KMP Expressway construction to start soon, says Khattar
Haryana chief minister ML Khattar on Saturday said the hindrances coming in the way of construction of the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway were being removed and work on the project would start soon.
The 136-km KMP Expressway project has been delayed by over five years and is entangled in legal and financial complications.
Khattar, who was interacting with mediapersons in Sonepat, to another question pertaining to his visits to districts, said he was visiting all districts of the state and had receiving more than 500 complaints from people in an hour. These included long-pending complaints as well as new ones, he said.
To another question, the chief minister said the grievances redressal system had been revamped and responsibility of officers was fixed to redress them in a time-bound manner.
If a grievance of a person would not be addressed, the officer would call the complainant and explain the reasons for the same, the CM said. "We will work as a responsible government and shall succeed in it," he added.
Four pilgrims returning home from Puri's Jagannath Temple were rescued after their car was caught in floodwaters in Cuttack on Monday night even as water released from the Hirakud Dam into the Mahanadi river caused breaches in embankments and led to flooding at separate places in Odisha. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik was expected to review the flood situation on Tuesday with officials including the special relief commissioner.
A retired police sub-inspector and Parushram Singh's' wife were killed when a truck carrying building material rammed into their roadside house at Kurawali in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri district on Monday night, a police officer said. Senior police superintendent Kamlesh Kumar Dixit said the truck on its way from Delhi lost control and rammed into Parushram Singh's house. “Parushram Singh and his wife died. ... Rescue operations were undertaken and injured were sent for treatment,” said Dixit.
Three people have been arrested and police are on the lookout for a fourth after clashes between two communities in Karnataka's Shivamogga district led to violence. The two communities clashed Monday over the display of banners showing Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and 18th century ruler Tipu Sultan. The third accused - Mohammed Jabi alias Charbi - is the man who attacked the policeman, who is being treated Zabi's his injuries.
Dengue cases shot up nearly seven times in West Bengal till August first week compared to last year even as at least 11 municipalities have been identified the areas where the disease is taking a heavy toll. The state health department said around 450 dengue cases were detected till the first week of August in 2021. This year, the number has shot up to 3,104 during the same period.
As India celebrated 75 years of freedom, the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation observed 25 years of its inception and offered free rides to all commuters in the state capital of Karnataka on Monday. It has been 25 years since the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation was established and demand for the public transport seems to be rising steadily amid Bengaluru's daily battles with heavy traffic congestion. Messages of support emerged on Twitter.