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Special buses for girl students in Haryana: CM

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today directed the Transport Department to seek the requirement of special buses for girl students from higher education and technical education departments.

Khattar, who was presiding over a meeting to review the functioning of Transport, Housing and Jail departments here, said a provision of safe and convenient transport facility for girls studying in colleges was one of the priorities of the government, an official release issued here said.

He directed the department concerned to set up bus stops in front of new educational institutes for convenience of the students.

He asked it to make a mechanism to ensure that a student should at least have a learner's driving license when he graduates.

He directed that a refresher course of five to seven days in 'First Aid' be conducted for all the drivers and conductors of Roadways.

It was informed in the meeting that the recruitment process of filling up 1,495 vacant posts of heavy vehicle drivers on outsourcing policy and 930 vacant posts of conductors on regular basis has been initiated.

It was also informed that installation of CCTV cameras in 300 buses of Faridabad, Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Sonipat and Panipat has been taken up as pilot project.

While reviewing the functioning of Housing Board, the Chief Minister directed the officers concerned to enhance the scope of providing houses to the people as the state government has fixed a target to provide two lakh affordable houses by 2019.

Later, Khattar also reviewed the functioning of Jail Department and directed the officers to prepare Aadhaar cards of all the jail inmates and ensure their seeding.

He also suggested that a scheme be prepared for their rehabilitation after they are released to bring them into the mainstream.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, October 14 2016. 19:07 IST