EDMC undertakes theme-based beautification drive for areas beneath flyovers

East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) has initiated a beautification drive with the aim to increase the green cover under flyovers.

These spaces are now filled with amazing gardens which include various sorts of plants and flowers. Further, pictures depicting different themes such as teachings of freedom fighters, various facets of Indian culture and Swacch Bharat Mission among others adorn their walls.

These green spaces also offer shade to travellers, local residents and labourers.

The flyovers where the spaces underneath have been transformed are – Akshardham (Delhi-Meerut Expressway), Sonia Vihar, Mayur Vihar Phase 1 (Noida-Delhi link road), Karkrari Mor, Keshav Chowk and Gokulpri flyover.


Nipah outbreak: Presence of bats in I’puram’s Exotica Elegance terrify residents


Residents of Exotica Elegance society of Indirapuram are a worried lot nowadays due to the outbreak of the deadly and contagious Nipah virus in the country.

Their problem stems from the fact that a large number of bats reside in their B block basement. gate management system

“Nipah is one of the deadliest viruses known and the scary part is no one has ever heard of it before. Our kids play in the society’s premises and they can be infected by the huge number of bats hanging on the basement wall of our apartment. It’s not the first time we have seen the bats but it’s the first time we have heard that they can transmit such a disease”, said Shaili Singh, a resident of Exotica Elegance.

Fed AOA President Alok Kumar said, “President of Exocita Elegance, Rajeev Bali shared his society’s concerns with us and we made sure that a complaint was raised on Ghaziabad District Authority’s (GDA) portal. Further, we also took care of the fact that a mail was sent to Ghaziabad district magistrate, Ritu Maheshwari. The matter is scary as the Nipah virus has already killed ten people in Kerala.”

“The residents are in a state of panic. We have been witnessing bats in our society for the past 2-3 years but their numbers have increased in recent times. We are worried as no advisory has been issued in Ghaziabad. Further, we are also clueless regarding whom to contact if any problem arises. We want to drive away the bats from the society as a precautionary measure” said Rajeev Bali, President of Exotica Elegance.

Bali has sent complaint mails to GDA, Ghaziabad DM and Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam.

“There is no need to panic. In case there is any problem, the residents should inform the relevant department immediately. We have issued Nipah advisory to all the government and private hospitals and asked them to remain vigilant. Anyone displaying symptoms of being infected with the virus should be immediately referred to specialised hospitals” said CMO Ghaziabad, MK Gupta.

Till the time of filing this story, no one from the authority has tried to contact the residents of the society.

The Nipah virus has already claimed ten lives in the southern state of Kerala and led to widespread scare all over the country.

Home buyers are now financial creditors; can claim money if builder is bankrupt!


The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved promulgation of an ordinance to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), whereby home buyers will be treated as financial creditors. This in turn will allow them to equitably participate in an insolvency resolution process and avail refunds from defaulting builders. apartment management system

The home buyers welcomed the government’s decision and lauded it as a step which will take care of their interests.

Sanjeev Singh, a home buyer said that the decision will surely provide relief to them as they will be treated at par with banks and institutional creditors and will be given priority while recovering dues from bankrupt or insolvent real estate companies.

Real estate developers’ body CREDAI has welcomed the move and said that it will protect the rights of the home buyers.

“It is a good move for the protection of home buyers’ money. RERA protects the money of buyers in an ongoing concern. Now the buyer’s investment is protected even in the case of insolvency. This will instill a sense of confidence amongst buyers of under construction properties. However, for continued flow of institutional and bank credit to the real estate sector, the system must uphold the superiority of a bank mortgage over any other claim otherwise banks may become hesitant in lending to this sector,” says Pankaj Bajaj, President, CREDAI NCR.

GDA to install speed radars, CCTV cameras on longest elevated road


The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has started preparations for ensuring safe traffic on the longest elevated road in the city. The authority will focus on controlling over speeding and wrong side driving on the elevated road.

As well, it has been decided to provide proper security to the vehicles moving in the night. High-resolution night vision CCTV cameras will also be installed on the elevated road. The cameras will be controlled by the modern control room situated at Vasundhara. gate management system

The vehicles moving without any hindrance from the UP gate to Rajnagar Extension will be thoroughly monitored by the CCTV cameras installed on it.

The officials sitting in the control room can easily trace the vehicles breaking rules on the elevated road. They will be able to take immediate action against these vehicles.

In the meeting conducted by a committee spearheaded by GDA Secretary, it was decided that a control room will be set up at Vasundhara to monitor speed radar and high-resolution night vision CCTV cameras.

A total of 16 cameras and 2 speed radars will be installed on the elevated road. The control room will be sending challan to the vehicles breaking rules on the elevated road. The control room will also be monitoring all the security on the road.

GDA will be floating a tender in the next month and the entire work will be completed in two months.

MCG concessionaire to pick up garbage piled after sanitation workers strike


During the meeting between officials of Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) and the district administration on Wednesday, it was decided that the garbage, which has been piled up due to sanitation workers strike, will be picked up by the concessionaire under police protection.

The piling of garbage has been caused by the strike by sanitation workers in the past two weeks. The garbage was seen piled heavily in public spaces in Palam Vihar, Sadar Bazaar and Sectors 10, 14, 15 and 17. gate management system

MCG officials informed that they are pursuing the lifting of garbage in the association with Gurugram Police. They said that garbage piled at Sector-17A and Civil Lines is already been lifted.

“Waste was picked up from two areas late last night (Tuesday). MCG won’t mind using force and if anybody obstructs the strictest action shall be taken against them. As such some MCG personnel who are creating issues have been identified and action under section 303 of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act has been initiated,” Joint Commissioner Vivek Kalia said.

“Last night, authorities had cleared waste using earth movers, with the assistance of police, which is completely unacceptable as it was done to evoke us even further and undermines our demand for improvement in services. Our protest continues,” Naresh Kumar Malkat, a member of the Nagar Nigam Karamchari Sangh, said.

The MCG officials have also denied the rumours of sanitation workers not allowing Ecogreen to pick garbage from Civil Lines.

The sanitation workers initially called a three-day strike on May 9 but it converted into an indefinite strike afterwards. There are around 30,000 sanitation workers who gone into the strike. These employees belong to 90 municipal corporations, municipal committees and councils.

The demands of sanitation workers include regularisation of contractual employees, at par salary with Punjab workers, better working conditions and pension scheme.

Gurgaon: Illegal structures on green belts to be demolished on June 1


The district town planning (DTP) department’s enforcement wing has issued a warning to the owners of dhabas and hotels located in green belts to deconstruct their structures or else face demolition on June 1. apartment management system

The demolition drive will be launched after the directive issued by the department of town and country planning (TCP) in Haryana.

The enforcement wing has demanded ample amount of police cover and support from the magistrate when the demolition drive will be conducted. They are targeting 40 of the unauthorised structures for demolition.

The enforcement wing will target the structures which have not followed the TCP rules properly. They have already identified the dhabas and hotels in a survey conducted three months ago.

The eviction notices have already been sent to the owners of these structures. Few owners of these structures have moved to civil court in Gurugram.

Rajender T Sharma, district town planner (DTP), enforcement, Gurugram, said, “We presented our case in the civil court on Tuesday and the case was disposed of. Now, they (the owners) have to vacate the green belt by dismantling their unauthorised structures.

“If they remove structures on their own, there will be a minimum loss of property. Otherwise, the enforcement team and police will have to demolish these structures and it will lead to significant loss of assets. We have given them seven days’ time, till May 30,” said Sharma.

“After demolition, the owners will have to apply for the change of land use (CLU) and construction of commercial properties,” Sharma said.

Spaces of 60 metres were left on either side of the 150 meters wide National Highway for the development of green belts. A senior enforcement official said that it is illegal to build structures on green belts.

“No permission would be granted for the construction of commercial properties in the green belts on the National Highway. The owners have been given an opportunity to abide by the order issued by the enforcement wing and run their businesses legally. A clear directive has been issued from the office of the director general, TCP, in this regard,” Narender Kumar, assistant town planner (ATP), enforcement, said.

RWA of Palam Vihar demands immediate reduction of water tariff


The resident welfare association (RWA) of Palam Vihar demanded an immediate reduction of water tariff from the chief minister. The RWA had the problems with the water bill sent by Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) for the period of December 2017 to March 2018. apartment management system

In the bill, the residents were charged Rs 10 per kilolitre which was in line with the revised tariff set by the Haryana government.

The government had revised tariff Rs 2.5 per kilolitre up to 15 kilolitres, Rs 4 per kilolitre up to 20 kilolitres and Rs 10 per kilolitre for consumption above Rs 20 per kilolitre in June 2017.

The average consumption at each household every month is over 20 kilolitres.

After the demands and protest by residents, the government revised the water tariff to Rs 2.5/kilolitre up to 10 kilolitres, Rs 5/kilolitre up to 20 kilolitres and Rs 8/kilolitre up to 30 kilolitres and Rs 10/kilolitre for consumption higher than 30 kilolitres.

“We (association) pay Huda Rs 10/kilolitre for 30 kilolitres, which is the maximum tariff slab. We maintain distribution line and pay electricity bills for boosting as well, so, it costs us Rs 12/kilolitre. This is high and unfair, as Huda treats us as individual users,” Sunil Yadav, president of Palam Vihar RWA, said.

“We want Huda to treat the association as a bulk user and charge us Rs2.5/kilolitre or, we want the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) take over the water supply, on the lines of supply in Sushant Lok. We are waiting for Huda to redress our grievances,” said Yadav.

Ashok Katyal, a resident, said, “Why would Huda charge the association Rs10/kilolitre? In this case, the association would have to charge each household Rs12-13/kilolitre, which is unfair. We want Huda to revise it or MCG to take over the colony.”