Vignettes from Noida and Gurgaon
Here are City Spidey's seven picks from the National Capital Region (NCR):
FONRWA seeks solution to stray dog menace: The Federation of Noida Residents Welfare Associations (FONRWA) dashed off a letter to Noida Authority Chairman Rama Raman drawing his attention towards the stray dog menace. Citing “inconvenience, hardships and sufferings’ the residents have been going through due to stray dogs on the prowl in the streets, AN Dhawan, secretary general of the federation, stressed on the need to sterilise the animals as only option to curb their population. He, however, regretted that this too is not being put into practice by Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and House of Stray Animals (HAS).
Issue of security in high rises to the fore: Residents of the city, especially those living in high rises, have yet to get over the shock they got from the death of a 65-year-old retired railway official on Saturday. The senior citizen had jumped from his 19th floor flat in Sector 119. To address the concerns of residents over the security system, Noida Authority is contemplating on revising the safety measures in multi-storey buildings. The authority has decided to take up safety measures with Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI).
Parents take up fee hike issue with CM: A group of parents met Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at Epicentre where he was attending a workshop, to appeal against arbitrary fee hike by private schools. In a memorandum, which they handed over to him on the occasion, the parents sought immediate action against the "unreasonable" annual hikes.
Panels to fast track industrial projects: With a view to boost investor sentiment, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced formation of district-level clearance committees (DLCC) to streamline and accelerate the process to approve small industrial projects. He also announced an executive committee for clearance of larger projects.
Conscientious residents stand up for eco safety: A group of residents of Vipul Belmonte stood up against their own RWA for pumping the society's waste water into a nearby natural drain. They registered their complaint with the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) in this regard. The RWA, on its part, accused the residents of generating more waste water than the specified norm.
Leopard found dead: Highly decomposed carcass of a leopard was found near the forested area in Gairatpur Baas village near Badshapur. The carcass, spotted by villagers, has been sent for autopsy at a general hospital in Kadarpur village by guards from the Wildlife Department. The cause of the death of the carnivore has yet to be ascertained.
Armed goons nabbed: Two armed miscreants were nabbed on Monday by crime unit of Sector 39 police station. Rahul alias Rahil and Asif alias Ashiq were arrested under Section 25/54/59 of Arms Act in front of Amity International School in Sector 46. During investigation, apart from a bike, bullet rounds and a country-made pistol were recovered from their possession.