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Why are all these vehicles parked in front of East End’s Gate No 2?

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Residents of East End Apartments in Mayur Vihar Phase I Extension are worried that the road outside the society’s Gate No 2 will soon turn into a congested parking lot. The problem emerged about six months back, when it was decided that a parking space behind the New Ashok Nagar Metro station would be converted into quarters for the Metro staff.

The plot, which was so far being used as parking space, falls under the jurisdiction of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). DMRC has now constructed a residential society for Metro officials in its place. In the absence of a parking space nearby, outsiders, auto-rickshaws and rickshaw pullers have started parking in the area.

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JP Verma, the general secretary of the East End Apartments managing committee, said, “The situation is still under control, but soon the area will be crowded with parked vehicles. DMRC should have provided a parking space prior to converting the old one into quarters for the Metro staff. Several people park their cars and bikes here, and take the Metro to reach their destination. We have discussed this issue several times and have decided to write to DMRC about it.”

When City Spidey got in touch with DMRC officials to discuss the matter, a senior public relations official said, “The department does not have any land to allot for parking now. We have asked Delhi Development Authority to provide some space for parking.”

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Discoms in Delhi make arrangements to fulfill additional power demand in summer

With people turning up power guzzling ACs and coolers as the mercury breached the 45 degrees Celsius mark in Delhi, electricity distribution companies (discoms) have estimated that the peak power demand would surpass 7,000 MW by the end of May. This is more than the record demand of 6,553 MW witnessed in the previous summer.

TPDDL (Tata Power Delhi Distribution) and BSES (BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna) are the two major power suppliers in the national capital. TPDDL caters to subscribers in North and Northwest Delhi, while BSES serves customers in South, West, Central and East Delhi.

As per power discoms, the peak demand in the city was 6529 MW on Thursday. The discoms however claimed to have made prior arrangements to meet the soaring demand. apartment management system

In a press note issued on Friday, the discoms informed that peak demand in BSES’ area is expected to rise by 8 percent to 4550 MW, while demand in TPDDL’s area is expected to rise between 1800 MW to 1850 MW.

In order to cater to the increased power demands, BSES claimed to have made banking arrangements for 525 MW with other states such as Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. TPDDL too claimed to have made similar arrangements with others states.

“We have made long-term tie-ups and other suitable arrangements to cater to the increasing power demands. There would be no shortage of power in Delhi at least up to 8000 MW,” said a BSES official.

Operation Pink: Three arrested for harassing women, schoolgirls in Greater Noida

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As part of Gautam Budh Nagar police’s Operation Pink, 3 people were arrested from Greater Noida for making lewd gestures and passing comments at women and schoolgirls on Thursday.

Operation Pink was launched on May 1 and women constables dressed in plain clothes went around crowded areas in Noida and Greater Noida in an attempt to crack down on people who harass women. visitor management system

According to the police, the accused have been identified as Vinod Kumar, Naresh, and Kuldeep.

“The teams that have been formed to roam around in civil clothes caught them for passing comments on girls and handed them over to the Kasna police team. They have been booked under Section 294 (obscene act and songs) of Indian Penal Code and sent to judicial custody,” said a senior police officer.

The police teams have arrested around fifteen people under the ‘Operation Pink’ campaign till date.

In Noida, the police teams will be deployed in Film City, Sector 18, Atta Market, DLF Mall, City Centre metro station, Amity University, HCL Company, JSS Academy, Shopprix Mall, etc.

In Greater Noida, the police personnel will be monitoring Delta-1, Surajpur, Knowledge Park, Alfa Commercial Belt, Rampur Market, Kasna Bus Stand, Kisan Inter College, City Plaza, Kanya Inter College, etc.

As per a senior police official, an assessment drive was conducted in the first week and action drive is being undertaken now. On the basis of assessment drive, the teams have divided these spots in Grade 1 (sensitive) like schools and deserted areas and Grade 2 (less sensitive) like posh areas.

The teams, headed by the nodal officer, SP (crime) Preeti Bala Gupta, will have one inspector, five sub-inspectors and 78 women constables.

“Movements of people will be noted and the suspects and harassers will be dealt with accordingly. The teams would be moving around the cities in 15 SUVs and four bikes. These teams have been divided into clusters of seven and eight and will be deployed in rural and urban areas accordingly. On the first four days of the drive, the teams will move around the cities from noon to 8 pm, and from 8 am to 4 pm over the next three days,” said a senior police officer.

Watch: Thief takes away mobile phone of nurse at hospital ward

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Hospitals are generally considered a safe place for patients and people who visit it. But, thieves are not sparing the hospitals. They are carrying out their inhuman acts at the place where people struggle for their lives.

In the video, a thief was seen taking away mobile phone of a nurse in a hospital ward in Noida. He quietly comes from behind of the nurse and takes away mobile phone which was kept on the desk. apartment management system

The nurse was completely unaware of the act as she was busy doing her work at the hospital. The incident is shocking as many people, who walk into the hospital in a serious condition, will have to be now vigilant about their belongings.

The incident presents a sorry state of security at the hospitals. The situation at hospitals has become very bad due to the apathetic acts of thieves.

SC rejects Centre’s plea for seeking amendments in Delhi Master Plan

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The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected Centre’s plea for seeking amendments in Delhi Master Plan (MPD-2021) without taking suggestions of resident welfare associations (RWA) in the city. Now, the changes cannot be incorporated without involving the citizens of the city. gate management system

After a series of events that affected sealing drive and formation of the Special Task Force (STF), the Apex court had partly modified its stay order on the proposed amendments in MPD-2021 on May 15.

The Supreme Court had issued a direction to the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to involve RWAs and citizens before making any changes.

After that, the union urban development ministry had filed a fresh plea saying there was no need to take suggestions or objections from the public. While rejecting the plea the court said, “We have not acceded the request (of Centre and DDA) seeking modification of our order.”

On May 15, the Apex court had accepted DDA’s action plan where it had listed steps including launching an interactive website and a smartphone application to enable the public register their grievances regarding illegal constructions. The authority was given 15 days time to make it operational.

The DDA had also proposed to fix responsibilities to officials in case of illegal construction activities in the national capital and violation of the master plan.

The Master Plan-2021 is a blueprint for urban planning and expansion in the metropolitan city to ensure overall development.

Here, it would be pertinent to mention that earlier when DDA had proposed to amend in Delhi Master Plan- 2021, the RWAs had strongly opposed it.

Delhi Metro’s Magenta line to reduce Noida-Gurgaon journey time by 40 minutes

The highly-awaited Magenta line section of Delhi Metro from Janakpuri West to Greater Noida will be made available to the public from May 29. This section will reduce the journey time by 40 minutes for people commuting from Noida to Gurgaon.

The Magenta line section will be having four interchange stations where commuters from Red Line, Violet Line, Blue Line, Green Line and Orange Line will be able to board the train as per their conveniences.

While talking to media, Magenta line executive director corporate communication of DMRC, Anuj Dayal said that the section has been made to provide maximum comfort to the people in using the Metro.

Dayal said, “The Metro stations have been made in this section on the concept of Multi-Model Integration (MMI).  This gives a metro user easy access to the Metro station. There are drop points where one can park the vehicle and approach the station on foot.”

“The bus stops are within 100 metres of the Metro stations. Not only this, the stations have been made in such a way that they give a facility to cross the road by taking an underground subway,” added Dayal.

Dayal informed that the metro services would be available from 6 am to 11 pm on weekdays while the service will start from 8 am on Sunday.  On the frequency of the service, he said, “The frequency of Metro in this section is 5 to 6 minutes.  This time, there are total 24 trains and in future, it can be increased. The frequency can also change as per the requirement.”

The Magenta line would give a relief to the students of various universities which are located on the route and to also those universities which could be accessed through the interchange. There are Universities such as Amity, Jamia Millia Islamia, IIT Delhi and JNU which falls on this section.

Also, the South Campus of Delhi University will be on the route. Besides all these institutions, students of other universities like IP University in Dwarka could use the Magenta line to save time.

“With the start of the Magenta section, a loop is created with the Blue Line which is of great importance as most of the part is on the outer ring road,” said Dayal.

The Janakpuri West Metro station on the Dwarka -Noida Metro corridor has also been converted into an interchange station to provide additional connectivity to areas in South Delhi and Noida from West Delhi.

The interchange station will be the first station of the Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden corridor of Phase 3 which will connect Line 3 with important locations such as the Terminal 1 of the IGI Airport, Munirka, Hauz Khas, Nehru Place and Botanical Garden in Noida.

The domestic terminals of the Indira Gandhi Airport are also going to get metro connectivity through the Magenta line. The presently operational Airport Express Link provides Metro connectivity to the new T3 terminal of the Airport from which all international carriers and all premium domestic airlines fly.

However, there is no Metro connectivity for the domestic terminals from which the low-cost operators fly.

The stations in the section would help the commuters from South Delhi to get direct connectivity from Kalkaji, Nehru Place, Hauz Khas, Munirka etc. Similarly, East Delhi passengers coming from Vaishali (Ghaziabad), Anand Vihar, Lakshmi Nagar etc. can take Line 3 and 4 and change at Janakpuri West.

West Delhi passengers coming from Punjabi Bagh, Netaji Subhash Place etc. can take the new Majlis Park –Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus corridor and change at Rajouri Garden. Then, they can take Line 3 and reach Janakpuri West to avail the services on this corridor.

North and Central Delhi passengers coming from Vishwavidyalaya and Central Delhi areas can take Line 2, reach Hauz Khas and board the train to the Terminal 1 – IGI Airport. From Noida, there is direct connectivity from Botanical Garden.

Delhi: Bus shelters to get Integrated Transit Map with details of routes

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People waiting for buses in Delhi will be getting the information about bus routes at the bus shelters itself. Like Metro stations, each bus shelter will have a complete map of the bus route on a particular road. Apartment management system

A facility of Integrated Transit Map was on Thursday launched at a bus shelter on Vikash Marg near Delhi Secretariat. This Integrated Transit Maps at bus shelters will be helping the commuters in planning their journey in public buses.

The Integrated Transit Maps are uniquely designed for each bus stop. It comprises a visual cognitive map for all bus routes passing through the bus stop including Delhi metro network and key landmarks overlaid on the map of Delhi.

Launching the pilot project, Delhi transport minister, Kailash Gahlot said, “Delhi government is undertaking all efforts to make Delhi’s transport system modern, efficient and a preferred mode of transport for residents and tourists in the city.”

The minister also informed that bus commuters will soon be able to get information about the arrival of buses at bus shelters using their smartphones. He said that the transport department has revamped its existing Poochho App and will be re-launching it with some new features in next two weeks.

Noida Extension: Rising cases of theft inside Panchsheel Greens a big worry

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The residents of Panchsheel Greens, a residential society in Noida Extension, are totally miffed with the security inside the society. It has become very common to see locks of vehicles broken and CCTV cameras also fail to capture the incident.

Residents complained that CCTV cameras are also not installed in common areas of the society. They said that it has been found that many vendors who visit the society on regular basis are relatives of the security guards. visitor management system

A resident, Naval Kishore said, “Some security guards are helping thieves. Obviously, they will help because they know that they will never be caught as there are no CCTV cameras.”

“There are many societies where security guards do less work because their work is done by CCTV cameras. There is also a lesser number of CCTV cameras installed in the society. Many CCTV cameras also do not function properly,” he added.

“A few days back, a lady parked her new car in the basement but when she came back in the morning, she found that the lock of vehicle broken. When she contacted the maintenance team of the society, they ignored it and told the lady that she is responsible for this incident,” a resident Vikas Kumar said.

“Last month, two bikes were stolen from the society and no one was caught on the cameras. When we demanded the CCTV footage, maintenance manager said that he doesn’t know the password of the camera. But after 3 days, the footage was removed automatically because the camera removes the footage after every 11 days,” he added.

Kumar also shared a story of the robbery in which the maintenance team found an ex-security guard involved in a robbery. “Six months back, the maintenance team caught a thief in a motorcycle robbery through the CCTV camera. After that, we came to know that that accused was the ex-security guard of the society,” Kumar said.

Residents also said that they have been given the advance maintenance charge to the builder at the rate of Rs 1.80 sqft plus taxes. As compared to other societies in the nearby areas, this amount is huge and the builder has given us bad security service.

“We wanted to remove this security agency and hire another security agency for the society. CCTV cameras should be installed at every common area and dark places so that the vehicles of residents are safe,” Kumar said.

“If the demand is not fulfilled by the maintenance team of the society then we can carry out a demonstration against the maintenance team and builder on May 25,” Kumar said.

There are 18 towers in the society and builder gave possession to more than thousand families in 15 towers whereas 3 of the remaining towers are still under construction.

Hussain Zaffar, the general manager of maintenance department of the society told City Spidey, “There have been some incidents in the society. We are going to increase the number of CCTV cameras in the society soon. Firstly, we will do a survey with the residents where the CCTV cameras need to be installed.”

Zaffar said, “We are going to change the security agency soon. We will hire the best security agency for the society.”