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Centre 'scaled down' rail coach unit project in Sonipat: Hooda

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Deepender Singh on Friday alleged that the NDA government has "scaled down" a rail unit approved by the UPA dispensation in district to a refurbishing and rehabilitation factory.

He said laid the foundation stone of a Rs 500-crore rail refurbishing and rehabilitation factory in Sonipat, during his visit to Sampla in district on Tuesday.

However, he said, the previous in 2013 had approved a "full-fledged" unit at a cost of Rs 3,500 crore.

"After nearly six years, instead of starting the project approved during our time, what the has done is scaled down the project," he told reporters in Chandigarh.

"I raise strong objection to what the has done," the said.

said now "no will take place" at the unit and it will be reduced to a repair factory.

"The Centre is not giving anything much to Haryana, but what has been approved even that is being taken back," Hooda, son of former Bhupinder Singh Hooda, alleged.

He said he had attended the unveiling of a 64-foot-tall statue of Sir in Sampla on Tuesday by Modi, but opted out of another function of the nearby because "no provision had been made for my speech despite I being an from the area".

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 16:40 IST