MAHENDRAGARGH AND BHIWANI THE WAY FORWARD
How will the two districts benefit from their new status?
Both Bhiwani and Mahendragarh, the new entrants in the NCR fold, are hopeful of better infrastructure and improved connectivity with Delhi, thanks to their new status.
Rao Dan Singh, the Haryana chief parliamentary secretary who represents the Mahendergarh Assembly constituency, explains that a four-lane 151-km expressway has been approved with a view to improve infrastructure and connectivity in the district. It will cover areas such as Kharak-BhiwaniDadri-MahendergarhNarnaul-Nangal Choudhary and Kotputli. The project has already been tendered and will cost R1700 crore. It is part of the north south corridor.
Another 91-km four-lane road has been proposed from Mahendragarh to Manesar, at an estimated cost of R1200 crore. “We may seek funding for this project from NCRPB, now that Mahendragarh is part of it,” Singh says.
A 13 km four-lane stretch has also been proposed from the Central University to Satuali. Besides, a direct current power plant with a capacity of 1400 megawatt is already functioning in the area. “We are drawing current directly from Gujarat. We will upgrade power infrastructure further with funding from the Board now that we are part of the NCR,” he says.
Work on the 2031 Master Plan will also begin soon. “We are in a position to provide a contiguous land parcel area of 2000 acres for a company to set up its plant here. We are talking to some companies and hope that an automobile major will set up its facility here,” he says.
Bhiwani, which is rich in tomato production, hopes that some organisations will now set up shop in the area and provide employment opportunities to the locals. Two power plants of 1250 and 1500 megawatt, respectively, are already functioning and a third one has been proposed. The Master Plan 2021 for the area has also been submitted.