Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda pitched Sonepat-Kundli as the next millennium city on Friday and said the city would soon be covered by the Delhi Metro.
Hooda was speaking at a three-day exposition on Investment Opportunities in Sonepat-Kundli held in the capital.
Hooda said his government was according top priority to provide connectivity the Delhi Metro has already been extended up to Gurgaon and will taken till Ballabhgarh and Bahadurgarh soon. He said the Delhi Metro will be extended till Manesar in Gurgaon,and up to Kundli after reaching Narela.
Hooda said a Rapid Rail Corridor has been planned for Delhi-Sonepat-Panipat and Delhi-Gurgaon-Rewari-Alwar,with an investment of Rs 40,000 crore.
A new railway line is under construction between Sonepat and Gohana,which will go up to Jind.
The 135 km Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway also known as the Western Peripheral Expressway which inter-connects four National Highways 1,2,8 and 10 in Haryana will be made fully operational in a few months time.
Haryana has harnessed the progressive thrust of industrialisation with its innovative policies and pragmatic strategies. The state-of-the art infrastructural facilities,industry-friendly policies and responsible administration make it a preferred destination for setting up industry and enterprise and for investment in all sectors of the economy. Haryana offers unique competitive advantage as compared to other states and has emerged as a preferred destination among domestic and foreign investors. Kundli-Sonepat is the future Indian City and will develop like Gurgaon in the coming years, Hooda said.
The NCR region has evolved over the past few years,and the splurge of residential groups and world-class amenities surrounding the region is shifting growth to locales like Kundli in Sonepat. About 15 minutes to the north of Delhi along NH1,Sonepat-Kundli is at a prime location,linking NCR to Chandigarh.
Highlighting achievements of his government,Hooda said Haryana has attracted investments to the tune of Rs 60,000-70,000 crore since 2005,as compared to Rs 41,000 crore between 1996 and 2005.
Another Rs 1,00,000 crore investment in the state is in the pipeline,he said.