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HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times
Chandigarh, September 10, 2013
Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday said that Faridabad, which had become 'Fakirabad', meaning a city of beggars, during the regime of previous INLD government, had now witnessed all round development during the tenure of his government.
 
Replying to a question on the third day of monsoon session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha here, Hooda said that he had been closely associated with Faridabad and people were now quite satisfied with the development of the area. It was the present state government which had undertaken various development works to ensure its all round development so as to save it from the verge of extinction, he added.

He said that an industrial model township (IMT) was being set up in Faridabad to expedite industrial growth, besides, YMCA Institute of Engineering had been given the status of university of science and technology. He said that projects costing Rs. 700 crore were being implemented in Faridabad under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and there was also a  proposal of Rs. 495 crore under the second phase of the mission. Similarly, the Delhi Metro rail had reached upto YMCA chowk and now it was being extended to Ballabgarh.