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Pick and drop facility at IGIA

Chandigarh: With a view to provide better convenience to the passengers, Haryana Roadways Volvo and Mercedes Benz buses going to Gurgaon would now also enter into the area of Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), Delhi, to drop and pick the passengers where taxis and private vehicles drop them. Director General, State Transport Haryana, Arun Kumar said, both Haryana Roadways and authorities at the IGIA, Delhi have reached an agreement to provide this facility. He said that now instead of going to public transport centre, these buses would go inside the Airport area and provide the much needed facility to the passengers. The buses would stop there for a few minutes to drop and pick the passengers. Also, Haryana Roadways would set up a help desk at the IGIA to provide assistance to its patrons.

Cotton productivity increases

Chandigarh: The average cotton productivity in Sirsa district is expected to cross the figure of 26 quintals per hectare during the current year. A spokesman said that the prospect of production of cotton has brightened in the district and it would be expected over 38.50 lakh quintal. In view of the expected bumper cotton crop in the district, five mandis have been setup at Dubwali, Kalanwali, Ellenabad, Sirsa and Ding for its procurement. Haryana State Agriculture Marketing Board and concerned market committees have made the arrangements of cleanliness and supply of power and water in the mandis. During the current year, the area under cotton crop has gone up to 1.48 lakh hectares in district Sirsa which is number one in the state in respect of cotton production and productivity.

 Haryana to expand RSBY ambit

Chandigarh: Haryana Government will extend the benefit of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) to rickshaw pullers, rag pickers, mine workers, sanitation workers and auto rickshaw and taxi drivers in the state. A spokesman said that this decision would cover 2.16 lakh additional beneficiaries. The estimated financial implication would be Rs 5.80 crore during the current financial year out of which 25 per cent amount that is Rs 1.45 crore would be borne by the State Government. Till now street vendors, beedi workers, domestic workers, building and other construction workers and MGNREGA workers are covered under the scheme.

 No official residential telephone facility for government officials

Chandigarh: Punjab Government has directed all the departments not provide any official residential telephone facility to government officials. A spokesperson said that the officials who are entitled for this facility could get telephone connections at their personal capacity and submit telephone bills for reimbursement at their own level. Reimbursement would be as per combined limit of bill of landline, mobile and internet service. The officials/employees would submit only one certificate for claim of telephone or internet placed at their residence or their mobile and that these services are being used for official purposes and reimbursement would done as per this certificate. 

 Jindal commission asks people to assist in book scam investigation

Chandigarh: The Commission constituted by Punjab Government under the Justice AN Jindal (retd.) to probe the alleged book scam in Punjab, has sought information from people, if any in this regard. A spokesman said that despite the public notice issued from time to time, the response from the public in providing the relevant information to the Commission was very poor. He said that it would be the pleasure of the Commission to entertain any valuable information by any member of the public which may help in making a through probe and appropriate recommendations could be made to the Government.

 Haryana to observe “Veer and Shaheedi Diwas” on September 23

Chandigarh: Haryana Government will observe “Veer and Shaheedi Diwas” on September 23 throughout the state with due solemnity. A spokesman said that tributes would be paid to the freedom fighters and martyrs and seminars and public meetings would also be organised on the historic deeds of the martyrs and freedom fighters of the state. He said the family members of the martyrs, winners of the gallantry awards and war-widows would also be honoured on this occasion. All the freedom fighters of the state and brave soldiers of Kargil operation would be invited on this occasion, he added.

3 days specialized training on e-governance programme

Chandigarh: Punjab Directorate of Governance Reforms has conducted three days specialized training programme on e-Governance for officers of the state. The training was conducted in the hotel Shivalikview here. A spokesman said, this workshop was organized for Additional Deputy Commissioners, Directors , Joint Directors , Additional Directors , Deputy Directors ,Govt. representatives in State , Project e-Governance Mission Teams ,Project Management Units (PMUs) , Project Managers Nodal officers for e-Governance of State Government to equip them with skills and knowledge on Change Management & Capacity Building’.

 New chairpersons appointed for district planning committees

Chandigarh: Punjab Government has appointed Neelam Mahant, Jawahar Lal Khurana, Daulat Ram Kamboj, Satish Mahajan and Dr Parminder Sharma as the chairperson of District Planning Committees Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Ferozepur, Pathankot and Rupnagar respectively. A spokesperson said, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today gave his nod to appoint these leaders as chairpersons of Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Ferozepur, Pathankot and Rupnagar respectively under the clause 3 sub-clause (3) of Punjab District Planning Committee Act, 2005. The formal orders regarding these appointments would be issued shortly.

ICICI Lombard launches “Road side Assistance cover” with unique benefits

Chandigarh: ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd., announced the launch of “Road Side Assistance cover” for its Private car insurance policy customers. The add on cover will provide complete assistance in case of an emergency e.g. vehicle breakdown or accident manufacture. The cover starts from Rs. 99 for any car brand/ model or year of manufacture.

Pay Rs 1000, if you car is towed away

Chandigarh: A spokesperson of UT Police said that it has been decided in the State Level Road Safety Council meeting that whenever any vehicle is towed away by Chandigarh Police for wrong parking violation and any other traffic violation, apart from issuing traffic challan, an amount of Rs 1000 will be charged as towing charging. The citizens are therefore advised and requested to obey traffic rules, falling which appropriate legal action as per law shall be taken.

 Road closed due to recarpetting

Chandigarh: The V-3 road in between Sectors 31 and 47 will remain closed from September 19 to 22 due to recarpetting of this road. The public is advised to take alternate route during this period.

 Videocon telecom ropes in Gippy Grewal as brand ambassador

New Delhi/Chandigarh: Videocon Mobile Services has unveiled its new logo, ‘Videocon Telecom’. It has also roped in acclaimed young Punjabi actor and singer, Gippy Grewal as its brand ambassador. With the new logo that reflects the core values of the brand and the new face that reflects the aspirations of the youth, it intends to connect with forward-looking, modern youth segment and extend its market presence. While the new logo effortlessly connects the brand with the consumers, the young and versatile Gippy Grewal infuses fresh energy and vigour to the brand itself.

 KENT RO considered the most promising brand in India: survey

Chandigarh: Re-establishing its leading stature in the water purifiers segment, Kent RO systems limited has been adjudged Asia’s most promising brand while its chairman Mahesh Gupta has been conferred with the most promising leader title, according to a survey conducted by KPMG and commissioned by World Consulting and Research Corporation (WCRC). Asia’s Most Promising is a first ever project on brands and entrepreneurs involving the most promising nations of Asia for business.

 Babu Hitabhilashi paid rich tributes at 26th death anniversary

Chandigarh: BJP leaders paid floral tributes to its senior leader martyr Babu Hitabhilashi on his 26th death anniversary here at Punjab BJP Punjab headquarter in Chandigarh. Hundreds of workers participated in Shanti Paath followed by Shradhanlji Sabha. Former state president, former legislative group leader Punjab and member National Council Balram ji Dass Tandon, vice chairman planning board and ex state president BJP Punjab Prof Rajinder Bhandari and others were present at the headquarters. Tandon said in Hitabhilashi, party has lost a great leader, a great visionary, a true social and political reformer. The generations to come should follow footsteps and strengthen party with nationalistic values and social upliftment.”




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