MAHENDRAGARGH AND BHI­WANI THE WAY FOR­WARD

How will the two dis­tricts ben­e­fit from their new sta­tus?

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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.

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