Here are City Spidey's top five picks from the National Capital Region (NCR):
Momentum against stamp duty hike: With the April 1 deadline for stamp duty hike drawing near, resistance has picked up steam in Noida. A protest led by former BJP minister Nawab Singh Nagar against the proposed 2 per cent hike saw the participation of Noida Residents Welfare Association, Noida Transport Association, Human Services Committee, Noida Entrepreneurs Association and Small Industries Association, among other organisations.
Drones on watch! Drive carefully: Traffic violators, beware! From April, drones will keep an eye on your movement on Noida roads. The traffic department has placed orders for two drones for monitoring traffic violators, and an interceptor van to check speeding.
Pollution monitors for Kaushambi: An expert committee has selected three spots in Kaushambi where pollution will be monitored — Satpura Tower, Community Centre near Bhowapur village, and Anand Vihar ISBT. The committee, formed on NGT's instructions, will instal equipment on these spots to measure the level of air and noise pollution.
For smooth transit from Delhi to Manesar: The only link between Delhi and Manesar industrial areas, NH 8 is always chock-a-block. However, there is hope for easing traffic congestion on the route. HUDA is working on a Greater Southern Peripheral Road (GSPR) on the outskirts of Gurgaon. If the plan materialises, commuters can look forward to a smooth and hassle-free ride from Delhi to Manesar.
MCG’s hands are full: On Tuesday, the Haryana government gave a green signal to the transfer of 36 HUDA residential sectors in Gurgaon to Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon for maintenance. However, RWAs are not happy. Though they had demanded the transfer of civic services to a single agency, they feel MCG is ill equipped for the task.