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Mega boost for Haryana, new economic corridor projects worth Rs 20,027 crore launched

In a major boost for the state of Haryana, new economic corridor projects worth Rs 20,027 crore were launched in the state by Union Minister for Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and MSMEs, Nitin Gadkari. 
The Union Minister laid the foundation stones and inaugurated 11 national highway projects with a total length of 669 km. These projects under Bharatmala Pariyojana, the largest infrastructure development programme, will provide seamless connectivity to Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. 
He also inaugurated a four-lane Rohna/Hasangarh to Jhajjar section from 44.80 km to 80.25 km (length - 35.45 km) of NH-334B. The mega project entailed an investment of Rs 1,183 crore. Gawar Constructions had bagged the contract to execute the project. 
Another project, four-laning of Punjab-Haryana Border to Jind section of NH-71 (length - 70.00 km) on EPC basis under NHDP-IV B was also inaugurated. The value of the project is Rs 857 crore. Earlier the project was planned to implement on BOT (Toll) basis. The contract was awarded to Unity Infraprojects in April 2012; however, it was terminated due to poor work performance in 2015. The contract was then awarded to Dineshchandra R Agarwal Infracon, which has executed the project. 
The 85.36 km two-lane with paved shoulders Jind-Karnal Highway on NH-709 worth Rs 200 crore was also inaugurated. The National Highways Authority of India, the nodal agency for road building, had awarded the contract to Gawar Constructions in September 2018 to execute the project. 
Apart from this, the Union Minister laid the foundation stones for various projects. The foundation stone was laid for 227 km six-lane access-controlled greenfield expressway from Ismailpur to Narnaul on NH-152D in eight packages entailing an investment of Rs 8,650 crore. The project is being implemented on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis under Bharatmala Pariyojana. The project is part of Trans Haryana North South Expressway. 
The foundation stone was also laid for 46 km four-lane Gurugram Pataudi-Rewari section of NH-352W worth Rs 1,524 crore. The project will also include construction of the seven km long Pataudi bypass, which will reduce congestion in Pataudi town. The 46 km road will have two flyovers, one over-bridge and three interchange connections. 
The Union Minister laid the foundation stones for 14.4 km four-lane Rewari Bypass worth Rs 928 crore; 30.45 km four-lane Rewari-Ateli Mandi section of NH-11 worth Rs 1,057 crore; 40.47 km four-lane Uttar Pradesh-Haryana Border to Roha on NH-334B worth Rs 1,509 crore; 40.8 km six-lane Narnaul Bypass on NH-148B, NH-11 and Narnaul to Ateli Mandi section of NH-11 worth Rs 1,380 crore; 40.6 km four-lane Jind-Gohana greenfield alignment (Package-1) of NH-352A entailing an investment of Rs 1,207 crore. 
Apart from this, the foundation stone was laid for 38.23 km four-laning Gohana-Sonipat section of NH-352A costing Rs 1,502 crore. Brij Gopal Construction Company bagged the contract for four-laning of Gohana-Sonepat section on HAM under NH(O). 
These projects will ensure smooth connectivity, reduce travel time, fuels and cost, as also boost development in backward areas of the state. Once the project is completed it will take around two hours to reach Delhi Airport from Chandigarh against four hours now. The proposed Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, Trans Haryana Economic Corridor and the Gurugram-Rewari-Ateli-Narnaul will add to the development of the state. 
The Centre in a joint effort with the state government of Haryana will be developing industrial clusters including MSMEs, smart cities and smart villages, Khadi and Village industries alongside the expressway projects, particularly the new Delhi-Mumbai Expressway. 
The Ministry has urged the Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar to consider developing Rewari bypass project into a ring road of the city of Rewari to help decongestion. NHAI is implementing projects work over Rs 37,000 crore in the state. 
Four major corridors are being developed in Haryana, which include two brownfield projects of Jind-Gohana-Sonipat and Uttar Pradesh/Haryana Border-Rohna-Jhajjar. The other two are greenfield projects are 304 km long Ambala-Kotputli and 132 km Gurugram Rewari-Narnaul-Rajasthan Border. 
Apart from these, several important projects have also been taken up in the Delhi-NCR areas around Haryana. These include the 1,350 km Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, 600 km Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway, 30 km Dwarka Expressway, and 21 km Gurugram-Sohna Road, 28 km Ambala Ring Road and 30 km Karnal Ring Road.


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