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In five years, T Nagar will see dramatic transformation: Ashwathy Dilip, ITDP 21.1.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
How will the ongoing pedestrianisation project in T Nagar under the Chennai Smart City mission impact the area and the lives of residents and visitors? Will it address the current concerns shared by citizens and traders? Can it hold lessons for other neighbourhoods?
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West Bengal: Fire breaks out at Kolkata building housing garment shop, no injuries reported 20.1.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
At least 19 fire tenders were dispatched to control the blaze at the Traders Assembly building in Gariahat.
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City Buzz: Delhi civic bodies fined | Mumbai fire brigade upgrades | Pune tax hikes..and more 19.1.2019 Citizen Matters
Why the CPCB has come down on Delhi civic bodies, how Mumbai plans to address fire emergencies, how the Pune civic body proposes to bridge its revenue deficit -- catch all this and more news from our cities this week in this edition of Buzz.
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Chennai Buzz: Aavin’s plastic free initiatives | Road safety gallery | Crackdown on illegal dumping…and more 19.1.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
From Aavin's planned buy-back policy for its plastic satchets to stricter action against illegal dumping along waterways, from smart parking projects to Chennai's very own robot for its roads -- here's a round-up of key headlines from your city this week.
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The Move to a Sustainable Future through Electric Two-wheelers 19.1.2019 Financial Chronicle
Mukesh Malhotra The 2018 Environmental Performance Index ranked India 177th out of 180 countries making India one of the world’s most polluted countries. Particulate matter (PM) and NOx were the main pollutants with PM levels in nearly all cities above the acceptable limit and causing health hazards on a massive scale. Additionally, India’s dependence on the fuel import has been costing the exchequer $70 billion every year and given the global geo political scenario and its impact on oil prices, is likely to further increase. It is this context that has triggered a serious dialogue on the transition of vehicles dependent on fossil fuels to those using renewable sources, especially electric vehicles. India as a country has a mixed record of being able to drive dramatic changes effectively. This note attempts to lay down the choice of action areas for accelerating this transition to cleaner cities and lesser dependence on fuel import without impeding transportation needs and assuming no material change in ...
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Review ground-level action to curb pollution: CPCB to municipal commissioners, district magistrates 18.1.2019 Zee News : India National
The task force also sought a daily action-taken report to CPCB and Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority.
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‘Delhi is a gas chamber’: Supreme Court judge says it is better not to live in the national capital 18.1.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The court said many vehicles which pollute the city’s air enter it late at night.
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The Government of India and JICA sign Loan Agreements on Japan’s Official Development Assistance Loan to India 18.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
 The Loan Agreements were signed here today in New Delhi between the Government of India and JICA, New Delhi under Japanese Official Development Assistance Loan Program. The Loan Agreements were signed by Dr. C.S. Mohapatra, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India and Mr. Katsuo Matsumoto, Chief Representative, JICA, New Delhi on Japanese Official Development Assistance Loan for the (i) Project for the Construction of Chennai Peripheral Ring Road (Phase 1) for JPY 40.074 billion (Rs.2470 Crore approx.
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BMTC commuters ask State to not hike bus fare 18.1.2019 Citizen Matters
Should the BMTC hike public bus fares while the State is spending heavily on roads that will encourage private transport? Bus passengers write to the government, saying no to fare hikes.
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Why Supreme Court Judge Says He Won't Stay In Delhi After Retirement 18.1.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Delhi's deadly pollution has been "held in contempt" by a Supreme Court judge who says he will not stay in the capital after retiring as it has become a gas chamber.
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Centre approves Rs 4,405 crore highway to connect west UP to Delhi: Manoj Tiwari 17.1.2019 Zee News : States
The foundation of National Highway-709 B will be laid on the January 26, Tiwari said at a press conference.
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Fumes From Garbage Dump Makes Kolkata Raise Red Flag Against Pollution 17.1.2019 NDTV News - Cities
Kolkata pollution has turned into a great leveler. The man on the street is choking on vehicular pollution and residents of upmarket apartments from noxious fumes from garbage dumps on the city's...
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Musk quotes $1 bn to build tunnel under Australian mountain range 17.1.2019 Sify Finance
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has quoted $1 billion to build a commuter tunnel under Australia's Blue Mountains, which divide Sydney from the countrys vast western interior.
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11 Trains Rescheduled As Fog Engulfs Delhi. Air Quality "Very Poor" 17.1.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Among the trains that got delayed in Delhi were Jayanagar-New Delhi S Sainani Express, Ghazipur-Anand Vihar Express and Poorvottar Sampark Kranti Express.
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Watch: Bus driver rescues toddler found wandering alone on the streets in freezing cold 16.1.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Irena Ivic stopped the bus to pick up the child and helped her reunite with her father.
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No-deal Brexit risks creating London-Dover traffic jam - freight company DSV 16.1.2019 Reuters: Money News
A no-deal Brexit could lead to tailbacks stretching the 80 miles (130 km) from London to the port of Dover as lorries face extra customs checks, the head of Danish freight company DSV said on Wednesday.
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A tale of two flyovers that stretch your 20-minute journey over two hours 16.1.2019 Citizen Matters
Perpetually under construction, these projects cause regular bottlenecks for traffic in Delhi and paint a telling picture of what makes driving around the capital city such a nightmare.
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Delhi Court Asks Cops To List Steps Taken To Reduce Noise From Vehicles 14.1.2019 NDTV News - Cities
The Delhi High Court on Monday directed the traffic police to inform it about the steps it proposes to take to remove pressure horns and modified silencers, which make thumping and backfiring sounds,...
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to dedicate Kollam bypass in Kerala to the Nation tomorrow 14.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation the 13 km, 2 lane Kollam bypass on NH-66 in Kerala tomorrow. Constructed at a cost of Rs 352 core, this highway has three major bridges over Ashtamudi Lake.
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New car sales in Russia seen slowing in 2019: AEB 14.1.2019 Reuters: Money News
Sales of new cars in Russia are expected to rise 3.6 percent this year to 1.87 million, marking a slowdown from last year's surge, the Association of European Businesses (AEB) lobby group said on Monday.
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