The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Mr. Nitin Jairam Gadkari has approved two new underpasses on the Gurugram-Sohna Road on the request of Haryana Public Works (Building and Roads) Minister, Rao Narbir Singh.

Chandigarh, July 11 – The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Mr. Nitin Jairam Gadkari has approved two new underpasses on the Gurugram-Sohna Road on the request of Haryana Public Works (Building and Roads) Minister, Rao Narbir Singh. One of these underpasses will be made at Vatika Chowk while the second underpass will be made under the highway near village Islampur. For giving approval to the underpasses, Rao Narbir Singh has expressed gratitude to Mr. Gadkari.

Rao Narbir Singh said that in order to make the Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) signal free in Gurugram, it is necessary to make underpasses there. There is huge traffic movement on that chowk and an elevated highway is being constructed from Subhash Chowk to the other side of village Badshahpur. There is no entry or exit point in the length of about 4.7 km. In such a situation, when the elevated highway will be ready in future, there will be heavy traffic pressure on the Vatika Chowk and there is possibility of traffic jams.

Rao Narbir Singh raised the proposal with Union Minister to make an underpass in front of Vatika chowk, which would be helpful in making the SPR signal free. Vehicles on the SPR will be able to pass under the highway from below the underpass without waiting. On the rewuest of Rao Narbir Singh, the Union Minister Mr. Nitin Jairam Gadkari approved his proposal.

Similarly, Rao Narbir Singh informed the Union Minister that there is no arrangement in the length of about 2 km from Rajiv Chowk to Subhash Chowk to cross the National Highway No. 248A for the people of Islampur village on Gurugram-Sohna Road. At present, there are three cuts in the median for the convenience of the villagers, but when the highway will become six-lane and the median will be closed, then the villagers and others living there will face huge difficulty in crossing the highway. Rao Narbir Singh informed Mr. Gadkari that the village Islampur has settled on either side of the highway and a large number of people have settled on both sides of the highway. He urged that in view of the interests of the villagers and others, approval should be given to an underpass to the village Islampur, which was approved by the Union Minister.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has accorded administrative approval amounting to over Rs 3.70 crore for the special repair of 12 roads in district Bhiwani.

Chandigarh July 11: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has accorded administrative approval amounting to over Rs 3.70 crore for the special repair of 12 roads in district Bhiwani.

While stating this here today, a spokesman of Public Works (Building and Roads) Department said that these roads would be repaired by providing 20 mm premix carpet.

He said that these included 2.25 km Durjanpur to Dhani Durjanpur road at a cost of Rs 20.93 lakh, 0.73 km Badi Chang approach road at a cost of Rs 4.68 lakh, 2 km Barwa Railway Station approach Road at a cost of Rs 13.41 lakh, 6.45 km Lohani Kairu Obra Behal Jhumpa road at a cost of Rs 92.92 lakh, 41.31 km road from Siwani Singhani to Baktawarpur at a cost of Rs 41.31 lakh and 4 km Tosham Bye Pass (old) to Tosham road at a cost of Rs 8.17 lakh.

The spokesman said that similarly, the other roads which would be repaired included 2.40 km road from Ajitpura to Kitlana at a cost of Rs 15.68 lakh, 6.70 km Tosham Bye pass-connecting Tosham Bhiwani road crossing Bawani Khera and Hansi road at a cost of Rs 128.87 lakh, 4.35 kms road from Kalod to Kalali at a cost of Rs 28.58 lakh, 0.33 km P.H.C chang app. road at a cost of Rs 2.36 lakh, 0.69 km Chhoti Chang approach road at a cost of Rs 4.69 lakh and 1.40 km road from Kaluwas to Nathuwas at a cost of Rs 9.25 lakh.

He said that meanwhile, the Chief Minister has also accorded administrative approval amounting to Rs 110.81 crore for the construction of Railway Over Bridge (ROB) at LC No. 58-C on Rohtak-Panipat section crossing road connecting Panipat Safidon Jind Bhiwani road to Panipat Gohana road and ROB on LC No. 59-A on Rohtak-Panipat section crossing G.T Road (Panipat) to Dahar upto NH-709 on 50:50 sharing with Railways. Apart from this, he has accorded administrative approval amounting to over Rs 3 crore for S/R by raising and BC on Ratia Fatehabad road (State Highway-21) from Km 42.86 to 50.60, 51.55 to 53.00 and 64.20 to 65.45 in district Fatehabad.

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Monitoring Committee constituted by National Green Tribunal (NGT) for compliance of the Municipal Solid Waste Management Rule-2016 in Karnal

Chandigarh, July 11 – The Chairman of the Monitoring Committee constituted by National Green Tribunal (NGT) for compliance of the Municipal Solid Waste Management Rule-2016 in Karnal and former Judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Mr. Justice Pritam Pal Singh directed that those persons, who violate the rules and cause pollution in the environment, should be challaned with heavy fines.

Justice Pritam Pal was in a meeting with officials of the District Administration, Urban Local Bodies and Haryana State Pollution Control Board during his visit to Karnal today. Representatives of social organizations of Karnal city were also present in the meeting.

He said that the purpose for which Solid Waste Management Rules were framed three years ago, they were being monitored continuously for the last several months. He said that today, there has been a serious problem in the environment, which has caused both water and air pollution. To deal with this, strict action will be taken. He said that those, who violate industry rules, they will be dealt with strictly and heavy fines will be imposed.

Justice Pritam Pal said that any program of reform can never be successful without the participation of the people. It is necessary for people to be sensitive for bringing change.

He said that Haryana is fast moving towards cleanliness. A campaign is being run to make seven cities including Karnal, Panipat, Kurukshetra, Jind, Gurugram, Faridabad and Panchkula as Model Cities. Karnal has emerged as the cleanest city of the state from last 3 years. Now, efforts would be made to make it number one city of the country, he added.

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'Special Water Conservation Campaign'


Chandigarh, July 11 – Under the 'Special Water Conservation Campaign' run by the Haryana Government, District Water Conservation Schemes will be prepared and various places of rainwater harvesting will be marked especially in the district areas.

This information was given in a meeting of the high officials of various departments of the Haryana government held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Mrs. Keshni Anand Arora in New Delhi today. During the meeting, the Chief Secretary gave special directions for the successful implementation of the 'Special Water Conservation Campaign' initiated by the Haryana Government under the Prime Minister's 'Jal Shakti Abhiyan'.

It was informed in the meeting that in addition to government buildings, rainwater harvesting system will also be expanded to other buildings. The old plants of the rainwater harvesting system will be will be repaired and made operations, and 100 borewells/places will be marked in each district area in order to extend the rainwater harvesting process. Apart from this, natural water resources and ponds will also be rejuvenated and plantation drive will also be involved in the expansion of green area. It was also informed that in urban areas, work will be done in a planned and timely manner to achieve the goals of rainwater harvesting, sewerage treatment system, plantation and other related points.

The Chief Secretary directed the officers in different 19 districts of the state through video conferencing for successful implementation of the campaign. She stressed on the need of regular submission of details from time to time and share with each other, the inspirational works done in district areas in the direction of rainwater harvesting. The Chief Secretary also stressed on the need of non-governmental organizations and corporate sector working together in the rainwater harvesting campaign.

It is worth mentioning here that in view of 'Jal Shakti Abhiyan', Urban Local Bodies Minister, Mrs. Kavita Jain, while fixing the responsibilities of officers in the meeting held yesterday, had also laid down the necessary guidelines under which the role of students towards spreading awareness about rainwater harvesting is also being ensured.

Others present in this meeting included Principal Secretary, Development and Panchayats Department, Mr. Sudhir Rajpal, Principal Secretary, Irrigation Department, Mr. Anurag Rastogi, Principal Secretary, Urban Local Bodies Department, Mr. Anand Mohan Sharan, Additional Resident Commissioner, Haryana Bhawan, New Delhi, Mr. Chander Shekhar Khare and other officers were present in the meeting besides various senior officials of the Central Government.

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PROMOTIONS
Chandigarh, July 11 – Haryana Government has promoted three Private Secretaries of Haryana Civil Secretariat as Secretaries to Ministers with immediate effect.

Those who have been promoted are Mrs Krishna Kumari, Mrs Rajish Sudan and Mrs Meena Rani.

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From now onwards, commuters in Haryana need not stop their vehicles for checking of documents if they abide by traffic and road safety rules on the roads.

Chandigarh, July 11 – From now onwards, commuters in Haryana need not stop their vehicles for checking of documents if they abide by traffic and road safety rules on the roads.

While giving this information here today, Director General of Police, Haryana Mr Manoj Yadava said that instructions have been given to all Commissioners of Police, IGP Traffic and Highways and district Superintendents of Police to stop checking for documents if a vehicle has not visibly violated any rules. However, documents would be checked and subsequently challan may also be issued in case any driver is found to have been committed any visible traffic violation. The objective of implementing this novel initiative is to make motorists follow traffic rules, to ensure road safety to the maximum and to curb violations on roads.

Mr Yadava said that the past practice of flagging down the vehicles for document check would be stopped if a commuter is not visibly breaking rules. Our prime purpose for routine traffic checking is to ensure road and traffic safety as well as to educate and aware people about having a safe and secure journey. Henceforth, no unit of the district police including the traffic would conduct traffic checks solely for the purpose of ascertaining whether the driver has complete documents. Safe driving by following traffic rules would also help in preventing road accidents, he added.

He made it clear that driver’s license, vehicle registration etc would be checked by the Police for crime prevention and detection measures viz during area sealing after heinous crime as well as during night domination exercises.