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Haryana govt's nod for metro rail project

Rajesh Ahuja

Chandigarh , Aug. 20

THE Haryana Government has given its in-principle approval for the implementation of Metro Rail Project between Mehrauli Road bordering Delhi and IFFCO Chowk in Gurgaon to ease traffic congestion. The State Government is also considering other alternatives, including Dwarka-Gurgaon and Vasant Kunj-Gurgaon roads, to connect Gurgaon with the National Capital.

This was disclosed by the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, while presiding over a meeting in New Delhi with the colonisers and senior officers of the State Government to ensure planned development of Gurgaon.

Mr Chautala said that the RITES would prepare a detailed feasibility report for the Metro Rail Project. It may be recalled that Delhi Dayabasti-Gurgaon road had already been approved under the Integrated Rail Bus Terminal (IRBT).

He sought the co-operation of the colonisers in the overall development of Gurgaon.

While assuring supply of adequate power and drinking water to the residents of Gurgaon, Mr Chautala said that the network of roads would also be further improved. He said that at present, 100 cusecs of water was being provided which would be increased to 190 cusecs by implementing a scheme costing Rs 100 crore. This project would commence within the next two months and be completed within a year.

A comprehensive plan had been prepared to widen 34 roads within the next year, he said. He also discussed the possibility of a flyover on Sikanderpur Chowk to ease congestion on the Mehrauli-Gurgaon road.

He added that 43 acres of land had already been allotted to a private company to develop Medicity in Sector-48 of Gurgaon. Land measuring about 50 acres was also being allotted to a private firm of international repute to provide health services.

A Habitat Centre would also be set up at the City Centre in Sector 29 on the pattern of India Habitat Centre to provide facilities of international level for organising conferences. The Haryana Urban Development Authority would set up this centre with the aid of HUDCO.

Those present in the meeting included the Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr B.D. Dhalia, the Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Town and Country Planning, Mr Bhaskar Chatterjee, the Resident Commissioner, Mr Ashok Lavasa, and the Managing Director, Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation, Mr P.K. Gupta.

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