Special Correspondent

Hooda inaugurates "Inderdhanush'' auditorium in the city

  • `Rs.64 crore is being spent on implementation of various developmental projects'
  • Chief Minister also inaugurates the library of the District Bar Association

    CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on Thursday that Panchkula, which was on the fast track to development, would emerge even better than neighbouring Chandigarh.


    Speaking after inaugurating the "Inderdhanush'' auditorium at Panchkula, he complimented the officers of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) for building such a magnificent auditorium in Panchkula.

    He sought cooperation of the people in overall development of Panchkula to make it the No. One city in the State.

    Earlier, Deputy Chief Minister and local MLA Chander Mohan said that Rs.64 crore was being spent on implementation of various developmental projects in Panchkula this year as compared to Rs.54 crore spent during last financial year.

    Pointing out that the previous Government had shifted the regional centre of Haryana School Education Board from Panchkula because of certain political considerations, Mr. Chander Mohan urged the Chief Minister to re-establish the centre in Panchkula.

    Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary for Town and Country Planning Shakuntla Jakhu said that the auditorium would meet the cultural needs of the tri-city of Panchkula, Chandigarh and Mohali


    Mr. Hooda also inaugurated the library of the District Bar Association. He said the State Government was in the process of formulating a policy to provide land to the advocates, at the place of their work, to enable them construct their houses. He asked Deputy Commissioner Brijendra Singh to identify the area where lawyers' chambers would be set up.

    He also laid the foundation stone of the corporate office building for the Haryana State Roads and Bridges Development Corporation.

    Citizen services

    Meanwhile, Panchkula got its well equipped e-DISHA (Electronic Delivery of Integrated Services of Haryana for All) centre and became the 17th district of Haryana to have such a centre to provide one-stop citizen services in an efficient, reliable and integrated manner.

    Inaugurating the centre, Mr.Hooda said it would not only improve the quality of public delivery services by making them simple, cost effective and speedy but also help in checking exploitation of the people by the middlemen.