CM AND KEJRIWAL FLAGS VOLVO BUSES FROM PUNJAB TO IGI AIRPORT, NEW DELHI

CM DESCRIBES IT AS REVOLUTIONARY STEP TO CURB TRANSPORT MAFIA

AAP GOVERNMENT TO MAKE PUNJAB GANGSTER FREE LAND- SAYS KEJRIWAL

JALANDHAR, JUNE 15:Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today jointly flagged off the bus service to Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport, New Delhi from the city.

“This is a historic occasion when the Punjab government has fulfilled its promise with the people by ending monopoly of the private transporters and introducing cheap and luxury travel to IGI airport in merely Rs 1170 thereby stopping loot of people”, said the Chief Minister while addressing the gathering.

The Chief Minister said that daily seven Volvo buses will ply from Jalandhar bus stand to Delhi airport. Likewise, he said that similar buses will also move from Amritsar, Pathankot, Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Patiala and even from Chandigarh daily to the airport for facilitating the passengers. Bhagwant Mann said that with the plying of these buses the passengers will get a comfortable, luxurious and cheap travel to airport at a meagre price.

The Chief Minister said that passengers desirous of going to airport can get the online booking done prior to three months of travel whereas the tickets can be booked at the counters of bus stand six months ahead of the journey. Bhagwant Mann said that his government has got the mandate of people to serve the state by eliminating mafia. He said that will the rolling of these buses now transport mafia will also be a thing of past.

The Chief Minister bemoaned that for decades only private transporters had run their buses on this route and looted the people by charging impulsively. Squarely blaming the successive Congress and Akali governments for not plying government buses to airport, he said that vested interests of these leaders prohibited them from doing so. Bhagwant Mann said that the transporter leaders of both these parties minted the money illegally by not allowing government buses to operate on this route.

The Chief Minister said that these leaders plundered people’s money mercilessly as former Chief Ministers, Ministers or MLAs flexed their muscles for enhancing fleet of their buses rather than facilitating the people. Bhagwant Mann said that government’s might was used not for well being of public but for promoting transport mafia. He said that these people monopolised the trade and exploited the people.

The Chief Minister said that his government will take every initiative to safeguard the interests of Punjabis and eliminate all sort of mafia or monopolisation from the state. Bhagwant Mann said that number of NRIs who came to Punjab from abroad had always complained him that why only private players have the right to ply buses on this route and why not government buses are running on them. He said that now sounding death knell for transport mafia, Punjab government will run these super luxurious buses that will charge less than half of private transporters and give double facilities than them. Bhagwant Mann also thanked the Delhi government especially the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for extending fulsome support and cooperation to them for this noble cause.

In his address, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal vowed to make Punjab a gangster free land. He said that gangster culture was nurtured by the Akalis and Congress who openly patronised these criminals. Arvind Kejriwal said that now when patronisations of these gangsters have ended they will be soon behind the bars.

The Delhi Chief Minister said that it was a significant day for Punjab as the Volvo buses started departing to IGI Airport. He said that this facility would be smoother and beneficial especially for the Punjabi Diaspora. He said that the AAP‘s Government is an honest one, which has been working in a transparent manner thus paving a way for implementation of pro-people initiatives.

The Delhi Chief Minister said that AAP Government had strongly and squarely hit the corruption in the state to wipe out this menace for the welfare of people. He said that there was a rare example of honest Government in the country as the AAP Government had put its own minister behind the bars on the charges of graft. He also said that the AAP Government had also waged a war against transfer and transport mafia so that people could not be harassed for the works in offices.

The Chief Minister said that Punjab’s AAP Government started a campaign against illegal possessions on Panchayati lands which led to removal of such possessions on 5500 acres of land. He also announced that the services of more than 26,000 contractual employees would be regularised as the Punjab Government is set to enact a law in the ensuing session. He also stressed that the mafia was being dealing with iron hand as the State Government had a zero tolerance in this regard.

The Delhi Chief Minister said that Punjab Government will not spare any guilty of crimes committed anywhere in the state since the previous Governments were patronising such anti-social elements, said Kejriwal adding that the nexus of gangsters would be wiped out. He said that special efforts were being made to ensure discipline amongst the inmates of jails besides trashing the VIP treatment inside jail premises. Arvind Kejriwal said that a new era of unproven development and growth is being witnessed in three months of formation of AAP government.

Punjab Transport Minister Laljeet Singh Bhullar termed the day a historic as the efforts of Chief Ministers of Punjab and Delhi to start this service which would facilitate to lakhs of NRIs of Punjab. He said that this endeavour of Punjab Government would end the monopoly of private players.

Addressing on the occasion, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot said that now the buses from Punjab would depart for IGI Airport New Delhi benefitting the people across the state and of foreign shores. He said that the AAP Government had started this volvo bus service within three months after taking over in the state. He also clarified that the Volvo buses of Punjab Roadways, Punbus and PRTC would arrive directly at the airport terminals.

Earlier, Secretary Transport Punjab Vikas Garg and Principal Secretary Transport Delhi Ashish Kundra also addressed the gathering.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal paid tributes to Shaheed-e-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh at the statute of great martyr inside the Bus Stand premises.

On the occasion Cabinet Ministers Lal Chand Kataaruchak, Dr Baljeet Kaur, Harbhajan Singh ETO, Harjot Bains and Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal along with several MLAs were also present on the occasion.

Prominent amongst others present on the occasion included Additional Chief Secretary to CM A Venuprasad, Special Principal Secretary to CM Ravi Bhagat, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori, Commissioner of Police GS Sandhu, Additional Special Principal Secretary to CM Himanshu Jain and others were also present on the occasion.

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MANN GOVT DECIDES TO TAKE HEAD-ON THE ILLEGAL COLONIES IN PUNJAB

• Revenue dept. issues instructions regarding registration of plots in illegal/unauthorised colonies

• Now, citizens can avail property possession related services via online portal

Chandigarh, June 15:In order to streamline the registration of plots and save the people from property related frauds, Punjab Government led by Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Mann has issued clear instructions to Sub-Registrars regarding the registration of plots in illegal/unauthorized colonies.

Housing & Urban Development and Local Government departments have also been asked to publish lists of licensed/authorized colonies/schemes along with area details, Khasra numbers and approved Layout Plan so that area is clearly defined where NOCs are not required for registration of documents related to sale deed or transfer of rights. These lists will be readily available with all the Sub-Registrars and they will register the sale deeds after verifying the status of the colonies as per the instructions issued by the Department of Revenue.

The development came a few days after the Chief Minister launched an online portal "https://grcs.punjab.gov.in" wherein citizens can register the grievances related to the possession of plots. This unique online portal would provide property possession related services in a seamless manner, besides expediting the property possession process.

Earlier, there were no clear instructions from the Government which caused these illegal colonies to grow in the outskirts of cities. As per the information, there are over 15000 colonies mushroomed in the last five years.

The citizens of Punjab have been facing difficulties to get the possession of the properties in these illegal/unauthorised colonies where either the allotment letter is issued by the concerned developers/colonizers/authorities or deeds were registered, but they were unable to get the possession of the property due to one or other reasons.

"These illegal colonies are not only resulting in haphazard urbanization of the State, but also causing lots of hardships to the common man," said Punjab Revenue Minister Bram Shanker Jimpa, while adding that people spent their life savings in purchasing of plots and they do not even get possession in these illegal colonies as the colonizers even sell 'rastas' or paths in these colonies. These colonies also lack basic amenities like water supply, sewerage, electricity etc, he added.

"Now, the Government under the AAP leadership of Hon’ble CM, S. Bhagwant Mann has decided to take this menace head on and in this regard, these two major decisions have been taken," the minister said.

ACS-cum-FCR Mr. Anurag Agarwal informed that a dedicated cell has been created to analyse the applications received on the portal and to process the applications as per the requirements. The status of each application will be updated on the portal and the citizens can also track applications on the portal to know the status, he added.

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Punjab Vidhan Sabha Session on June 24

Chandigarh, June 15:An official Spokesperson of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha said that the Governor of Punjab has summoned the 16th Punjab Vidhan Sabha to meet for its 2nd Budget Session on Friday, June 24 at 11.00 AM in Punjab Vidhan Sabha Hall, Vidhan Bhavan at Chandigarh.

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Single Member of VAT Tribunal to have powers to perform functions of tribunal after June 17 till appointment of new Chairman

Chandigarh, June 15:As per Section 5(1) (c) and Section 5(2) of Punjab Value Added Tax Act, 2005, after June 17th, 2022, the single member of the VAT Tribunal referred to in Section 5(1) (c) will have powers to perform functions of the tribunal till the appointment of the new Chairman.

All the cases fixed before the bench of Chairman or the Single Member will henceforth be taken up by the Hon'ble Single Member of the tribunal subject to proviso of Section 5(2) of the Punjab VAT Act. An official spokesperson disclosed this.

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Department of Health & Family Welfare, Punjab

Media Bulletin COVID-19

15th June 2022 (05:00 PM)

Sr.No.

Description

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

1

Total Samples taken

727328

19716198

2

Total No. of patients tested Positive

1833

760907

3

No. of patients discharged

1523

742773

4

Total Deaths reported

10

17756

5

Sample collected on the day

7310

6

Test conducted on the day

7128

7

Positive cases on the day

74

8

Number of active Cases

378

9

No. of Patients on oxygen support

17

10

Patients at critical care Level-3 facilities

4

11

Patients who are critical and on ventilator support

0

12

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

1

13

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

218649

14

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

6

15

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

1117406

16

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

70

17

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

210445

18

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

68

19

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

1013309

20

Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

441

21

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose

8320739

22

Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

5660

23

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose

7359685

24

18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

1564

25

Total 18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose

12576631

26

18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

12053

27

Total 18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose

10061574

28

15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

310

29

Total 15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose

1081470

30

15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

1316

31

Total 15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 2nddose

736548

32

12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

460

33

Total 12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose

588160

34

12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 2nddose on the day

1910

35

Total 12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose

311086

36

Precautionary dose given on the day

3568

37

Total Precautionary dose given

690485

38

Total Vaccination 1st dose on the day

2012

39

Total Vaccination 2nd dose on the day

17851

40

Total Vaccination 1st and 2nd dose on the day

19863

On 15th June 2022

1.

Number of New patients admitted in ICU

Nil

2.

Number of New patients put on ventilator support

Nil

3.

Number of New patients discharged

35

(Amritsar-3, Bathinda-3, Faridkot-1, Jalandhar-7, Kapurthala-1, Ludhiana-7, Patiala-1, Ropar-3, SAS Nagar-7, Tarn Taran-2)

4.

Number of New deaths reported

Nil

Patients reported Positive on 15th June 2022 - 74

District

Number of Cases

Positivity

Case

Details

Remarks

SAS Nagar

32

5.38%

32 New Cases

595 Samples Tested

Ludhiana

17

2.08%

17 New Cases

817 Samples Tested

Patiala

6

3.82%

6 New Cases

157 Samples Tested

Tarn Taran

4

0.65%

4 New Cases

615 Samples Tested

Hoshiarpur

3

0.77%

3 New Cases

389 Samples Tested

Jalandhar

3

0.20%

3 New Cases

1473 Samples Tested

Bathinda

2

0.97%

2 New Cases

206 Samples Tested

Ferozepur

2

1.45%

2 New Cases

138 Samples Tested

Gurdaspur

2

1.00%

2 New Cases

200 Samples Tested

Kapurthala

2

0.81%

2 New Cases

247 Samples Tested

SBS Nagar

1

0.99%

1 New Case

101 Samples Tested

Amritsar

0

0.00%

Nil

1057 Samples Tested

Barnala

0

0.00%

Nil

133 Samples Tested

Faridkot

0

0.00%

Nil

65 Sample Tested

Fazilka

0

0.00%

Nil

1 Samples Tested

FG Sahib

0

0.00%

Nil

145 Samples Tested

Malerkotla

0

0.00%

Nil

0 Samples Tested

Mansa

0

0.00%

Nil

0 Samples Tested

Moga

0

0.00%

Nil

154 Samples Tested

Muktsar

0

0.00%

Nil

91 Samples Tested

Pathankot

0

0.00%

Nil

57 Samples Tested

Ropar

0

0.00%

Nil

371 Samples Tested

Sangrur

0

0.00%

Nil

116 Samples Tested

On the Day Punjab

74

1.04%

Cumulative Cases: -

S. No.

District

Total Confirmed Cases

Total Cured

Total Deaths

Total Active Cases

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

1

Ludhiana

277

110053

197

107686

3

2282

85

2

SAS Nagar

547

96236

408

94941

2

1150

145

3

Jalandhar

171

78441

131

76831

1

1579

31

4

Patiala

249

62280

226

60798

0

1457

25

5

Amritsar

96

59493

92

57800

0

1682

11

6

Bathinda

66

50934

59

49837

0

1088

9

7

Hoshiarpur

74

40914

74

39806

0

1096

12

8

Gurdaspur

27

26966

21

26094

1

865

7

9

Pathankot

55

24587

53

24086

0

495

6

10

Fazilka

33

23431

42

22881

0

545

5

11

Muktsar

13

22567

18

22028

0

539

0

12

Kapurthala

45

22080

40

21492

1

583

5

13

Ropar

38

17977

35

17518

0

455

4

14

Ferozepur

23

17922

21

17381

0

537

4

15

Mansa

6

17234

5

16841

1

393

0

16

Faridkot

33

16816

36

16477

0

338

1

17

Sangrur

1

14310

1

13574

0

735

1

18

SBS Nagar

25

13427

26

13014

0

409

4

19

FG Sahib

25

11859

12

11492

0

354

13

20

Moga

9

10997

9

10740

1

255

2

21

Tarn Taran

11

10909

5

10510

0

394

5

22

Barnala

8

7505

12

7155

0

349

1

23

Malerkotla

1

3969

0

3791

0

176

2

Total

1833

760907

1523

742773

10

17756

378

Micro- Containment Zones:

S. No

District

S. No

Micro Containments

Population of the area contained

1

Ludhiana

1

House No. 651/2 Gurdev Nagar, Pakhowal Road, Ludhiana L4/1/431

150

Total

1