Buoyed with all-round development of Haryana and with ample investment opportunities, Northern Lakes Data Corporation (NLDC), a leading USA based Company has offered to invest Rs 200 crore in Haryana

August 24, 2018
  • Chandigarh August 23: Buoyed with all-round development of Haryana and with ample investment opportunities, Northern Lakes Data Corporation (NLDC), a leading USA based Company has offered to invest Rs 200 crore in Haryana to further strengthen public transport system and mobility. This would create 2000 direct and indirect employment opportunities for the youth in the State. 
  •         The offer was made by Vice President (Transportation), NLDC, Mr Michael Wayne Stewart when a delegation led by him called on the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today. NLDC is based in Minnesota, USA and has expertise in providing state-of-the-art back office solutions to the Transportation, tolling and public safety.
  •           Initially, NLDC  plans to invest Rs 200 crore in the first phase and after the success of the project, the Company would come up with more investment in the bus-transportation system in the State, said Mr Michael.   He also offered to provide 250 regular buses and 10 luxury buses to the State for plying on different routes as per the requirement. 
  •           Mr Michael hailed the accomplishments of the State Government led by  Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, especially the construction of the 135 km Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway and said that this Expressway would open new vistas of the development in the State. 
  •           He said that the Company has also a plan to introduce a bus e-ticketing system statewide including Long-Haul Buses through the Point of Sale (POS) devise besides upgrading all existing and new buses with GPS tracking devices to facilitate the passengers with safety, reliability and comfort. The Company also has dedicated team of experts that could support the State Government in better audit controls and reduce operational costs, he added.
  •           He said that the other facilities which the Company plans to introduce in the State included epass management system, real time passenger information system, back office to support reporting and financial reconciliation and central command and control centre.
  •           It was informed in the meeting that tenders had been floated for the purchase of 700 new buses out of which the State Government got the delivery of 510 buses. A fresh tender would be made soon for the purchase of remaining 190 buses.
  •         Among those present in meeting included Chief Secretary Mr D.S Dhesi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary Transport Mr Dhanpat Singh, other members of the delegation namely Senior Manager Business Development, Asia Pacific, Mr Bo Austin, Director Set Infotech Private Limited, Bengaluru Mr Sethu Somasundaram, Mr Saurabh Srivastava, Mr Raja Gopal and Mr Arvind Duhan.