Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has asked the Centre to waive toll tax on the highways. Addressing the gathering at Kaithal on Tuesday, Hooda also urged the Centre to expedite grant of clearances to various pending road projects in Haryana.
Though the BJP supporters jeered at him and tried to disrupt Hooda during his address, he finished the speech without responding to booing youths.
Hooda said the project whose foundation stone was laid on Tuesday was cleared by the Congress-led previous UPA government. The cabinet committee on economic affairs had cleared the project and Rs 636.49 crore towards the cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities was given by the UPA-2 regime, he added.
Hooda also counted various developmental projects done by his government since 2005.