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New Year’s Eve: Delhi Police Issues Traffic Advisory For Public, Private Vehicles

New Delhi, Dec 31: The Delhi Traffic Police has made various arrangements on routes across the city, with a special focus in and around Connaught Place, to provide a hassle-free experience to commuters on New Year’s eve.

An official release issued by the Delhi Traffic Police said that all private and public transport vehicles shall be restricted from 8.30 pm onwards at Connaught Place in central Delhi till the celebrations end. “Vehicular traffic in the inner, middle or outer circle area of Connaught Place will be restricted,” it added.

Vehicles will not be allowed to proceed towards Connaught Place beyond R/A Mandi House, R/A Bengali Market, North foot of Ranjit Singh Flyover, Minto Road Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg crossing, Chelmsford Road near Munje Chowk (New Delhi Railway Station), RK Ashram Marg-Chitragupta Marg Crossing, R/A Gole Market, R/A GPO, Patel Chowk, Kasturba Gandhi Road -Ferozshah Road Crossing, Jai Singh Road-Bangla Sahib Lane, R/A Windsor Place, the release said. However, vehicles with labels issued by Delhi Traffic Police and emergency vehicles will be allowed to pass through.

“A special drive against drunken driving, jumping signals and dangerous driving will be undertaken by the traffic police,” it said.

Other areas where special arrangements have been made include – Saket, M-Block Market Greater Kailash, Chirag Delhi, New Friends Colony, Defence Colony, South-Extn, Mehrauli, Aya Nagar Border, Khan Pur, Nehru Place near Eros Hotel, Govind Puri Metro Station, Vasant Vihar, Vasant Kunj, Kapashera, Dwarka, Rajouri Garden, Netaji Subash Place, Rohini, Pitampura, Ashok Vihar, G T Karnal Road, Karkardooma, Laxmi Nagar, Preet Vihar, Mayur Vihar Ph-I and II.

In His Last Mann Ki Baat Address of 2017, PM Modi Pitches For New India, Speaks About Cleanliness

New Delhi, Dec 31:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed to organise a mock parliament in every district of India, while addressing his last Mann Ki Baat address of year 2017 on Sunday. “Just now, while talking to you I got an idea whether we could organize a mock parliament in every district of India? I propose it should be around August 15,” he said.

Bidding adieu to 2017 and welcoming New Year 2018, he asked the youth of the nation to come forward and contribute in making of a New India which will be free from poison of casteism, communalism, terrorism and corruption.

Taking his address further, he announced a cleanliness survey from January 4 to March 10. “A cleanliness survey will be conducted from 4th of January to 10th of March, 2018 to evaluate achievements in cleanliness level in our urban areas,” he said.

Here are the highlights of his Mann Ki Baat Address:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the youth of the nation to contribute in the making of a New India. He said, “People born in 21st century will gradually begin to become eligible voters from 1st of January, 2018. Indian Democracy welcomes these new voters. My New India Youth should come forward and deliberate on how this New India would be formed. New India will be free from poison of casteism, communalism, terrorism and corruption; free from dirt & poverty.”
  • He also proposed to organise a mock parliament in every district of India, while addressing his last Mann Ki Baat address of year 2017 on Sunday. “Just now, while talking to you I got an idea whether we could organize a mock parliament in every district of India? I propose it should be around August 15,” he said.
  • Pitching for the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, he said a cleanliness survey will be conducted from 4th of January to 10th of March, 2018 to evaluate achievements in cleanliness level in our urban areas.
  • Modi also spoke about Anjum Bashir Khan Khattak, who extricated from sting of terrorism and hatred and topped in Kashmir Administrative Examination. “Today he is an inspiration not only for J&K but India,” he said.
  • Speaking about the change in the Haj rules, he said, “It had come to our notice that if a Muslim woman wants to go on Haj, she must have a ‘Mehram’ or a male guardian, otherwise she cannot travel, it was discriminatory, we have changed this rule and this year around 1300 women applied to go without a male guardian.”
  • Adding more, he spoke about the enthusiasm of the daughter of Jammu and Kashmir. “Just last week, I had a chance of meeting some daughters of Jammu & Kashmir. I was amazed at spirit that they had, the enthusiasm that was there in their hearts and dreams they nurtured.” he said.
  • The Prime Minister also informed that Republic Day 2018 will be celebrated with leaders of all 10 ASEAN countries coming to India as Chief Guests.

Earlier in the day, the PM had asked for people’s suggestion on Twitter. “The final Mann Ki Baat of 2017 on the final day of the year…looking forward to your inputs for the programme on 31st. Dial 1800-11-7800 to record your message or write on the MyGov Open Forum,” he posted.

दिल्ली: घने कोहरे से 90 विमानों की उड़ानें प्रभावित, 40 का रूट डायवर्ट

नई दिल्ली: दिल्ली में इंदिरा गांधी अंतरराष्ट्रीय हवाईअड्डा पर घने कोहरे के कारण आज सुबह 90 से अधिक विमानों की उड़ान सेवाएं प्रभावित हुईं. घने कोहरे के कारण दृश्यता कम होकर 50 मीटर रह गई थी. हवाईअड्डा की वेबसाइट पर उपलब्ध विमानों से संबंधित जानकारी के अनुसार 54 घरेलू विमानों की उड़ानों में देरी हुई और 17 विमानों का मार्ग बदलकर उन्हें अन्य हवाईअड्डा भेजा गया. घने कोहरे के कारण 11 अंतरराष्ट्रीय विमानों की उड़ान सेवाओं में देरी हुई और आठ विमानों का मार्ग परिवर्तित किया गया.

सूचना के अनुसार अब तक चार विमानों की उड़ान रद्द की गयी हैं जिनमें तीन घरेलू एवं एक अंतरराष्ट्रीय विमान शामिल हैं. दिल्ली क्षेत्र एवं आईजीआई हवाईअड्डा के लिये भारतीय मौसम विज्ञान विभाग (आईएमडी) के निदेशक आरके जेनामनी ने कहा, सुबह साढ़े पांच बजे रनवे पर दृश्यता 50-75 मीटर के बीच थी.

Puri raises issue of allotment of vacant houses in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 31  Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri has requested Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to intervene in the issue of vacant houses in Delhi and get an action plan prepared to allot them to the poor.

In a letter to the chief minister recently, Puri said all-out efforts were being made to provide houses to all poor in urban areas and so, “leaving completed houses un-alloted to eligible beneficiaries or keeping the houses incomplete is a waste of national resources”.

He noted that the housing and urban affairs secretary had earlier written to the Delhi chief secretary, requesting for an action plan for utilising all completed/incomplete and unoccupied houses constructed under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) by March 31, 2018.

However, a response is awaited, Puri said.

“Since no progress has been made in this regard so far, I would request your personal intervention to get an action plan prepared to complete and allot the houses constructed under JNNURM to eligible beneficiaries under that scheme or Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban),” Puri added.

JNNURM was a massive city-modernisation scheme launched by the previous UPA government in 2005. However, it was replaced by the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) after the NDA government came to power in 2014.

Puri also referred to a media report that said nearly 26,000 flats built for the poor remained vacant in the absence of a uniform rehabilitation policy in Delhi.

“I’m informed that the vacant houses mentioned in the news report pertain to the houses built under the scheme of Basic Services to Urban Poor (BSUP) of JNNURM in Delhi.

“I’ve been informed that 16 BSUP projects involving central assistance of Rs 1163.04 crore for construction of 55,424 houses were sanctioned for Delhi under JNNURM,” Puri said.

Out of these, 31,424 have been constructed and only 2,201 houses have been allotted so far as per information available in the ministry, he said.

He said the issue of vacant houses constructed under JNNURM in Delhi has been raised by members of Parliament, parliamentary committees, media and public on regular basis.

The Union minister said it was also clarified at various meetings that identifying beneficiaries and allotment of houses constructed in Delhi under JNNURM to the identified beneficiary is the Delhi government’s responsibility.

Source: PTI