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Traffic restrictions 17.4.2018 Hindu: Home
The city traffic police have imposed certain traffic restrictions from 6 pm on April 17 to midnight on April 18 at Simhachalam area in view of the ann
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City buzz: Why Delhi authorities came under fire from the SC, and more… 12.4.2018 Citizen Matters
Do you know why the Supreme Court slammed the Centre and Delhi civic authorities recently, saying that if they did not act now, they might have to move base like Tughlaq? Read more on this and other key headlines from India's fast growing cities. ...
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Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s WiFi helps BRTS get 20k riders 5.4.2018 DNA: India
It’s been a month since the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation introduced Janmitra WiFi service, and people are loving it! Not just that, the new free WiFi service has helped BRTS get 20,000 more passengers in March compared to February. Under the smart city project, the AMC started providing free internet service to citizens from March 5, 2018, at more than 150 locations. In a month, 52,000 users have availed the WiFi service, according to AMC data. “It’s been a month and we are getting good response,” said AMC Deputy Municipal Commissioner Rakesh Shankar. “Not only this, we have seen a rise in ridership of BRTS compared to the previous month. As many as 20,000 more passengers have used BRTS in March compared to February,” The AMC’s free WiFi service is available at 145 BRTS terminuses, six zones, MJ library and civic body-run hospitals. Two more places – Riverfront Park near Subhash Bridge and Flower Park – were added to the list on Tuesday. One of the user said the 1GB mobile data given by his cellular ...
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Bharat Bandh: 8 dead after violence erupts during Dalit protests in north India; Centre files review plea against SC order 3.4.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
While the administration in Punjab took preventive measures on Sunday in the wake of the "Bharat Bandh" called by Dalit organisations, including shutdown of schools, deployment of paramilitary forces and snapping of internet services, efforts in other states failed as a large number of protesters showed up.
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Bharat Bandh: Protests throw life out of gear in Gujarat 3.4.2018 DNA: Opinion
Major towns and cities of Gujarat saw violence over the bandh call given by various Dalit organisations to protest the perceived dilution of the SC/ST Act. Schools and colleges remained shut in various districts for fear of violence while cops and public transport bore the brunt of the protest in almost all the districts. No casualty was reported from anywhere in the state.  Cases of vandalism were reported from Jamnagar, Rajkot and Ahmedabad while in Surendranagar there were reports of people squatting on railway tracks preventing the movement of trains. While the service was stopped for sometime, railway service resumed soon after. In Ahmedabad, the BRTS service was cancelled for the day, after mobs targeted public transport buses. Protesters also gheraoed the Gheekanta court preventing lawyers from attending to business.   In state capital, Gandhinagar, Dalit protesters held a rally near the main bus station. The violence in Ahmedabad resulted in many office goers being caught unaware. Lims Chako, an ...
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Dalit protests bring Gujarat cities to standstill 2.4.2018 General News
Life in major cities and towns of Gujarat came to a standstill on Monday as Dalits in large numbers protested against what they called the "dilution" of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act by the Supreme Court.
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Protests across Gujarat over SC/ST Act verdict 2.4.2018 General News
Normal life was disrupted in various parts of Gujarat today as protests by Dalits against alleged dilution of the SC/ST Act turned violent and police resorted to teargas-shelling and lathicharge at some places, said officials. Agitators disrupted road and rail traffic, and asked commercial establishments to down their shutters as they went around enforcing a nationwide bandh called by various Dalit groups. The police lobbed teargas shells and resorted to cane-charge to scatter a mob in Sarangpur area of Ahmedabad, an official of the city police control room said. The area, which has a sizeable Dalit population, saw some protesters forcing shop owners to close their establishments and some locals also alleged incidents of vandalism and loot. "Though we agreed to shut our shops, these agitators started vandalising our shops. Some even looted cash. Many shop owners incurred huge losses due to the vandalism. "Protesters even snatched mobile phones from bystanders who were recording the ...
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Protests erupt across Gujarat over "dilution" of SC/ST Act 2.4.2018 General News
Major towns and cities of Gujarat today witnessed protests by Dalits against the "dilution" of the SC/ST Act even as civic-run transport services in the city were halted after some of the buses were targeted by agitators, said officials. Cases of vandalism were reported from Jamnagar during the protests held as part of a nationwide bandh called by Dalit organisations against "dilution" of the act following a Supreme Court ruling. After getting reports of roadblocks and attacks on some BRTS (bus rapid transit system) buses in the city's eastern part, the Ahmedabad civic body halted its services on some of the routes, Municipal Commissioner Mukesh Kumar said. "Some of the BRTS buses were targeted by protesters following which we discontinued our services on some of the routes. "Operation of buses on some of the routes of AMTS (Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Service) was also suspended," he said. Dalit protesters took to streets in several parts of the city such as Dani Limda, Naroda, ...
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Ahmedabad's urban planning to be discussed at UN Habitat meet 1.4.2018 DNA: Mumbai
The city has been steadily marching towards development and has set several examples by being a smart city and India's only heritage city. Now, a study of Ahmedabad's public transportation and urban planning is going to be discussed at a UN Habitat meet to be held in Fukuoka, Japan in July-August, 2018. Fukuoka city is going to host its 12th Asian-Pacific City Summit under the theme of 'Sustainable Cities and Communities'. By inter-city collaboration, participating cities will showcase their best examples of how urban issues have been solved. It is to be noted that only five cities have been selected to showcase their implemented, successful urban projects. Presentation of the case study will be given by the mayor of the respective cities. The introduction of BRTS enhanced accessibility, connectivity, social inclusiveness and improved the environmental quality, which covers five of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). "Urbanisation is growing rapidly and as per an estimate, by 2050 around 70 per ...
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Janmitra card must to avail bus concession 1.4.2018 DNA: India
In data-driven, smart city Ahmedabad, if one needs to avail the concession facility of monthly passes to use the public transport bus – AMTS, they now must have a Janmitra Card. The civic body, under its smart city project, has launched the 'Janmitra Card' -- an all-in-one prepaid card for financial transactions. The card, earlier in October 2017, had replaced BRTS cards. There were around 51,000 BRTS cards issued, out of which a few thousand were converted to Janmitra. The contract of the card had been given to a private bank but it was getting a poor response from people. To woo people and get them to use the card, the AMC had also announced free double the internet speed to Janmitra Card-holders when they created a few free wi-fi free hotspots in the city. To increase the users of the Janmitra card, starting from the new financial year, it has been made mandatory to have a Janmitra card to get different kinds of concession. Also, there will not be any monthly passes, but a pass that will be valid for ...
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Huge loss due to non-revision of jantri rates: CAG 29.3.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Non-revision of Annual Statement of Rates (ASR) or jantri rates since the last five years, in contravention to government resolution to do so every year, has led to a huge revenue loss to the government, CAG pointed out in its report. The state government had announced jantri or ready-reckoner rates for land for ascertaining stamp duty and other levies in 2011. The rates are required to be revised every year, but have not been changed during April 2012 and March 2017. CAG said since 2011, significant development activities have taken place in various parts of the state including BRTS in Ahmedabad, Surat and Rajkot, and metro rail project in Ahmedabad, among others, which have a direct impact on the upward movement of market value of immovable properties. “However, due to non-revision of ASR, the government had foregone an opportunity for revenue realization which is based on current market value of immovable properties,” it said. CAG pointed out that there were 30.62 lakh sale deeds registered from 2012 ...
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Shiv Sena's first list to be out by April 10 28.3.2018 Deccan Herald - News
"Contesting in the Assembly elections on its Hindutva principle, the Shiv Sena supported by Shriram Sena has almost finalised its candidates for North Karnataka region, and the first list of around 80 candidates would be announced by April 10," said Shiv Sena North Karnataka unit president Kumar Hakari. "We want to contest in all constituencies in the State, but that may not be possible as the Karnataka unit of the party was formed only in December," he said. Speaking to media persons here on Wednesday, he stated that the Shiv Sena would win at least 10 seats. Candidates would be fielded in all seven constituencies in Dharwad district, while focus would be on water scarcity, BRTS and other issues in the district, he said. BJP blamed The BJP is following a pseudo-Hindutva policy, and it speaks about Hindutva only when elections come. BJP governments in Goa, Tripura and other States have not banned cow slaughter. BJP also joined hands with anti-national PDP in Jammu & Kashmir. Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is also ...
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Jaipur: Share of public transport down 25 % 27.3.2018 DNA: Mumbai
The first comprehensive mobility plan of the city approved in 2010 had targeted to raise the share of public transportation from 19 per cent to 50 per cent. However, the share stands to have dropped below 14 per cent over the years.  A recent comprehensive transport study presented at Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) stated the public transport share in the city to be 13.8 per cent and among these only 9 per cent are totally dependent on the public transport.  The decline in commuters opting for public transport is alarming as two major public transport projects, the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) and Jaipur Metro came under implementation during the period. The transport model proposed had predicted that the BRTS will help increase the public transport share to 32 per cent, unfortunately, this stands corrected. The metro too has failed to attract more people towards public transport, the poor feeder service has been a major shortcoming sighted by many of the metro commuters. Meanwhile, increasing ...
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Unwind in the white hills 26.3.2018 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Sometimes there are gods that cannot be seen clearly, but only imagined and felt, and perhaps its in their not being seen that all the fervour and allure rests. So it is in the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple (BRT) Tiger Reserve or BR Hills, where the white clouds roll out magically, always cloaking the top of the mountains where the gods are believed to reside. This makes them Biligiri �� or the White Mountain. Here the gods are hidden, and nature is their veil. Only their benediction is seen all around - in the forests from which we harvest our oxygen, and in the valleys that cradle and nourish our rivers. As surprising as it may seem today, there was a time when this land had only notoriety. In 1800, Francis Buchanan wrote in A Journey from Madras through the countries of Mysore, Canara and Malabar, of how this place was "dreadfully infested by tigers". That phrase shocks us now; and accentuates how much of an oxymoron the huge amount of money we spend every year to protect the tiger today must seem ...
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Pb govt will try to run "half-baked", "ill-conceived" Amritsar BRTS project, minister 26.3.2018 General News
The Congress government in Punjab will try to run the "half-baked" and "ill-conceived" Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) in Amritsar, as hefty sums of money have already gone into the project, state Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal said today. Badal, while replying to a calling attention notice, informed the state Assembly here today that a group of ministers will now suggest ways to take the project get back on track. The project had failed to take off and nearly 150 buses are lying unused. "It was a half-baked and ill-conceived project conceptualised by the previous government. Barring a few odd cities, BRTS projects have failed in most cities in the country. However, now as a lot of money has been spent on it, a group of ministers will go into the issue and we will try to run the project. At this stage, we are not going into the argument whether the project was good or bad," Badal said. Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said over Rs 400 crore had been spent on the ...
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A field man who was documenting wild tuskers 3.3.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues

Officers and staff of Forest Department, in shock over the death of Conservator of Forests S. Manikandan, described him as a “field man” who always led from the front. He was in the process of docu

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Non-existent roads make it to Bengaluru master plan 27.2.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
BDA's future zoning proposals make little practical sense, while the status-quo has been omitted from its maps. When will the BDA learn its lessons? ...
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Intermodal Stations to come up in 15 cities 26.2.2018 General News
Intermodal Stations are terminal infrastructure which integrate various transportation modes like rail, road, mass rapid transit system, bus rapid transit,inland waterways, auto-rickshaws, taxis and private vehiclesetc, so that people can move from one mode to another seamlessly, with minimum use of automobiles. In most cities today, transport hubs like bus terminals, railway stations and others are located far from each other, so inter-modal transfers create pressure on the already congested roads. By bringing the different transport modes at one point, IMS will reduce congestion on roads and vehicular pollution. IMS will also aid in city decongestion by encouraging the use of public transportation and by effectively using ring roads and National Highways for entry and evacuation of inter-city bus traffic.
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Intermodal Stations  to come up in 15 cities ; DPR being prepared for pilot projects at  Nagpur and Varanasi 26.2.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)  has conducted detailed pre-feasibility studies for setting up Intermodal Stations  at  Nagpur and Varanasi,  and the development of DPRs for this is in final stages of completion.
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Two teenagers die as bus hits 2-wheeler in BRTS corridor 24.2.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
  Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Two minor boys were killed in an accident in the BRTS... more »
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