Shutdown of Upper Ganga Canal during festive season
The shutdown of Upper Ganga Canal for a month for annual maintenance from October 8 has led Noida Authority to appeal to residents to avoid wastage of water. The residents have also been asked to brace for low pressure supply during this period.
The appeal came yesterday, and the authority has advised residents to refrain from activities such as washing of cars, or the stretch in front of their homes and also avoid watering plants every day.
The authority will be supplying water from their tubewells in the respective sectors. But will that be enough to meet the city’s water demand of 250 million litres per day?
According to an project engineer (PE), Noida authority, “There’s no reason to panic, as we have more than 300 tubewells and nine 15 Ranney wells.”
Noida and GreNo residents turn out in huge numbers
The Run for Unity was flagged off today, observed as National Unity Day or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, from Noida Stadium in Sector 21A. It saw residents participating from both Noida and Greater Noida in great numbers.
This day (October 31st) also coincides with the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and this year is his 143rd birth anniversary.
Nearly 2,000 people took part in the marathon, including schoolchildren, former servicemen and many senior citizens.
Before the race was flagged off, Mahesh Sharma took a pledge along with the participants to follow the path laid out by Sardar Patel and to maintain the unity of the nation.
Local MP Mahesh Sharma and Noida MLA Pankaj Singh, chief guests for the marathon, also took part in the run.
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SDMC starts water sprinkling to control high pollution
To control the menacing pollution, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has started water sprinkling in Dwarka. Water was also sprinkled on trees to clean the dust from its leaves.
According to the sanitary officials of SDMC, the water sprinkling would be carried till November 15 and can be extended beyond that as well depending on the situation.
City Spidey raised the issue of dust pollution in the area several times in the past couple of weeks. On the subject, the Leader of the House SDMC, Kamaljeet Sehrawat had assured to carry out sprinkling in the area.
The schedule and areas for sprinkling of water were shared by the sanitation department on the WhatsApp groups of the residents in each of the wards so that they could share the location and progress of the work. They are al
High rise residents advised to take special care
The area of Delhi-NCR has seen sudden change in the weather with dust storms and thundershowers. It is expected to happen again on Thursday as well. People, especially the ones, who were affected during the last dust storm, are very alert this time.
The residents living in high rise societies are advised to take proper care of their belongings. In fact, several high rise societies in Delhi-NCR have issued advisories to the residents advising them how to tackle the situation in best possible manner.
It has also been seen that the residents living in the upper floors of the high rises are most vulnerable to the storms. They are advised to keep their belongings inside the apartment and also keep the glass doors and windows closed.
Alok Kumar, President of Federation of AOA said that they a
GDA plans smart footpaths for pedestrians, cyclist
The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has come up with an initiative to make smart footpaths for the pedestrians in the city. This new initiative has come as a breath of fresh air especially when footpaths have historically been ignored.
A GDA official informed that smart mobility is safer for pedestrians, cyclists and differently-abled. Under this new plan, there will be enough space for pedestrians and also demarcated bicycle lanes. This types of footpaths were also constructed at Bangalore and Pune.
GDA Town Planner, Istiyak Ahmad said, “A GDA team had earlier visited Bangalore to study the model. They were very impressed with the smart footpaths.”
“The GDA will now finalise the locations were smart footpaths will be built. A survey will be conducted to find the locations.
GreNo West: Residents get immersed in Radha-Krishn
Residents of Park Avenue, a part of housing residential hub Gaur City in Greater Noida West, were enthusiastic and full of religious charm this weekend as they unitedly organised Lord Radha-Krishna bhajan.
The hours long bhajan was followed by cultural activities performed by individual and groups of residents. The participants gave their best shot in preparation for making it a successful event at the society.
This cultural-cum religious programme was organised by a group of residents of the society including men and women from the cultural committee.
It was annual cultural programme of the society which they celebrate in the first week of May every year.
Ganga water supply cut; Noida residents face water
Residents across Noida have started to face the brunt of water supply which is getting disrupted due to the disconnection of Ganga water citing development works, scheduled from Friday till May 25. The Noida Authority has begun to replace the old pipelines with the new ones.
People residing in various societies of different sectors across the city have lashed out at their builders, stating the situation would not have gone this worse if the motors installed in their societies were repaired duly on time.
Manoj Srivastava, a resident of Paramount Floraville (Sector 137) raised this issue with Rajiv Tyagi, general manager of Noida Authority, complaining the residents of his society are facing severe water shortage. They have to bear with interrupted and contaminated supply, he further said.
Dwarka: Delhi police issues traffic advisory
n order to ensure security on counting day on May 23, Delhi Police has issued a traffic advisory for the residents of Dwarka.
According to the advisory, Road no. 224 in front of Integrated Institute of Technology (IIT), Sector 9 and the stretch from Sector 8/9 traffic signal to Sector 19/20 traffic signal will be closed from 4 am till the closure of counting.
The officials have advised commuters to avoid the stretch. As for those living in the societies located in these areas, the officials have advised them to carry their identity card or society related documents to gain access and exit from the blocked roads.
RWAs of these societies have been asked to share the advisory on notice boards in the society and residents’ WhatsApp groups.
Noida: Bhumi Pujan held ahead of Ramleela play
As Navratri is round the corner, ‘Ramleela’ artists and organising committees have started performing ‘Bhumi Pujan’ for staging the 10-day long play.
In line with this, Sriram Lakhan Dharmik Leela Committee on Wednesday organised a ‘Bhumi Pujan’ at the Ramleela ground in block A of Sector 46, Noida, for the second consecutive year.
On the occasion, BP Agarwal, Chairman; Vipin Agarwal, President; Raghvendra Dubey, General Secretary; Rajendra Jain; Poonam Singh; Sanjay Goyal; Shailendra Baranwal; Yogendra Sharma and others were also present.
The 10-day long festivity attracts scores of spectators from across residential sectors. The committee also invites officials from the district administration, and Noida Development Authority as guests.
Navratri festival is celebrated differently in