Mon. Feb 26th, 2024


Chandigarh-The historic metropolis of Panipat witnessed one other important milestone for sustainable and handy Transport in the present day, after the Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal inaugurated the Electric City Bus Service from the brand new bus stand in Siwah, Panipat. The goal of this initiative shouldn’t be solely to offer handy transportation to the individuals of the state but additionally to scale back environmental air pollution. On this event, the Chief Minister introduced that the primary seven days of touring in these Electric buses will probably be free, encouraging individuals to go for public transportation over non-public autos. The routes of the City Bus Service will probably be fastidiously deliberate, bearing in mind the calls for and wishes of town residents.

Presently, three electrical metropolis buses have been launched in Panipat, and shortly, 5 extra buses will probably be added to the fleet. The fare for the City Bus Service will vary from Rs. 10 to Rs. 50, and the route will cowl a distance of 28 to 30 kilometers. The City Bus Service will probably be systematically expanded to the villages surrounding town, knowledgeable the Chief Minister after launching the bus service.

The Chief Minister prolonged greatest needs to the individuals of Panipat on the graduation of the City Bus Service and personally travelled on the bus. He was accompanied by Rajya Sabha MP, Sh. Krishan Lal Panwar, MP, Sh. Sanjay Bhatia, Panipat City MLA, Sh. Pramod Vij, and the Principal Secretary, Transport Department, Sh. Navdeep Virk.

The Chief Minister shared that the Siwah bus stand is intently related to him, as he had inaugurated it on July 18, 2023. Today, the Panipat City Bus Service commences from this very location, promising important advantages to each metropolis and rural residents, he mentioned.

The Chief Minister mentioned that after the launch of electrical metropolis bus service in Panipat and Jagadhri, the federal government goals to begin electrical metropolis bus providers in seven cities, together with Panchkula, Ambala, Sonipat, Rewari, Karnal, Rohtak, and Hisar, by June 2024.

Notably, the Chief Minister, who additionally holds the portfolio of Finance Minister, in his price range speech for the fiscal 12 months 2023-24 had introduced that metropolis bus providers could be initiated in 9 municipal firms and Rewari metropolis. He personally inaugurated the service in the present day in Panipat. In this sequence, the present metropolis bus providers in Gurugram, Manesar, and Faridabad will probably be expanded. This distinctive venture, initiated by any state within the nation, entails 450 fashionable, environmental pleasant electrical buses, and the venture, costing greater than 2450 crores over 12 years, is a major step in the direction of pollution-free setting, mentioned  Sh. Manohar Lal.

The Chief Minister shared that each day, 11 lakh individuals journey on Haryana Transport buses overlaying a distance of 11 lakh kilometers. Currently, 4651 buses together with 562 buses beneath the Kilometre scheme and 1300 allow buses are working.

He additional shared that important work has been carried out up to now 9 years to reinforce street, rail, and air connectivity within the state. Every district is now related to the nationwide freeway. Emphasis has been positioned on setting up grade-separated rail tracks for seamless rail connectivity. A five-kilometer elevated railway monitor has been operationalized in Rohtak, and work is progressing in Kurukshetra and Kaithal, mentioned the Chief Minister.

He knowledgeable that over the previous 9 years, 72 ROBs (Railway Over Bridges) and RUBs (Railway Under Bridges) have been constructed, and 52 tasks are in progress. In the final 9 years, 33, 000 kilometers of roads have been maintained and repaired, with an expenditure of Rs. 20, 000 crores. Additionally, 7, 000 kilometers of recent roads have been constructed at a price of Rs 4, 000 crores. The National Highway Authority of India has additionally spent 50, 000 crores on street development, mentioned Sh. Manohar Lal.

The Chief Minister mentioned that approval has been granted by the Indian authorities for the development of an expressway to reinforce connectivity from Panipat to Dabwali within the east-west route.  He highlighted the recruitment of roughly 3500 drivers and conductors in Haryana Roadways over the previous 9 years. Furthermore, by means of Haryana Kaushal Rozgar Nigam, 1500 drivers and conductors have been recruited.

The Chief Minister mentioned {that a} Rapid Rail Transport System, just like the metro, will probably be initiated from Delhi Sarai Kale Khan to Panipat, with efforts to develop it as much as Karnal. Alongside the Kundli-Manesar Expressway, Haryana can be launching the Haryana Orbital Rail Service, enhancing connectivity from Kundli to Panipat. This improvement goals to offer higher transportation amenities for the individuals, he mentioned. Besides this, Haryana can have its personal airport in Hisar, related to Delhi by means of the Fast Track Expressway. The development of the Hansi-Rohtak railway monitor can be underway, offering direct quick connectivity from Hisar to Delhi, mentioned Sh. Manohar Lal.

The Chief Minister mentioned that Haryana has develop into a most well-liked vacation spot for traders each nationally and internationally. He said that the state authorities has simplified the benefit of doing enterprise in its industrial coverage to advertise trade development and supply employment alternatives for native youth.

The Principal Secretary, Transport Department,   Sh. Navdeep Virk apprised the Chief Minister that new bus stands for electrical buses will probably be inbuilt 3-acre plots in every of the 7 cities of the state, with a complete value of Rs. 110 crores, and they are going to be outfitted with charging amenities. He  additional shared that the state authorities has appointed Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) as its guide for the bus tendering course of beneath the Ministry of Power, Government of India. Following a worldwide tendering course of performed by CESL beneath the National E-Bus Plan, an order for 375 buses (12 meters every) was positioned, which will probably be used for working beneath this metropolis bus service. In addition to those, mini-buses may also be launched, shared Sh. Navdeep Virk.

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