Here are City Spidey's five picks from the National Capital Region (NCR):
Metro corridor project eyes PM’s nod: Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) chairman and state chief secretary Alok Ranjan has decided to seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention to nominate the Noida-Greater Noida Metro corridor to the "PM's priority list of projects". To fast track the under-construction project, he also intends to ask the Union ministry of urban development to expedite the loan grant from Public Investment Board.
Two builders cut maintenance charges: Bowing to the demands of homebuyers, two prominent builders in Noida Extension have announced cuts in maintenance charges. Gaursons has scaled down annual membership charges for the stadium and gym to minimal, besides offering a maintenance charge waiver to the buyers. On the other hand, Gaur City waived one year's maintenance charges for buyers, who pay the amount in advance at one go.
Ultimatum to UP govt from Dadri: Families of the Dadri beef murder suspects issued a 20-day ultimatum to administration for filing a FIR against Mohammad Akhlaq's family for cow slaughter. They said if the UP government failed to do so, they would intensify their agitation. The demand was raised during a panchayat meeting held on Monday inside the compound of a temple in Bisada in defiance of the prohibitory orders in the area. Local Shiv Sena and BJP functionaries were present on the occasion.
Token system for autos at railway station: Traffic police will soon initiate token system for autorickshaws as part of its drive to ensure safe public transport. The system, to be introduced at Gurgaon Railway Station, will keep a record of auto journeys originating from the station. It will be mandatory for all auto drivers at the railway station to collect a token for carrying passengers to their destinations.
Penalties for poor maintenance of trees: The forest department has decided to impose penalties on officials found responsible for poor maintenance of trees planted during drives this year. The department will carry out a survey to make sure how many trees survived after the plantation drives. If the number falls below 80 per cent, the concerned official will be penalised.