Asked about the biggest challenge they faced, most of them responded: "Traffic." "We could mainly put in the hours after midnight. It is such a busy stretch. Marshals were deployed to control traffic," said Dharamjeet Singh (24) who hails from Punjab.
Scrapped tenders, incomplete work, stalled funding and renaming of schemes — a host of hurdles have hit government housing projects for the city’s poor. The Indian Express visits the colonies to assess the situation
CPI(M) and Congress candidates figure in barely 4 per cent and 10 per cent, respectively, out of of total 6,111 gram panchayat seats. The BJP fielded candidates in all 6,111 gram panchayat seats. So far, 5,278 seats have gone to BJP uncontested.
The first batch of buses will hit the roads by December, while the procurement process will be completed by May 2020, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced at a press conference at the Delhi Secretariat.
The Indian Express has learnt that the corporation has sought Rs 200 crore as subsidy for six months in its report to the Transport Department, which, according to Minister Kailash Gahlot, has nearly finalised a Cabinet note on the matter.
Submitting a special report in the apex court, the SC-mandated body said two out of four objections raised by the Delhi government on the Phase IV proposal are “notional” in nature. It has also suggested a roadmap to end the impasse.
In a written response in the Lok Sabha, MoS (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said “no” to a question on whether the Delhi government has sent any such proposal to the Centre for its approval.
The Delhi government's CCTV project has also come under criticism from groups advocating privacy and digital rights for not having adequate safeguards against misuse or a proper Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
On June 21, The Indian Express spent the day with Devi and trailed her youngest son Hemraj Chauhan (34) at the OPD registration counter of the cancer wing to understand the challenges patients face at the country's most prestigious Centre-run hospital.
While Sreedharan and the Delhi government’s disagreement over the issue had emerged last week after he urged the Prime Minister to intervene and stall the proposal, the language in the fresh round of the tussle indicated the gloves are off.
The proposed measure, first floated during a meeting of the panel in August last year, has not been implemented so far due to a ruling of the Supreme Court, which dates back to 1997, a senior official who was present in the meeting said.
According to documents accessed by The Indian Express, the proposal for appointment of special public prosecutors in the case has been going back and forth between the Home and Law Departments of the Delhi government for over one year.
Announcing the development Wednesday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal exuded hope that the FFC won’t be a hurdle in implementing the plan, which the Metro believes will take at least eight months to roll out in the short term.
Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said the government intends to extend the waiver to women travelling between NCR cities after being informed by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) that such commuters make up for not more than 3-4% of the total ridership.