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Rs 4,600 crore would be used to build roads in Gurugram and Faridabad

The Haryana government has allotted an astounding Rs 4,600 crore to improve the road infrastructure of the NCR towns of Faridabad and Gurugram.

In addition to allocating Rs 900 crore for the improvement of the water supply and sewerage network, Chief Minister Manohar Lal today presented the state assembly with the budget, allocating an astounding Rs 3,400 crore to the Faridabad Metropolitan Development Authority (FMDA) and Rs 1,200 crore to the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) for the purpose of enhancing and improving road infrastructure.

The monies would guarantee that they would have an appropriate road network to match the expressways flowing through or near the two cities, according to the state administration, which cited roads as one of the primary benchmarks of growth in the NCR districts.

“The funding will really assist the GMDA and FMDA in broadening their scope of ideation and expansion, and improvement execution. Right now, we are working on initiatives that take a whole decade into consideration. The FMDA and GMDA official spokeswoman said, “We will soon be preparing a way ahead to ensure the proper utilization of these funds.”

It should be mentioned that the NCR board conducted a study in 2023 and found that more than 30% of the Expressway’s interior and surrounding roads needed repair due to poor condition.

Despite being referred to as the face of contemporary Haryana, Gurugram often receives complaints about its poorly maintained road system. Most of the badly maintained roads that are under the GMDA’s jurisdiction are either in the New Gurugram region or are stretches of expressways that are not centrally located. It should be mentioned that locals and the NHAI have reported this status to the GMDA on several occasions. A request has been made to Chief Minister Khattar, who is scheduled to be in the city on February 25 for the Gurugram marathon.

In the same vein, almost 20% of Gurugram and Faridabad still lack access to regular water supplies. The GMDA is anticipated to be able to guarantee water supply to the tail-end areas with the support of the monies allocated for the same. By 2041, Gurugram’s population is expected to exceed 66.2 lakh, meaning that the city would need 1,408.9 million liters of water per day (MLD), a 121% increase over its current demand of 637.2 MLD. This was mentioned in the infrastructure development plan created by IIT Roorkee, which was tasked with projecting the city’s future water requirements and recommending actions for improved water management to the.

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