rail projects: Kharge
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Hansi-Rohtak line

Union Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge laid the foundation stone of the Hansi-Rohtak track on Sunday

The 68.8-km rail line would have eight stations and four railway underbridges

The total project cost is expected to be Rs 410 crore and it would be completed in five years

Hansi (Hisar), July 28
Union Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday said the three pending rail projects in Haryana would be taken up on priority provided the state government shared half of the expenditure involved.

Kharge made this offer while addressing a rally here after laying the foundation stone of the Hansi-Rohtak track. Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was quick to respond and announced that the state government was ready to share 50 per cent cost of the Delhi-Sohna-Nuh-Ferozpur Jhirka-Alwar, Hisar-Agroha-Fatehabad-Sirsa and Yamunanagar-Sadhora-Naraingarh-Chandigarh rail projects.

Kharge said he would personally take up the three new projects with the planning department and press for their early completion.

Rail Minister Mallikarjun Kharge and Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda at the foundation ceremony of Rohtak rail bypass. Tribune photo

Accepting the demand of Rohtak MP Deepender Hooda, the Railway Minister announced that the Delhi-Ludhiana Shatabdi would run seven days a week and make a halt at Jind too.

Union Transport, Roads and Highways Minister Oscar Fernandes laid the foundation stone of the project to four-lane the Rohtak-Hisar stretch on national highway No. 10.

Fernandes also sanctioned a railway over bridge at Dabwali at a cost of Rs 37 crore on the demand of Sirsa MP Ashok Tanwar.

Hooda announced Rs 10 crore each for seven Assembly segments of Hisar for development works. These are Hisar, Hansi, Narnaund, Barwala, Uklana, Adampur and Nalwa. Besides, he also sanctioned a sports stadium at Hansi.





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