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New rail link to connect Gurgaon, Palwal: Hooda

A rail link will soon connect Palwal with Gurgaon and other major towns of Haryana. Prabhu Razdan reports.

india Updated: Apr 02, 2012 00:57 IST
Prabhu Razdan
Prabhu Razdan
Hindustan Times

A rail link will soon connect Palwal with Gurgaon and other major towns of Haryana.

This was announced by Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday. Hooda was addressing a mammoth ‘Nav Nirman’ rally in Palwal, which is about 40 km from Faridabad.

"We have already set up Haryana Metro Rail Corporation (HMRC) on the lines of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to improve rail connectivity between different towns and cities of Haryana," Hooda said, adding the corporation will ensure rail connectivity to Palwal with Gurgaon and other surrounding towns and cities in the days to come.

The chief minister was responding to local demands that rail connectivity between Palwal, Gurgaon and other places parallel to Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) project was necessary for the vast population of Palwal, Hathin and other areas. The demand was raised by former minister Karan Dalal, who had organised the rally. The chief minister said that his government was hell bent on bringing Palwal township on path of progress and prosperity. He told the rally that Mahatma Gandhi was arrested at Palwal railway station when he was on way to Lahore in 1919.

Hooda also announced the setting up of two universities in Palwal. "I have already sanctioned a private university for Palwal. A YMCA University can also be set up in this township if the villagers provide land for that purpose," he said.

First Published: Apr 02, 2012 00:56 IST