City Spidey's top picks from Noida and Greater Noida.
The abduction that wasn’t: The case of Shipra Malik, who was missing since Monday, has taken a bizarre turn. The Noida-based fashion designer is said to have misled the police by staging her own abduction. According to the police, she had, in fact, run away on her own finding it difficult to cope with the financial crisis she was facing. The police traced her to Sultanpur near Gurgaon on Friday.
New mayor: Ghaziabad has got its fifth mayor on Friday with the swearing in of Ashu Verma on Friday. He had won the mayoral by-poll on a BJP ticket on February 16. The by-poll was necessitated by his predecessor Teluram Kamboj’s untimely demise in August last year.
Go green: The Noida Authority has introduced a new ‘green’ clause in its tender documents to enforce the directions of the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The new clause makes it mandatory for all construction agencies and contractors to comply with the green court's orders specified in the 2010 guidelines of the Ministry of Environment and Forests.
Sun-lit night sky: Solar energy will soon illuminate the DND flyway. Noida Toll Bridge Company Ltd (NTBCL), the flyway operator, has taken the decision to switch to renewable energy source from the conventional one with a view to cut down maintenance costs.
Toll gesture: Here is a token gesture from Noida Toll Bridge Company Ltd (NTBCL) towards women. To mark International Women's Day, the flyover operator has decided that the DND Flyway will remain toll free for women drivers on March 8. The NTBCL said that the flyway will remain free for 24 hours from 12 am to 12 pm on both sides – Noida toll plaza and Mayur Vihar toll plaza.
Water woes: Federation of Noida Residents Welfare Associations (FONRWA) has approached Noida Authority with a demand to ensure adequate supply of quality drinking water in the city. They wrote to Chairman Rama Raman after project engineers failed to take effective steps to improve the quality and supply of water.