Chandigarh, Mar 9 The Centre has agreed to examine the possibility to provide faster connectivity to Delhi from Hisar through six-lane expressway and fast speed trains, Haryana Finance Minister Capt Abhimanyu said today.
"I am happy to inform that Government of India has agreed to examine the possibility for providing faster connectivity to Delhi from Hisar through 6-lane controlled areas expressway and fast speed trains, which will ensure that the 134 Km distance between KMP expressway, surrounding Delhi and Hisar will be covered in less than 75 minutes," Abhimanyu said in his budget speech while tabling the state budget for 2018-19 in Haryana Vidhan Sabha here today.
Feasibility for the same is being examined, he further said.
The minister further said the state government is developing an integrated aviation hub on the existing Hisar airfield as a brown field project.
"It is also proposed to expand the existing airstrips at Pinjore, Karnal, Bhiwani and Narnaul, from the current length of 3,000 feet to 5,000 feet and developing parking space for accommodating spill over from Delhi Airport for parking," he said in the house.
Abhimanyu said the strategic action plan for phased development of International Aviation Hub at Hisar in three phases has been finalised.
"In the first phase, the existing airfield will be upgraded into a regional connectivity scheme airport under UDAAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme in six to eight months time. Thereafter, in phase two, the runway will be extended from 4,000 feet to 9,000 feet for Maintenance, Repair & Overhauling (MRO), parking and sub-basing operations.
Finally, after a DPR study, bids will be invited for developing an International Aviation Hub, including an International Airport," the minister said.
The finance minister also proposed an outlay of Rs 201.27 crore for 2018-19 as against revised estimates of Rs 28.35 crore in 2017-18.
The finance minister informed the house that on the initiative of Haryana government, Government of India, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways included the project of four laning of corridor Raimalikpur (Rajasthan Border) -Narnaul - Mahendragarh - Charkhi Dadri - Bhiwani on NH-148 B to Kharak on NH-709 Extension, over a length of 155 km, for an amount of Rs 1,240.65 crore.
"Under Setu Bharatam Scheme of Government of India, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways will construct 8 Road Over Bridges (2 at Jind, 1 at Jhajjar, 1 at Ambala City, 1 at Pali Rewari, 1 at Loharu, 1 at Kaithal and 1 at Pinjore) on different National Highways in Haryana, at a total cost of Rs 346.69 crore," he further said.