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Haryana would soon become free from level crossings: Manohar Lal Khattar

All level crossings would be converted either into railway underpasses or overbridges.

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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. (File Photo)

Haryana would soon become free from level crossings as the state government has signed an agreement with the Railway Ministry to expand the rail network in the state, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said today. All level crossings would be converted either into railway underpasses or overbridges. Besides, railway stations in the state would be modernised, said Khattar, while addressing a public meeting at Matenhail in Jhajjar district.

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Expressing happiness over the positive response of the Defence Ministry towards the proposal of opening a Sainik School in Matanhail, the Chief Minister said that he, along with officers of the Central Government, would soon lay foundation stone of the school after getting final approval.

The state government has already requested Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to grant approval for setting up a Sainik School in this area, he said.

Lashing out at the previous Congress government for alleged lopsided development just to gain political mileage, he said the “erstwhile Congress government only gave the slogan of number one Haryana but did not work for all-round development of the state”.

“After taking reins of the administration two years ago with the support of people, the BJP Government has taken the task of changing the old system of politics,” he said.

“We are not working to grab votes and I am not here to seek votes. People will cast votes as per their choice. You will form the government again if you consider it good. No former chief minister visited all the 90 Assembly segments in the first two years.

Probably they turned up but only during the elections. I would complete visits to all the 90 constituencies on December 25,” Khattar said.

Further taking a dig at the previous government, he said, “all from top to bottom indulged in corruption. We are working to root out corruption at levels in the administration with the promotion of e-governance and online system.

“Till date, no one could level charges of corruption against the BJP Government. I am ready to take action if anyone can prove charges with evidence”, Khattar said.

Referring to demonetisation issue, he said Prime Minster Narendra Modi had taken a significant decision on November 8.

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“Now raids are being conducted to check hoarding of illegal currency. Corruption flourishes with cash transactions. All this will be checked with e-wallet and digital banking. We are making consistent efforts in this direction,” he said.