Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lay the foundation stone of the Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor (HORC), which will be constructed at ₹5,600 crores and is expected to be completed over five years.
According to an official statement, Khattar after meeting Prime Minister Modi in New Delhi on Thursday told reporters the foundation stone laying programme would be organised at Manesar or Palwal or any other place on the Orbital Rail Corridor route in Haryana. He added that all approvals for the railway project have been completed.
According to the state government’s website, the HORC, which connects Palwal to Sonipat via Sohna, Manesar and Kharkhouda, is a broad gauge double railway line for passenger and freight traffic.
The HORC will provide seamless connectivity to Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFC) at the Prithla station and Indian Railways at Palwal, Patli and Sultanpur stations among others. It is also said that the project will be of great benefit to Sohna, Manesar and Kharkhouda, which are Haryana’s industrial hubs.