MANESAR TO DHAULA KUAN METRO MAIL PROJECT TO BE APPROVED SHORTLY BY THE GOVT: GADKARI

MANESAR TO DHAULA KUAN METRO MAIL PROJECT TO BE APPROVED SHORTLY BY THE GOVT: GADKARI

MANESAR TO DHAULA KUAN METRO MAIL PROJECT TO BE APPROVED SHORTLY BY THE GOVT: GADKARI

MANESAR TO DHAULA KUAN METRO MAIL PROJECT TO BE APPROVED SHORTLY BY THE GOVT: GADKARI

 

No.PR-52
July 3, 2015
New Delhi
 

MANESAR TO DHAULA KUAN METRO MAIL PROJECT TO BE APPROVED SHORTLY BY THE GOVT: GADKARI
 

Union Road, Transport & Highways Ministry will shortly approve of a ‘Metro Mail Project’ directly linking Manesar to Dhaula Kuan, measuring a length of 70 km with a total estimated cost of Rs.3500 crore, according to its Minister Mr. Nitin Gadkari.
 

Inaugurating a Smart Transportation Infra Summit & Expo 2015 under aegis of Delhi & NCR Committee, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here today, the Minister also disclosed that the NDA government was also exploring possibilities to introduce Electric Buses and Car services in the hilly states of the country, replacing their existing transportation system to make India free from diesel and petro pollution.
 

The Summit was conceptualized by the Chairman Delhi & NCR Committee, PHD Chamber Mr. Rajnish Goenka and supported by Trident Biz Connect.
 

Elaborating on the Metro Mail Project between Dhaula Kuan in New Delhi and Manesar in Haryana, Mr. Gadkari said, “the detailed project reports and other preliminary ground and paper works are almost completed and approved of.  The Metro Mail Project would cost Rs.50 crore a kilo metre against Rs.250 crore per km project cost of metro rail.  The nitty-gritty involving the investments would be sorted out after the government of the centre okays it in next few days”.
 

Without disclosing the time frame for the launch of this project, Mr. Gadkari said, “it would be one of the pilot projects of the Ministry of Road, Transport & Highways and following its successful completion, other such projects would also be implemented in various parts of the country to connect and integrate their townships with bigger metropolis”.
 

The electric busses and cars transportation services were being considered actively by the government of the day, especially for India’s hilly landscapes so that their environment and ecology are protected, replacing the existing transportation system since electric transportation system is pollution free and its cost falls much cheaper than the transportation system fed with petrol and diesel.
 

The government of the day has also decided to broad base and widen the existing NH 24 national highways between Delhi and Dasna in Ghaziabad and subsequently extend it to Meerut making it 16 lane instead 8 lane as was being visualized earlier, said the Minister adding that 10,000 km of broad road ways linkages would also be built connecting the Char Dham such as Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Jamnotri.
 

The Transport Minister of Himachal Pradesh Mr. G S Bali who was also present on the occasion complemented Mr. Gadkari for sanctioning two additional highways for Shimla and urged him to sanction rope ways and similar transport arrangements for the hilly state of Himachal Pradesh.
 

The Conference was presided over by the President of the PHD Chamber Mr. Alok B. Shriram in the presence of its Vice President Mr. Gopal Jiwarajka alongwith Chamber’s Delhi & NCR Committee, Chairman Mr. Rajnish Goenka.   Chairman JBM Group Mr. S K Arya and the Secretary General, PHD Chamber Mr. Saurabh Sanyal who also took part in the deliberations.
 

ENDS

Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal
Consultant (PR)