Here are City Spidey's top five picks from Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon:
NGT to decide fate of Dhanauri: The Gautam Budh Nagar forest department has listed Dhanauri among 720 wetlands. Protection of the Dhanauri wetland was sought by an environmentalist as it happens to be a breeding ground for the Sarus Crane, the state bird of UP. If the National Green Tribunal (NGT) approves the list, Dhanauri will have to be dropped from Noida masterplan as a 'residential' area.
Waste disposal at doorstep: Ghaziabad may see door-to-door collection of municipal solid waste later this year. The Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) will table a proposal for implementation of the system at a board meeting scheduled on March 18. A Noida-based private firm has already been shortlisted for the job through tender process.
Auto lifters’ gang busted: With the arrest of two vehicle lifters the Ghaziabad police have busted an interstate gang of auto lifters. The duo, identified as Amjad and Ankit, were nabbed on Tuesday from the Hamdard roundabout and 32 stolen two-wheelers were recovered from their possession. They were operating in Delhi, Noida, Meerut and Bulandshahr.
End to water woes in Guragon: Gurgaon residents need not be apprehensive of parched summer months. This time around, they won’t face scarcity of water. The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has undertaken cleaning of storage tanks of Basai water treatment plant. Since these five-feet-deep tanks are half-filled with mud, their capacity is reduced to 40 per cent. Once the mud is cleared, there won’t be shortage of water anymore.
Vehicles up for grabs: The Gurgaon police has decided to auction vehicles lying unclaimed at police stations on March 19. The vehicles are either impounded or recovered by the police. The move is part of a special cleanup campaign initiated to help generate revenue for the state government.