Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, on December 17, 2018, approved a proposal for laying of 95 kms of railway lines, to connect Rohtak, Jhajjar, Farukhnagar, Patli, Manesar, Sohna, Asaoti and Garhi Harsaru and fulfil the transport needs of people living in south Haryana, an official spokesperson said. “This would decongest Delhi’s railway network and immensely benefit the National Capital Region from an environment point of view, by reducing the high density of both, passenger and goods traffic in Delhi,” he said.
There is railway connectivity between Panipat and Jhajjar through Rohtak. Under the project, it is proposed that Jhajjar will be connected to the railway station at Farukhnagar, through a new line of 30 kms, he said. The spokesperson said Farukhnagar is connected to Garhi Harsaru and Garhi Harsaru to Patli and a new line of about 60 kms will be built for Patli to Asaoti, through Manesar and Sohna. The project will be undertaken by the newly-formed Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation (HRIDC), he said.
The route will provide direct connectivity for Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Palwal, Sohna and Gurugram, with other districts of Haryana and Chandigarh, the spokesman said. It will facilitate better connectivity and faster commute to all important places, including state capital Chandigarh, as the route bypasses Delhi, he added. The development of this 95-km line will help in development of new greenfield projects of multi-modal logistic parks (MMLPs) by the Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) or others, the spokesperson said. “This route would also facilitate direct connectivity for the CONCOR depot at Tughlakabad, to various important destinations in Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat,” he said.