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Charkhi Dadri declared 22nd district of Haryana

Haryana Government has announced Charkhi Dadri as the 22nd district of the state. At present, it is part of Bhiwani, the state’s largest district carved out on December 22, 1972.

It was announced by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at a public rally in Dadri in Bhiwani district. The new district will have two state assembly constituencies Dadri and Badhra under its jurisdiction.

Besides, this announcement CM also laid the foundation stones of welfare projects worth Rs 150 crore. He announced Rs 5 crore for Nagar Palika, Dadri, Rs 10 crore each for the Charkhi Dadri and Badhra Assembly constituency.

Charkhi Dadri was made by joining the villages of Charkhi and Dadri after urban development. NH 148 B (Narnaul – Bathinda ) pass through the city.

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Gumthala Garhu becomes first Wifi hotspot village in Haryana

Gumthala Garhu Village near Pehowa in Kurukshetra district in Haryana became the first Wifi hotspot village in Haryana circle.

The service was inaugurated by Chief Minister Manohar Lal from Chandigarh under the bulk plan of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to provide internet services to rural areas.

Key Facts

  • The Wifi hotspot facility at the village uses bandwidth of 10 mbps through BSNL’s state-of-the-art network. In this hotspot, data can be accessed by multiple users simultaneously.
  • Ten outdoor and one indoor access points have been installed to cover the village. The coverage from each access point is about 100 meters.
  • BSNL Haryana circle has planned to have 238 WIFI hotspot locations with 1072 access points in the state. The project would be implemented during the current financial year.

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