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Hooda: Metro will go to Kundli,Manesar

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda pitched for Sonepat-Kundli as the next millennium city on Friday and said the city would soon be covered by the Delhi Metro.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: April 16, 2014 11:58:12 am

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda pitched for 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” in the capital.

Hooda said his government is according top priority to provide connectivity,with the Delhi Metro already been extended up to Gurgaon,and up to Ballabhgarh and Bahadurgarh in times to come. He said Delhi Metro will be extended up to Manesar in Gurgaon district,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 (KMP) Expressway (also known as the Western Peripheral Expressway) which inter-connects four National Highways: 1,2,8 and 10 in Haryana will be 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.

Haryana produces more milk than Gujarat: CM

New Delhi: Hooda also took a dig at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi saying Haryana had a higher per capita income and investment than Gujarat.

“I don’t know what the Gujarat model is. I only know the Haryana model. And we are on top,” Hooda said at an exposition on investment opportunities in Sonepat-Kundli.

He said Haryana is ahead of Gujarat in terms of per capita plan expenditure,per capita income,per capita investment and resource mobilisation.

He also disputed Modi’s claim that Delhiites drink tea made of milk produced in Gujarat,saying Haryana had more per capita milk production than Gujarat.

“When my friend Mr Modi came to SRCC in Delhi University,I heard him saying that anybody in Delhi who takes a cup of tea,drinks milk from Gujarat. But per capita production of milk in Gujarat is hardly 500 grams while the same is is 780 grams in Haryana,” he said.

Hooda emphasised that the best model of development should be judged on the basis of some parameters. “Resource mobilisation… is 96.5 per cent in Gujarat,and it is 192 per cent (in 11th Plan) in Haryana. We are ahead of Gujarat in per capita income as well as per capita investment,” the Chief Minister said.

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