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Posted at: Dec 13, 2018, 12:08 AM; last updated: Dec 13, 2018, 12:08 AM (IST)

Rs 5,108-cr highway from K’shetra to Mahendragarh on the anvil

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 12

A new national highway will be constructed from Kurukshetra district to Mahendragarh district at a cost of Rs 5,108 crore. This NH, named NH-152D, would be 230-km-long.

This was stated by an official spokesperson at a meeting held at Jind on Monday. Farmers whose land has been acquired for the highway were also present.

Officials of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and Jind Deputy Commissioner Amit Khatri interacted with the farmers and heard their grievances and took suggestions.

The officials of the NHAI said it was a big development project of the government and its completion would accelerate the pace of development in the state. The farmers would be given compensation as per the new land acquisition policy of the state government. Replying to the questions of the farmers, an official said if any structure — house, tree, tube well or any private property — gets affected on the acquired land, then the land owner would be compensated for the same.

He said a total of 1,826.05 hectares had been acquired for the project and a sum of about Rs 529.29 crore would be given to farmers.

The officials said this highway would pass through Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Karnal, Jind, Rohtak, Bhiwani, Charkhi Dadri and then enter Mahendragarh district. The construction of the project would be complete in about two-and-a-half years and new technique would be adopted for construction of this highway. In order to facilitate the farmers, 122 bridges and various underpasses would also be constructed. More than 1.36 lakh trees would be planted on both sides of the national highway.

Farmers to be compensated

  • Officials of the NHAI said it was a big development project of the government and its completion would accelerate the pace of development in the state
  • Farmers would be given compensation as per the new land acquisition policy of the state government
  • Officials said if any structure gets affected on the acquired land, the land owner would be compensated for the loss

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