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Haryana decides to develop Logistic hub in Panchkula extension

December 03, 2017 09:06 AM

Punjab News Rxpress/SK.Vyas
CHANDIGARH:  Soon a logistic hub will be developed in the area crossing river Ghaggar in Panchkula extension. Besides, a survey is being conducted to construct an alternative road from Panchkula to Chandigarh International Airport to lesson traffic and facilitate local residents.

This was stated by Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal while addressing the media persons after inaugurating and laying the foundation stones of about Rs50 crore projects in Panchkula near here on Saturday.  

The Chief Minister said that in a recent joint meeting of Chief Secretaries of Haryana and Punjab, it was agreed to conduct a technical survey for find out a direct route from Panchkula to Chandigarh Airport.  He said that state government also plans to develop logistic hub in the area crossing Ghaggar River to ensure the financial development of the people and area, which is called gateway of Himachal Pradesh. This will also generate direct and indirect employment opportunities.

Asked to comment on a demand being raised by local MLAs for restoration of old system of local bodies by dissolving Municipal Corporation Panchkula, Chief Minister said that this issue would be discussed in meeting of State Cabinet and we would make a decision only after the consent of Cabinet.

On being asked to comment on the alleged allegations leveled on the issue of land given to Gita Sansthanam on cheaper rates, the Chief Minister said that such people do not have the knowledge about essence of Bhagwad Gita. He said that Gita Manishi Swami Gyananand Ji Maharaj has been working on research of holy text and developing a Gita Research Centre of global level at Kurukshetra. The previous government had even leased out land to an institution at the rate of rupee one per acre per year. Gita Manishi had taken land at Rs 5 lakh per acre on an annual lease of 99 years.

He said that all the departments have been directed to appoint Chief Vigilance Officers so as to completely prevent the corruption at all levels.
          In reply to yet another question,  Manohar Lal said that law and order is maintained in the state. FIR registration wing and investigation wing would be different in Police Department. Any laxity would not be tolerated in registration of cases. Instructions to Police Department have already been given for immediate registration of cases, he added.

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