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Cops get fine power to tame traffic

THE STATE Cabinet on Wednesday empowered police inspectors, station officers and sub-inspectors to impose fine on traffic violators in the State. The decision, on the pattern of the Delhi Police, is aimed at improving the traffic situation.

india Updated: Mar 23, 2006 00:39 IST

THE STATE Cabinet on Wednesday empowered police inspectors, station officers and sub-inspectors to impose fine on traffic violators in the State.

The decision, on the pattern of the Delhi Police, is aimed at improving the traffic situation.

So far, only traffic police had the power to check vehicles and impose fines for violation of rules.

The Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, also approved revised expenditure for an under-construction auditorium at Chaudhury Charan Singh College in Etawah.

In order to resolve the power crisis, the government has given the green light to expansion of the Parichha-Harduaganj power plant.

Accordingly, one more unit of 250 mw would be set up at Harduaganj. However, in view of non-availability of gas, the government has deferred the expansion plan at Panki in Kanpur. According to reports, the government has decided to hand over machinery installation work to Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) at the plant. Civil work for the project would be undertaken by a State Government agency. The government has decided to quickly commission the unit so that power crisis can be resolved at the earliest.

The Cabinet has also offered tax-free regime to entrepreneurs setting up units in special economic zones.

To attract investors, it had decided to give full trade tax exemption on raw material and finished products. While revising the UP Lekhpal Service Rule-2005, the Cabinet permitted the Transport Department to go in for cadre reorganisation without creating additional posts. Those getting benefits under the plan would be entitled to higher pay scale.

Approval has also been given for an amendment to the UP Agriculture Act for regularisation of services of part- time teachers in agriculture universities in the State.

After failing to get a proper response to a trade tax compounding scheme from jewellers, the Cabinet has scrapped it. The post of cane supervisor has now been revived.