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09 Mar 2017

Gurugram: Bar-owners to pay Rs.8 lakh to stay open late

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Restaurant, pub and brewery owners in Gurugram have to spend another Rs. 8 lakh every year to be able to stay open till 1 am.

License fees for breweries has also been doubled, increasing beer costs by 25% per litre.

Licence fee for restaurants in Haryana has increased from Rs. 12.5 lakh to Rs. 15 lakh.

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09 Mar 2017

Delhi Budget receives mixed reactions

The 2017-2018 Delhi budget announced in the assembly on Wednesday generated mixed reactions from residents.

"Pro-people" initiatives were praised, whereas speculations were raised about certain promises.

The decision to reduce taxes on sanitary napkins, increase the number of hospital beds was welcomed by many.

Water

Govt hopes to supply piped water by 2017 end

While presenting the Delhi Budget before the assembly, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that the government will supply piped water supply in all authorized and unauthorized colonies and JJ clusters by the end of this year.

In its budget, the government allotted Rs. 2,107.9cr for water supply and sanitation; the revenue budget included is Rs. 1,180cr and capital budget is Rs. 928cr.

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Noida

Noida may soon get smart electricity meters

North Delhi Power Limited in a joint venture with Tata Power Company is conducting a study before installing 'smart' electricity meters in Noida.

The study involves costing, numbers, types and finances for the smart meters and is expected to have the report ready in 4 months.

A smart meter includes a tracking device, which enables consumers to track their actual consumption.

Weather

Delhi must gear up for heavy rainfall

The Regional Weather Forecast Centre (RWFC) has predicted 64mm rain in isolated areas of Delhi on Friday.

Currently, the western Himalayan region is being affected by an active western disturbance and will impact weather over the plains from today (Thursday).

Many places in Delhi NCR may witness light rainfall upto 15mm in the afternoon and evening of 10th March.

Rs.3,113 crore allotted for housing, urban development

Sanitation

Rs.3,113 crore allotted for housing, urban development

The Rs. 3,113cr allocated in the Delhi Government budget to housing and urban development aims to make Delhi free from open-defecation.

The Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) has constructed approximately 8,000 toilets in the past 2 years.

The construction of 5,000 more toilets is expected by March 2018.

Capacity in 266 night shelters was increased to 21,724; more shelters will be built.

Metro

Man falls on Metro train tracks, dies

On Wednesday, a 55-year-old man fell down on the Metro tracks due to giddiness and was crushed to death.

According to officials, the incident took place at 10:40 am at the Janakpuri West station.

A senior police officer said that Narender Singh (the victim) was suffering from fits due to a mental illness and fell on the tracks due to giddiness.

Residential building fire kills 1

North Delhi

Residential building fire kills 1

In the early hours of today, a fire broke out in the North Delhi area of Burari, killing a 21-year-old boy and injuring 3 others.

According to a Delhi Fire Service official, the fire was reported around 4 am in a building at Santnagar Burari.

The fire broke out in the garage on the ground floor, rented out as a room by the building-owner.

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