City briefs : Govt committee to check if auto fare hike is required

A departmental committee will be set up to look into auto unions’ demands for a fare hike.

Written by Express News Service | Published: July 27, 2012 1:19:15 am

New Delhi:A departmental committee will be set up to look into auto unions’ demands for a fare hike,senior Transport officials said. The decision comes after autorickshaw unions met Transport Minister Arvinder Singh on Wednesday. They asked for a fare hike due to increasing CNG rates. “A department-level committee will be formed to assess the autorickshaw unions’ demands for a fare increase. Besides the hike in CNG prices,autorickshaw drivers have been complaining about inflation in prices of auto parts,labour and cost of living,” said a senior transport official.

Metro Phase-III’s first tunnel is ready

New Delhi:The Delhi Metro on Thursday completed construction of the first tunnel of its Phase-III project at the upcoming Janpath Metro station. The Tunnel Boring Machine emerged at site of the Janpath station after making a 909.3-metre tunnel from Chelmsford Club on the down line,Delhi Metro Rail Corporation spokesperson Anuj Dayal said. “This TBM was lowered in the Chelmsford Club shaft on January 31,” Dayal said.

Schoolboy hit by speeding vehicle,dies

New Delhi:A nine-year-old schoolboy was killed after he was hit by a speeding vehicle near the Nawada Metro station in Southwest Delhi on Thursday. Mohammad Sarfaraz,a student of Class IV at a government school in Nawada,was on his way to buy groceries on Thursday morning when a speeding school van hit him,eyewitnesses told police. “Passersby informed us. We rushed him to DDU Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival,” a police officer said.

Noida flat-buyers to move Supreme Court

New Delhi:The Noida Extension Flat Owners and Members Association on Thursday decided to move the Supreme Court to seek redressal of their grievances related to the Noida Extension flats row. Association president Anu Khan said: “We want to raise our issue before the Supreme Court just as it was done at the High Court where the court after listening to flat-buyers,had awarded a judgment keeping in view the interests of farmers,authority,builders and investors.”

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