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Prime Minister Narendra Modi stresses on building infrastructure

India TV News Desk 19 Aug 2014, 20:43:34 PM IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said, “A nation that gives impetus to infrastructure, be it roads, rail, airport, that is where chances of development increase.”
“We have to take ownership to build a strong nation,” Modi said. “When the road network increases the avenues of development increase too,” he added. “We cannot do with infrastructure of the last century. Any contractor comes makes a road & it gets destroyed in monsoon...this won't do,” Modi said.
Modi also said that removing corruption was key to ensuring progress. “Corruption is worse than cancer. We together have to uproot this evil,” he said. “'Mera Kya' and ‘Mujhe Kya'...this has ruined the nation. We need to free nation from corruption,” he reiterated.
Modi laid foundation stone for the Kaithal-Rajasthan border section of National Highway 152/65, at Kaithal in Haryana.
The Rs 1,393 crore project road starts from Kaithal and ends at Haryana-Rajasthan Border and will be completed in 30 months. It passes through Kalayat, Narwana, Barwala, Hisar and Siwani towns, the officials said.
Twenty-three underpasses and 20.90 km service roads are proposed in the project near villages which shall ensure the safety of the pedestrian and the people residing in the vicinity of the road, they said.