Haryana announces JV with Railways

CHANDIGARH: Three days after Rohtak MP Deepender Hooda alleged delay in the start of a railway project, the Haryana government on Sunday announced a new joint venture company with the ministry of railways by the name of Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (HRIDC) for taking care of railway projects.

The HRIDC has initiated the process of preparation of feasibility reports of seven new rail track projects — 91-km-long Yamunanagar-Chandigarh via Naraingarh and Sadhaura, 104-km-long Delhi-Sohna-Nuh-Ferozepur Zhirka Alwar, 73-km FarukhanagarJhajjar-Charkhi Dadri, 46-km Jind-Hansi, 58-km Bhiwani- Loharu, 66-km Karnal-Yamunanagar and 10-km railway sliding project, Manesar.

On Friday, Hooda junior had flayed the Haryana government for pendency of railway projects which had been sanctioned during the tenure of UPA government. Interestingly, the Hisar-Fathehabd-Sirsa project, which had been cancelled by the NDA government on account of non-feasibility, does not figure in the projects planned by Haryana.