Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday announced plans of an Orbit Railway that will run in line with the Delhi-Haryana border.
Hooda said a Haryana Metro Rail Corporation has been constituted for the purpose. The Chief Minister made the announcement while addressing the Nav Nirman Rally at Palwal on Sunday.
A source in the government said since Haryana touches Delhi on three sides,the idea is to connect them all. A decision on what form of transportation will this be high-speed train,Metro or normal rail is yet to be taken,the source said.
During the rally Hooda also announced the setting up of a new college building at Hodal,modern sports stadium,Kisan Seva Sadan,a model school and a girls school upto Class XII in Palwal.
He said the limits of the Palwal Municipal Council have been extended to cover areas on the outskirts of the city. Rs 10 crore for the development of Palwal villages and Rs 5 crore for Palwal town have been alloted.
Sanctions have been given for a private university,MBM University,in Palwal and the YMCA University can also be set up in the city,if land is provided.
Referring to the problems of farmers,Hooda said the farmers who pay their loan amounts on time were being provided loan at four per cent interest rate. The working group on agriculture production,formed by the Prime Minister,has recommended that to improve the financial condition of farmers,they should be given 50 per cent profit on the cost of their inputs.
Later,the Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone of a Railway Over Bridge at Alawalpur crossing.