Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that in a bid to encourage more usage of e-vehicles in the state, the State government has decided to give subsidy to the people for purchasing e-vehicles.

The Chief Minister said this while interacting with media persons after inaugurating an awareness exhibition on e-vehicles organized at the Civil Secretariat here today on the occasion of 'World Car-Free Day.

Chandigarh, September 22: Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that in a bid to encourage more usage of e-vehicles in the state, the State government has decided to give subsidy to the people for purchasing e-vehicles.

The government has also formulated a vehicle-scrap policy for the discontinuation of vehicles older than the prescribed period in the NCR region, said Sh. Manohar Lal.

The Chief Minister said this while interacting with media persons after inaugurating an awareness exhibition on e-vehicles organized at the Civil Secretariat here today on the occasion of 'World Car-Free Day.

While calling upon the people of the state to protect the environment, Sh. Manohar Lal said that the environment is getting polluted due to the continual increase in the number of vehicles.

People have considered vehicles as status symbols, due to which employees and officers use vehicles as the main mode of commuting even when they stay close to their offices, said the Chief Minister.

On the occasion of 'World Car-Free Day' celebrated today, the Chief Minister called upon people to take a pledge to adopt a car-pooling system or to travel on foot or cycle to nearby places

The Chief Minister said that there should be plenty of oxygen in the atmosphere, but due to increasing pollution level, the level of carbon dioxide in the environment is increasing.

Sh. Manohar Lal further informed that Haryana Government is promoting to establish oxyvans in the state and for this, about 3 crore saplings are also being planted by the forest department.

Students are being motivated towards plantation, he added.

The Chief Minister informed that while taking steps to reduce pollution levels, till now plying of CNG buses was being encouraged in Gurugram, but now the emphasis will be laid on running e-buses and e-autos there too.

Earlier, Chief Minister Sh. Manohar Lal, Education Minister Sh. Kanwar Pal, Transport Minister, Sh. Mool Chand Sharma, Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Minister, Sh. J.P Dalal and many MLAs cycled from Chief Minister's residence to Civil Secretariat, Haryana.

After this, the Chief Minister also visited the exhibition of e-scooters and e-cars manufactured by various automakers which were displayed at Haryana Civil Secretariat, Chandigarh.

The Chief Minister inaugurated the exhibition organized by Information, Public Relations and Languages Department.

While taking a round of the exhibition, Sh. Manohar Lal also inquired about the 'World Car-Free Day as well as Charging Stations set up by Haryana Government, various schemes to promote e-vehicles and schemes like subsidy, Oxyvan, CNG buses in Gurugram, vehicle-scrap policy etc.

Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Director General, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department, Dr. Amit Agrawal also accompanied Chief Minister on this occasion.

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Chandigarh, 22 September- The Haryana cabinet will meet under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal in Chandigarh on September 22 at 4.00 p.m.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that in a bid to encourage more usage of e-vehicles in the state

Chandigarh, September 22: Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that in a bid to encourage more usage of e-vehicles in the state, the State government has decided to give subsidy to the people for purchasing e-vehicles.

The government has also formulated a vehicle-scrap policy for the discontinuation of vehicles older than the prescribed period in the NCR region, said Sh. Manohar Lal.

The Chief Minister said this while interacting with media persons after inaugurating an awareness exhibition on e-vehicles organized at the Civil Secretariat here today on the occasion of 'World Car-Free Day.

While calling upon the people of the state to protect the environment, Sh. Manohar Lal said that the environment is getting polluted due to the continual increase in the number of vehicles.

People have considered vehicles as status symbols, due to which employees and officers use vehicles as the main mode of commuting even when they stay close to their offices, said the Chief Minister.

On the occasion of 'World Car-Free Day' celebrated today, the Chief Minister called upon people to take a pledge to adopt a car-pooling system or to travel on foot or cycle to nearby places

The Chief Minister said that there should be plenty of oxygen in the atmosphere, but due to increasing pollution level, the level of carbon dioxide in the environment is increasing.

Sh. Manohar Lal further informed that Haryana Government is promoting to establish oxyvans in the state and for this, about 3 crore saplings are also being planted by the forest department.

Students are being motivated towards plantation, he added.

The Chief Minister informed that while taking steps to reduce pollution levels, till now plying of CNG buses was being encouraged in Gurugram, but now the emphasis will be laid on running e-buses and e-autos there too.

Earlier, Chief Minister Sh. Manohar Lal, Education Minister Sh. Kanwar Pal, Transport Minister, Sh. Mool Chand Sharma, Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Minister, Sh. J.P Dalal and many MLAs cycled from Chief Minister's residence to Civil Secretariat, Haryana.

After this, the Chief Minister also visited the exhibition of e-scooters and e-cars manufactured by various automakers which were displayed at Haryana Civil Secretariat, Chandigarh.

The Chief Minister inaugurated the exhibition organized by Information, Public Relations and Languages Department.

While taking a round of the exhibition, Sh. Manohar Lal also inquired about the 'World Car-Free Day as well as Charging Stations set up by Haryana Government, various schemes to promote e-vehicles and schemes like subsidy, Oxyvan, CNG buses in Gurugram, vehicle-scrap policy etc.

Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Director General, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department, Dr. Amit Agrawal also accompanied Chief Minister on this occasion.

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Alternate routes from Haryana to Delhi will be repaired- Home Minister

Instructions to the concerned officers issued to start the work of patchwork of alternate routes from tomorrow- Anil Vij

Short term tenders will be issued to repair these alternate routes- Vij

Chandigarh, September 22 - Haryana Home and Urban Local Bodies Minister, Sh. Anil Vij today directed the concerned officers to immediately open alternate routes from Haryana to Delhi due to closure of Singhu border and Tikri border due to farmers' agitation. He asked them to start the repair work so that the general public does not face any kind of problem while commuting to Delhi on these routes from Haryana.

Sh. Vij was presiding over a meeting of higher officials here today.

While giving instructions to the officials, he said that keeping in mind the convenience of the people, due to the closure of the main roads due to the farmers' agitation, the alternate routes will have to be repaired at the earliest and work in this regard will start from tomorrow itself.

He said that the work of patchwork and filling of potholes on the roads which are being used by the people for going to Delhi should be started from tomorrow itself so that people do not face any problem.

Instructions were given to the officers of the agencies concerned to fix the alternate routes- Vij

While giving instructions to the concerned officers, he said that the work of repair of these alternate routes has to be started at the earliest and for this short term tenders will be issued soon. Besides this, he asked the officials that the work being done by NHAI on NH-44 should be started immediately so that there is no problem in the movement of people. On this, Sh. Vij assured the concerned officers that if there is any problem in starting this work, the help of police will also be provided to NHAI.

Similarly, he said that HSIIDC roads are the main alternative routes from Sonepat to Delhi and they should be repaired at the earliest. Also, regarding the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway, he directed the officers concerned that there must be a provision of public toilets at KMP.

These alternate routes will be repaired - Sh. Vij

List of alternate roads to be upgraded for general traffic use are, 8-km long Sersa Khatkar - Behra Bakipur Road upto Manoli of PWD (B&R), 5.50-km long G.T. Road (NH-44) to Janti Kalan upto Janti Khurd of PWD (B&R), 4.60-km Nathupur - Saboli Road of PWD (B&R), 4-km G.T. Road (NH-44) to Nangal Kalan Piu Maniyari upto Narela Border of PWD (B&R), 12.69-km Lampur Border (Nahra- Nahri Road) of PWD (B&R), 11.75-km Biswamil-Jatheri Road of PWD (B&R), Sonipat - Radthana - Akbarpur Barota upto Safiabad (Delhi Border) of HSRDC and HSIIDC Roads in Kundli (Internal Roads).

Roads from Bahadurgarh (Jhajjar) to Delhi are, 3-km long road from Bahadurgarh to Jharoda Border (Delhi) of PWD (B&R), 3.5-km long road from Bahadurgarh to Nizampur (Delhi) of PWD (B&R), 4-km road from Bahadurgarh to Nizampur (Delhi) via Bamnouli of PWD (B&R), 6-km long road from Bahadurgarh to Jharoda (Delhi) via Siddipur of HSAMB, 2-km long road of Red Cross Road near PP MIE to PVC Market Delhi (Tikri) of MC, Bahadurgarh, 2-km long road from Sainik School at Bypass to Delhi of MC Bahadurgarh, 7-km long road from Bahadurgarh to Najafgarh (Delhi) via village Isharheri of of PWD (B&R), 2-km long road from Bahadurgarh to Nizampur Road (Delhi) via Chhotu Ram Nagar (MIE Railway Crossing) of MC, Bahadurgarh, 0.7-km long road from Sector 9 Mod to Mama Chowk Bahadurgarh of NHAI, 3-km long road from Sector 9 Mod to Jharoda Flyover Bypass of NHAI, 3-km long road of Jharoda Flyover Bypass to Balore Chowk Bypass of NHAI.

Roads from Badli (Jhajjar) to Delhi are, 2-km long road from Baadli to Dhansa (Delhi) via Dhansa Border of PWD (B&R), 2-km road from Village Gubhana to Bakargarh Village (Delhi) of PWD (B&R), 2-km Road from Village Deverkhana to Village Dhansa of PWD (B&R) and 2-km long road of Village Badli to Dhansa Road nearby TRH School to Ishapur Delhi of PWD (B&R).

In this meeting, Additional Chief Secretary, Public Works Department, Sh. Alok Nigam, Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Sh. Rajeev Arora, Principal Secretary, Urban Local Bodies Department, Sh. Arun Gupta, HSIIDC Managing Director Sh. Anurag Agarwal, Director General of Police Sh. P.K. Agrawal and Director of Urban Local Bodies Department Sh. D.K. Behera and other senior officials were present.