Connect with us

National

Gurugram: GMDA approves Rs 2,887 crore budget for development works

Published

on

Gurugram, July 10 (IANS) The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) approved a budget proposal of Rs 2,887.32 crore was approved for the financial year 2024-25.

A meeting was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Nayab Singh in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Detailed discussions on various agendas were held, including increasing the capacity of CCTV cameras for city surveillance and adaptive traffic management, constructing new water treatment plants, enhancing the capacity of existing ones, and strengthening the network of water drainage and sewer treatment plants, among others.

The GMDA Authority approved the implementation of CCTV project Phase 3 for city surveillance and adaptive traffic management at an estimated cost of Rs 422 crore.

With this, high-quality CCTV cameras will be installed at different locations, increasing the number from approximately 4000 to about 14000.

The meeting also approved the construction of a flyover at the junction of Sector 45-46-51-52, with Rs 52 crore allocated for this project to decongest traffic.

Similarly, to alleviate congestion at the intersection of Sector 85-86-89-90, another flyover will be constructed to facilitate commuters and enhance mobility.

ALSO READ:  PMK leader urges TN govt to procure paddy at Rs 3,000 per quintal

To provide ultramodern sports infrastructure for sportspersons, the GMDA authority has approved the upgradation of Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Gurugram, at an estimated cost of Rs 634.30 crore.

This comprehensive renovation project aims to enhance the facilities and amenities available to athletes, including the construction of new training centres, state-of-the-art sports facilities etc.

Additionally, modern systems and infrastructure will be provided to meet international standards, ensuring that the stadium is equipped to support a wide range of sporting events and activities.

The approval for the construction of a 100 MLD Water Treatment Plant Unit No. VI at Chandu Budhera for Rs 78 crore has been given.

Additionally, the authority approved the construction of 100 MLD WTP Unit No. IV at Basai with an estimated cost of Rs 247 crore. The augmentation of the existing Main Pumping Station to 650 MLD capacity at Dhanwapur for Rs 119 crore has also been approved.

ALSO READ:  Constituency Watch: Tumakuru LS seat in K'taka to witness clash of veterans

The meeting also approved the procurement of 200 electric buses under the Gross Cost Contracting Model for operation in the GMDA area of Rs 69.66 crore.

Officials said this initiative aims to provide safe, reliable, clean, and affordable city bus services to the residents of Gurugram. The introduction of these electric buses is a significant step towards reducing the city’s carbon footprint and promoting sustainable urban transportation.

For providing and laying the Master Storm Water Drainage System in Sector 76-80 along National Highway-48, the GMDA authority has approved a sum of Rs 215 crore for the implementation of this project.

Moreover, the project for the upgradation of the 120 MLD Sewerage Treatment Plant at Behrampur and the 100 MLD STP at Dhanwapur, Gurugram, has been approved at an estimated cost of Rs 50.58 crore and Rs 75.46 crore respectively.

During the meeting, approval of Rs 500 crore was also given for the construction of two STPs of 100 MLD each in Sector 107 in two phases.

ALSO READ:  NCP, BJP bet on PM Modi’s rally to checkmate Sharad Pawar in Baramati

Other topics discussed during the meeting included the drainage improvement plan, door-to-door garbage collection, construction of a civil hospital, and a new bus stand, among other initiatives.

Expressing concern over the issue of water-logging during the monsoon in Gurugram, the Chief Minister said that officers must not show any laxity in addressing this issue. He asked them to utilise all resources to resolve water-logging promptly.

The Chief Minister stated that he would personally visit Gurugram to oversee the situation, and no negligence will be tolerated.

He also directed the Chief Secretary to hold the concerned officers accountable for their responsibilities in this matter.

The Chief Minister, while reviewing the status of garbage collection, issued strict instructions to the concerned officers responsible for garbage collection and its management, directing them to commence work immediately.

He also directed them to mobilise all resources to ensure Gurugram becomes a clean and beautiful city within the next three days.

–IANS

str/dan

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

National

Keen to experience 'Band, Baaja, Baraat', European travellers say 'I Do' in Rajasthan

Published

on

By

Jaipur, July 14 (IANS) Indian marriages are something new on travel agents’ itineraries as there are many couples who want to visit India and exchange vows following Indian rituals.

For them, it is like marriages are made in heaven but are celebrated in Jaipur.

Keen to experience the ‘Band, Baaja, Baraat’, they have started requesting Indian travel agents to arrange for wedding outfits, bouquets, garlands, wedding destinations, flowers, priest, and fire so that they can tie the knot following Indian traditions.

Many of these couples are married who just want to experience the grandeur of big fat Indian weddings and hence are coming here to solemnise their wedding in Indian style.

Recently, one Monica Barbon from Milan, Italy, decided to give a surprise to her husband Enrico Scroccaro and organised an Indian-style marriage in India.

Both of them were part of a group of 14 esteemed travellers from Milan, Italy, and were taking a trip to Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur.

ALSO READ:  NCP, BJP bet on PM Modi’s rally to checkmate Sharad Pawar in Baramati

Monica, deeply enamoured by the richness of Indian culture and tradition, orchestrated a heartfelt surprise for her husband Enrico, commemorating their 15 years of marriage with a sacred ceremony in the heart of Jaipur.

This entire wedding experience was filled with emotions, Rajasthani folk music, ancient rituals, and the warmth of traditional wedding customs.

The sacred vows were exchanged at the Laxmi Nritya Gopal Temple under the guidance of revered priests of Jaipur.

From the soul-stirring melodies of folk music to the intricacies of timeless rituals such as the phere ceremony and varmala exchange, every moment was infused with the essence of tradition and culture.

Adding to the enchantment, Monica and Enrico’s attire, specially designed in advance, resonated with the grandeur of the occasion, reflecting a harmonious blend of Italian elegance and Indian splendour.

Upon the conclusion of the ceremony, a decorated car awaited Monica and Enrico, ready to whisk them away to their hotel.

ALSO READ:  JD-U MLA says offered bribe by RJD leader for cross-voting; FIR lodged

Speaking in this reference, a travel agent Sanjay Kaushik from ‘Rajputana Holiday Makers’ said that foreign tourists these days want to visit India to experience the rich culture and tradition.

They have been sending emails requesting experiential tourism.

Around six to seven couples have sent their requests to tie the knot following Indian rituals in Jaipur.

Being from European nations, they want to experience the beauty of Indian weddings wearing Indian costumes, jewellery and make-up with flowers and mehendi, etc, he says.

He further says that these couples express a desire to tie the knot in places like Pushkar, Udaipur, Jaipur and Jaisalmer.

When we choose a wedding destination, we ensure that locals too benefit as they are given tasks to provide flowers, vegetables, cooks, etc.

So overall, it’s a kind of sustainability being practised simultaneously while serving such clients which makes it a win-win for all, he adds.

–IANS

arc/khz

Continue Reading

National

UP: Man arrested for killing brother to claim insurance money

Published

on

By

Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh), July 14 (IANS) A man shot dead his elder brother in Barabanki to claim the Rs 10 lakh insurance payout his brother’s death would have fetched, the police said.

However, the plan was revealed and he was arrested on Saturday.

Sanitation worker Arvind Kumar was shot dead on July 5.

Police investigations revealed that Arvind was shot by his younger brother, Virendra.

Police said Virendra had an illicit affair with Arvind’s wife. He needed money to settle his debt and decided to eliminate Arvind to claim the insurance money through his wife.

Barabanki Superintendent of Police, Dinesh Pratap Singh, said that on the night of July 5, Arvind Kumar, 35, a resident of Murai Majre Madhnapur village in the Badosarai police station area, was shot dead while sleeping in the front room of his newly constructed house.

Initially, it was reported that someone from outside shot him through a window. However, during a forensic examination by Forensic Science Laboratory experts, it was determined that the shot was fired from close range. Later, based on surveillance, it was found that Virendra’s location was at the same spot, said the police.

ALSO READ:  Congress, JMM in race for corruption and loot in Jharkhand: PM Modi

“A team questioned him and Virendra could not give a reason for his location and broke down,” the police added.

Virendra, who deals in property transactions, had borrowed money from several people and was in debt.

Further probe revealed that Virendra also had an illicit relationship with Arvind’s wife and frequently visited her at a rented house in Barabanki.

The police have found the firearm used in the crime and have sent the accused to jail, the police said.

–IANS

amita/khz

Continue Reading

National

Akhara Parishad to issue I-cards for saints, seers in Maha Kumbh

Published

on

By

Prayagraj, July 14 (IANS) For the first time in the Maha Kumbh, scheduled to be held in early 2025, saints and seers of different akharas will be given identity cards that will give them access to the Mela areas, said a top Akhara Parishad official.

The decision was taken by Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP).

“The process for making ID cards is on. ID cards are being made for all officials, including seers, mahamandaleshwar, mandaleshwar, naga sanyasis, etc. associated with the 13 akharas,” said ABAP President Mahant Ravindra Puri.

The identity card will bear the name, age, name of the guru, name of the siddha, madhi, dhuni, Aadhaar number and PAN number along with a photo of the seer.

The decision is aimed at identifying fake saints and keeping them away from the Maha Kumbh.

The ABAP, after the recent Hathras stampede in the religious discourse of Bhole Baba, has announced that it would weed out ‘black sheep’ and prevent people from getting duped by fake seers.

ALSO READ:  Constituency Watch: Tumakuru LS seat in K'taka to witness clash of veterans

–IANS

amita/khz

Continue Reading

National

BJP chief Nadda to address party's UP executive meet today

Published

on

By

Lucknow, July 14 (IANS) BJP President J.P. Nadda will preside over the State Executive meeting of the party in Lucknow on Sunday, a party spokesman said.

This is the first executive meeting time after the BJP’s poor show in the 2024 Lok Sabha election in Uttar Pradesh.

According to the BJP spokesman, closed-door sessions will be held in which party lawmakers will place their views before the National President and the state leadership of the party.

Around 3,000-3,600 delegates from across the state will attend the meeting at the Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University auditorium.

Along with the party’s sitting MLAs and MPs, all Lok Sabha candidates who lost the poll have been invited.

Besides, MLCs, Zila Panchayat chairpersons, Nagar Palika adhyakshas (municipal heads), district presidents, and all office bearers of the party will attend the meeting.

“Usually, 300 to 400 delegates attend the State Executive meeting of the BJP. But this time around 3,000- 3,600 delegates will attend the meeting,” said Hero Bajpai, State BJP Spokesperson.

ALSO READ:  Centre approves three-month service extension for Bengal Chief Secretary

After winning only 33 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state, the BJP had constituted 40 teams with two members each to visit 78 Lok Sabha constituencies to figure out reasons for the party’s poor show and submitted their reports to the State BJP President Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary. They received feedback from party workers.

These issues could come up before BJP President Nadda at the State Executive meeting on Sunday.

Earlier, BJP National General Secretary (Organisation) B.L. Santhosh was in the state capital on a two-day visit on July 6-7.

B.L. Santhosh met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brajesh Pathak and regional heads of the party to discuss several issues along with the party’s performance in the state in the Lok Sabha poll and the by-election to 10 Assembly seats to be held later this year.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, Badlapur BJP Legislator Ramesh Mishra stoked controversy by stating that the BJP would lose the 2027 Uttar Pradesh elections if Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is not removed from office.

ALSO READ:  JD-U MLA says offered bribe by RJD leader for cross-voting; FIR lodged

This statement comes amid growing discontent, with some leaders, including ministers, claiming their pre-election warnings about anti-incumbency and other issues were ignored.

However, hours later Mishra retracted his video statement saying it was read out of context.

Union Minister and Apna Dal leader Anupriya Patel had also raised concerns about irregularities in government appointments, particularly affecting OBC, SC, and ST candidates as damaging the party’s prospects.

–IANS

amita/khz

Continue Reading

National

GST official's wife commits suicide in Lucknow residence

Published

on

By

Lucknow, July 14 (IANS) Neelam Bharti, the wife of GST Assistant Commissioner Santosh Kumar Bharti, committed suicide by hanging herself at her house in Lucknow on Saturday, the police said.

The post-mortem report confirmed death by hanging.

The deceased’s family has filed a complaint accusing her brother-in-law of murder.

The police are investigating the allegations.

GST Assistant Commissioner Santosh Kumar Bharti lives with his family in Sushant Golf City.

He went to the gym and his two daughters, Khushi and Shreya, had gone to school.

When Santosh returned home, he saw that the doors were open.

When he went inside, he saw that his wife Neelam was hanging from the noose following which he took down the body from the noose.

Santosh first informed an officer living in the neighbourhood while his gunman informed the police.

He also called Neelam’s family members living in Patna and informed them about the incident.

ALSO READ:  PMK leader urges TN govt to procure paddy at Rs 3,000 per quintal

A few hours later, Neelam’s brother Naveen, a resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Basti district, arrived.

Meanwhile, the police and forensic team went to the spot and investigated.

Neelam’s brother Naveen is a bank manager in SBI. He is currently posted in Basti.

He said that the body was sent for post-mortem even before he could reach.

He alleged that Neelam was murdered.

A written complaint has also been filed accusing Santosh.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) South, Shashank Singh, said that no suicide note has been found in the case. Neither have the family members been able to give any information that could reveal why Neelam committed suicide.

The allegations in the complaint are being investigated.

The deceased’s brother said: “I married my sister to Santosh in 2010. For about seven years, my sister was being harassed by her husband and in-laws. They used to beat her. She was mentally harassed. She used to tell me repeatedly that the whole family is against me. I tried to talk to my brother-in-law about this many times, but he did not listen to us.”

ALSO READ:  NCP, BJP bet on PM Modi’s rally to checkmate Sharad Pawar in Baramati

–IANS

amita/khz

Continue Reading

Trending