Delhi: the city that keeps growing
Travellers will soon be able to zip to Meerut from Delhi in an hour. Retired teachers are now the answer to teacher vacancies across government schools. In another positive move, the underprivileged can now avail of free MRI and CT scans. To read more about this and know what was built in 1862 and will soon be restored, tap in!
Reshuffle of Delhi Police
During a major reshuffle of Delhi Police, over half-a-dozen senior officers were transferred and assigned to newly created districts of Rohini and Shahdara. Nupur Prasad will be DCP (Shahdara) whereas MN Tiwari has been posted as DCP (Rohini). Santosh Meena, will assume charge as additional DCP-I of the recently created Rohini district. In total, there are now 13 districts in the national capital.
Now zip to Meerut in under an hour
The National Capital Region Transportation board cleared the high-speed proposal for 'Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Rapid Rail Transit Corridor.' This will reduce travel time between Delhi and Meerut to 60 minutes; the corridor will allow normal trains to run at 160 km per hour. The 92-km long corridor will require a capital investment of Rs.21,902 crore; it is expected to be completed in 2024.
Retired teachers being roped in
Delhi government has given its approval for recruitment of retired teachers in case of vacancies at government schools. Manish Sisodia, Education Minister, said principals would no longer need to seek permission from government authorities and can now directly appoint retired teachers. The Government School Teachers' association opposed the move and said it reflected the government's incompetency and was prejudicial towards young meritorious teachers.
Poor can avail MRI and CT scan free
Delhi government will enable residents of Delhi to avail of free MRI and CT scan in private hospitals if their annual income is less than Rs.3 lakh. Health Minister, Satyendar Jain, said money saved from timely completion of flyover construction will be used to fund this scheme. Government hospitals are notoriously slow and patients are asked to wait for years for an MRI/CT.
Scammed through e-wallet and online banking
In two separate incidents, two residents of Indirapuram lost large sums of money from their bank accounts. Akshay Saxena had Rs.83,500 transferred to an online wallet over two days; he claims to have never used online banking. Vaibhav Khand received a call purportedly from the bank asking for his card details and duped him of Rs.70,000. The police are investigating both incidents.
Greater Noida school students protest
Students of Jawahar Vidyalaya in Greater Noida led a protest against school authorities over death of 12-year-old Aditya Kumar on Monday. They claimed Aditya was sick since Friday but authorities didn't call a doctor. His health worsened after the school-nurse gave him an injection. Reasons for his death are unknown and post-mortem is being conducted. District magistrate NP Singh has ordered a magisterial inquiry.
Police eases toll plaza jams
The Gurugram Traffic Police periodically removed 'boom-barriers' at the Kherki Daula toll plaza to let vehicles pass without paying toll. Yesterday morning there was unusually high-traffic from the Jaipur side; police then allowed commuters to use central lanes that are normally reserved for VIPs. Jams are frequent now given that people continue to pay toll in scrapped Rs.500 notes and returning change is time-consuming.
Restoration of Delhi's oldest library
Delhi's oldest library Hardayal Public Library boasts of a rare collection of 8,000 books including a handwritten Koran by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and a Persian translation of Mahabharata by Abul Raizi. It will be restored by Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage. In addition to the structural restoration, Rs.50 lakh will be spent on preservation and digitalization of books.