NEW DELHI, June 25, 2018 ( By Madhur Vyas): –The Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal, disclosed on Sunday that the Union Government had approved two projects for Haryana under the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS). These are connecting Delhi with Alwar via Gurugram and Manesar besides connecting Delhi with Panipat via Sonipat.
Interacting with media persons at Modern Industrial Estate Metro station in Bahadurgarh(Haryana ) after inauguration of the Mundka-Bahadurgarh Metro line by Prime Minister, Mr Narender Modi, he said the Haryana Government had sent proposals to the Union Government for connecting Delhi with Palwal-Hodal under RRTS, besides laying metro lines from HUDA City Centre Gurugram to Manesar.
These also include providing connectivity to Railway Station in Old Gurugram, from Bahadurgarh to Sample, from Mujessar to Ballabhgarh (3.5 Km stretch), Dwarka (Delhi) to Badsa (Jhajjar) where an outreach OPD of AIIMS is running and a heart care as well as a national cancer hospital is also coming up.
He said the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway was nearing completion and the Prime Minister, Mr Narender Modi, would be requested to inaugurate it. A part of this E-way, from Palwal to Manesar, has already been made operational.
The Union Government has sanctioned 11 National Highways in Haryana, having a length of 907 kilometres, which will further expedite the pace of development in the state.
The Chief Minister said he had received a number of proposals for naming the three Metro stations, falling in the territory of Haryana on Mundka-Bahadurgarh Metro line, which was inaugurated today by the Prime Minister. All these will be sent to the office of the Union Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri. The committee of Delhi Metro constituted for the purpose, would take a final decision.
Asked about the claims of Congress that the present government was inaugurating the projects initiated during the Congress regime, the Chief Minister said governance was a continuous ongoing process and the works left incomplete by the earlier government were completed by the succeeding government.
Did the Congress Government not complete the works left incomplete by the earlier INLD Government? Did Mr Manmohan Singh not resume work on the incomplete projects? There are hundreds of places on Delhi-Amritsar National Highway where work was stalled during the previous regime but the present BJP Government took up these works. At the same time, he said, “We have also corrected their (read Congress) misdeeds and provided relief to the people”.
Answering another question, the Chief Minister said all the 22 lakh students, studying in Classes 6th to 12th in private and government schools, will plant a sapling each during the next three months. This way, 22 lakh saplings will be planted, which will improve greenery in the state. The government will provide an incentive of Rs 50 to each student.
The Union Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri, who was also present, said work on all the proposals sent by the Haryana Government would be expedited and approval would be sent as soon as possible.
The Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Minister, Mr Om Prakash Dhankhar, Bahadurgarh MLA, Mr Naresh Kaushik, were among those present on the occasion.
Addressing the people after symbolically flagging off the Rs 2,028-crore 11-km Metro track through video-conferencing at Bahadurgarh(Haryana), the Prime Minister said besides making travel easy and hassle-free for the commuters and passengers, it would pace up development of Bahadurgarh, the gateway to Haryana, and the nearby areas.
After Gurugram and Faridabad, Bahadurgarh has become the third city in Haryana to be connected with Metro. The Metro will bring development to Bahadurgarh and the surrounding areas. “We have seen how Metro in Delhi has brought about the positive impact on the lives of citizens. I have also several times travelled in Metro,” Mr Modi said.
Businessmen, students and a large number of people from various sections of society will benefit from this Metro connectivity. With this connectivity, the length of metro network in Haryana has increased to 26 kilometres.
Modi disclosed that process had been initiated to connect Delhi with Ghaziabad- Meerut besides connecting Delhi with Sonepat and Panipat under the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS), a semi-high speed rail corridor.
“Our government’s priority is to build convenient, comfortable and affordable urban transport systems in cities. We brought out first metro policy in 2017 catering to all issues related to metros. Earlier, there was no such policy. The transport system is being integrated to provide better transport facilities to the general masses”, he said.
In Delhi NCR, the Metro has taken place of about 6 lakh cars. The 11.2 kilometre-long fully elevated Mundka-Bahadurgarh corridor is part of Delhi Metro’s Green Line. The Mundaka-Bahadurgarh stretch, with seven stations, would be an extension of the existing Green Line (standard gauge tracks) from Inderlok to Mundka.
In Haryana, the stations will be Modern Industrial Estate, Bus Stand and City Park while in Delhi, these will be Mundka Industrial Area, Ghevra, Tikri Kalan and Tikri Border.
As many as 12 cities are being connected through Metro in the country. After Shanghai, Beijing, London and New York, Delhi Metro has become the 5th largest metro network in the world. The metro has also become a means to establish better relations with other countries, Mr Modi said.
The Prime Minister disclosed that two modern metro coach manufacturing plants were being set up at Vadodara in Gujarat and Chennai in Tamil Nadu. After these are set up, India will be able to export metro coaches to other countries.
Describing the process of making Metro system as a symbol of cooperative federalism, he said wherever the metros were being built in India, the Centre and the respective state governments worked together.
Stating that New India required new and smart infrastructure, the Prime Minister said the Union Government was working on roads, railways, highways, airways and i-ways. There is focus on connectivity and on ensuring that development projects are completed on time, he added.
Earlier, thanking the Prime Minister for inaugurating the Mundka- Bahadurgarh Metro line, the Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal, said the Central Government had given many projects to Haryana which showed special affection the PM had for the state.
Manohar Lal said the cost of Rs 2,028 crore had been incurred on this 11-km track. The foundation was laid on February 2, 2013. It will not only benefit about 1.5 lakh passengers, who travel daily to Delhi and come back but other passengers as well. They all would now experience the ‘ease of living’ as they would face less traffic congestion on roads, he added.