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Odd-Even Scheme Returns to Delhi from Nov 4

[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.

Delhi Has No Infrustructure But AAP Adamant to Procure 1K Bty] Buses

[New Delhi]Delhi Has No Infrustructure But AAP Adamant to Procure 1K Bty] Buses
Delhi Has No Infrustructure For Bty-Operated Vehicles But AAP Adamant to Procure 1000 e Buses
The AAP government on Saturday approved a proposal to add 1,000 low-floor AC electric buses to the national capital’s public transport fleet, making Delhi the first city in the country to have such large number of environment-friendly vehicles.
Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari attacked the AAP government saying it always accused Modi government of obstructing it from functioning, and still it managed to go for such a large number of e-buses.
“After, four years now Kejriwal government is going to procure 1,000 e-buses, although he always accused Modi government of stopping it from working,” Tiwari said in a press conference.
He also alleged “corruption” in procurement of buses.
BJP MLA and Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta claimed there were not enough charging facilities and depots for the e-buses.
“The Delhi government will suffer loss of Rs 80 per km per electric bus which will be Rs 60 lakh per year. For 1,000 buses, the loss will be around Rs 600 crore per year, and Rs 6,000 crore in ten years,” claimed Gupta.

Kejriwal’s Govt to Give Electricity Subsidy to 11K Delhiites Farmers

[New Delhi]Kejriwal’s Govt to Give Electricity Subsidy to Delhiites Farmers
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has decided to give electricity subsidy of Rs 105 per KW per month on fixed charges to farmers in Delhi
The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday.
“The agriculture electricity subsidy is expected to benefit at least 11,000 consumers. A provision of Rs 7.50 crore has been made
The subsidy on exiting tariff will be provided on fixed charges to agricultural connections in Delhi for financial years 2018-19 and 2019-20, with effect from April 1, 2018
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Kejriwal Govt Presents Rs 60,K Cr Budget for 2019-20

[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.

Teachers Demand Hospital at ‘Jamia Milia Islamia’

[New Delhi] Teachers Demand Hospital at ‘Jamia Milia Islamia’
Teacher’s association of the Jamia Millia Islamia has written to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for establishing a hospital in the university that could be converted into a medical college in future.
DU, BHU and AMU are successfully running hospital and medical college
So teachers of Jamia requested CM Delhi to establish a new 500 bedded hospital
The JTA said the university is situated in a densely-populated area, where more than 90 per cent of the population belongs to the Muslim community and many of them are underprivileged and desperately need quality medical facilities. “But they are not getting these services as there is no hospital nearby.”
The letter pointed out that JMI was running a bachelor’s degree course in dentistry, but the students had to go to other hospitals to study medicine.

Kejriwal’s Another Milestone: Launches Mobile Medical Service

[New Delhi]Kejriwal’s Another Milestone: Launches Mobile Medical Service
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday formally launched the volunteers mobile medical service by flagging off a mobile medical van at his residence.
This initiative will help in early detection of lifestyle diseases like diabetics and hypertension while also educating the public about the importance of hygiene in general with a special focus on mothers and kids,

Court Finds MLA Sirsa Not Guilty in 3 Yrs Old Case

[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.

Kejriwal Kicks CCTV Project Into PM’s Court

[New Delhi]Kejriwal Kicks CCTV Project Into PM’s Court Seeking PM’s Intervention
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention in execution of the Delhi government’s CCTV project, Earlier Lt Governor Anil Baijal has constituted a panel to prepare a framework for CCTV Project for Delhi
Kejriwal sought an appointment with Modi and requested him to order Baijal to allow the installation of CCTV cameras, saying that as it was related to women safety there should be no politics over the issue.
Yesterday, the AAP government had declared as “null and void” the L-G appointed committee, saying that it was the government’s job to install CCTV cameras and asked Baijal to prevent rising crimes in the city.
The committee had been formed to “stall” the CCTV project, the chief minister alleged in the letter, claiming that the L-G was doing “politics” over the issue.
Yesterday, Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain had written to Baijal, saying “Under the Constitution, L-G’s job is to do good policing and prevent crime. Kindly concentrate on your job. It is elected government’s job to install cameras. Please allow us to do our job.
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Congress Derailing CCTV Project in Delhi:AAP

[New Delhi] Congress Derailing CCTV Project in Delhi:AAP
The Aam Aadmi Party today alleged a “conspiracy” was being hatched to stall its ambitious CCTV project, a day after Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken claimed the project was marred by corruption.
Senior AAP leader Gopal Rai alleged that Maken was “working on the BJP agenda” and sought to know if the Congress chief was planning to join the saffron party.
Rejecting Maken’s charges that tenders were finalised without the approval of the competent authority, the AAP’s Delhi convener said the Delhi government had not relaxed rules to favour any agency.
He said there were two types of tenders —
Rate Contract Tender and
Project Contract Tender.
The government was installing CCTV cameras through the Rate Contract Tender, under which payment to the agency concerned is made based on the basis of rate-per-unit.
He also sought to know as to how many CCTV cameras were installed by the Sheila Dikshit goverment which helmed Delhi for 15 years.

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Kejriwal Has no Experts for his Ambitious WiFi Project

[New Delhi]Kejriwal Has no Experts for his Ambitious WiFi Project.
Provision of free Wi-Fi across the national capital was one of the key poll promises of the Aam Aadmi Party. However, more than three years after it came to power, the AAP is yet to realise the promise.
In February this year, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the government was working on three-four models for providing free Wi-Fi and would soon take a decision.
Now Public Works Department has expressed inability to implement the scheme of Wi Fi citing a lack of expertise.
Earlier this month, the project-in-charge wrote to the PWD engineer-in-chief in this connection.
A government official said that the Information Technology department of the Delhi government should execute the project as it has the expertise required to implement it.
In the 2018-19 Budget, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia allocated Rs 100 crore to provide free Wi-Fi facility and handed over the project to the PWD from the IT department.