Chandigarh, Dec 14 (UNI) Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala met Union Road and Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi on Monday to expedite road development works in Haryana.
During this, he discussed various concerns with the Union Minister including many major road development projects of the state and farmers’ agitation.
While interacting with media persons after the meeting, Mr Dushyant Chautala said that under the Bharatmala Project, three Greenfield Corridors are being constructed in the state, the first from Amritsar to Gujarat, the second from Gurugram to Gujarat and the third and most important Ismailabad (Kurukshetra) to Narnaul.
He said that the state government had placed a demand for the construction of East-West corridor in Haryana before the Union Minister and two proposals were sent by the state government to the centre in this regard. He said that on Monday, he demanded to get these proposals be taken up by the NHAI soon. During this, proposals related to the roads connecting Fazilka to Meerut and Hisar to Rewari were also discussed, he added
In response to a question regarding farmers’ agitation, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the Union Agriculture Minister and the Ministry of Home Affairs are constantly discussing this. He said that a positive solution is expected soon after the seventh round meeting between the farmers’ organizations and the Central Government. Mr Dushyant Chautala said that the Central Government is working in the interest of farmers and also the farmers’ organizations should take steps in view of the benefits of the agriculture sector as the farmers are facing losses due to the protest. Mr Chautala said that initially the farmers organizations wanted to include the MSP in writing, demanding changes in the bills and now the Central Government has agreed to it. He appealed to the farmers that instead of prolonging the agitation, the farmers organization should end this by holding discussion in the interest of everyone.