Chandigarh, April 10– The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, has announced projects worth crores of rupees for Gurgaon district. These include a new bus-stand and workshop on 83 acres and a Justice Tower to be built over 7.5 acres at a cost of Rs 75 crore. Addressing a public meeting in the village of Kakrola-Bhangrola in Gurgaon district today, Mr Manohar Lal said that Public Works (Building and Roads) Minister, Rao Narbir Singh, had made the demand for constituting Gurgaon Development Authority. Since the matter is in the court, the government would bring in a new Bill to remove this hindrance. He announced that a university would be set up in the village of Kakrola, girls’ college in Manesar, hospital in Badshahpur, sports stadia in villages Bhangrola and Khatola, flyover at Pataudi Chowk, multi-level parking in Gurgaon, cultural centres in Sector 4 and 53, Gurgaon, and a community centre in Wazirabad village.
Besides, the Municipal Corporation, Gurgaon, would construct a panchayat bhawan and office of the Excise and Taxation Department and undertake modernization of the Gurgaon railway station. The Chief Minister announced that Rs 45 crore would be spent on different development works in all the Assembly constituencies falling in Gurgaon district. These include Rs 15 crore for Badshahpur and Rs 10 crore each for Gurgaon, Pataudi and Sohna constituencies.
Development works to the tune of Rs 471 crore were being carried out in Gurgaon and the surrounding areas. The Chief Minister said that the state budget had been increased from Rs 69,000 crore to Rs 88,000 crore, under which each Assembly constituency would get more than Rs 200 crore for development works. Reiterating the state government’s policy of ‘zero tolerance towards corruption’, the Chief Minister said that corruption was rampant during the tenures of previous governments, which would spend funds in a wrong manner and fix expenditure on a monthly basis. However, the present government has made provision for social auditing of the development works under which a team would be constituted for giving approvals. Expressing grief over the recent unrest in the state, the Chief Minister said that the government had released compensation of up to Rs 1 lakh to small traders within one week.
Speaking on the occasion, Rao Narbir Singh said that Gurgaon was the biggest contributor to the state Treasury, but no new college or university had been announced for the district during the last 10 years. Development works are being carried out for the last 18 months and that Rs 980 crore had been approved for making three intersections in Gurgaon signal-free. The Education Minister, Mr Ram Bilas Sharma, said that the Chief Minister had announced four new buses for ferrying women to universities, and the Prime Minister had recently launched the International Solar Alliance with its secretariat in Gurgaon.
The Cooperation Minister, Mr. Bikram Singh Yadav, raised some demands for development of the region. Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA), Mr. Umesh Aggarwal also spoke on this occasion. Those present included Chief Parliamentary Secretaries, Mrs. Seema Trikha and Mr. Bakhshish Singh Virk, MLAs, Mr. Randhir Singh Kapriwas, Dr. Abhay Singh Yadav, Mr. Tejpal Tanwar, Chairman, Haryana Housing Board, Mr. Jawahar Yadav, Media Adviser to Chief Minister, Mr. Amit Arya, other senior leaders and prominent personalities.