Sourav Roy Barman

Articles By Sourav Roy Barman

Delhi: Rides made free, jump in number of women taking DTC bus

On October 30, 35% of the total DTC ridership was made up of women, while the share was 27% in the case of cluster buses. Delhi has 3,781 DTC and 1,900 cluster buses.

Delhi metro wants 15,000 e-autos for last-mile, has approached SC

The Metro’s first-of-its-kind plan to induct battery-operated three-wheelers on a large scale has come against the backdrop of its decision to scrap five tenders, floated to procure 422 low-floor MIDI buses for its feeder bus fleet.

Slum families in Delhi find new home — with power and water

Two months ago, Yadav, along with 55 other families, were moved to Dwarka, a subcity on Delhi’s southwestern fringe, some 30 km away from the high-security VIP zone. But they are not complaining.

Pace picks up to prepare for Delhi Assembly polls

According to officials, around 75,000 polling personnel are required for Assembly polls in Delhi this time.

AAP members on DMRC board: Metro will seek legal opinion from Centre

AAP functionaries Atishi, Raghav Chadha, Jasmine Shah and Rajya Sabha MP N D Gupta’s son Naveen Gupta have been nominated to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) board of directors.

Delhi pollution: Farm fires rage but air quality improves — to ‘very poor’

Sunday was also when the capital’s air quality touched the season’s high, with the AQI touching 594. Tuesday saw pollution reduce and the AQI settle at 324, or ‘very poor’ category.

Facing staff crunch, Delhi fire dept will hire 500 personnel on contract

Under the eligibility criteria determined by the DFS, people who have pursued courses or diplomas on firefighting will be able to apply for the post. Most of the hired personnel will be deployed as firefighters, while some will also be pressed into services like driving.

‘Oppn says Kejriwal making everything free, but parties should rise above narrow partisan interests’

Kejriwal said he was able to deliver on his promises as his background as an IRS officer helps him understand the intricacies of governance better.

Explained: Who is paying for the free bus rides for women in Delhi?

Women commuters in Delhi can now choose to pay or not pay for their rides on buses. Women who avail of the scheme will be handed specially designed tickets that will be pink in colour.

Need L-G nod to amend free bus ride rules for women: Delhi law dept

Transport Minister Gahlot, however, told The Indian Express that the relevant files will not be sent to the L-G as “it does not fall under the area of reserved subjects like police, public order and land”.

At 14 shelter homes in Delhi, audit finds instances of abuse

At a privately-run centre in South West Delhi, where residents include destitute women and victims of trafficking aged above 18 years, “a resident reported a shocking incident of sexual abuse where she was made to remove her salwar and chilli powder was inserted in her vagina.

Delhi unauthorised colonies decision: Demarcation left, work cut out for DDA; previous attempts failed

After the Bill is passed in Parliament, DDA has been tasked with laying down a “simplified procedure” to register any property. In Delhi, property registration is the responsibility of the revenue department; what role DDA will play remains to be seen.

Unauthorised colonies: As Centre sharpens attack on AAP govt, CM says process began in 2015

Centre’s announcement on giving people in unauthorised colonies ownership rights will touch one in five Delhiites. Now begins the process — and the politics.

Delhi co-op bank has 38% NPAs, assembly panel told

In comparison, State Bank of India had a net NPA of 3.07% and gross NPA of 7.52% as of June 2019 quarter.

Tripura medical prof suspended for post against CAB, CM Biplab Deb

The notice also stated that Chakraborty has “obliquely criticized the CM of Tripura by making derogatory remarks on social media which is unbecoming of a public servant”.

Delhi: ‘Illusion of fireworks’ main feature at govt’s Diwali laser show

While cars will not be allowed in CP’s inner circle during that period, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said special parking facilities at nearby locations such as Shivaji Stadium have been made.

Delhi Metro’s earning from property development falls short of mark

A perusal of DMRC documents revealed that the corporation has been jostling with a number of issues with the Delhi Development Authority for years.

58-km Metro Lite corridor likely to be built across 8 stretches under Phase IV

The identified stretches are mainly part of the three corridors — Rithala-Bawana-Narela (21.7-km), Inderlok-Indraprastha (12.5-km) and Lajpat Nagar-Saket G block (7.9-km) — proposed under Phase IV, which still await the Centre’s approval.

Explained: Delhi raises minimum wages. Will domestic maids need to be paid more?

Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai said that the new rates, amounting to an increase of around 11 per cent, will be notified before Diwali.

BJP doesn’t have a CM face, who will they field: Arvind Kejriwal

Senior leaders have acknowledged reports of factional conflicts in BJP’s Delhi unit in the past and a united front has been elusive, despite instructions from the top leadership.