Delhi: Panic buttons, cameras to be installed in DTC buses
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal approved the transport department's proposal of installing CCTV cameras and panic buttons on 6,350 DTC and cluster buses. Transport minister Kailash Gahlot said, "This measure would impart a feeling of security to women using public transport." The Nirbhaya Fund will be used for this, the project would cost around Rs. 140 crore. Keep reading for more from Delhi.
Delhi's Kadipur village becomes 'free Wi-Fi' village
Northwest Delhi's Kadipur, stretching over an area of 5km, has now become a 'free Wi-Fi' village. The Wi-Fi zone was launched by the local councilor Urmila Rana in association with the Mridul Foundation, which focuses on providing better connectivity in the areas. With the availability of Wi-Fi, students can now access their study material easily.
Delhi police deploys laser cams to halt speeding in residential areas
In order to stop youngsters to take fast-paced pleasure rides in colonies, the Delhi police is launching 11 special interceptors equipped with laser cameras in residential areas. These cameras are capable of working in all-light conditions and can produce photographs of vehicles with registration plates, along with time and GPS coordinates. The first violation will lead to suspension of driving licence for 3 months.
Delhi court praises homemaker, awards Rs. 19 lakh to family
A court honoured the contribution of 38-year-old Shakuntala as a homemaker, who died in a car-truck collision in August,2012 and awarded Rs. 19 lakh as compensation to the victim's family. Official of the Motor Accidents Claim Tribunal (MACT) said, "In India, courts have recognised that the contribution made by the wife to the house is invaluable and cannot be computed in terms of money."
Two women harassed, groped on bustling MG Road
On their way back to home, Sanah and Ruchika (name changed) were harassed and groped by men on the bustling MG Road. What is even more shocking is that nobody came to their rescue. Sanah has filed an FIR at the Sonepat police station. Police are going to examine the CCTV footage and ask the complainant to help them draw a sketch of culprits.
Delhi: CP's Inner Circle closed for International Yoga Day preparations
Delhi's commercial centre Connaught Place (CP) looked deserted with no cars and few pedestrians in sight on Tuesday afternoon. Roads and parking areas in CP's Inner Circle were closed as part of preparations for the International Yoga Day on June 21. Around 14,000 people are expected join Delhi L-G Anil Baijal and CM Arvind Kejriwal in the yoga performance here on Wednesday.
Discoms stars work on 400kV line to ensure uninterrupted supply
The Uttar Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation Limited (UPPTCL) has started work on its 400kV transmission line in Greater Noida. Officials said that the work could not be started back in October 2016 as farmers of Hazratpur and Bodaki villages were not willing to sell their land. Farmers demanded that their land be acquired instead. After negotiations, the authorities agreed to acquire the land.Share this timeline