Here are City Spidey's top five picks from the National Capital Region (NCR):
E-rickshaw on the way: But for the fare structure, decks have been cleared for launch of e-rickshaws in Noida. A total of 5,100 e-rickshaws will be distributed under the Bhartiya Micro Credit (BMC) programme to be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 5.
Green signal for Flyover: Proposal for a flyover at the Vasundhara junction has got a go-ahead from GDA and UP State Bridge Corporation (UPSBC). The flyover will be a big relief to commuters using the busy junction. The UPSBC is expected to prepare a detailed project report for the flyover soon.
Treat poor, or face action: After receiving several complaints of denial of treatment to poor patients, MCG has sounded a warning to private hospitals. MCG commissioner TL Satyapraksh threatened to cut off sewerage systems of the hospitals found guilty of denying treatment to below poverty line (BPL) cardholders. He has ordered a probe into the complaints.
Stormwater drains not for sewage: Huda has taken exception to illegal sewers connecting to stormwater drains. Through a showcause notice, it directed the MCG to disconnect all such sewers immediately. Sewage was found being discharged into stormwater drains near Bajghera Road and in Sikanderpur Village through these sewers.
Socially responsible students: Students of a city institute, School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL), have conducted a seminar, 'Responsible Citizenry', as part of their initiative to bring about a change for the better. The purpose was to find ways to realise better civic amenities. All stakeholders – the local government officials, civic agencies, residents and city transporters, 'We The People', an NGO – joined them in their cause.