Rohtak: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, on Saturday, laid the foundation stone for India’s first elevated railway tracks at Patel Nagar in Rohtak. The 6-km track costing around Rs 315 crore, slated to be completed in 18 months, will come up on the Rohtak-Panipat line. A road would be constructed in place of the existing railway track.
Khattar said,“The road is being constructed below the elevated railway track. Another road will be constructed above the elevated track if required.”
Of the total Rs 315 crore, Rs 90 crore will be spent by the Indian Railways, while the rest of the amount will be spent by the Haryana government.
The elevated railway line on the Rohtak-Gohana stretch will be constructed by eliminating 5 busy level crossings, which link residential colonies of the region.
The track will be constructed adjoining to existing alignment leaving 12 mtr wide strip for construction of road.