Karnal, June 13
Work on 28 projects announced by the chief minister, including 15 from the last term of the BJP government, has yet to start in the district.
99 for Gharaunda
No fewer than 99 announcements were made for Gharaunda. Of these, 82 have been completed, 14 are in progress and three are still pending.
Pending projects will start soon
I went up the file with the high authorities of the departments concerned on the projects in difficulty. I hope the current projects will start soon and the current projects will accelerate. Anish Yadav, Deputy Commissioner
Most of them are either pending with higher authorities for approval of plans, or non-availability of land and/or other reasons. Reportedly, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had made 514 announcements from 2014 to date for the district, one of his constituencies represented by Khattar himself.
Of these, 423 have been completed and work on 63 announcements is in progress. The deadline for some of the projects, on which work is underway, has already passed, an official said.
The CM had announced a maximum of 136 projects for the Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board (HSAMB), followed by 102 from PWD B&R, 63 from Panchayati Raj, 38 from Department of Urban Local Bodies, 26 from Irrigation, 22 from Department of health, 18 from Secondary. Education, 15 Sports, 13 Transportation, Higher Education and HSVP.
Of the pending development works, seven at most are for Panchayati Raj, followed by five for PWD B&R, four each for HSAMB and Sports, three for Urban Local Bodies, two for Transport, one for Irrigation, Education primary and civil aviation, he added. .
The CM had made 117 announcements for the constituency of Karnal. Of these, 88 have been completed, while 16 are in progress and 13 are pending. Likewise, he announced 112 for the Nilokheri Assembly segment. Of these, 90 have been completed, 15 are in progress and seven have not yet started.
No fewer than 99 announcements were made for Gharaunda. Of these, 82 have been completed, 14 are in progress and three are pending. Out of 94 announcements for the Assandh segment, 79 have been completed, 12 are in progress and three are pending.
The CM had announced 92 projects for the Indri segment. Of these, 84 have been completed, six are in progress and two have yet to start, an official said. The expansion of the aviation club was announced by the CM after it was taken over, but due to lack of available land, the work could not start.
Similarly, a district-level training center for self-help groups in Bastara has also been announced, but due to a land issue, it is still pending. A badminton hall was to be built in the Karna stadium, but the works could not start because the design of this project is awaiting approval by the higher authorities.
The land for the bus stop in Nilokheri has been finalized, but its design is also awaiting approval from higher authorities, sources said. Construction of a rest home for disabled people at ITI Chowk is underway.
Similarly, the Karnal-Meerut road widening works are also behind schedule which was February 2022, the sources claimed.
Anish Yadav, deputy commissioner, said he had recently reviewed all announcements from the CM and would review progress again after 15 days. “I discussed the problems that certain projects are facing with the high authorities of the departments concerned. Hopefully the pending projects will start soon and the ongoing projects will ramp up in the next few days,” the DC said.