Haryana to set up government college in Panipat

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Panipat, Jan 20 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced the opening of a government college here after identifying a suitable site in the town.

''The college will fulfil a long standing demand of the people of this area,'' Mr Hooda said while addressing a public meeting here in new Subji Mandi.

He said a Rs 36 crore plan had been prepared for remodelling of Panipat Drain Number-one which will solve the sewerage and waterlogging problems in this historical town.

He said the government had also submitted a proposal involving an extimated expenditure of Rs 204 crore to the World Bank for canal-based drinking water supply scheme in the town as the ground water level has depleted considerably in the last decade.

Claiming that the state government had been executing several development projects in Panipat district he said that the construction work of Rs 418 crore elevated Highway on GT Road in the town was being completed on a war-footing and was likely to be completed by March this year.

A mini-secretariate and a judicial complex were also being constructed at a cost of Rs 24.63 crore in the town, he said adding that the government had sanctioned a project of Rs 10.15 crore under 'Sampooran Savachhta Abhiyan' for developing 134 villages of this district as 'Nirmal Grams'.

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