Haryana Government will enter into a partnership with Indian Railways by forming Special Purpose Vehicle to strengthen the rail network in the State: CM 1-05-2015
Chandigarh May 1 - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal today announced that Haryana Government will enter into a partnership with Indian Railways by forming Special Purpose Vehicle to strengthen the rail network in the State This way mere announcements made by the previous Congress Government would turn into reality. A MoU in this regard will soon be signed between both the Stake holders. The Chief Minister who was addressing the media persons on the completion of six months of the present BJP Government in the State here today said that he had met the Union Railways Minister, Mr Suresh Prabhu twice and requested him to complete all the pending rail projects in the State be it the start of new trains, electrification of existing railway lines and construction of Railway Over Bridges (RoB) and Railway Under Bridges (RuBs). He said that the Central Government is going to bring a new Land Acquisition Act and land acquisition in the State would be made as per this new Act. He made it clear that barring defense projects, affordable housing, infrastructure, industrial corridor, railways etc, no land would be acquired without the farmer’s consent. Mr Manohar Lal said that the State Government would announce its new Industrial Policy within next 15 days which would spur growth in all districts of the State and also generate ample employment opportunities of employment for youth. The new industrial policy would aim at the growth of all industries especially Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). While referring to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBM), he said that the first meeting of Sub Group constituted for the implementation of this programme headed by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on the SBM has been held yesterday at New Delhi which was also attended by him. The Committee has opined that for the success of this programme, sanitation should be imbibed as a basic nature of an individual. He also said that on his request, the next meeting of this Sub would be held at Chandigarh in the month of May where Ministers and Chief Ministers of about ten States would participate. He said that to inculcate the spirit of cleanliness among the children, the State Government is considering to start one period on Swachhta in schools from first to 10th standard. Apart from this, the State Government is going to set up Haryana Swachhta Kosh for the construction and maintenance of toilets in all school of the State. He said that the State Government is going to set up Centre of Excellence of AYUSH in all the districts so as to promote alternate system of medicine. He said that State Government is seriously working to ensure 24 hour power supply in all villages and towns in the State. Recently the Power Grid, Gurgaon has offered to provide 24 hour power supply in Gurgaon. Thereafter, efforts would be made to cover other towns of the State on the similar pattern, he added. He said that a scheme to provide 24 hour power supply in rural areas is being made under which round the clock electricity would be ensured in those villages having lines losses below 25 per cent and where hundred per cent payment of bills is made . He said that 800 MW each Super Critical Thermal Power Plant would be set at Panipat and Yamunanagar. The State Government has been allocated a coal mine in Jharkand to meet the coal demand for Thermal Power Plants in the State. The Chief Minister said that nine new National Highways has been approved in the State which would strengthen infrastructure and boost development. He said that a scheme is being prepared under which roads in every district would be made 10 meter wide. During the last months, a sum of Rs 340 crore has been spent on the strengthening of roads in the State. He said that with the concerted efforts of his government, the work on Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressay has now been restarted and it would be completed in a phased manner. Apart from this, the survey of Yamuna-Bawana Expressway has been initiated.