Global City project creates hype in Dubai

Chandigarh, October 3 - The Fourth Roundtable Conference on the Global City held under the Chairmanship of Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal, on October 3, 2022 at Dubai, has created a buzz amongst the Real Estate community of the UAE.

The Global City is a marquee project of the Government of Haryana being developed through its infrastructure development arm, Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) and aims at redefining the concept of urban development and what cities of the future shall look like through its sustainability focused future oriented infrastructure planning and design. The Roundtable conference was conducted to understand and consider the valuable inputs and seek interest of major Real Estate Developers and Real Estate focused funds prior to official launch of the Projectand followed similar earlier conferences conducted at Gurugram and Mumbai with leading Indian stakeholders.

In his address Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Mahohar Lal spoke about his vision of developing the Project as the Central Business District of Gurugram with an intensive focus on modern technology fields, future oriented industries, low carbon green infrastructure and ease of living. Highlighting the livability and environmental crises that face the world’s cities today, the CM spoke about how the Global City has been designed by a team of the brightest minds in planning and engineering to offer an unprecedented urban living experience while preserving the surrounding nature and giving shape to the cherished goals of sustainable cities and communities. Through the creation of this unique, modern urban ecosystem that would act as fulcrum for new technology and innovation industries, the CM spoke about positioning Gurugram on the global map. The Roundtable Conference was followed by one-on-one discussions with the Chief Minister with the Real Estate Companies.

The Roundtable Conference kicked off with a Welcome and Context Setting Address by Sh. Aman Puri, Consul General, Consulate General of India, Dubai, followed by an introduction of the delegates and a detailed presentation on the Global City Project delivered by Sh. Vikas Gupta, MD HSIIDC. In the presentation it was highlighted that the Global City Project is a mixed land use project envisioned to be developed as a “City within a City” over approx. 1080 acres at the heart of Gurugram’s upcoming Residential and Commercial hub in Sectors 36B, 37A and 37B and along the 8-lane under construction Dwarka Expressway. MD HSIIDC explained in detail how the project would serve as a paradigm for a futuristic city in terms of quality of life, infrastructure and ambience. Built with a motto of Live Work & Play, it was explained that the project ecosystem would provide futuristic workspaces, modern retail spaces, residential towers, meticulously planned expansive green spaces and multi-modal connectivity options of Dedicated Bus Corridors, MRTS (Metro) and Heliport facilities. The contemporary planning methodology of the project based on transit-oriented development and keeping in mind the new normal post the pandemic and the distinctive value proposition on offer to investors in the form of first mover advantage, potential of high returns, security of investment etc. were particularly emphasized.

Post the detailed presentation, the deck was thrown open to the various Real Estate Developers to provide their inputs on the project from the point of view of planning, infrastructure, marketing, positioning and support that would be required from HSIIDC/ Govt. of Haryana to ensure the successful implementation of the project. The invitees lauded the visionary thinking of the Govt. of Haryana for the development of the project and showcased keen interest to invest in the Project. The suggestions offered by the delegates focused on,

Allowing greater flexibility in planning to the developers

  • Developing landmark projects such as International Financial Services Center (IFSC), Universities etc. which would act as an anchor/ magnet for potential investors
  • Different development and project phasing strategies that may be adopted by HSIIDC
  • Payment mechanisms and forms of governmental support such as single window mechanism that may be offered to investors to further enhance interest of developers etc.

The Chief Minister was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister, Sh. Dushyant Chautala, Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. DS Dhesi, Additional Chief Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department, Sh. Anand Mohan Sharan, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and & Chairman HSIIDC, Sh. V Umashankar , MD HSIIDC Sh. Vikas Gupta.

The Real estate Company representatives included the top leadership from leading real estate developers and funds of UAE such as Sobha Realty, Nakheel, Emaar, Lulu Group, DP World, Sharaf Group, Ellington Properties, Dubai Investments, Gulf Islamic Investments, Al-Marjan, Al-Hamra, Tabreed, Danube Properties, Dalands Properties and Tabreed amongst others.

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हरियाणा के गृह, स्वास्थ्य मंत्री श्री अनिल विज माता मनसा देवी मंदिर पंचकूला में पूजा अर्चना करते हुए। (03.10.2022)

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हरियाणा के विकास एवं पंचायत मंत्री श्री देवेंद्र सिंह बबली अपनी धर्मपत्नी श्रीमती सुनीता के साथ दुर्गा अष्टमी के दिन श्री माता मनसा देवी मंदिर, पंचकूला में स्थित यज्ञशाला में हवन में आहुतियां डालते हुए। (3 अक्तूबर, 2022)

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Haryana prepares an action plan to control the Air Pollution

Chandigarh, October 3 – The Haryana Government has prepared an action plan under the policy formulated by the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) for sustainable improvement in air quality in Delhi-(NCR) region and adjoining areas.

Chief Secretary, Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal , while addressing officers, said that the objective of the State Government is to bring down the level of air pollution by implementing the action plan effectively at the ground level.

He directed the officers to complete their work within the stipulated time period.

Sh. Kaushal said that Air pollution can only be reduced with the inclusive, economical and innovative approach.

He directed the officers to strictly follow the policy of CAQM. Keeping in view the prevailing air quality in Delhi-NCR, there is a need to control various areas which contribute significantly to air pollution. The policy emphasizes measures to reduce air pollution through thermal power plants, clean fuel and electric mobility, public transport management, road traffic management, greenery and sapling plantation, he added.

It was told in the meeting that the government is preparing plan to create effective infastructure to control the fire incidents in MSW and landfill, management of dust from C&D projects, Provision of additional mechanical sweeping and water spraying machines and greening of open areas etc. is being made to control the dust from open areas and roads.

Similarly, the Department of Industry and Commerce is ensuring comprehensive planning for controlling the burning of industrial waste, transition to clean fuels, electric mobility and limited use of generator sets.

In order to reduce the incidents of stubble burning in the state, proper arrangements are being made by the Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department for crop residue management including ex situ and in-situ management.

Emphasis is being laid on expansion of Nagar Van and Nagar Vatika to promote greenery, tree plantation programmes in the State. It has been also planned to implement the Miyawaki technique (Miyawaki is a technique pioneered by Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki, that helps build dense, native forests in a short time) for intensive tree plantation in limited urban areas. Apart from this, massive awareness campaigns will also be conducted for mass tree plantation drives.

Additional Chief Secretary, Environment and Climate Change Department, Sh. Vineet Garg, Principal Secretary Transport Department, Sh. Navdeep Virk, Director General of New and Renewable Energy Department, Sh. Hanif Qureshi, Chairman of Haryana State Pollution Control Board, Sh. P. Raghavendra Rao and other officers were present in the meeting.

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State Government is fully committed to the welfare of farmers – Chief Secretary

Adequate arrangements have been made for the procurement of the Kharif crops

Officers of the level of Additional Chief Secretary have been deputed in each district of the State-Kaushal

Chandigarh, October 3 – Haryana Chief Secretary, Sh Sanjeev Kaushal said that the State Government is committed to the welfare of farmers and adequate arrangements have been made for the procurement of the Kharif crops in the State.

Sh Kaushal was interacting with media persons after paying obeisance at the historical Mata Mansa Devi Temple, Panchkula here today.

He said that the State Government has made all necessary arrangements for the procurement of paddy in the State which has begun from October 1. The mandis have been properly cleaned and old stock of paddy has been lifted. Besides, the arrangement of nutritious food at subsidized rates has been made under the Atal Yojana for the farmers visiting the mandis.

Sh Kaushal said that proper arrangement of milling has been made in the mandis and the traders are also giving their cooperation. Regarding the gate pass, he said as the entire process has been computerized, farmers would not face any problem regarding the gate pass.

He said that with a view to ensure the procurement of crops in a systematic manner, officers of the level of Additional Chief Secretary have been deputed in each district of the State. These officers would make at least three visits to their respective districts so as to ensure that farmers do not face any kind of problem.

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Haryana makes zoo entry free for visitors during the ‘National Wildlife Week’

State is celebrating the National Wildlife Week from October 2 to 8

Main programme to be held in Chhachhrauli on October 6

Chandigarh, October 3 – As per the direction of the Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal, visitor entry has been made free of cost in the zoos of Bhiwani, Rohtak and Pipli during the ‘National Wildlife Week’. Besides this, children are being encouraged to visit the zoos during the ‘National Wildlife Week’ from October 2 to October 8.

Sharing more information in this regard, an official spokesperson said that the ‘National Wildlife Week’ is being celebrated in Haryana as well as across the country. This wildlife week is celebrated to bring more and more awareness among the general public to preserve the wildlife.

Main programme to be held in Chhachhrauli on October 6

The spokesperson said that the main programme of ‘National Wildlife Week’ will be organized in Chhachhrauli, Yamunanagar on October 6. Forest Minister, Sh. Kanwar Pal will be the Chief Guest in the programme. During this week people will be made aware to plant more and more saplings and conserve wildlife.

Painting competition will be organized in every district

The spokesperson said that during the ‘National Wildlife Week’, painting competitions would be organized in every district to make children aware of wildlife conservation. The winners will also be given awards. Meanwhile, the children participating in the Yamunanagar district will be honoured in the main programme to be held in Chhachhrauli.

Exhibition will also be organized on Wildlife Week

The spokesperson said that an exhibition related to wildlife would also be organized at Chhachhrauli. Photographs, paintings and documentaries related to wildlife will also be displayed in this exhibition.

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Election Commission of India announces bye-election schedule for Adampur Assembly Constituency in Haryana

Model code of conduct comes into force with immediate effect

Chandigarh, October 3 – The Election Commission of India on Monday announced the schedule of bye-elections in seven assembly constituencies across six states. In Haryana the by-election will be held in Adampur Assembly Constituency-47 for which the model code of conduct has come into force with immediate effect.. Voting will be held on November 3, 2022.

As per the schedule released by the commission, the notification will be issued on October 7, 2022. The last date for filing nominations is October 14, while the scrutiny of nominations will be held on October 15. Nomination papers can be withdrawn by the candidates till October 17. Voting is scheduled on November 3, 2022 and the counting of votes will be done on November 6, 2022.

The Commission has decided to use EVMs and VVPATs at all polling stations in the bye-elections. Adequate number of EVMs and VVPATs has been made available and all steps have been taken to ensure smooth conduct of polling with the help of these machines.

Voter's identity will be mandatory at the time of voting in the bye-election. Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) will be the main document for voter identification. However, the voter can also produce any one of the alternate photo identity documents specified by the Commission for his/her identity.

These optional photo identity documents include Aadhaar card, MGNREGA job card, photo passbook issued by a bank or post office, health insurance smart card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour, driving license, PAN card, smart card issued by RGI under NPR, passport, pension documents, service identity cards with photo issued to employees by the Central and State Governments, PSUs or public limited companies, official identity cards issued to MPs, MLAs, MLCs and Unique Disability ID cards.

The model code of conduct will come into force with immediate effect in those districts in which the whole or any part of the assembly constituency falls.