Press Releases

28 February 2020
28-02-2020
28 February 2020

  • Chandigarh February 28: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal who is also holding the portfolio of Finance Department said that to increase the number of super luxury air-conditioned buses in the State, the State Government is in the process of purchasing 18 super luxury AC multi-axle buses by March 31, 2020.
  • Mr Manohar Lal disclosed this, while presenting the State Budget for the year 2020-21 during the ongoing Budget session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha here today. He announced an outlay of Rs 2307.44 crore for the Transport Sector in the budget estimates for the year 2020-21.
  • He said that the purchase of 867 standard non-AC buses meeting BS-VI emission standards is in the pipeline. Apart from this, on online bidding system basis, the department has also included hundred of buses in the fleet under the kilometer scheme.
  • The Chief Minister said that transport system of Haryana is one of the best transport systems in the country, which is committed to provide safe, affordable, efficient and reliable transport services to its people. He said that our existing fleet of 3602 buses including 38 Volvo/ Mercedes Super Luxury Air Conditioned Buses provide transportation facility to about 9.66 lakh passengers by covering a distance of about 10.5 lakh kilometers daily.
  • He said that as a social responsibility, free / concessional travel facility is being provided to the people of 41 different categories in the ordinary buses of the State Government. This also includes free travel up to 150 km for girl students from their residence to educational institutions and for this 36 buses are plying on 20 routes in Karnal, Kurukshetra, Yamunanagar, Ambala and Panchkula districts. Apart from this, we have also started 181 special bus services on 163 routes for the convenience and safety of girls / women.
     
  • Chandigarh, Feb 28 – Haryana Government has decided to set up a new department namely ‘Housing for All” so as to bring all housing schemes being implemented by different departments, boards and corporations under one roof.
  • This was announced by Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal who is also holding the portfolio of Finance Department while presenting the State Budget for the year 2020-21 during the ongoing Budget session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha here today.
  • He said that under the Pradhanmantri Awas Yojan-Rural, 4549 house has been constructed in the year 2019-20 and 5,860 houses are under construction. A total amount of Rs 43.67 crore has been spent on it. He said that for the year 2020-21, an outlay of Rs. 32 crores has been proposed under the scheme. Similarly, an outlay of Rs. 255 crores has been proposed for the Pradhanmantri Awas Yojan-Urban.
  • The Chief Minister said that housing schemes being run by various departments like BPL / EWS category by Housing Board Haryana, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban of Urban Local Bodies Department, Rajiv Awas Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Rural of Rural Development Department, Awas Agrim Yojana for Haryana Building Construction and other Construction Workers registered by Haryana Building Construction and other construction Welfare Boards, Ashiana Scheme of Haryana Shehari Vikas Pradhikaran and various other schemes like Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Navinikarnal Scheme for the repair of houses would be brought under the purview of the Department of Housing for all.
  • He said that the government would also overcome the difficulties in the allocation of 100 yards plot to the beneficiaries of Mahatma Gandhi Grameen Basti Yojana. With a view to facilitate the beneficiaries in construction of their houses, they would be linked with the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Rural, he added.
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