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'State will bear 50% cost of railway tracks to be laid in Mewat'

punjab Updated: Jan 05, 2014 18:35 IST
HT Correspondent

Haryana will bear 50% of the cost of the proposed railway line to be laid in Mewat district. The survey in this regard has been completed by the Indian Railways.

Haryana transport minister, Aftab Ahmed said, "Chief minister (CM) Bhupinder Singh Hooda has committed to the Railways ministry that Haryana government would bear half the project cost."Ahmed added that as the project to lay the railway track had been approved, the process to acquire land would soon commence.

The minister said a rail corridor would also be developed in Tauoru. "Projects and schemes involving an investment of over Rs 3,000 crore have started from January 2014 as announced by the CM at Gohana rally recently. These would benefit more than 50-lakh people in Haryana. Development works worth Rs 4,000 crore is has been done in Mewat,"Ahmed claimed.

"Shaheed Hasan Khan Medical College worth Rs 450 crore has been set up, a separate cadre of teachers, eight ITIs and two polytechnics are some of the recent projects undertaken by the Hooda government,'' Ahmed added. The minister also said a subcentre of Maulana Azad National University would also be established in the area.