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Delhi govt hiring extra buses for Odd-Even days

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New Delhi, Oct 17 : The Delhi Cabinet on Thursday decided to hire 2,000 extra buses to ensure enough public transport from November 4 to 15 during the Odd-Even scheme days.

The Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, approved the Transport Department’s proposal for the engagement of extra CNG operated buses during the Odd-Even scheme days to augment the public transport. The Cabinet also approved the fixation of rates for these buses.

“The Department informed that for bringing down levels of air pollution, reducing road congestion and improving public transport during Odd-Even scheme days between November 4 and 15, it has allowed the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) to hire CNG operated 2,000 contract carriage buses,” an official statement said.

Delhi Transport Corporation has been directed to engage a sufficient number of additional buses from the private operators during the Odd-Even Scheme, as was done in the first and the second phase of the scheme, it said.

“The DTC will provide conductors in these buses and will keep the revenue generated by operating these buses, whereas the driver will be provided by the owner of the bus, besides bearing all other responsibilities in relation to operation of buses including the maintenance of the buses,” it added.

The Department informed that private operators will be asked through public notices to offer their buses as was done during the first two Odd-Even programmes in 2016.

The cabinet also accorded its approval for the hiring charges of different categories of buses as per the recommendation of the Committee constituted by Managing Director of the DTC.

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Delhi overall AQI worsens to 528 on Friday morning

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New Delhi: The air pollution emergency in Delhi has aggravated with the air quality index (AQI) spiking sharply to 528 on Friday morning.

The AQI on Thursday was much lower at 470 in the ‘severe plus’ category. The PM 10 count was also in the severe plus category at 496 and PM 2.5 count was at 324.

With a PM 10 count of 583 and PM 2.5 count of 378, the air emergency has deteriorated sharply since Thursday. The pollution control authorities had decided to shut down schools for two days after PM 2.5 levels stayed above 300 for two days running.

According to a Safar India forecast, a slight improvement is expected on Friday. The approaching fresh western disturbance exists as an induced cyclonic circulation over southwest Rajasthan and started to affect northwest India, scattered rainfall is expecting over Punjab which is likely to lead to very low fire count during next two days. Moreover, stubble transport level wind direction is not so favourable for intrusion. Hence, stubble contribution is estimated to reduce significantly by Friday to around 5 per cent.

According to the forecast, the sky is likely to be cloudy over the Delhi region and a marginal improvement is expecting by today within severe range.

“However, an increase in wind speed is forecasted by November 16 which is likely to increase ventilation and improve the air quality towards very poor. Further improvement is expected by November 17,” the forecast said.

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Tension in UP district after mosque construction stopped

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Sambhal (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 15 A mosque allegedly being erected in Sambhal district in Uttar Pradesh, was stopped leading to tension. Police have been deployed in the area.

Work at the under-construction mosque in the Saraitareen area was halted late on Wednesday after people from another community objected to it.

The roof of the building had already been completed when the police locked up the premises to stop prayer gatherings from taking place.

District Magistrate Avinash Krishna Singh said police force had been deployed at the site to stop further construction and also to prevent any kind of clash.

According to reports, some people had started offering namaaz inside a madarsa in Saraitareen some months ago. Later construction of a mosque began inside the same madarsa premises and neighbours from the other community objected to it.

The construction was stopped after police intervened, with the sub-divisional magistrate issuing orders that no further construction could take place.

On Wednesday morning, people from the other community living in the vicinity informed police that construction was restarted the night before.

Station House Officer (SHO) Ravindra Kumar of Hayatnagar police station reached the spot and got the premises locked up.

Those who had gathered there went to a nearby mosque, from where they announced on loudspeakers that police had stopped them from offering Namaaz and thrown their holy book out of the “new mosque”.

Soon, a large crowd gathered there and the women broke the locks in the presence of police.

Sensing further trouble, senior civil and district police officials rushed to the spot and immediately deployed Rapid Action Force (RAF) to defuse the situation.

The officials then held talks with members of the community and assured them the madarsa premises would be opened and that they could continue with all religious activities barring community prayers.

District magistrate Avinash Krishna Singh said: “The situation is under control and construction has been stopped. As precaution, the RAF and police are still deployed in the area.”

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HC slams Delhi govt on pollution; to hear case every 2 weeks

The court said the matter would now be heard every two weeks in order to ensure that steps are taken to curb the menace of pollution in the city.

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New Delhi, Nov 14 : The Delhi High Court on Thursday came down heavily on the Delhi government and other concerned authorities over the deteriorating Air Quality Index (AQI) and increasing air pollution in the national capital, saying “there is complete lack of will to implement” ideas to tackle the problem.

A division bench of Justices G.S. Sistani and Anup Jairam Bambani remarked that if its previous orders had been followed, pollution in Delhi would not be where it is today.

The court said the matter would now be heard every two weeks in order to ensure that steps are taken to curb the menace of pollution in the city.

The matter would be heard next on December 2. The court was hearing a suo moto petition over air pollution in Delhi.

“The problem lies in implementation and not lack of ideas. There is complete lack of will to implement the same,” it said.

The court stated that all the stakeholders, including citizens, have to take a proactive role “in case we have to make Delhi pollution free”.

The petition was heard for the first time in early 2015. Since then, the court has been passing several orders to contain air pollution in the city.

Referring to a CAG report for the time period of 2014-2017, senior advocate Kailash Vasudev, who is amicus curiae in the case, informed the court that the Forest Department has failed to meet its afforestation targets.

The court directed the Chief Conservator of Forests, Delhi government to appear before it on the next date of hearing and apprise the court of the extent of plantation carried out.

The Forest Department is also expected to spell out its plan to increase forest cover and reduce encroachment in Delhi.

To further address concerns of rising pollution level due to dust, the court suggested that from October to January, no fresh demolition of infrastructure should be permitted.

To tackle concerns of streamlining traffic, the court has asked the New Delhi Municipal Corporation and other Municipal Corporations in the city as well the other authorities concerned to take necessary steps to deal with encroachment on the roads.

This exercise has to be done in a routine and regular manner and not on days before the court hearing, it said.

It also directed that senior officers should not only issue circulars for implementation of the orders but also undertake inspection to ensure the same.

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