Here are City Spidey's seven picks from the National Capital Region (NCR):
Ultimatum to authorities over outages: Fed up of frequent power cuts, Noida RWA federation has issued a 10-day ultimatum to Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) and the Noida discom. In a letter to the chairman and managing director of the UPPCL and superintending engineer of the discom, they threatened to launch street protest if the outages do not stop. The last fortnight has witnessed power cuts of up to six hours daily in several sectors.
Six new police stations in the offing: To deal with increasing strain of maintenance of law and order, the Police Department is going to submit a proposal to the state government for more police stations. If the proposal is approved, the city will soon add six new police stations to its current tally of eight. The new stations are earmarked for Phase 1, Okhla barrage, and sectors 63, 106, 115 and 142.
Builders accused of overcharging for maintenance: Noida Extension Flat Owners Welfare Association (NEFOWA) met the chairman of Noida Authority on Wednesday with complaints related to basic infrastructure of their apartments. Accusing builders of overcharging for maintenance and other amenities, the resident body sought his intervention to regulate maintenance and power charges. They also wanted a check on other infrastructure issues.
PM scheme e-rickshaws gathering dust: Under a scheme launched by PM Narendra Modi under Stand Up India on April 5, e-rickshaws were to be distributed among beneficiaries from Delhi-NCR. Almost two months after the launch, while many claimants are still struggling to lay their hands on their promised gift, at least half of the 1,000 e-rickshaws meant for Noida are gathering dust in a plot in Sector 62 in a decrepit state. If some have their tyres deflated, others stand on just wheel rims with no trace of tyre and tube.
Residents to sue Huda, MCG over water: As acute water shortage has forced new Gurgaon areas to depend on tankers, residents of DLF Phase 1 have decided to move the Punjab and Haryana High Court against Huda and MCG for failure to ensure regular water supply. DLF phases 1, 2 and 3, Sushant Lok 1 and 3, sectors 4, 5, 7, 46, 47, 49, 50, 51, 54, 55 and 56 are reeling under water scarcity. Some residents have decided not to pay property tax to MCG in protest.
Wanted criminals arrested with illegal weapons: Police arrested three wanted men and recovered illegal weapons, including two carbine firearms, five countrymade pistols, 17 cartridges and a stolen car from their possession. The trio, nabbed by a crime unit of Gurgaon police’s Palam Vihar police station near Bajkhera village, are facing seven cases of attempt to murder, murder and Arms Act at different police stations in Gurgaon.
Two suicides in two days: Two separate cases of suicide were reported from different parts of the city. A 35-year-old man from Nepal and a 19-year-old boy were found hanging from a ceiling fan on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. While the former’s body was found from his employer's office in Sector 42 area, the latter was found dead at a guesthouse in Sector 38.