(New Delhi)Kejriwal Will Get Septic Tanks Cleaned For FREE
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced a scheme in which people in unauthorised colonies can get their septic tanks cleaned for free.
There are around 1,700 unauthorised colonies in Delhi and around 430 have sewer lines. In rest of the colonies, people have septic tanks, which they get cleaned by hiring private parties.
Many times people die while cleaning these septic tanks and this is a big step in making Delhi clean and putting an end to sewer deaths, he said.
The contractors or private companies that engage these people are not registered. These companies dump the sludge in drains, contaminating the Yamuna river, Kejriwal said.
The Delhi government will get the septic tanks cleaned for free, he said.
He said the government will hire an agency to clean the septic tanks in unauthorised colonies and a tender will be floated within a month.
DJB trucks will collect the sludge from these septic tanks and take it to sewage treatment plants.
Any person can put in a request to get the septic tank cleaned by calling a phone number, he said.
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[New Delhi]Odd-Even Scheme Returns to Delhi from Nov 4
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the odd-even road rationing scheme will be implemented in Delhi from November 4 to 15.
Kejriwal said the move was aimed at combating high levels of air pollution in winters when crop burning takes place in neighbouring states.
The chief minister announced his seven-point action plan to tackle pollution due to crop burning which includes distribution of masks, mechanised sweeping of roads, tree plantation, and special plans for 12 pollution hot spots in the city.
Under the scheme, odd and even numbered vehicles ply on alternate days.
[New Delhi]Kejriwal Govt Presents Rs 60,K Cr Budget for 2019-20
The AAP government Tuesday presented a Rs 60,000 crore budget for 2019-20 in the Assembly and said it is “two times more” than the one presented in 2014-15.
Presenting the budget, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said the budget has been dedicated to soldiers martyred in the Pulwama attack.
The Delhi Assembly session began with a standing ovation to the the Indian Air Force for carrying out pre-dawn air strikes on terror camps inside Pakistani territory
“The budget estimates for 2019-20 are pegged at Rs 60,000 crore which is two times more than the budget presented in 2014-15,” Sisodia said.
A 53,000 crore was presented last year.
[New Delhi]Court Finds MLA Sirsa Not Guilty in 3 Yrs Old Case
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal granted relief to BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa saying he was facing this case for about three years for the commission of act which is not even an offence.
In its order,
Sirsa had told the court that since the hoarding was affixed on the electricity pole and there was no defacement of the public property.
According to the FIR lodged in January 2015, the accused had put up an election hoarding in Rajouri Garden of west Delhi area asking for votes.
If convicted, the accused could have been punished with a maximum of one-year imprisonment or a Rs 50,000 fine or both.