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Khattar rides the Metro, plans expansion to Kundli

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar travelling by the Delhi Metro to Badarpur in New Delhi on Tuesday. PHOTO: PTI  

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar spoke of plans to expand the Metro network after completion of the ongoing projects in the State.

He said that while work on the extension of Metro from Delhi to Bahadurgarh was in progress, there were plans to extend the Delhi Metro network to Kundli on the Delhi-Haryana border.

On Tuesday the Chief Minister, who travelled by Metro from Central Secretariat to Badarpur in Delhi en route Faridabad, said the network would also be extended from Faridabad to Ballabgarh and Gurgaon to Dharuhera via Sohna.

He said Metro remained his favoured mode of transport due to its convenience, comfort and speed.

“I have been travelling in Metro since the service started between Shahdara and Rithala and it would be better if we travel more by public transport system,” he added.

On white paper

Mr Khattar also clarified to correspondents that the White Paper released by his Government on Monday to reflect on the State’s economy during the 10-year Congress rule, was not meant to criticise anyone. Haryana was 10{+t}{+h}in the country and the white paper was released on the basis of facts, figures and reports.

After the release of the document, former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had criticised it as a “bundle of lies”.

He claimed that during his 10-year-tenure, the “government made a record of development, which the opponents are terming as unbalanced progress just for the sake of criticism.”

Mr Hooda had also said that during the period, Haryana had become number one in the country in per capita income, but had fallen behind on this count in the five months under BJP Government.

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