Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal, conveyed his heartfelt gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Railway Minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw, for including 15 railway stations in the state under ‘The Amrit Bharat Station Scheme’. The occasion was marked by a National Level Function organized at Chandigarh Railway Station, where the foundation stone for the scheme was virtually laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. With the scheme’s first phase set to ensure redevelopment works for 508 railway stations nationwide, the event witnessed the presence of esteemed guests, including Governor Punjab and Administrator of UT, Chandigarh, Banwarilal Purohit, and Assembly Speaker, Gian Chand Gupta. Chief Minister Manohar Lal commended the grand celebrations of the 75th Independence Day and expressed joy at the nationwide jubilation. He highlighted the remarkable progress achieved in infrastructure development, road, and railway systems during the last nine years. The completion of KGP and KMP has significantly reduced traffic pressure on Delhi, and Haryana now boasts 17 national highways, with eight already completed. The state is now interconnected with National Highways in every district, fostering economic growth and contributing 4 percent to the country’s GDP.
Manohar Lal emphasized Haryana’s strong performance in GST collection, ranking third in the country, and leading in per capita GST collection.
Proudly speaking of Haryana’s accomplishments, the Chief Minister mentioned the country’s first five-kilometer elevated railway track built in Rohtak, the nearing completion of the elevated railway track in Kurukshetra, and the prepared Detailed Project Report (DPR) for Kaithal.
The Haryana Orbit Railway Corridor from Palwal to Sonipat has been approved, and efforts to expand metro connectivity are underway. Additionally, Haryana has welcomed the establishment of a railway coach factory in Sonipat, and with the Eastern-Western Dedicated Freight Corridor, a robust network of roadways has been laid in the state. Manohar Lal mentioned that Haryana’s ‘one block-one product’ scheme expands Central Government’s initiative.