Haryana spent Rs 3,987 cr on bridges over 5 yrs

The Haryana government spent Rs 3987.72 crore on repair of bridges from 2005 to July 2010 as compared to Rs 521.29 crore between 1999 and 2005.

Updated: Sep 05, 2010, 19:21 PM IST

Chandigarh: The Haryana government spent Rs
3987.72 crore on repair of bridges from 2005 to July 2010 as
compared to Rs 521.29 crore between 1999 and 2005.

In a statement, Haryana Public Works (Building and Roads)
Minister, Randeep Singh Surjewala said that as against only 16
ROBs constructed since the inception of the State, in 1966, to
2005, as many as 19 ROBs (road over bridges) have been
completed at a total cost of Rs 333.68 crore during 2006 to
2010.

He said 10 more ROBs were under construction at a total
cost of Rs 244.56 crore. These included ROBs at Bahadurgarh on
Bahadurgarh- Nahara Road, at Sirsa on NH 10, at Rewari on NH
71, at Kosli on Subana- Kosli? Nahar- Kanina road, at Samalkha
on Samalkha- Chullkana road, at Dadri on Jhajjar- Dadri road,
at Taraori on Taraori road, at Kaithal on Kaithal-Jind road,
at Barara on Kala Amb-Barara Shahbad road and at Bhiwani on
Bhiwani-Tosham road.

He said that the government was laying emphasis on
construction of ROBs so as to ease congestion of traffic and
facilitate the people.

PTI