Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Monday offered to give land for the development of railways industry in the State.

He was responding to a statement made by Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, which appeared in a section of the Press on Sunday, asking the State governments of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh to give land to develop the railways industry.

Mr. Hooda appreciated Mr. Bansal’s plan to develop the railways industry on the pattern of West Bengal in States adjacent to Chandigarh and requested the Railway Ministry to send a team to choose appropriate land for this purpose.

Haryana already has units of many multi-national companies and public sector undertakings because of its distinct geographical location which attracts industry, he said.

Also, the State Government has implemented an investment and industrial-friendly policy which was yielding encouraging results.

With the setting up of the railways industry, auxiliary units would come up and there would be new employment opportunities further strengthening the economy. - PTI