While higher revenues are welcome, the new rules are more about altering behaviour than raising revenues, reducing congestion, and making space for vehicles providing emergency services such as ambulances.
The heavy rain also laid threadbare the Delhi government and municipal corporations’ claims of successful desilting. Waterlogging was seen in areas such as Aurobindo Marg, Adchini, Deoli and Khanpur. At ITO, waterlogging lead to long traffic snarls.
Police said the road had been broken in places recently to facilitate desilting of the drain. “The boy could not see the opening because the water on the street and in the drain was at the same level.. The water in the drain was toxic as well,” said Vijay Nagar SHO Shyamvir Singh.
Addressing the Martyrs’ Day rally in Kolkata, the TMC chief said that the focus will be on strengthening the party’s booth-level committees as she directed her party leaders to reach out to people “who have turned their face from them”.
Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari said, “He contributed a lot to the expansion of the party, and the manner in which he raised people’s issues is unparalleled, which was why the BJP won many elections.”
“Around 5.56 pm, the two entered the sea and were pulled in after they lost balance. They were found at around 6.45 pm and rushed to Dr RN Cooper Hospital, where they were declared dead,” an officer said.
Police identified the rickshaw driver as Babasaheb Kamble. “Kamble went out on Saturday evening and didn’t return. When his younger brother went looking for him, on Sunday morning, he found Kamble bleeding at Shelar Naka, close to their house,” said a police officer.