GURGAON: The construction of Southern Peripheral Road (SPR), which has been stalled, will soon resume. Haryana PWD Minister Rao Narbir Singh on Sunday said all the hurdles in the way of SPR have been cleared and soon construction will be resumed. Singh said the owners of houses and land coming in the way of SPR will be given alternate plots.

Addressing residents of a group housing society in Sector 70, Singh said that recent statement by former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, in which he had alleged that the present Haryana government is under the burden of loan of Rs 1 lakh crore, is baseless.

“The BJP government in the state had not taken any loan till now so from where has this debt come from” said Singh and added that Hooda should also tell the people that his government has left this loan burden for the BJP government.

He said that BJP government got a loan burden of Rs 1 lakh crore in legacy from the previous Hooda government, about which Hooda is talking about. He said that during ten years of Congress rule, three master plans were passed for Gurgaon and number of licences were issued for developing colonies but no steps were taken to improve infrastructure, hence the people have to face problems.

“Now, one year of BJP government is over during which it has stabilized itself and now it will start doing work. The people will see results in the days to come”, he added.

Reacting to the demands put up by the residents, he told that the MCG has installed 46 street lights on the road leading to Eden Heights and it has 60 more lights which would be installed in due course of time. Regarding the registration of people living there as voters, he directed the SDM Gurgaon North to ask the concerned officers to organize a special camp for enrolment as voters in this society.

On smart city issue, Singh said that the BJP government is focussing on the development of Gurgaon. “The state government would spend more money than it is going to spend on any of the smart cities in the state because Gurgaon contributes about 52- 56 percent revenue in the state coffers.

Earlier Singh laid foundation stones of projects costing about Rs 3.09 crore at various places in Badshahpur assembly constituency including link road to village Ghasola, community center in village Fazilpur Jharsa, sewer line, water supply line and construction of road in SC Basti of village Fazilpur Jharsa, reconstruction of Over head tank which is lying defunct and abandoned for many years now.