Here are City Spidey's top four picks from the National Capital Region (NCR):
Hi-tech link to Delhi on way: Commuters shuttling between Delhi and Noida will have a hi-tech travel option – new driverless Metro trains – by the end of the year. These automated trains will operate between Kalindi Kunj in Delhi and Botanical Garden in Noida. Trials for the 3.9 km link are expected to commence from September 1.
Jewelers’ strike on despite Navaratra: A month after jewelers began their agitation against 1 per cent duty imposed by the Union budget, there is no end in sight to the stalemate. Their strike is still on even as Navaratra (nine-day festivities), when shopping for jewelery peaks, is in progress. In desperation to end the deadlock, the federation of RWAs of Noida wrote a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley seeking his intervention in the matter.
New Police posts for Noida: The Uttar Pradesh government setting up as many as 15 new police posts in Noida under five police stations. The move is undertaken with a view to enhance security in residential colonies. There are, in all, 45 police outposts in the city at present. With the addition of 15 new posts, the number will go up to 60.
A step towards traffic decongestion: Traffic congestion, a routine problem on roads linking Delhi to Gurgaon, causes jams and chaos in the city everyday. To ameliorate the commuting woes of the people, the Highways Ministry has decided to free three major junctions – IFFCO, Signature and Rajiv Chowk – on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway. An investment of Rs 1,000 crore has been sanctioned for the project.