Metro Link From Gurgaon To Faridabad Soon: Khattar – Times of India – 15-Dec-2014
December 24, 2014 - Uncategorized
The state government is planning to link Gurgaon and Faridabad by Metro. While addressing a public gathering in Faridabad, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced that the two cities will be connected by Metro soon. Khattar was in village Uchagaon in Ballabhgarh assembly segment of Faridabad to inaugurate the first phase of augmentation of the water supply project there. Speaking on the occasion, he said the proposal for a Metro rail line between Gurgaon and Faridabad has been finalized and work would start on the project soon. Presently, Faridabad is being connected with Delhi via Metro. Speaking about the water supply project, he said Faridabad city’s drinking water problem will be resolved by December 2015, because, by then, all the five phases of augmentation of the water supply project will be completed. He also said the condition of local bodies in the state is unsatisfactory, with shortage of staff and funds.
He said Rs 100 crore-worth funds have been released to municipal committees in the state from the chief minister’s discretionary fund for this purpose.
He promised that employees will be recruited for, and grants given to the municipal corporations and councils in the next financial year. The chief minister said every municipal councilor will also be given grants according to the population of his ward, for taking up development works there. Councilors will also be given more powers, so they can serve people in a better and more efficient way.
He also said there are about 3,000 unauthorized colonies in the state, which had been neglected by previous governments, and announced that basic facilities will be provided in these unauthorized colonies, so that the poor people, who have built houses in these, spending their lives’ earnings’, do not have to suffer.
The chief minister said an affordable housing scheme will be promoted so that all families in the state can have a roof on their heads, and that this mission will be completed by 2020.