Providing freebies,HP gives 50 pc travel discount to women

Mr Thakur made these announcement while presiding over the 75th State level Himachal Day function held at the historic Chowgan in Chamba Friday Chief Minister announced 50 percent discount on traveling in HRTC buses for women. He said with this the women would get a benefit of about Rs 60 crore. He announced that all consumers upto 125 ts would get Zero Bill from 1st July and no electricity bill would be charged from them. He said with this decision about 11.5 lakh consumers would get benefit of about Rs. 250 crores. He also announced that no water bill would be charged from all the families living in rural areas. This would provide financial benefits of Rs 30 crore to all our rural families of the State. The Chief Minister also announced rupees five crore for expediting work on Holiuttarala road and mini secretariat at Chamba Head Quarters to facilitate people of the district. He announced beautification and improvement at Chamba town, besides taking steps to solve the traffic problem of Chamba town. He said more than Rs. 1300 crore are being spent on Soical Security Pension today. He said till date, 25 Jan Manch have been organized at 244 places and out of 54,565 complaints received, more than ninety percent have been resolved. ‘Mukhya Mantri Seva Sankalp Helpline-1100’ was launched through which a person can register his complaint from any corner to get his issues redressed within a stipulated time period. So far, about 3.55 lakh complaints have been received on this helpline number, out of which 3.41 lakh complaints have been settled, he added.He unfurled the Tricolour and took salute from the contingents of Police, Home Guards, NCC and NSS.The parade was led by SDPO Salooni IPS Mayank Chaudhary. While felicitating the people of the State on this auspicious occasion, Chief Minister also paid his respect to the freedom fighters, founder and first Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar, all the former Chief Ministers of the State who led Himachal Pradesh on the path of progress. ML SY 1630

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