Nabard sanctions Rs 115 cr loan to Haryana for rural roads
Chandigarh | April 2017
Nabard has sanctioned a loan of Rs 115.36 crore to the Haryana government under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund for 2016-17 for upgrading 27 rural roads in 10 districts.

The districts are Bhiwani, Palwal, Hisar, Jhajjar, Mahendergarh, Rewari, Karnal, Panipat, Jind and Kaithal.

Nabard's Haryana Regional Office Chief General Manager Arun Shukla said the aggregate length of the roads is 230.73 km.

The roads will be upgraded by way of reconstruction on account of raising, widening and strengthening by increasing the crust thickness and construction of minor bridges so that it can withstand increased traffic load.

"Due to increase in intensity of vehicular traffic with varying speeds, the movement of two-way traffic and overtaking of vehicles on existing 3.66/5.5 m wide roads is inconvenient. Therefore, the rural roads and bridges in Haryana need construction and up-gradation," he said.

The project aims to improve facilities in agriculture and rural development and improve the quality of life in the villages by providing round-the-year better connectivity with nearby hospitals, educational institutes, godowns and marketing centres.

With this, the cumulative assistance sanctioned to the Haryana government under RIDF has reached Rs 5,910 crore involving 4,296 projects in various areas like irrigation, rural connectivity, water supply, anganwadis, girls' toilet blocks, veterinary hospitals/dispensaries and solar power plant, he said.