Previous Congressional government in Haryana created “obstacles” and “delayed” plans, says Modi
In Gurugram district, he inaugurates the Kundli-Manesar section of the KMP highway, the 3.2 km long Ballabhgarh-Mujesar Metro rail link, and lays the foundation stone for the Shri Vishwakarma Skill University.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that the completion of the much delayed Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) highway, more than 12 years after work began on January 31, 2006, presented contrasting images of the work culture of the Bharatiya Janata Party. governments and the operation of the previous government.
He added that his government was working on an integrated infrastructure system involving roads, railways, waterways and i-tracks to meet the needs of the 21st century.
Mr. Modi was addressing the “Jan Vikas Gathering” in Sultanpur village here to mark the opening of the 83 km Kundli-Manesar section of the Western Peripheral Expressway or KMP Expressway. The Manesar-Palwal section, 53 km long, was inaugurated two years ago.
Mr. Modi also inaugurated the Mujesar-Ballabhgarh metro link via videoconference and signaled the first train on the route.
In a scathing attack on the then congressional government, Modi said the previous government’s culture of misleading and causing delay had inflicted huge losses on the nation.
Dangerous, says Cong.
Top Congress leader Randeep Surjewala, however, accused BJP governments of opening the Kundli-Manesar section of the highway without a “certificate of completion” and of endangering the lives of commuters.
The Haryana government has denied the charges.
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Addressing a public rally in Sultanpur later, Modi said that with the inauguration of the KMP project, the Ballabhgarh-Mujesar rail link and the laying of the foundation stone for the Skill University, Haryana had taken a further step towards global development. “Today is important for Haryana.”
With the inauguration of the Kundli-Manesar section, the entire 135 km section of the KMP had been completed. The occasion was to remember two images: one, when a job was done and completed with determination which, he said, reflected his government; and the second showed and recalled how the work was done under the previous regime.
“This photo reminds us that the work on this highway had been going on for 12 years … This project should have been completed 8 to 9 years ago, but it did not happen,” he said.
“Atkana, bhatkana aur latkana wale sanskriti mein [the culture of creating obstacles, misguiding and delaying]… Haryana ka, janta ka kitna nuksan kiya hai [caused loss to the people],” he said.
The KMP project was to be completed much earlier and used at the Commonwealth Games held in Delhi, but that did not happen. The cost had increased by several Rs. 1,200 crore earlier, he noted.
While the KMP motorway and metro rail link projects would help revolutionize connectivity, the university would simultaneously empower young people.
Mr. Modi said that when the NDA government came to power, it itself held meetings regarding this project and followed up regularly with the current government of Haryana.
Inauguration of the village of Sultanpur
The Prime Minister, arriving at Sultanpur village in Gurugram district, toured a visual art exhibition relating to the KMP project and was briefed by officials.
The inaugurations and the functions of laying the foundations were carried out by the remote Prime Minister of Sultanpur.
Mr. Modi was accompanied by the Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, Union Ministers Birender Singh and Rao Inderjit Singh, who is also the MP for Gurugram. The governor of Haryana, Satyadev Narayan Arya, was also present.
A sum of Rs 6,400 crore was spent on the highway project and 3,846 acres were acquired at a cost of Rs 2,788 crore, a Haryana government spokesperson said.
The length of the stretch from Kundli to Manesar is over 83 km. This section has 14 major or minor bridges, 56 underpasses or underpasses for agricultural vehicles, seven intersections and seven toll stations.
The highway will decongest road traffic from Delhi, notably reducing the number of trucks entering the national capital, thus helping to reduce pollution.
In addition, the project will also provide a high-speed link between northern Haryana and the southern districts and provide an uninterrupted high-speed link for traffic, especially commercial traffic, from Haryana to neighboring states. .