CM gives major infra boost to Gurgaon


With the aim of boosting Gurgaon’s currently failing infrastructure, Haryana’s CM, Manohar Lal Khattar, has announced a slew of measures, including the development of a smart power grid and improvement in water supply, among others

In a clear acknowledgement of the infrastructure needs of Gurgaon, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on June 19, 2016, laid the foundation for a six-lane road project between Mahaveer Chowk and Dharuhera and announced several schemes, including development of a smart power grid, in Gurgaon.

Rs 36.61 crore has been sanctioned for the project, he said addressing a programme, ‘Badalti Soch, Badalta Gurgaon’. The road will provide relief to thousands of commuters, he said.

On the power grid project, he said, “Within two years, there will be no power crisis in Gurgaon, as a smart power grid is being developed, which will supply 24-hours electricity to the city. This task will be completed in four phases. The first phase (the tender process) has been completed.”

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Rs 20 crore has also been allocated for improving water supply in Gurgaon, according to a government release. Under this project, new pipelines will be laid and old ones will be repaired and renovated.

Khattar also allotted four vacant buildings in DLF area to the District Education Department, for educational institutes and schools. A women’s university will be opened in Gurgaon city, he said.

To ease traffic woes, a foot over-bridge will be constructed at Tau Devi Lal Park. A road will be constructed at Sector-15, for which Rs 20 crores has been sanctioned. “Four new underpasses will also be constructed at Rajeev Chowk, Iffco Chowk and Signature Tower, which will ease traffic problems at the Gurgaon Expressway and service roads,” Khattar said.

Haryana PWD Minister Rao Narbir Singh, who was also present at the event, said permission has been granted for the expansion of the Metro Rail from Dwarka to Iffco Chowk.

 

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