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Haryana, UP sign deal for Yamuna bridge construction

Asian News International  New Delhi, June 14, 2014
First Published: 13:23 IST(14/6/2014) | Last Updated: 13:27 IST(14/6/2014)

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Haryana government and the Uttar Pradesh government on Friday for the construction of a bridge on Yamuna river.

After construction, the bridge will connect Bilaspur-Khojkipur Road in Haryana with Tanda-Kurdi-Nangal-Sai Mandir Chaproli-Barot Road in Uttar Pradesh. The estimated cost of the 667.53 metres-long bridge is around Rs.108.68 crores. The bridge would provide direct connectivity to villages in both states. Principal secretaries of both states signed the MoU in the presence of chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Akhilesh Yadav.

“The two states would be connected and the problems faced by people while travelling will be addressed after the bridge is constructed. The relationship between Haryana and Uttar Pradesh is going to get stronger,” said Yadav. Hooda said the MOU would benefit people, adding that with many such projects, the cooperation between the two states would continue.

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