Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on sunday evening inaugurated the building of a degree college, Deshbandhu Gupta Government PG College at sector 18 in Panipat, the first government higher education institute in the city built at the cost of Rs. 2.50 crore.
Holding his maiden public address in the industrial city yesterday, Khattar announced several development projects including installations of tubewells,street lights and beautification of parks.The announcement of construction of a new public hospital at the cost of Rs. 41 crore to ensure quality healthcare facility being prominent.
He announced the sanction of Rs.1 crore for the renovation of Gymkhana Club, Rs 1.50 crore for Shivaji Stadium in Model Town and Rs. 25 crore for the repair of roads in sectors developed by Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA).khattar also anounced to increase the number of sanitary workers from 750 to 1000 to ensure cleanliness and a sum of Rs. 1 crore for old age home and Rs. 2.5 crore for the district fire station for the purchase of equipments.
Accepting the long pending demand, CM announced the shifting of the municipal corporation office to the newly-built agro mall in the city.
Khattar said that Panipat could be developed as the smart city project in the first phase if the city fulfills the conditions laid by the center.As per the criteria, the facilities being provided by the Panipat municipal corporation will be evaluated including house tax, electricity bills and housing system etc. Every year two smart cities would be taken up for development and the state government is committed to inclusive development,” he added.
CM said that a new housing scheme had been prepared which would provide affordable housing colonies and group housing societies as per their financial capacities of the beneficiaries.
“The programme is made to discourage further mushrooming of unauthorized colonies in the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently launched a scheme ‘Houses for All’ to providing housing facility to all families in urban areas by the year 2022 and Haryana government is committed to implement in the true spirit,” he said.
Khattar said that the state government has also decided to release temporary electricity connection in all unauthorized colonies."But these connectionc will not be treated as their claim on the land on which they are residing," he said.