On July 14, 2020 Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(MSMEs) Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 11 Highway projects worth around Rs 20 thousand crore in Haryana through a web based program(video conferencing) presided over by Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar. The projects are part of new economic corridors in the state.
- The 3 projects worth Rs 2,240 crore were inaugurated and foundation stones were laid for 8 projects worth Rs 17,757 crore.
Advantage of these projects
i.It will provide a smooth connectivity within the State and also to other States like Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
ii.It will help to cut down travel time, reduce fuels and cost and also enhance development in backward areas of the State.
A compensation of Rs 10,000 crore has been deposited directly in the accounts of the recipients for acquisition of the land in association with these projects
Key People- Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala, Ministers and Members of Parliament and MLAs from the state were also present in the event among others.
The projects for inauguration include, the following:
i.The 35.45 km 4-lane Rohna/Hasangarh to Jhajjar section of National Highway(NH) 334B at a cost of Rs 1183 crore.
ii.The 70 km 4-laning of Punjab-Haryana Border to Jind section of NH 71 at a cost of Rs 857 crore
iii.The 85.36 km 2-lane with paved shoulders Jind-Karnal Highway on NH 709 at a cost of Rs 200 crore.
Projects for which foundation stone laid
The projects for which foundation stone laid include the following:
i.The 227 km 6-lane access controlled Greenfield expressway from Ismailpur to Narnaul on NH 152D in 8 packages at a cost of Rs 8650 crore.
ii.The 46 km 4-lane Gurugram Pataudi-Rewari section of NH 352W at a cost of Rs 1524 crore.
iii.The 14.4 km 4-lane Rewari Bypass at a cost of Rs 928 crore.
iv.The 30.45 km 4-lane Rewari-Ateli Mandi section of NH 11 at a cost of Rs 1057 crore.
v.The 40.8 km 6-lane Narnaul Bypass on NH 148B, NH 11 and Narnaul to Ateli Mandi section of NH 11 at a cost of Rs 1380 crore.
vi.The 40.6 km 4-lane Jind-Gohana (Pkg 1, Greenfield alignment) of NH 352A at a cost of Rs 1207 crore.
vii.The 38.23 km 4-lane Gohana-Sonipat section of NH 352A at a cost of Rs 1502 crore.
viii.The 40.47 km 4-lane UP-Haryana Border to Roha on NH 334B at a cost ofRs 1509 crore.
National Park(NP)– Kalesar NP, Sultanpur NP
Wildlife Sanctuary(WLS)– Kalesar WLS, Bir Shikargah WLS, Chhilchhila WLS, Nahar WLS, Abubshahar WLS, Bhindawas WLS, Khaparwas WLS, Khol Hi-Raitan WLS.