Delhi to get 50 LED signboards for real-time traffic updates
Delhi will get 50 LED signboards - 5mx2m and 3mx1.5m - which will display real-time traffic updates. 15 of the displays, planned at Mathura Road, Dwarka Link Road, IGI Airport Road, and Ring Road, will be operational by early March, and others in another fortnight. Red alerts will imply congestion, while green will suggest jam-free detours. Check out what else is happening in NCR.
Sanitation workers strip for better uniforms
Members of MCD Swachhata Karmchari Union removed their shirts and marched from Rajghat to Delhi Secretariat, demanding Rs. 100cr to clear pending dues, proper uniforms and more. Though the agitated workers tried climbing barricades, they couldn't reach the Secretariat due to heavy police deployment. They couldn't meet Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia either, and alleged he had left the Secretariat on purpose.
Delhi Police suspends three for shielding violent protesters
Delhi Police suspended three cops for allegedly assisting violent protesters at Ramjas and shielding them. 500 police personnel have been deployed across North Campus. Strict instructions have been provided against high-handedness. Police have requested journalists for relevant videos. Meanwhile, Khalsa College called off a street play competition after DUSU President Amit Tanwar threatened security if there were "objectionable and anti-national" elements in the event.
Poet thrashed for allegedly stopping bus conductor from urinating publicly
60-year-old Hindi poet Devi Prasad Mishra saw a bus conductor urinating on the road at Patparganj. When he asked him to stop, the conductor allegedly verbally abused him. When Mishra started recording a video of the bus, the conductor, the driver and an accomplice came out and hit him, and threatened him of dire consequences. Mishra has given police the video for further investigation.
Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt pose for pictures at India Gate
Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt paid a quick visit to India Gate while they were in town to promote their upcoming flick 'Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya'. Without fanfare, both left after posing for a few pictures, much to the relief of policemen on duty. "The biggest crowd that we saw for any celebrity at India Gate recently was for Akshay Kumar," said a cop.
Ola, Uber strike called off after "amicable settlement"
Ola and Uber drivers in Delhi called off their 13-day strike after talks with Transport Minister Satyendar Jain and an "amicable settlement" with the two companies. The companies agreed to work on their demands and give an assurance to the HC on February 28. Jain also proposed lifting of toll tax at the borders. Though it was proposed earlier too, it hadn't been implemented.
SDMC ropes in Geeta and Babita Phogat as brand ambassadors
After their 'Dangal' fame, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation has roped in wrestlers Geeta and Babita Phogat as brand ambassadors. The name of another international para athlete hasn't been finalized yet. This is in line with the theme of empowerment of women and the differently-abled, officials said. The Swachh Bharat survey awards eight points for brand ambassadors, which SDMC had been losing till now.