Gurugram to have new railway terminal: Prabhu

Gurugram to have new railway terminal: Prabhu

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar dedicated the newly electrified rail section between Rohtak and Jind to people here today. They also flagged off a new DEMU train between Jind and Sonepat through videoconferencing.Addressing a gathering on the occasion, Prabhu announced that a new railway terminal equipped with world-class facilities would be established in Gurugram to reduce the mounting pressure on the Delhi terminal. Besides, the Rohtak railway station would be developed as a model station in the public-private-partnership (PPP) mode, he added.In an embarrassment to the BJP leaders, Congress MP from Rohtak Deepender Hooda, who was present on the occasion, pointed out that the railway projects being inaugurated or dedicated to the public had been initiated, sanctioned and funded during the UPA regime. He urged the Railway Minister as well as the state leadership to expedite the work on the sanctioned projects and initiate some new projects for Haryana.Later, the Railway Minister maintained that the tender for the new Rohtak-Meham-Hansi railway line would be finalised in August and the work would be completed by the end of 2019. The work on the proposed Rail Coach Factory in Sonepat district would begin soon and it would be developed in the PPP mode. Prabhu claimed that the Railways would save Rs 41,000 crore in the next 10 years by installing solar power plants, wind power plants and LED lights. With a view to promoting greenery, five crore saplings were also being planted by the railways, he added.           Read More…

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