30 railway overbridges constructed in Haryana between 2005-2013

Chandigarh, May 7 : As many as 30 railway overbridges (RoBs) and one railway underbridge (RuB) have been constructed in Haryana between 2005 and March, 2013 at the cost of Rs 651 crore.

As compared to this, only three RoBs costing Rs 67 crore, were constructed between 1999 and 2005.

Stating this here today, an official spokesman said that out of the 31 bridges, 28 ROBs and one RuB were constructed by the Public Works (Building and Roads) wing and two ROBs were built by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA).

Only 13 RoBs had been constructed from 1966 to 1999 at the cost of Rs 25.74 crore.

The spokesman said that construction work on 34 RoBs and RuBs was in progress up to March, 2013. These would cost Rs 1,210 crore. The construction work on 13 RoBs and RuBs was in progress under PWD (B&R) wing, two under Haryana State Roads Development Corporation, four under HUDA, four under Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructural Development Corporation and 11 under National Highways Authority of India NHAI).

In all, 19 RoBs and RuBs, costing Rs 426.98 crore, had been included in the Railway Work Programme and were likely to be undertaken soon, he said