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AMC misses deadline for BRTS subsidy 12.6.2018 DNA: Top News
The AMC has missed a deadline to claim subsidy from the central government on purchase of electric buses. The civic body had announced that it would buy electric buses for the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) to reduce air pollution in the city. The AMC-run Ahmedabad Janmarg Limited (AJL), which looks after the functioning of BRTS, even issued a letter of intent to buy 50 electric buses. The central government provides a subsidy of Rs 1 crore on each electric bus which costs Rs 1.44 crore. However, the civic body didn’t issue a tender within the stipulated time limit and hence, won’t get the subsidy, alleged leader of opposition Dinesh Sharma. Sharma learnt about the development during a meeting of AJL board members held on Monday. Article ...
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‘Stray animals attack tourists, deal huge blow to Jaipur’s image’: DB Gupta 5.6.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Senior officers of Jaipur Development Authority, Municipal Corporation and Smart City Limited, who gathered at signing of MoU for Smart City Expo, were reminded of maintaining the basic services. The chief secretary present as the chief guest on the occasion drew attention of the officials towards contemporary civic issues.  “Incidents such as stray animals assaulting a tourist deteriorate the image of the city and adversely impacts the tourism business,” said the chief secretary, DB Gupta. He also referred to the issues being faced with bus rapid transit system and asked the officials to ‘rectify the causes of public grievances’ to improve the system. The chief secretary also explained his vision of a ‘smart city’, that included cleanliness and public safety along with the wireless connectivity and IT based solutions. Earlier speaking on the occasion, additional chief secretary, PK Goyal also drew attention of the officials towards the basic objectives of civic development. “We have made considerable ...
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7 deaths in corridor in two-and-half year 29.5.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal A delegation of Congress party led by their corporator Ashok Maran has submitted a memorandum to the collector pointing out that accidents are continuing unabated in the BRTS corridor in Sant Nagar. Through the memo, the Congress delegation has demanded that the road from Sant Nagar to Misrod is six-lane. A corridor […]
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Brazil, nine days into grinding strike, still a transport hell 29.5.2018 General News
South America's economic giant, Brazil, remained almost in a transport stranglehold today despite a pledge from the president that a nine-day strike will end soon. Late Sunday, the deeply unpopular President Michel Temer caved in to intense pressure from strikers, and cut the price of diesel fuel. The truck strike has been crippling fuel, food and other freight across the continent-sized industrial and agricultural powerhouse. Temer said he had "absolute conviction that between today and tomorrow" the crisis, would finally end. In a tweet, Temer gave a slightly longer horizon of "one to two days." Despite the president's confidence, significant numbers of truck drivers stood firm and some appeared to be radicalized, calling for the government to step down. A key Temer minister, Eliseu Padilha, spoke of unidentified groups "infiltrating the movement with different, essentially political goals." Late Sunday, Temer gave in to their main demand for lower diesel costs, but Monday saw ...
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Hubballi-Dharwad BRTS to be operational by June 15 23.5.2018 Hindu: Home
The project has already missed several deadlines, much to the angst of residents
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Restoration of Tatipudi pipeline on war-footing 12.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Officials worried over construction of shops illegally above pipeline
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Info for voters of Hubli-Dharwad-West Constituency -MLA, Candidates, Voting and more 11.5.2018 Citizen Matters
Incumbent MLA:  Profile Aravinda Bellada, first term MLA,  BE mechanical, PGDM, represents the Hubli – Dharawad WEST constituency from BJP. http://www.kla.kar.nic.in/assembly/member/14thWhoSwho/46.pdf http://arvindbellad.com In the news Aug 21, 2015 : Vice-president of Akhila Bharat Veerashaiva Mahasabha ...
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Pipeline burst leaves colony in Gopalapatnam flooded 11.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Two walls collapse, car damaged; supply likely to be hit today
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Sri Lanka's Central Bank calls for cheaper transport 8.5.2018 General News
Sri Lanka's Central Bank said on Tuesday that the government must explore cheaper and faster options to tackle traffic jams in the island country such as establishing a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system and a Light Rail Transit (LRT).
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Few takers for Janmitra card, AMC pushes councillors to take one 8.5.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Despite intensive promotions and marketing of Janmitra cards at many major events of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), there are very few takers for the civic body's newly introduced system. Under the Smart City project, the AMC has introduced a common card payment system called 'Janmitra Cards', an all-in-one prepaid card for financial transactions. The card not only works for the civic body services, but can also be used as a debit card. However, it is not popular and has found very few takers. To add numbers, the AMC has asked all elected members to get it; it'll be provided free of charge to the councillors. "To avail the card, there is a processing fee of Rs 50, but the civic body is not charging any money from councilors. All they have to submit is a copy of their respective Aadhar cards. Monday was the last day for submission," said an official. A Congress councillor said, "They have asked me to submit documents as they are going to issue Janmitra cards to us. Now I don't travel in BRTS ...
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Construction of rapid transit corridor between Delhi, Meerut expected to start by July: Official 1.5.2018 General News
Construction of the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor between Delhi and Meerut is expected to start by July and once completed, it would take just one hour for people to commute between the two cities, an official of the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) said. As of now, it takes close to three hours to commute between Delhi and Meerut, owing to traffic congestion. The NCRTC is the executing agency for the RRTS. Eight corridors have been identified for creating high-speed NCRTC smart lines in the National Capital Region (NCR). Out of these, three have been prioritised in the first phase, an officer said, adding that the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor will be the first RRTS project to be implemented. The other two corridors to be build under first phase of the project are Delhi- Alwar RRTS and Delhi-Panipat RRTS. The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Smart Line will begin at Sarai Kale Khan in the national capital and will go up to Modipuram in Meerut, passing ...
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'Amritsar BRTS to run full throttle by Sep' 26.4.2018 General News
The Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) project of Amritsar city would be operating "full throttle" by September this year, it was informed in a meeting here today. The trial run will begin by June end. The decision was taken in a high-level meeting held here which was presided over by Local Government minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and Finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal. All senior officers of the Local Government, Transport, Punjab Infrastructure Development Board, Public Works Department and Amritsar District Administration were also present in the meeting, an official statement said. Sidhu said that approximately 1.25 lakh devotees come to pay obeisance daily at the Golden Temple, Amritsar. Keeping this aspect in mind, the prestigious project of the holy city would be run at all costs, he said in the meeting. He further said that it was decided that this project would be initiated full throttle by September, 2018 and all the buses would be run. To ensure the running of the project on
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Amritsar metro bus project to be operational by September 26.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
A trial run of the Metro Bus Project in Amritsar will be carried out in June to assess its viability and the service made operational from September, officials said on Thursday.
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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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