Vignettes from Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon

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Vignettes from Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon

After fatal mishap, school bus driver goes missing; unipole hoarding collapses injuring five; cops held captive… Here are the top six updates for Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon.

Vignettes from Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon

Here are City Spidey's top six picks from the National Capital Region (NCR):

Noida

Variable costs for upgraded power supply a bone: Cost for upgrading power supply varying from one residential apartment to another has been a bone of contention between builders and homebuyers of Noida Extension (Greater Noida West). The homebuyers are opposed to the variable costs for opting to expand the power supply to their apartments beyond the stipulated 1kVA. They approached the Greater Noida Authority to register their protest against the inconsistency.

Driver of killer school bus missing: A day after a techie and an auto driver lost their lives in an accident, the driver of the bus involved in the accident went missing. The agency that employed Manoj Kumar said it had sacked him and was helping the police locate him. Around 40 students of Amity International School and 30 students of the Marigold school were in the bus at the time of the accident.

Ghaziabad

No more AITP for diesel taxis: With the Supreme Court ban on the diesel and petrol taxis, the Regional Transport Office (RTO) has decided to stop issuing new all-India tourist permits (AITP) to diesel cabs. The office plans to phase out the existing diesel taxis in the five years in accordance with a direction of the Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA). The EPCA had told the apex court that permits would not be renewed unless the cabs shift to cleaner CNG fuel or petrol.

Unipole hoarding collapses injuring five: An auto driver and his two passengers were grievously injured, and three others hurt when a huge unipole hoarding came crashing down on two auto-rickshaws and a car on Thursday morning. The hoarding erected in the middle of the busy GT Road, opposite Sai Upvan on the stretch between Hindon Bridge and Meerut Road T-point, could have caused injuries to many more if it was not noticed at the nick.

Gurgaon

CM will come calling, pour your heart out: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is scheduled to visit the city next week to hear the grievances of homebuyers. The visit comes at a time when number of complaints against developers is increasing. Prolonged delay in possession of flats has been agitating the buyers for quite some time now. They will be able to put across their woes to the state CM.

Cops went to arrest accused, held captive: Three cops, held captive in Badshapur for three hours by the family of an accused of assault, were rescued by a team of more than a dozen policemen. But the accused person could manage to escape with the help of his family members. The cops had gone to the house of the accused to arrest him. Another FIR has been filed against the accused and seven of his family members at Badshapur police station.