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Connaught Place will be no vehicle zone from February

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New Delhi, Jan 5:  For three months from February, Cars and buses won’t be allowed into Connaught Place. This ban comes as a part of pilot Smart City project that will be launched next month.

The aim of this project is to reduce pollution and congestion in the area.

As part of the project, the inner and middle circles of Connaught Place – the imposing commercial area built by Edwin Lutyens in 1933 – will be barred to traffic.

‘Park and ride’ services on cycles and battery operated vehicles will be offered from the surrounding parking areas at Shivaji Stadium, Baba Kharak Singh Marg and Palika parking. The total parking capacity at these three locations is 3,172 and only 1,088 vehicles are parked on an average, the police said.

The Ministry of Urban Development said the three-month “pedestrianisation” of the area – which has some of the city’s most recognisable heritage structures – will test the effects on traffic, management of reclaimed parking lots, and record the experience of the pedestrians and shop owners.

At a meeting today to discuss the Smart City Project, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu also discussed the possibility of landscaping, developing water bodies, sidewalk cafes, public plazas, holding light and sound shows and street festivals.

The minister said the vehicle ban is meant to offer a “congestion free, accident-free and crime free” experience to visitors.

The Smart City project was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last June, under which 20 cities were picked in the first phase of holistic and integrated urban development.

Wefornews Bureau

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Republic Day: CRPF has given 45 companies to Delhi Police, informs DG

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has provided 45 companies to Delhi Police on the occasion of Republic Day, of which 13 companies are of Rapid Action Force (RAF).”

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New Delhi, Jan 25 : Central Reserve Police Force, Director General AP Maheshwari wished the countrymen on the occasion of 72nd Republic Day.

He further informed that CRPF has provided 45 companies to Delhi Police of which are 13 companies are of Rapid Action Force. DG AP Maheshwari said, “On the occasion of Republic Day, I would like to wish all the countrymen on behalf of CRPF. We have developed a new technology by inducting night vision and day vision device which is called fusion monocular. This assists the soldiers in a clear vision during both day and night time.

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has provided 45 companies to Delhi Police on the occasion of Republic Day, of which 13 companies are of Rapid Action Force (RAF).”

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Delhi Lt. Governor’s message to citizens on 72nd Republic Day

Entire nation will be celebrating the 72nd Republic Day tomorrow.

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Delhi L-G Anil Baijal

New Delhi, Jan 25 : Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal has extended his warm greetings and good wishes to the people of Delhi and nation ahead of the 72nd anniversary of Indian Republic.

LG said that with ten months of determined efforts against COVID-19, today we are moving towards restoring normalcy in all the areas.

On this occasion, he particularly appreciated and thanked the efforts made by all the corona warriors, doctors, administrative officers, health workers, teachers, police, armed forces and Para Military forces, civil defence volunteers.

Entire nation will be celebrating the 72nd Republic Day tomorrow.

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Lalu Prasad ‘stable and recovering’, to undergo CT scan

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Incarcerated RJD President Lalu Prasad will undergo a CT scan on Friday to ascertain his exact health condition even as a senior officer said he was “stable and recovering”.

An official at the Hotwar jail in Ranchi said that the former Bihar Chief Minister’s health had caused concern after he complained of uneasiness in breathing on Thursday evening. Subsequently, a team of doctors from Ranchi’s Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences examined the RJD leader.

Jharkhand Health Minister Banna Gupta also rushed to the RIMS and met with the doctors treating the veteran politician. Jharkhand Inspector General of Police (Jails) Birendra Bhushon said that Lalu Prasad’s health had deteriorated on Thursday but was now “recovering and stable”. Earlier, Lalu Prasad also underwent a Covid test and was found negative.

Lalu Prasad is suffering from kidney ailment, besides diabetes and high blood pressure. The RIMS doctors have diagnosed that his kidneys are damaged to the extent of 75 per cent. Doctors could go for a dialysis if his kidneys’ functioning deteriorated further.

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