Modi lays foundation stone of highway in Haryana

SansadTV Bureau

modi_hoodaPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of 166 km Kaithal- Rajasthan border section of the National Highway-152/65.

The Rs 1,393-crore road project starts from Kaithal and ends at Haryana/Rajasthan Border, and will be completed in 30 months. It passes through Kalayat, Narwana, Barwala, Hisar and Siwani towns.

The four-lane project will benefit Kaithal, Jind and Hissar districts of the state.

Twenty-three underpasses and 20.90-km service roads are proposed in the project near villages which shall ensure the safety of the pedestrian and the people residing in the vicinity of the road.

Stressing that development is the only solution to the problems facing the people, PM said, “A nation which gives impetus to infrastructure be it roads, rail or airport, that is where chances of development increase”.

Corruption more dangerous than cancer: PM

Tough measures to be taken to rid the country of corruption:PM Vowing to rid the country of the “disease” of corruption, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government will take tough measures to eliminate the menace which is “more dangerous than cancer”.

“Corruption is dangerous and spreading more dangerously than cancer. It is destroying the country. Strong steps are needed to eradicate it,” he said at a public meeting while inaugurating a highway project in the poll-bound state.

He noted that many people said he did not speak against corruption in his Independence Day speech which, he added, was not true as he had this issue on mind when he spoke about “mera kya (What about me), mujhe kya (It does not concern me)” syndrome in society. This was about corruption, he said.

“Rains come and roads disappear. Nobody knows where money goes. .  . . Only road or rail network will not fulfil the infrastructure need of the 21st century. We have to lay optical fibre cable and connect our villages with gas and water grids,” he said.

Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki and Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda were among those present on the occasion at the Police Lines Ground.

Elections are due in Haryana in October.