The national capital witnessed a sharp rise in the total number of motor vehicles plying on its roads in the financial year 2015-16 – marking a growth of 9.94 per cent over the previous year – according to the latest Economic Survey of Delhi released on Tuesday. Even as the city grapples with vehicular congestion, prompting the Delhi government to resort to measures such as the odd-even road rationing scheme to tackle air pollution, the number of vehicles on Delhi’s roads increased from about 88 lakh to 97.05 lakh last year.
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The Delhi government has relaxed its restrictions for entry of heavy commercial vehicles and trucks into the city, by allowing vehicles to enter an hour earlier at night. As per a notification issued in November, 2016, vehicles could not enter between 7 am and midnight. The amendment was made in a notification placed before the House on Tuesday, which says heavy vehicles can enter the city by 11 pm. "On being satisfied that it is necessary in the interest and convenience of public. to regulate movement of heavy, medium and light goods vehicles on Delhi roads, the GNCTD amends its earlier notification for the purpose of the prohibition of plying and idle-parking of (these) vehicles on the roads and areas during specified timings," the notification said.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was today subjected to intense grilling for his Rs 10 crore civil defamation suit against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the Delhi High Court in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name was sought to be dragged by noted lawyer Ram Jethmalani. Jaitley, who termed the question referring to the Prime Minister as "scandalous", faced a barrage of questions including selective targetting of Kejriwal when other politicians had also raised the issue of corruption against him in the DDCA.
A Mercedes-Benz logo and few pieces of a broken front grille of the high-end vehicle. That’s all police have in their hunt for the elusive driver of the vehicle which allegedly knocked down and killed a 17-year-old boy in Paschim Vihar in Delhi on Sunday.
No one to be deprived of benefits for lack of Aadhaar
Government says that benefits to continue with alternate means of identification
Government has said that no one will be deprived of the benefits for lack of Aadhaar. In a statement issued today, the Government has reiterated that till Aadhaar number is assigned to any individual, the benefit will continue to be given based on alternate means of identification. It also directed the departments to provide Aadhaar enrolment facilities to their beneficiaries under Regulation 12 of Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) Regulations 2016.
Considering the usefulness of Aadhaar in curbing leakages and bringing transparency in delivery system, the Government has recently issued orders to use Aadhaar in several other welfare schemes funded from the Consolidated Fund of India. While these orders require beneficiaries of these programs to give their Aadhaar number, it has also been ensured that no one is deprived of the benefits for want of Aadhaar.
In case of Mid Day Meal scheme and under the Integrated Child Development Scheme, the schools and Anganwadis have been asked to collect the Aadhaar number of the children beneficiaries and in case a child does not have Aadhaar, the school or ICDS functionary will be required to provide enrolment facilities to a child and till Aadhaar number is assigned, the benefits will be continue.
Aadhaar has been given to more than 112 Crore people. With such wide and extensive coverage, Aadhaar has become an important tool of transformation, good governance and empowerment of people. It ensures that the benefits reach only the deserving and entitled individuals and are not cornered away by fake persons and middlemen. Various studies and survey had earlier pointed out massive leakages in welfare schemes. During the last two and half years, Aadhaar has helped in direct delivery of benefits to crores of people through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in schemes such as LPG subsidy under Pahal, Scholarships, MNREGA, and Pensions. In the Public Distribution System, Aadhaar is also ensuring that the food grains are received only by the genuine beneficiaries and not diverted by any middle man or unscrupulous elements. It has, thus, saved huge sums of public money which otherwise was being siphoned away by middlemen. The total savings because of plugging of leakages due to Aadhaar during the last two and half years in just a few schemes where Aadhaar has been implemented amount to more than Rs 49,000 Crore.
Indira Gandhi International Airport second best in the world
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According to the latest Airport Service Quality (ASQ) report, Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport has been declared the second best airport in the world.
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Skoda India has opened a new state-of-the-art 3s facility in association with Aryaveer Motors Pvt. Ltd. in New Delhi. The new facility boasts of a modern set-up and a customer focussed design. Being located at Najafgarh Road, Moti Nagar, it sprawls across an area of 5,100 sq.ft accommodating 6-car display. Additionally, a 19,000 sq.ft service facility is located at 0.5 kms from the showroom at the Najafgarh Industrial Area. Aryaveer Motors is the company’s 31st facility sporting the new corporate identity.
Following the emerging reports about the extreme violence, the NHRC issued a notice to the Delhi Police Commissioner.
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday disposed off a plea seeking action against policemen for allegedly manhandling students and journalists during a clash that broke out between two student associations in Ramjas college.
NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was grilled for the second day today by jurist Ram Jethmalani in the Delhi High Court in connection with a defamation suit the senior BJP leader has filed against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders.