Union Minister for Road,Transport and Highways Oscar Fernandes on Wednesday cleared various important road projects and allocated Central funds for the construction of flyovers,bridges and maintenance of roads and National Highways in Haryana.
The decision was taken after a meeting with the Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in Delhi on Wednesday. The Union minister had met Haryana officials and surveyed the problem areas along the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway on Saturday.
The Central government allocated Rs 100 crore to build a six-lane flyover at Hero Honda chowk on NH8 (Delhi-Jaipur road). The deadline for the project is 15 months from September.
Until the flyover is constructed,temporary provisions will be made for people on both sides of the National Highway to commute easily. These will include a new traffic light system,opening of central verge,proper upkeep and up-gradation of service roads and construction of drains, Fernandes said.
The Ministry also raised the budget allocation under the head National Highway (Original) from Rs 44 crore to Rs 110 crore,for maintenance and upkeep of the National Highways in Haryana.
The proposal to construct a highway from Jhajjar in Haryana to Dwarka in Delhi via Dhansa border on Najafgarh drain at a cost of about Rs 100 crore was also cleared under Central Road Fund (Inter-state connectivity) .
Regarding NH1 (Delhi-Panipat-Ambala),the Central government cleared the construction work of a flyover at Bahalgarh Chowk. The widening of bridge near Rasoi village would be awarded to the contractor in December.