The good, bad and ugly from Delhi
28 Dec 2016
- The staff at Delhi airport will now be required to carry Aadhaar cards from January 1 after some airport entry passes were detected to be fake.
- Meanwhile, demonetization continues to sting business as bars in Noida see a slump during Christmas.
- And people in Gurugram will soon be able to experience 'caterpillar trains' on roads, tap in to know how.
Women ahead of men here and we are not proud
- Women have left behind men in pick-pocketing cases in Delhi Metro.
- According to CISF data, women comprise 91% of the pickpockets held in the metro in past few years.
- CISF has caught 479 pickpockets, out of which 438 were women.
- These women travel in groups, carrying children and pick valuables of travellers.
- CISF has deployed women personnel in plain clothes to check these trouble-makers.
'Caterpillar trains' to be Gurugram's new mode of transportation
- Gurugram's civic authorities are considering running 'caterpillar trains' on its roads to improve connectivity in the city.
- 'Caterpillar Train' is a tram with wheels on top and bottom, which needs only five-metres-wide road for installation.
- It is less than five-feet tall and can carry 50 passengers.
- Unlike metro trains, caterpillar trains run on poles and their construction cost is one-tenth of a metro line.
Ghaziabad metro faces funding troubles
- The under-construction metro link from Dilshad Garden to New Bus Stand in Ghaziabad may be stuck for lack of funds.
- The ₹2,210 crore project is to be funded by Ghaziabad Development Authority, municipal corporation and UPSIDC.
- Trouble started when municipal corporation refused to fund the project, which has no state funding unlike Delhi Metro.
- Deadline for the project has been set as June 2017.
Nexus of police and thieves operating in Metro
- A Delhi police head constable was suspended after a CCTV footage surfaced, showing him accepting something from a gang of women pickpockets at metro station.
- The gang was busted and arrested on a complaint by an NRI woman on December 22.
- CISF men informed police that there are more such collusion in the metro premises leading to increasing incidents of theft and pick-pocketing.
Aadhaar cards made mandatory for airport staff
28 Dec 2016
- To strengthen security at the airport, CISF has issued guidelines to Delhi airport employees to carry Aadhaar cards from January 1, along with Airport Entry Pass.
- There have been cases of fake entry passes after which the CISF asked for an increase in the photo size on the pass.
- Bureau for Civil Aviation Security plans to link the Aadhaar card with the airport's biometric-system.
Eight students suspended for violent behavior
- Eight students have been suspended by the JNU administration for 'disrupting' the academic council meeting.
- Vice-Chancellor of the university ordered an inquiry against the students who showed violent behavior.
- It was decided in the meeting that viva-voce will be given more weightage for admissions.
- Students union was protesting against this rule as favouritism and "bias" will come to play in this process.
A damp New Year's celebration at pubs post demonetization
- Bars and pubs are still reeling under the effects of demonetization as business has been slow due to cash crunch.
- Bars, usually flooded with customers, bore a deserted look this year during Christmas, and the owners are not expecting much rush for New Year's celebrations either.
- Residents in Noida have decided to buy alcohol and enjoy at home rather than heading for bars.