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29 colonies in Panipat city to be regularised, says CM

29 colonies in Panipat city to be regularised, says CM
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar unveils a plaque at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the bus stand in Sewah village of Panipat on Monday. Tribune photo

Mukesh Tandon

Tribune News Service

Panipat, April 16

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday announced that 29 of 79 colonies in the city would be regularised and a new three-bay bus stand would be constructed in the Madlauda block in the district.

Khattar was addressing a public meeting after laying the foundation stone of the Panipat bus stand at its new location at Sewah village on the National Highway-1.

He said that only 29 of 79 colonies had fulfilled the norms and they would be regularised soon. The government is working to provide facilities to people and it had decided to shift bus stands located in the middle of the cities that were causing traffic jams. The bus stands in Panipat, Karnal, Sonepat, Jhajjar and Jind had been shifted and city bus services would be provided to local residents, he added.

Besides, the government had decided to provide bus shelters at all villages in the state to be constructed by the Zila Parishads, according to the requirement, he said.

The Chief Minister said that the government had decided to provide better facilities at cremation grounds under the ‘Shivdham Navikaran Scheme’ and allocated Rs 600 crore for the construction of sheds, ways to cremation grounds and water facilities there.

Khattar praised the players who had won medals in the just-concluded Commonwealth Games. He said that, “Haryana is a small state. It has only 2 per cent of the total population of the country but our players won more than 33 per cent of the total medals. All players, who have won medals in the Commonwealth Games, will be facilitated at Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh on April 26”.

He said that the government had established the Haryana Pond Authority to develop 14,000 ponds in villages. “There are 220 government welfare schemes but due to lack of awareness people are not able to avail of their benefits. The government has decided to establish Antyodaya Sewa Kendras in all 22 districts to provide benefits under all schemes online and seven kendras will be ready soon,” he added.

Transport Minister Krishan Lal Panwar said that the 18-bay bus stand would be built on 6.5 acres at Sewah village on the National Highway-1 at a cost of Rs 17 crore and it would have a four-storied building on the modular basis. The city bus stand and a roadways workshop would also be constructed on 5.5 acres in Sector 13/17, he added.

Krishan Lal Panwar said that the government had decided to purchase 600 more buses (150 Volvo, 150 deluxe and 300 ordinary) in the current financial year.

Besides, the government had also decided to include 500 private buses in the roadways fleet which would be ply under the control of the Haryana Roadways General Manager. While the private company would provide drivers, conductors would be from the Haryana Roadways, Panwar said.

MP Ashwani Chopra and Panipat Rural constituency MLA Mahipal Dhanda also addressed the gathering. Panipat Urban MLA Rohita Rewri, Samalkha MLA Ravinder Machroli, and district BJP president Pramod Vij were present on the occasion.

Arrests in HSSC scam just a beginning: CM

   Panipat: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the arrest of members of the Haryana Service Selection Commission (HSSC) involved in corruption was just a beginning. Interacting with mediapersons at Sewah village in the district on Monday, the CM said people involved in corruption would not be spared. The accused targeted those candidates who had passed their examinations. “If I am found guilty in the case, I must be penalised. Probe is under way and the truth will be revealed soon,” said the CM.


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