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Tuesday, 11 June 2024 | PNS

HRTC to procure 25 buses 50 tempo travellers CM Sukhu

Shimla: Himachal Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Monday said the Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) will procure 25 new Volvo buses and 50 tempo travellers to strengthen the fleet.  Sukhu, while chairing a meeting of HRTC, assured full support from the state government that would bolster the corporation's operations. Apart from this, plans are underway to introduce electric buses with a substantial budget of Rs 517 crore allocated for their purchase in the current financial year, he said. "The state government has committed to providing Rs 63 crore per month to support HRTC in delivering excellent transport services to commuters," he said.

CM Saini directs officers to complete work of strengthening roads by August 31

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Nayab Singh Saini on Monday said that the work of strengthening all roads in the state will be completed by August 31. Orders have been issued to all concerned departments. Besides this, the deadline for the floating the tender process has also been set for seven days. After this specified timeframe, not a single road in the state will be in a dilapidated condition, directed the Chief Minister while chairing a key meeting with officers in Karnal. The Chief Minister directed that pending development projects and schemes should be completed quickly. Besides this, the officers concerned should ensure the resolution of people's issues in ‘Samadhan Shivirs’ to be organised in their respective offices. He further directed that the officers concerned must pay utmost attention to the problems, issue raised by the citizens and ensure quick solutions. He said that if any negligence is observed at any level, strict action will be taken. The Chief Minister also directed the officers concerned to expedite the completion of development work that is pending in colonies.

 Poll results not to deflect SAD from Panthic agenda: Sukhbir Badal

Chandigarh : Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday said that the results of the Lok Sabha poll in Punjab will not deflect him and his party from their agenda of commitment to the cause of Panth, Punjab, farmers and other aggrieved and poorer sections of society. “ Our commitment to Panth and Punjab, especially farmers and the other poorer sections, is not subject to election results, good or bad. We will work even harder to fulfil our commitment to the aggrieved and downtrodden sections of society. We have seen massive glory and faced great challenges. But neither affects our commitment to principles. For us, principles will continue to remain above politics, and beyond victory or defeat “ he said in a statement.  Badal however said that as president of the party, he not only fully and humbly accepts the people’s mandate but also wholeheartedly respects it.  

PM’s first decision to release Kisan Nidhi shows commitment towards farmers: Jakhar

 Chandigarh:  Punjab BJP president Sunil Jakhar on Monday said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment and resolve towards welfare of farmers was manifested in his first decision in the third term authorizing the release of the installment of ‘PM Kisan Nidhi’, which will benefit over 11 crore farmer families in the country.  Jakhar said that PM Modi chose farmers’ issues over and above everything by first sanctioning the release of nearly Rs 20,000 crore to be distributed in this installment among farmer families — Rs three lakh crore distributed to farmers till date.  Recently, as part of the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra across 2.60 lakh gram panchayats in the country, over 90 lakh eligible farmers were added as beneficiaries to the PM Kisan Nidhi scheme. “Several lakhs of farmers in Punjab will benefit from this decision. The money will be transferred in bank accounts of beneficiary farmers which will augment their income”, Sunil Jakhar said.

Help Himachal with open mind Pratibha Singh to PM Modi

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Congress president Pratibha Singh on Monday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a third term in office, and hoped the Centre would help the state with an open mind. She also demanded a special economic package for the hill state.  "After the elections, the phase of allegations and counter-allegations is over, so the Central government should help the state with an open mind now," Singh said in a statement here. "Any government elected in a democracy is big part of the public opinion and it should be fully respected and democratic values should not be violated at any level in the country," the state Congress president said.

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