Haryana

HARYANA BAGGED BIG BONANZA OF RAIL PROJECTS WORTH 1247 CRORES

February 05, 2017 09:36 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

The projects sanctioned include two surveys for rail tracks–Yamunanagar - Jyotisar via Kurukshetra, Ladwa and Radaur (55 kms) and Kaithal-Patiala (65 kms) which will be carried out at the cost of Rs 25 lakh. New rail track Ludhiana-Kila Railpur (19 km) with freight line at Gill station on LDH-JHL section will be laid at a cost of Rs 230.22 crore. Under the capital investment programme, a new 45-km Jind-Hansi rail line has been sanctioned which will be laid at the cost of Rs 900 crore in collaboration with the state government.

Haryana has bagged big bonanza in the shape of projects worth Rs 1,247 crore in the Railway Budget presented, for the first time as part of the General Budget for 2017-18, by the Finance Minister, Mr Arun Jaitley. The projects pertain to laying of new rail tracks; conducting surveys, construction of ROBs/ RUBs/ subways; electrification of tracks across the state; and facilities for passengers.   A close scrutiny of the Budget details reveals that the worth of the sanctioned projects is double than last year's. While between 2009-10 and 2013-14 under the UPA regime, Haryana got, on an average, projects worth Rs 314.6 crore every year, between 2014-15 and 2016-17 under the NDA Government, the average cost of the projects worked out to Rs 634.7 crore, representing an increase of 102 per cent. And in 2017-18, these are worth Rs 1,247 crore, close to 100 per cent more than the average for last year. 

The projects sanctioned include two surveys for rail tracks–Yamunanagar - Jyotisar via Kurukshetra, Ladwa and Radaur (55 kms) and Kaithal-Patiala (65 kms) which will be carried out at the cost of Rs 25 lakh. New rail track Ludhiana-Kila Railpur (19 km) with freight line at Gill station on LDH-JHL section will be laid at a cost of Rs 230.22 crore. Under the capital investment programme, a new 45-km Jind-Hansi rail line has been sanctioned which will be laid at the cost of Rs 900 crore in collaboration with the state government.

As the new railway line would pass through Narnaund Assembly constituency, many villages in the area would be connected directly and through the new railway line which would also greatly facilitate the people by connecting the region with Delhi and Chandigarh, both of which are already connected with Jind through railway.Besides, electrification of six rail tracks covering a total area of 633 acres will be done out of which 425 kms fall in Haryana. These include the stretches between Narwana-Kurukshetra; Panipat-Jind; Rohtak-Panipat; Garhi-Harsaru-Farukhnagar; Rewari-Rohtak; and Rewri-Sadulpur-Hanumangarh which will be electrified at the cost of Rs 511.52 crore.Traffic facility works worth Rs 42.82 crore, one four-lane rail overbridge on UMM-KLK section has been sanctioned which will be constructed at the cost of Rs 71.86 crore out of which Haryana's share will be Rs 35.93 crore. A sum of Rs 65 crore has also been provided for pasenger amenities against Rs 47 crore last year. With all these projects, more areas will be train-linked in the state and travel by trains will be a lot smoother.

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