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12 Aug 2015

BALI URGES FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS FOR PURCHASE OF BUSES

G.S. Bali, Transport Minister held a meeting with M. Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister for Urban Development at his Delhi residence. The meeting was also attended by Madhusudan Prasad, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, Ajay Mittal, Additional Chief Secretary, Transport Himachal Pradesh and Shri Ashok Tewari, Managing Director HRTC.

During the meeting, G.S. Bali urged for release of funds amounting to Rs. 91 crore for purchase of buses under JNURM-II scheme and Rs.63 crore for developmental works and repairs of bus stands and HRTC workshops.
Union Minister for Urban Development held detailed discussions on the JNURM-II and he directed Secretary Ministry of Urban Development to look into the matter personally and take necessary steps for release of funds to the Himachal Pradesh at the earliest.
Later on, Shri Mittal, ACS (Transport) also held discussions with the Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development in this regard.