The Haryana Government To Construct Highways, RoBs And RuBs Through Pre-Fabricated Technique
The road network in Haryana would be further strengthened with the construction of two Greenfield National Highway, three bridges on Yamuna River, Railway over Bridges (RoBs) or Railway under Bridges (RuBs) through pre-fabricated technique. The State Government has also decided to widen village roads to 18 feet.
This was disclosed by Public Works (Buildings and Roads) Minister, Rao Narbir Singh during a press conference .
The Minister said that the three bridges are being constructed on Yamuna River at Jatrana near Radaur, at Hathwala near Panipat and at Manwali in Faridabad at the cost of Rs 125 crore each and village roads would be widened from 12 feet to 18 feet.
He said that construction work had been initiated on 63 Railway over Bridges (RoBs) or Railway under Bridges (RuBs) of which 32 RoBs or RuBs have been inaugurated and work on 31 is near completion, whereas since the inception of the state in the regime of previous governments, only 64 RoBs or RuBs had been constructed.
He said that there is proposal to begin work on 63 other railway crossings in near future. Out of the total 592 manned railway crossings in the state, the present government has either constructed RoBs/RuBs or prepared proposals for it to give a new look to the road network of the state, he added. The state government would make the state free of any unmanned railway crossings by 2020.
He said that under Greenfield National Highway Project, Haryana has also got road from Sohna to Ferozepur-Jhirka and from Kurukshetra-Ambala limits to Narnaul via Kalanaur Charkhi-Dadri Road. Similarly, it was an achievement of the State Government to get the work started on Kundli-Manesar Palwal (KMP) expressway project which was supposed to be completed by 2010 before the start of Commonwealth Games that year. The Mansesar Palwal section of this expressway is functional and work on Kundli-Manesar is expected to be completed by August 2018.
He said that in the coming time, new green technology would be used in the construction of the roads, at present, on experimental basis, green technology is being used to construct five km road from Hansi to Sultanpur road.
Out of the total 26,000 kms of long roads constructed by the department, 15,086 km long roads have been strengthened during the tenure of present government. Two Green Field National Highways, including 11 National Highways, have also been announced for Haryana.
He said that through PPP mode, cement concrete pavement work of 14.28 km long two lane of Firozepur-Jhirka Biwan road in Mewat has been completed at a cost of Rs 64 crore. In order to keep vigil on quality of work, the present government has made four years Defect Liability Period (DLP) for long roads and three year for short roads.
He said that under the scheme of four laning district roads, the present government has made the roads of Karnal, Kaul, Rajond and Guhla chika to four lane road and Rs 200 crore would be spent for four laning of roads in Kurukshetra and Kaithal.
He said that the work of preparing of the feasibility report of construction of nine Railway Projects had been allocated to Technical Consultants.
In reply to a question, he said that the department is working on the proposal of construction of RoBs through pre fabricated technique in future. Initially, RoBs would be constructed with this technology at six places.
He said that in order to check road accidents due to Neelgaay and other stray cattle, he said that symbols and other road safety boards have been installed at accident prone areas. Wires and net has also been used at some places along with national highways. The present government has removed 14 toll tax barriers and toll tax barrier of Panipat-Sanauli would also be removed by September or October and efforts are also being made to remove Kherki-Daula Toll plaza in Gurugram.
He said that Haryana is the first state in the country to have adopted new technology of camera, internet and road patching machine to make the state pothole free. Through Harpath Haryana mobile application any person could upload pictures of potholes in concerned areas and action would be taken within 90 hours.