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Thursday, 19 September 2013

KNOW YOUR CITY "ROHTAK"

Rohtak is a Municipal Corporation in Rohtak district that styles itself as the "Heart of Haryana". It is located 70 km northwest of New Delhi and 250 km south of the state capital Chandigarh at the NH 10. Rohtak forms a part of National Capital Region.  Rohtak is also fast emerging as the industrial city of Haryana. Bharat Bhushan Batra is the sitting MLA and Renu Dabla is the first mayor of newly-constituted Rohtak Municipal Corporation (RMC).


History

Michael Witzel believes that the city's name is of Indo-Aryan origin and is recorded in the Vedas. He traces the development of the name as being "Rohītaka-kula > Rohitaka > Rohtek" and notes that this accords with the place existing around 500 BC

 

Geography-

Average annual rainfall in Rohtak city is 458.5mm (18.0 inch).[8] Rohtak's climate shows extreme variation in temperature. It does not usually fall below freezing point in the winter months from November to January. In summer from April to July, the day temperature generally remains between 30°C and 40°C occasionally going up to 48°C on a few days

 

Political controversy

The development of Rohtak has caused controversy. An allegedly disproportionate number of state development projects have been awarded to the city by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who comes from it. This has received severe criticism from both the opposition parties and some members of the governing Indian National Congress party, who attack Hooda for being biased. Rao Inderjit Singh, a Congress leader from South Haryana, used Right to Information requests to determine that from a total of 5,135 announcements of schemes in the state, 2,045 have gone to the three districts of Rohtak, Jhajjar and Sonepat. These comprise areas of Hooda’s own constituency and that of his son, the Lok Sabha MP Deepender Singh Hooda. Of the 3,356 completed schemes, 1,560 are from these three districts whereas 1,796 schemes have been completed in the rest of the state Ambala MP Selja Kumari  is also against the region-specific and biased development of Rohtak.

 

ndustrial Areas & Townships in Rohtak

Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) has developed an Industrial Model Township (IMT) Rohtak also has An Industrial Area on the Hissar Road, The IDC since 1975 & an Upcoming HSIIDC Industrial area. Major Products manufactured in Rohtak are Precision Turned Components & Fastner Industry. Rohtak is world wide famous for its Fastner & Turned Parts Industry.

Facilities

Athletic Stadium at Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex, Sector-6
View of D-Park, Model Town
The Municipal Corporation has prepared a strategy for future developments, that includes new residential areas, healthy environment, and maintained roads.

Healthcare

The city hosts the Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) and Civil Hospital, both of which are operated by the State Government. There are also various privately operated medical facilities.

Sport

The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has developed the Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex. in Sector-6.[] The complex includes cricket, hockey and football facilities, tennis courts, an athletics stadium, wrestling hall, swimming pools and other leisure facilities

Tourism

The tourist spot of Tilyar Lake is near to the city. includes Restaurant, Bar and Mini zoo. There are so many tourist places in rohtak. Along with other heritage sites on the outskirts of city.

Transportation

View of Latest Sign-Board

Roads

Rohtak is connected to seven cities by three national highways (NH10, NH71, and NH71A) and two State Highways (SH16 and SH18). National Highway 10 from New Delhi to Rohtak is being upgraded to six lanes with 30 km Rohtak City Bypass, so that the vehicles traveling between New Delhi and Hissar do not have to enter Rohtak city. National Highway 10 from Rohtak to Hissar and several cities of Punjab is being widened to a four-lane highway.

National Highway

Rohtak is well connected to Delhi through NH-10. For better movement of commuters NHAI is widening the highway to six lanes. But the work quality and speed is so poor that the project is being delayed from many years. The construction company is accused many times of using low quality material in construction of roads.
This should be compared with other national highways which were started after this and are operational for full their length.

Railway

Rohtak City is connected to New Delhi, Bahadurgarh Bhiwani, Jind, Gohana, and Panipat by rail. Delhi-Rohtak-Jakhal-Bhatinda railway line is double tracked, the other railway lines like Rohtak-Panipat are of single track. A new railway line from Rohtak to Rewari via Jhajjar has become operational from January 2013.
The railway from New Delhi to Rohtak has been electrified EMU service is expected to be operational in June 2012.

Bus

Rohtak is connected to Sirsa, Hisar, Bhiwani, Bahadurgarh, Jind, Gurgaon, New Delhi and other cities by Haryana Roadways[19] and private buses.

Demographics

As of the provisional 2011 census figures, Rohtak municipality had a population of 373,133.[1] The municipality had a sex ratio of 887 females per 1,000 males and 10.9% of the population were under six years old. Effective literacy was 84.08%; male literacy was 88.94% and female literacy was 78.68%.

Education

Institute of Engg. and Tech. at Maharishi Dayanand University
There are numerous schools, and colleges in Rohtak. These include specialist institutions for subjects such as engineering and fashion design, as well as Maharishi Dayanand University[20]
Indian Institute of Management Rohtak. Hardly ten Km from Rohtak in Brahmanwas village Gaur Brahmin Ayurvedic College is situated. Which is imparting education in Indian traditional System of medicine, Ayurveda. It offers BAMS course to students

 

 



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