A new rail track between Rewari and Rohtak to be opened on Tuesday will connect many far-flung areas of Haryana to the Millennium City.
The 75-km rail line will be inaugurated by Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Union minister of state for Railways KJ Surya Prakash Reddy on January 8.
Gurgaon and Rewari are already connected through a rail network, but the new rail link has come up in Haryana after 33 years. Apart from providing connectivity to the neighbouring Jhajjar district, the new route would put several locations of the state on the railway map.
The new route which has been laid at the cost of R625 crore covers areas such as Gokalgarh, Palhawas, Machhrauli, Jhajjar and Dighal between Rewari and Rohtak.
A total of 24 km of the route falls in Rewari district, 48 km in Jhajjar and 3 km in Rohtak.
"With the opening of this line, the distance between Rewari and Rohtak can be covered in two hours by a passenger train," Deepender Singh Hooda, member of parliament from Rohtak, said.
Hooda said that the people of these areas had been asking for an effective mode of transport for the past 60 years. And the new rail network was a long-cherished dream for those living in these areas.
Hooda said the project included 124 rail bridges on various canals, drains and small irrigation water courses, 36 level crossings, 32 limited-height subways and four road over-bridges along its alignment.
"Initially, two trains would run on this track and my endeavour would be to get maximum number of trains for the convenience of the people," the MP added.
Sharing details of other upcoming rail projects in the state, Hooda said that work is in full swing on the Jind-Sonepat and Hansi-Meham-Rohtak rail lines.
High-speed rail networks between Panipat-Sonepat-Delhi and Delhi-Gurgaon-Alwar have already been approved by the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB). The Board has also approved the survey for a highs-speed train route between Hisar, Rohtak and Delhi, the member of parliament said.