Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on Thursday that the state had planned to develop Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) along Delhi-Gurgaon-Rewari-Alwar corridor to provide efficient and cost effective transport to the commuters.
Speaking at the conference on 'Smarter cities: transforming India, city by city', organised by the IBM's smarter cities forum in Gurgaon, Hooda described Kundli-Manesar-Palwal global corridor as a unique initiative of the state government.
"This expressway will act as a catalyst for the development of various economic activities along its corridor," he said.
Hooda expressed confidence that with the pro-active policies of his government in the urban development, the state would be able to revolutionise its cities.
"While the state is facilitating construction of housing, commercial, industrial, institutional space, it is also creating and revamping the civic facilities," he said.
Hooda said the state had been able to harness the progressive thrust of industrialisation by steering and channelising it with innovative systems and pragmatic strategies.
He said from being primarily an agrarian state, Haryana had come a long way and found its place on the industrial map of not just the country, but also the world.
Hooda said urbanisation resulted in growing demand for more efficient, livable and sustainable cities.
"We hope that with concerted efforts, we would be able to transform our existing cities and make them livable and sustainable, sooner than later. At the same time, we are catering to tomorrow's needs of education and health care," he said.
IBM India's managing director Shankar Annaswamy and chairman of the IBM corporation board Samuel J Palmisano also spoke on the occasion.