With Election Commission of India likely to announce the General Elections 2019 schedule soon, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched 211 projects worth Rs 4,000 crore in a bid to beat the model code of conduct.
As many as 63 projects worth Rs 408 crore were inaugurated and foundation stones have been laid for 148 projects worth Rs 3,698 crore.
There are three major projects based in Gurgaon. One of them is redevelopment of the Huda City Centre. The budget allocated for this project is Rs 52.52 crore. This project aims to construct two underpasses, one bi-directional flyover, two foot over bridges, landscaping, and measures for traffic management. It is expected to be completed by September 2020.
Another project in Gurgaon is CCTV-based traffic monitoring system. The cost of this project is Rs 46.33 crore. As per the plan, as many as 1,962 cameras are to be installed in 360 junctions. This project is likely to be completed by the end of 2019.
The third Gurgaon-based project worth Rs 54.33 crore is the development of roads in new sectors. The areas to be covered are Sectors 68, 69, 70, 70A, 75, 77, 78, 79, 79A, 88A, 88B, 89A and 89B.
Other projects launched by the Chief Minister are development of sports facilitation centre at Nehru Stadium, construction of children’s home for girl students in Chandan Nagar and two mobile construction and demolition (C & D) waste treatment plants.
Khattar had earlier laid the foundation stones of 22 government colleges in different districts across the state.
According to him, the state government has taken steps to strengthen the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI)s and get development works done in gram panchayats, panchayats samitis and zila parishads. The idea is to empower these institutions to procure grass root level development while the government focuses on the bigger projects.