Haryana gives approval for the development of five new cities along KMP expressway


The Haryana Government has recently given its approval for the development of five new cities along Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) expressway. These cities will be developed in an area of 50,000 hectares on each side of the 135 km long expressway.

The decision was taken during the state cabinet meeting under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in which the members have given approval to the Panchgram Development Bill, 2018 for developing Panchgram Development Authority.

A release was issued in this regard which said that this authority will be constituted as the apex body for policy making, development and regulation for the development of Panchgram region.

The release said, “The Cabinet approved the concept of the Panchgram Region and developing five cities on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) expressway on 50,000 hectares each side of the expressway which would cover eight districts of the state — Sonipat, Rohtak, Jhajjar, Gurugram, Rewari, Mewat, Faridabad, and Palwal,”

“While the entire vacant area between the KMP expressway and Delhi has been included in the cities, the area on the outer side varies depending on the development potential,” state government spokesperson added.

In order to have a world-class development, the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) has already initiated the process for hiring a Global consultancy firm through a worldwide tender.

The KMP expressway is likely to be completed by October 31 this year and has been touted as the best way out to decongest Delhi as it will provide an alternative route to vehicles to go towards Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan without entering the National capital.