Three road projects, cumulatively worth Rs 3,500 crore, including the Sohna-Gurugram national highway, will be inaugurated on Tuesday, with Union minister for road transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari doing the honours.
According to officials, the inauguration ceremony will take place at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium on Tuesday evening.
“One of the three projects to be inaugurated is the six-lane Sohna-Gurugram national highway, which is 22 km long and has been constructed with Rs 2,009 crore,” said a government spokesperson.
The project, constructed in two packages, has been in the making for the past three years. While package 2 of the project, extending from Badshapur to Sohna, was opened to commuters on April 1, package 1, between Sohna and Rajiv Chowk, was opened on a trial basis last Monday after Gadkari told officials that a completed road should not wait for a formal inauguration. The road has had its share of traffic problems in the initial days with lack of signage and access points confusing motorists, but that has been streamlined by adding entries and exits at the midpoints.
“A four-lane, 30.39-kilometre-long road on NH-11 from Rewari to Ateli Mandi, constructed for Rs 1,193 crore, will also be inaugurated. The third project is a 25-km-long, four-lane road from Kherdi Mod to the Haluwas village via the Bhiwani bypass, built for Rs 247 crore,” the spokesperson said.
In a separate ceremony, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar will launch an online facility for making and renewing arms licenses at the Recruit Training Centre (RTC), Bhondsi. During his visit, he will also inspect the shooting range built there. “With the introduction of this online facility, people will not have to make rounds of government offices to get their arms licenses renewed and will be able to get it sitting at home,” said the spokesperson.
Source : TOI