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Gadkari announces Metrino system

: Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday announced the construction of a Metrino Personal Rapid Transit System in Gurgaon from Delhi-Haryana border to Sohna road (Badshahpur Chowk) through Rajiv Chowk as a pilot project.

He was speaking at the valedictory function of the two-day “Happening Haryana: Global Investors' Summit -2016) here.

Mr. Gadkari said the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the project had been prepared at a cost of Rs.980 crore. This project would be like an airborne personal rapid transit system. “This Car Cable Service will be cheaper than the metro rail network,” said Mr. Gadkari.

Announcing a host of measures to decongest NH-8 and ensure better connectivity between Delhi and Gurgaon, Mr. Gadkari announced to accord the status of National Highway to the 18-km Dwarka Expressway from Dwarka in Delhi to Kherki Dhaula in Gurgaon.

He also announced to construct a bypass road linking NH-8 (near Ambience Mall) and NH-236 (Mehrauli-Gurgaon road).

He said that nine National Highways costing Rs.8,000 crore had already been announced for the State. He also announced that Haryana would have its first waterway from Palla in district Sonipat to Wazirabad in Delhi. He told the gathering that the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway would be completed within 343 days. He also announced the plans of his ministry to change the alignment of the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway and said that work on this would start soon. It would cost Rs.18,000 crore.


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