Haryana is considering an offer from Gujarat for setting up a
dedicated port in the state to facilitate exports by industrial units in Haryana.
The proposed transport hub at Manesar in Haryana could facilitate the
transportation of finished products to the port. The Haryana government is
discussing the proposal with the Centre. No further details were available.
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said that effective steps were
being taken to provide infrastructure to accelerate the pace of industrial
development in the state. He said that Reliance Industries Ltd was setting up a
2,000-mw power plant in the SEZ in Gurgaon and the power generated would be
supplied to industrial units in Manesar.
Besides, the state government is also implementing a plan to add about 5,000 mw
of new generation capacity by 2010. A new Basai canal is also being constructed
for providing adequate water to the industrial units.
Meanwhile, Haryana has released the first instalment of Rs 15
crore for laying the broad gauge Rohtak-Rewari railway line via Jhajjar and an
equal amount has been released by the Centre. Disclosing this, Ved Parkash,
Deputy Chief Engineer, Railway Construction Division, said that the line would
start from Asthal-Bohar and five stations would be constructed at Dighal,
Jhajjar, Machhrauli, Palhawas and Gokulgarh villages on this line. The total
length of the
line would be 73 km and an amount of Rs 194 crore would be spent on the project,
out of which Rs 97 crore would be given by the state government and the balance
by the railway ministry. Construction work on the railway line will start by the
end of this month and completed in three years.