Haryana to enter into SPV with Indian Railways to strengthen the Railway Network in the State

Chandigarh (CDG): Haryana government today announced that it will enter into a partnership with Indian Railways by forming Special Purpose Vehicle to strengthen the rail network in the  state. A MoU in this regard will soon be signed between both  the Stake holders.

The Chief Minister was addressing the mediapersons on the completion of six months of the present BJP Government in the  State here today said that “he had met the Union Railways Minister, Suresh Prabhu twice and requested him to complete all the pending rail projects in the State be it the start of new trains, electrification of existing railway lines and construction of Railway Over Bridges (RoB) and Railway Under Bridges (RuBs).”

He said that under the Central Government’s new Land Acquisition Act, barring defense projects, affordable housing, infrastructure, industrial corridor, railways etc, no land would be acquired without the farmer’s consent.

Mr Khattar said that the State Government would announce its new Industrial Policy within next 15 days which would spur growth in all districts of the State and also generate ample employment opportunities for youth. The new industrial policy would aim at the growth of all industries especially Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

While referring to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBM), he said that the first meeting of Sub Group constituted for the implementation of this programme headed by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on the SBM has been held yesterday at New Delhi which was also attended by him.

He also said that on his request, the next meeting of this Sub would be held at Chandigarh in the month of May where Ministers and Chief Ministers of about ten States would participate. He said that to inculcate the spirit of cleanliness among the children, the State Government is considering to start one period on Swachhta in schools from first to 10th standard.