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November 30, 2009

Metro's First Green station up in Gurgaon

Come this January, you will be able to hop off the metro at the upcoming station in Sec 29 in Gurgaon not only will you step into a psychedelic shopping and entertainment centre but also in the first green station of DMRC

Source: Hindustan Times, Delhi Edition

November 27, 2009

Delhi High Court to go the paperless route

This December Delhi HC will be India's first court to become the country's fisrt paper less court for litigants. From live view of court proceedings to court orders, every procedure in the court will be wire. The entire court records will be digital.

Source: Hindustan Times

November 25, 2009

A Card for Everything

Initally a Smart Card will be used only for few buses however it will soon be converted into multi purpose card. Not just Bus Fare, you may also have the option to pay the Toll charges on DND Flyover & Delhi Gurgoan Express Way, pay your Taxi fare, parking charges & even make purchases at the local shopping mart.

Source: Hindustan Times, Delhi Edition

November 24, 2009

MCD goes underground to hide city filth

New Delhi: Municipal Corporation of Delhi on Monday announced that special underground dustbins will be installed in the city to do away with dhalaos before Commonwealth Games 2010. MCD plans to install 67 such dustbins in phase-I. The civic body will spend Rs 3.25 crore on each dustbin and the task of installing them has been given to a company from Finland. The agency said the underground dustbins will ensure hygienic garbage collection.

Earlier MCD planned for flower pots-cum-dustbins and bomb-proof dustbins for the city before Games. However, these proposals have not move beyond the planning stages.
The opening of underground bins will have lids similar to a letter box. Said an MCD official: ‘‘ Each of these bins will be nine feet deep. While three feet of the bin will be above the ground level to enable dumping of garbage, the rest will be underground. Each of these bins will have a capacity of two to three tonnes. A crane will collect the huge disposal bags within the bins. The total cost of installing these bins in phase-I will be Rs 2.17 crore.’’
MCD has to give approval to a company from Finland to begin work. Added the official: ‘‘Bids for the deep waste collection system were closed in September this year and a Finnish firm has been short-listed for the project.’’
To begin with, MCD has identified 28 locations in City zone and Sadar Paharganj zone — considering their proximity to Games venues — where the bins will be installed. Phase-I of the project will be completed by March next year.
Said an official: ‘‘It is possible that getting the project approved by the Standing Committee takes time. So, we will get an anticipatory approval from the mayor and begin work. Initially, we will install these underground bins around Games sites, hotels and guesthouses.’’
MCD also has plans to package garbage in recyclable material and compress it for disposal at a plant in Jaipur in the future. Delhi currently generates 6,000 tonnes solid waste each day. MCD has a door-to-door collection system in place at Civil Lines and Rohini zones under which separate auto-tippers of the corporation collect bio-degradable and non-bio degradable waste from colonies.

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Flyovers not helping Public Transport Users, meant only for cars

- Jaipal Reddy, Minister of Urban Development.

November 18, 2009

Stations to be covered in integrated security plan

Big Budget security revamp for Railway stations in Delhi & NCR
Within an year important Railway stations in and around Capital will boast of security systems similar to the snazzy airports.

November 17, 2009

Streetscaping work begins for 2010 events

Thanks to the Commonwealth Games next year, Delhities would also be able to enjoy better pedestrian facilities, nice parks and not just the tourists.

Source: Hindustan Times, Delhi Edition

November 4, 2009

Delhi prepares to put on walking shoes

Planning body makes pedestrain - friendly measures for roads compulsory. The United Traffic & Transportation Infrastructure Centre has come up with the first of its kind pedestrian design guidelines to ensure that walking in the city becomes safe and a pleasurable expereince.

Source: Hindustan Times, Delhi Edition