Chandigarh, Feb 26 IANS | 10 months ago

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Wednesday announced several projects and incentives for people in the state.

Hooda announced to set up a sports university in Bhiwani town. It will be named after former state chief minister Bansi Lal.

A National Law University, named Baba Sahib Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, would be set up at the Rajiv Gandhi Education City, Kundli, in Sonipat district, 35 km from Delhi.

The chief minister also announced that the regional centre of the Kurukshetra University at Jind would be upgraded to an university.

He also announced two regional centres of the Bhagat Phool Singh Women University in Rewari and Jind districts. A regional centre of Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, would be set up at Nuh in Mewat district.

Hooda said two new medical colleges would be set up in Bhiwani and Mahendergarh districts.

For men aged above 65 years 50 percent concession in fares of the Haryana Roadways buses was announced. Women, aged above 60 years, are already availing this facility.

Giving relief to owners of auto-rickshaws, three-wheelers and goods carriers of one tonne weight, Hooda announced that they would be given facility of paying one-time road tax and passenger tax.

There are 1.40 lakh auto-rickshaws registered in the state and up to 15,000 are being added annually.

(Posted on 26-02-2014)

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