Suresh Prabhu lays foundation stone for elevated rail line of Indian Railways on Rohtak-Gohana stretch in Haryana

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Union Minister for Railways, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu laid foundation stone for the construction of 4 km Elevated Rail Line on Rohtak-Gohana Stretch in Haryana under Delhi Division of Northern Railways, through video-conference from Mumbai.

Manish Kumar Grover, Minister for Cooperation, Government of Haryana presided over the ceremony held at Rohtak. Manohar Lal, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Haryana Congratulated Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu through a telephonic message. Senior Railway Officials were present in the function at Rohtak.

Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu stated that Indian Railways would continue its efforts to extend greater connectivity in the State. This project is envisaged to provide road-user safety whilst easing life of residents of Rohtak. The Railways have envisaged a modernized India through the various development projects and have constantly progressed towards that goal through new thrusts and initiatives.

This Elevated Railway Line on the Rohtak – Gohana stretch in Haryana would be constructed at a cost of Rs. 315 Crore and would help in decongesting Rohtak city, provide safety to road users by eliminating 5 busy level crossings connecting residential colonies and enable operational flexibility for the Railways. This is the first ever elevated rail track of Indian Railways built for facilitating smoother road traffic in densely populated city areas. Out of the cost of Rs.315 crore, the Railways will spend Rs.90 Crore and rest will come from the Haryana Government.

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