Gadkari promises amphibious vehicles for Haryana in 3 months
The minister also promised to double the length of the national highway in the state by 2019. Promising the state all help from the Centre, he said, “You will get tired of asking for more projects, I will not be tired of giving your state.” (Aap mangte hue thak jaoge, main dete hue nahi thakunga.)india Updated: May 01, 2017 17:14 IST
“After Punjab and Maharashtra, Haryana too will get amphibious vehicles that will sail on the Yamuna waters as well as drive on the state roads,” said Union transport and highway minister Nitin Gadkari after laying the foundation stone of the140-crore Pinjore-Baddi bypass, which will be completed in two years, here on Monday.
“We are working on this project and it will hopefully see light of the day in three months,” said Gadkari in the presence of Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and other senior ministers and officials of the state government.
The minister also promised to double the length of the national highway in the state by 2019. Promising the state all help from the Centre, he said, “You will get tired of asking for more projects, I will not be tired of giving your state.” (Aap mangte hue thak jaoge, main dete hue nahi thakunga.)
Gadkari said it’s high time the country looks beyond the traditional means of transportation to bring down fuel consumption and improve logistics. In this direction, the centre is already working on a ropeway between Dhaula Kuan in Delhi and Mansesar in Haryana via Gurgaon.
“It’s not long before we will be travelling through water and air,” he said.
Gadkari said the Centre will also promote electric taxis and autos in Haryana with the help of the state government to bring down the pollution level.
The Union minister also made several important announcements, which included sanctioning of many new underpasses near Yamunanagar on the newly-constructed Panchkula-Yamunangar highway. He declared as a national highway the Yamunanagar-Ponta Sahib road and the stretch from Handesra to Kala Amb.
Gadkari urged the Haryana government to help the Centre in land acquisition for the construction of the Yamunanagar Expressway that will link Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, and UP through a road network. “The detailed project report will soon be shared with the Haryana government,” he said.
The Union minister informed the gathering that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation the 135-km long Eastern Peripheral Expressway in August this year. Around 2 lakh vehicles from Haryana, UP and other northern states that pass through the national capital every day will be diverted to this bypass, thereby reducing pollution in Delhi.
NATIONAL HIGHWAY LENGTH TO DOUBLE IN HARYANA BEFORE 2019
Gadkari said that by the time the BJP government completes its five years in 2019, the length of the national highways in the state will almost double from 1500 kms to 3200 kms, with projects worth more than 50,000 crore at various stages of completion.
Road projects worth Rs 25,000 crore have already been executed in Haryana, he informed
“People tell me I make big announcements but how will the funds be arranged. I tell them that the development needs right leadership and intention, which this government has in abundance under the leadership of the Prime Minister,” he declared.
First Published: May 01, 2017 16:37 IST