Now take an e-rickshaw from your nearest Metro station!

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Monday introduced e-rickshaws to provide last-mile connectivity to commuters. The service was flagged-off by Delhi Metro’s Managing Director Dr Mangu Singh from their headquarters at Metro Bhawan.

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The facility will be available at all NCR Metro stations. The first fleet of five e-rickshaws will operate from the Vaishali Metro station.

Dr Singh was present as the chief guest at the World Environment Day celebrations at the Metro Bhawan today. Other directors and senior officials from DMRC were also present at the event.

“DMRC tries to incorporate eco-friendly initiatives in all its spheres of functioning,” said Dr Singh. “The idea behind a dedicated e-rickshaw service at the Metro stations is to encourage commuters to use non-polluting public transport modes over personal vehicles.”

One of the e-rickshaw service providers aims to introduce 610 e-rickshaws across eight Metro stations within a year.

The specially designed e-rickshaws will be equipped with CCTV and GPS, and have full windscreens and covered cabins. They will travel a distance of up to 4 km from the Metro station of their origin. The service will soon start from the Metro stations of Gurgaon and Faridabad. After its implementation of the service across the NCR, it will also be introduced within Delhi (subject to feasibility). All relevant information regarding this service can be found out on the helpline number 011-39595468.

As on date, DMRC operates 291 feeder buses on 42 routes, connecting 54 Metro stations. About 2 lakh commuters use these feeder bus services on a daily basis

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Monday introduced e-rickshaws to provide last-mile connectivity to commuters. The service was flagged-off by Delhi Metro’s Managing Director Dr Mangu Singh from their headquarters at Metro Bhawan.

The facility will be available at all NCR Metro stations. The first fleet of five e-rickshaws will operate from the Vaishali Metro station.

Dr Singh was present as the chief guest at the World Environment Day celebrations at the Metro Bhawan today. Other directors and senior officials from DMRC were also present at the event.

“DMRC tries to incorporate eco-friendly initiatives in all its spheres of functioning,” said Dr Singh. “The idea behind a dedicated e-rickshaw service at the Metro stations is to encourage commuters to use non-polluting public transport modes over personal vehicles.”

One of the e-rickshaw service providers aims to introduce 610 e-rickshaws across eight Metro stations within a year.

The specially designed e-rickshaws will be equipped with CCTV and GPS, and have full windscreens and covered cabins. They will travel a distance of up to 4 km from the Metro station of their origin. The service will soon start from the Metro stations of Gurgaon and Faridabad. After its implementation of the service across the NCR, it will also be introduced within Delhi (subject to feasibility). All relevant information regarding this service can be found out on the helpline number 011-39595468.

As on date, DMRC operates 291 feeder buses on 42 routes, connecting 54 Metro stations. About 2 lakh commuters use these feeder bus services on a daily basis

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Could you spare some time for this government-run school, please?

While AOAs of Ghaziabad started an eco-friendly initiative to collect funds to provide furniture and other facilities to a government-run school in Ahinsa Khand II, Indirapuram, to mark the World Environment Day, representatives of only a few societies turned up for the donations.

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The idea behind the initiative is to collect waste paper from societies, which will be sold to raise funds for the primary school.

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The initiative was started under the aegis of Federation of AOAs (FedAOA) and Global Hunt Foundation, an NGO. The participants collected waste paper such as newspapers, recyclable paper, magazines and books from their societies, and delivered them to Kanauni Public School. The proceeds from their sale will be used to buy desks and benches for the school, which is located in the midst of several high-rises in Ahinsa Khand II.

Speaking to City Spidey, Alok Kumar, patron of FedAOA, said the drive will be carried out over at least the next six months. Kumar further said that despite being such a noble initiative, it was disheartening to see representatives of only a few societies turning up for the donations.

Ghaziabad Society News

The school, despite being surrounded by several high-rise and high-end societies, does not have basic amenities required for children’s education. Speaking to City Spidey, Kumar raised an important question — “Is it only the government’s responsibility to look into the welfare of the society?” He further added, “Strangely, people compare the performance of high-end private schools with government-run schools, but they are not ready to event step out to do their tiny bit. A little bit of contribution from the residents of this area alone can the change the face of the school overnight.”

Speaking to City Spidey, Sushma Rana, principal of the school, said the school has about 800 students but does not have desks or benches. The children come mostly from Kanauni, a nearby village, and belong to poor families. The only water supply for the school is a borewell, which provides hard water that’s unfit for consumption. “The initiative, if fruitful, would bring great joy for the students of the school,” added Rana.

Speaking to City Spidey, Mohammed Agha from Global Hunt, said the foundation was already in touch with the agencies that buy paper and they would sell it one with the best rate.

While AOAs of Ghaziabad started an eco-friendly initiative to collect funds to provide furniture and other facilities to a government-run school in Ahinsa Khand II, Indirapuram, to mark the World Environment Day, representatives of only a few societies turned up for the donations.

The idea behind the initiative is to collect waste paper from societies, which will be sold to raise funds for the primary school.

The initiative was started under the aegis of Federation of AOAs (FedAOA) and Global Hunt Foundation, an NGO. The participants collected waste paper such as newspapers, recyclable paper, magazines and books from their societies, and delivered them to Kanauni Public School. The proceeds from their sale will be used to buy desks and benches for the school, which is located in the midst of several high-rises in Ahinsa Khand II.

Speaking to City Spidey, Alok Kumar, patron of FedAOA, said the drive will be carried out over at least the next six months. Kumar further said that despite being such a noble initiative, it was disheartening to see representatives of only a few societies turning up for the donations.

The school, despite being surrounded by several high-rise and high-end societies, does not have basic amenities required for children’s education. Speaking to City Spidey, Kumar raised an important question — “Is it only the government’s responsibility to look into the welfare of the society?” He further added, “Strangely, people compare the performance of high-end private schools with government-run schools, but they are not ready to event step out to do their tiny bit. A little bit of contribution from the residents of this area alone can the change the face of the school overnight.”

Speaking to City Spidey, Sushma Rana, principal of the school, said the school has about 800 students but does not have desks or benches. The children come mostly from Kanauni, a nearby village, and belong to poor families. The only water supply for the school is a borewell, which provides hard water that’s unfit for consumption. “The initiative, if fruitful, would bring great joy for the students of the school,” added Rana.

Speaking to City Spidey, Mohammed Agha from Global Hunt, said the foundation was already in touch with the agencies that buy paper and they would sell it one with the best rate.

Why UPPCB isn’t doing anything about toxic gases from Noida’s irrigation drain

A year after finding out that Noida’s only irrigation drain was highly contaminated, the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) is finally set to re-examine its pollution levels. 

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The drain originates from Kondli in New Delhi, passes through Noida and ends in The Yamuna. 

During an earlier study carried out by the board, the water in the drain was found to be highly contaminated. It was also observed that it emitted noxious gases round-the-clock. The waste water was also found to be percolating into groundwater reserves and polluting it.           

Bhuvan Yadav, junior engineer with UPPCB, said, “It has come to our notice that waste water from the city, which should ideally be treated, is being released into the drain by the Noida Authority.

“We are going to check the inlets and outlets of all seven of the Authority’s sewage treatment plants within a couple of days,” he added. He pointed out that the drain was contaminated owing to manufacturing units in Kondli flooding industrial effluent into it.  

Noida News

Although UPPCB is aware of the harmful gases emanating from the drain, we do not have any plan to monitor them in near future,” said Yadav. “We have been monitoring Noida’s ambient air quality through two manual and one automatic machines installed across the city. We, however, do not have any orders from the government to keep a track of the gases emanating from the drain.”

Noida Society News

Dwarka celebrates World Environment Day with Green Circle

Green circle, an NGO comprising residents of Dwarka celebrated the World Environment Day with a tree-planting drive, painting competition and talks on environment at Sector 6.

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Children were given prizes and certificates for participating in the events. AK Parashar, a resident of Sri Agrasen Apartments, Sector 7, and a volunteer with Green Circle, said, “We planted more than 40 trees. Residents adopted trees and pledged to water them regularly. Children were also encouraged to water and preserve trees.”

Dwarka News

Sudha Sinha, general secretary of Federation of Cooperative Group Housing Societies (FCGHS) Dwarka, other members of the federation, and several other residents were present at the occasion. Advocate KS Bhati, president of Federation of RWAs of Sector 9 (FORWAS), and SS Goel, an environment lover from IIT Engineers Apartments, Sector 10, were also present at the occasion. Dr Bhagat Chandra, PK Dutta and Kamaldeep Kaur were also present at the event.

Dwarka Society News

 

Dwarka: SDMC acknowledges the environment enthusiasts

South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) organised a tree-planting drive at a park in Sector 7 to mark World Environment Day. The SDMC officials acknowledged the efforts put in by residents of Sector 7 and Palam village at the event. Aman Kumar, sitting councilor of the area and Seema Pandit, former councillor, were present at the event.

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Residents  of the societies in plots 1 to 7 of Sector 7 and some environment enthusiasts from Palam village, such as Mahavir Solanki and Sahib Singh, were present at the drive. Their efforts to keep the area clean and green were lauded by the SDMC officials.

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General secretary of Senior Citizen Association and a resident of Harsukh Apartments, Sector 7, Ravi Jaitely informed City Spidey, “People from SDMC lauded the efforts of the Morning Walkers’ Club and other such environment-friendly groups in the area. When Dr Neelam Kumari, president of Kamal Vihar, heard about the tree-planting drive, she offered to supply water for it.”

Dwarka Society News

 Bhagwan Singh Jamwal, the head honcho of the Morning Walkers’ Club, member of the advisory board of Senior Citizens Association of Dwarka, and former president of Harsukh Apartments were also present at the event.

Gurgaon: Why Sec 46 residents won’t be going to a doctor soon

The RWA of Sector 46, Gurgaon, in association with Max Hospital, organised a free health check-up camp for its residents. The camp was organised at the sector’s community centre and was held from 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday.

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The camp offered free diagnostics such as Blood Pressure, Dental Check-up, ECG, lipid profile, and BMI.

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About 300 residents attended the camp. The camp was conducted under the guidance of doctors from Max Hospital — Dr Devender Yadav , general physician Dr Abhiraj and many more.

“Health should be every individual’s priority,” said Chandra Kant, a resident of Sector 46. “Such camps help us keep abreast of what’s going on inside our bodies. I got all the tests done and I’m absolutely fine.”

Gurgaon News

“The initiative was organised for residents to get a thorough check-up free of cost,” said Raj Kumar Yadav, president of the RWA.

Another resident, Ashok Yadav, said,“I was feeling dizzy for the past few days. I got my blood pressure checked and it is normal. I also got my lower back examined and the doctor prescribed me a couple of medicines and some exercise.”

We need more Ganpati Apts and FORWAS for the sake of the environment

The Federation of RWAs of Sector 9 (FORWAS) and Ganpati Apartments in Sector 9, Dwarka, and organised tree-planting drive on the occasion of World Environment Day. WHile FORWAS carried out the drive at the sector’s DDA park, people at Ganpati planted saplings inside the society’s premises.

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“We planted about 20-30 saplings at the society and DDA park 3,” said Advocate KS Bhati, president of Ganpati Apartments managing committee and FORWAS. “We made sure that as many children as possible were part of the drive, as they need to understand the importance of nature.”

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TP Singh, secretary of the society, and other residents of the society such as SC Shukla and Kusum Singh were present at the drive. Virender Chopra, the garden in-charge of the society, was arranging the saplings.

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“Adopting plants is a tradition started by FORWAS,” said RP Gupta, senior secretary of FORWAS and a resident of Sri Radha Apartments. “What better way to spend the World Environment Day than a bunch of people coming together and pledging to take care of plants.”