Chandigarh, 29 November (Trinew)
In the meeting of High Powered Purchase Committee (HPPC) and High Powered Works Purchase Committee (HPWPC) held here on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal, approval was given for the purchase of contract works and various items worth more than Rs 2500 crore. About Rs 22 crore was saved by fixing the rates after negotiations with various bidders in the meeting. Agriculture Minister JP Dalal, Energy Minister Chau Ranjit Singh, Municipal Corporation Minister Dr. Kamal Gupta, Development and Panchayat Minister Devendra Singh Babli and Minister of State for Labor Anup Dhanak were present in the meeting.
In the meeting of High Power Purchase Committee, 12 agendas of various departments including Police, Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (HVPNL), Uttar Haryana Electricity Distribution Corporation (UHBVN), Transport, Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board, Urban Local Bodies Department and High Power Works Purchase were discussed. A total of 23 agendas were placed in the committee. Most of the agendas were approved. A 100-bed hospital will soon be ready in Tohana, Fatehabad. After its construction, not only Tohana but also the people of the surrounding areas will be provided better health facilities. In the meeting, a contract worth about Rs 49 crore was approved in connection with the hospital construction work. The police department approved the purchase of 52 seater 6 buses and 32 seater 34 mini-buses. The proposal to purchase 55 police troop carriers was also approved.
Approval was also given to purchase materials worth Rs 343 crore for engineering works of Development and Panchayat, Public Works Department, Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board and other departments. In the meeting, contracts worth more than Rs 350 crore were approved for various works related to the construction of International Convention Center in Sector-78 of Faridabad district, civil works including road work and other miscellaneous buildings. About Rs 122 crore in respect of construction of flyover on Railway Road from Khalsa Chowk to Haryana Nursing Home and Valmiki Chowk to Ambedkar Chowk in Karnal under Karnal Smart City Mission and for the construction work of State Library Building in Sector-5 of District Panchkula. Contracts worth approximately Rs 12 crore were approved.
In the meeting, Additional Chief Secretary of Revenue and Disaster Management Department TVSN Prasad, ACS Sudhir Rajpal of Agriculture Department, ACS Ankur Gupta of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Department, ACS Anurag Rastogi of Finance Department, ACS Anil Malik of Development and Panchayat Department, Town and Country Planning ACS of the department Arun Kumar Gupta, Principal Secretary to CM V Umashankar, DGP Shatrujit Kapoor, Chairman of Power Corporations PK Das, Advisor to CM (Irrigation) Devendra Singh, CEO of Haryana Drone Imaging and Information System Limited (Drishya) TL Satyaprakash, Supply Director General of Disposal Department Mohammad Shine and MD of Uttar Haryana Electricity Distribution Corporation Limited Saket Kumar were present.