Delhi govt to soon set up 320 ‘Mahila Suraksha Dals’ across the national capital

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Jul 272014
 
Delhi govt to soon set up 320 ‘Mahila Suraksha Dals’ across the national capital

To address women safety issues at public spaces, the Delhi government will soon set up 320 Mahila Suraksha Dals (MSDs) across the national capital. As a pilot programme, one MSD in each of the 11 districts of the city will be launched on the day of Raksha Bandhan. “It was decided that instead of creating new parallel structures, Awaaz Uthao Project initiated by the Delhi government, which addresses women safety issues, will be renamed as MSD and will be further strengthened both in terms of […]

National capital to get its first adventure park

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Jul 202014
 
National capital to get its first adventure park

The capital is all set to get its first adventure park near Sanjay Lake in east Delhi’s Mayur Vihar. To be developed under state supervision, the project promises the thrill of adventure in the hills. Delhi Tourism & Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) is preparing to provide activities like rock climbing, bungee jumping, monkey bridges, overnight camps etc in the lake, which defines this vast expanse of green. DTTDC has taken over 6.3 acres of land along Sanjay Lake on license fee and revenue-sharing basis from […]

Soon, Delhi Metro card will be accepted as a mode of payment in DTC buses

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Jul 202014
 
Soon, Delhi Metro card will be accepted as a mode of payment in DTC buses

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)’s More Delhi card will be accepted as a mode of payment in DTC buses in the next six months. The step is a move towards integrating various modes of transport in the city in order to facilitate seamless travel in the capital. Cluster buses will also be included in the scheme. The Delhi Transport Corporation is expected to issue a request for proposal in the next two weeks for procuring electronic ticketing machines (ETMs) for its buses, which will accept […]

Soon, Delhi will be able to have extended night parties

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Jun 182014
 
Soon, Delhi will be able to have extended night parties

Soon, Delhi will be able to have extended night parties with the excise department proposing to allow liquor, music and food at five-star night clubs till 1am. Currently, while the excise licence allows five-star hotels to serve liquor round-the-clock, the Delhi police licence for eateries permits serving of food only till 1am and playing of music and dance at night clubs and discotheques up to 12.30am. According to sources, the 1am deadline translates into the last drink being served at 12.30, because the bar has […]

Soon, Tourists to get Taj Mahal drive without entering Agra

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Mar 042014
 
Soon, Tourists to get Taj Mahal drive without entering Agra

In two years, tourists from Delhi and Kanpur will be drive to the Taj Mahal from the Yamuna Expressway without entering the congested Agra city. According to the report, This will be made possible by the Rs.306 crore inner city Ring Road that will connect the Yamuna Expressway with Fatehabad tourism complex near the Taj Mahal, the foundation stone of which Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav laid Monday evening, along with that for a long-pending Rs.108 crore Taj Ganj beautification project. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Now Delhiites to get auto-rickshaws at doorstep by making a call

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Feb 152014
 
Now Delhiites to get auto-rickshaws at doorstep by making a call

From Saturday, Delhiites will get a three-wheeler just by making a call, even at the gravest of hours thanks to the East Delhi Municipal Corporation, which is launching its G-Auto initiative. According to the report, The corporation will start off with 50-odd vehicles, which will have GPS facility installed to ensure security of passengers and the rates will be government-approved. Now there will be auto-rickshaws at your doorstep round-the-clock at government notified meter-based fares. Contributed By Sonia Narula