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Construction : Web Exclusive | January 2018 | Source : CW-India

Seven rail projects, seven-star village scheme announced in Haryana

The Government of Haryana has announced seven new rail projects and an ambitious '7-star Village' scheme for gram panchayats. The seven new rail-projects, include Yamunanagar-Chandigarh via Naraingarh and Sadhaura, Delhi- Sohna-Nuh-Ferozpur Zhirka-Alwar, Farrukhnagar-Jhajjar-Charkhi Dadri, Jind-Hisar, Bhiwani-Loharu, Karnal-Yamunanagar and railway sliding project in Manesar for Maruti Udyog. According to reports, the state government has, in collaboration with the Railway Ministry, constituted Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation to further develop rail infrastructure in the state.

The rail corporation has been directed to prepare a feasibility report of new railway lines within next 10 months. The feasibility report on all these projects, having a total length of 439 km, would be prepared at Rs 20 crore.

The state government has also reporetdly announced to introduce a '7-Star Village Scheme' to strengthen and improve the working of gram panchayats in the state. Under this scheme, best performing gram panchayats in each district would be identified in a systematic manner and would be awarded and given incentives.

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