Faridabad, Ballabhgarh to get Metro rail service: Hooda

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 00:46

Chandigarh: After Gurgaon, Faridabad and
Ballabhgarh will also be put put on Delhi Metro rail map,
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today.

"We plan to set up the Metro Corporation. The government
also has a plan to extend Metro upto Manesar," Hooda told
reporters here.

He said Faridabad and Ballabhgarh would be connected to
Delhi through Metro rail and the state government has got
clearance for the same, he said.

While appreciating the Metro connectivity of Gurgaon upto
Qutab Minar in Delhi, Hooda hoped that in next one month it
would be linked to Central Secretariat, Delhi.

He said the state government has already signed an
agreement with consortium of DLF and IL&FS for extending Metro
services in Gurgaon.

Hooda said that for meeting the growing water needs of
Delhi and NCR areas, the Ganges river water should also be

He also said Haryana was committed to having its share of
river water from Punjab.

He said Punjab government has no issue and that is why
it is raking up the issue of royalty on water.

"Punjab has no right to claim royalty on water from
Haryana as the state is using its own water," he said.

"How can you stop (the water). Can Himachal stop (the
water). Can I stop vehicles from going to Punjab", he said
while referring to the demand by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash
Singh Badal.


First Published: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 00:46

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