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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Lions Club Delhi Dwarka Installation Ceremony

Lions Club Delhi Dwarka

District : 321-A
A-41, Aishwaryam Apartments

Plot No. 17, Sector – 4

Dwarka, New Delhi – 110 075














SUNDAY, THE 1ST JULY, 2007 AT 10.00 AM








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Lukewarm response to DDA's project

Delhi Development Authority was surprised when it received just one bid from DLF showing interest in the project for building the country's largest international convention and exhibition centre, hotels and allied commercial facilities at Dwarka.

The real estate giant is the sole bidder for the project that will involve investments amounting to Rs 3000 crore.
The DDA has fixed the reserved price of the land at Rs 900 crore. Senior DDA officials admit the single bid has surprised them as they had expected many big names to join the fight for such a prestigious project.

On the lukewarm response to the project, in the run-up to the 2010 Commonwealth Games, vice-chairman Dinesh Rai said: "We had expected two to three bidders to come forward but only DLF has shown interest. I assume since the project is huge, it is only those who can handle it would come forward."

DLF is confident of bagging the project. "It will cost around Rs 3000 crore. We plan to create a world-class convention centre, a hotel and a mall besides other facilities," a DLF spokesperson said.

In the 35-acre area, DDA wants to build a convention and exhibition centre comparable to the world-famous Suntec Convention Centre in Singapore. The facility will have a mega convention centre with space for 12,000, an auditorium, banquet, exhibition halls, a hotel and a commercial complex with mall like facilities. With the kind of cost involved, if DLF wins this project, it would be the company’s first major deal after the recent public offer which was an IPO of Rs 9,187 crore. For DDA, too, it is the biggest project on the cards.

DDA will now scrutinise the technical bid and declare the outcome on July 9. IF DLF clears this stage, the financial bid will be opened. If that stage too is cleared on July 16, then DDA will move to allot the project work to the company. The developer will be responsible for conceptualising, planning, developing, operating and maintaining the facilities at the site.

According to vice chairman Rai, the vision behind the project is that it will in first help meet the immediate needs of the 2010 Games and also help position Delhi as an important MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions) destination.

Data available with DDA shows that the MICE industry is the fastest growing segment of tourism market, estimated to be US $ 280 billion. Asia Pacific is an important destination for MICE events and India currently ranks seventh in this region. It has the potential of becoming a leading MICE player. Delhi has 30% share of the Indian MICE market.

An integrated, state-of-art convention and exhibition centre is expected to provide the required impetus to help the market grow further.

DDA is clear on why Dwarka was chosen for building the international facility. For one, DDA sees Dwarka as a fast growing urban area in South-West Delhi which has been envisaged as a model sub-city of the 21st century. Secondly, connectivity is a big factor that makes Dwarka the most viable option. "Organised green spaces, a well-integrated mass rapid transport system and connectivity to the airport, Gurgaon and the hub of activity, South Delhi," point out DDA officials.

- Times of India

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Free Heart & Diabetic Check – Up Camp at Dwarka

Free Heart & Diabetic Check – Up Camp

On Sunday, 1st July, 2007

Batra Hospital – Westend Centre,A-1/6, Rajouri Garden, Near Gurudwara & Rajouri Garden Metro Station, Main Ring Road, New Delhi - 110027
( A Unit of Batra Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Tuglakabad)

In association with Association of CGHS Affected Members ( AOCAM) – Dwarka –OrganizesFree Heart & Diabetic Check – Up Camp On Sunday, 1st July, 2007 From 9.00 am to 2 PM
At : – Asha Deep Co-Operative Group Housing Society Ltd. Plot No. 3-B, Sector –2
Phase –I, Dwarka, New Delhi 75

  • Chief Dr. Naresh Trehan, world famous cardiac surgeon Mobile No. 9971644444.
  • Guest of Honor – Shri Joginder Singh, Former Director – CBI
  • Special Guest of Honor :- Dr. Kiran Bedi
  • Medical Guest of Honor : Brig( Dr.) D.N. Grover, - President Cardiological society of India. / Physician to the President of India / Associate Professor – Armed Forces Medical College, Government of India. / Vice President – Indian College of Cardiology
  • Dr. Ramesh Datta – President Delhi Medical Association – Mobile No. 9811086688
  • Shri P.A. Sangma, Honorable Member of Parliament,
  • Shri Tariq Anwar, Honorable Member of Parliament
  • Shri R.K. Sharma, Chief Fire Officer – Delhi
  • Shri K.K. Manan, Chairman Delhi Bar Council
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Chairman – Delhi – BJP Unit.

Facilities :

· Free consultation by eminent cardiologists ( Dr. Deepak Natarajan – Formerly : Head of Department of Cardiology – Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital – Honorary Cardiologist to the President of India – Honorary Cardiologist to H.E. Nelsn Mandela ) & Physicians
· Free Blood Sugar, B.P. Check./ ECG/ Weight
· 25% Discount on all investigations till 30th July at Batra Hospital – Westend Centre – to those registered in the camp.
· Special Discount on all cardiac related procedures Including Angioplasty / Angiography(also Echo, TMT, Lipid Profile)
· Special discount on all Health Check – Ups
· Discourse on - Stress Management by Dr. S.K. Minocha, Senior Consultant, Internal Medicine, Ex. Personal Physician to Prime Minister of India.( Mobile No. 9810297121)
· Formerly Head of Department of Medicine – RML Hospital, New Delhi.
· For more information please contact :Mr. D.P.S. Rajesh, convener, Association of CGHS Affected Members ( AOCAM) Mobile No. 9868586999 or Batra Hospital – Westend Centre - Mob 9891914141 / Tel : 41032001 /41032002
Other facilities available by renowned prominent medical faculty
Facilities : Cardiac Emergencies, Angiography, Angioplasty Medicine, Surgery, Oncology, Dialysis, Orthopedics, Pediatrician, Ent & Eye. ( Free Ambulance Services on Emergencies ) / Free OPD daily ( Except Sunday) ( from 10 am to 1 PM)
(Ultimate site in Dwarka to promote brotherhood & business)

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dwarka Centre

Swami Sivananda (1887 - 1963)
A mountain of spiritual strength, Swami Sivananda's teachings are a synthesis of all the formal doctrines of Yoga. He trained many exceptional disciples in yoga and Vedanta - among them, Swami Vishnudevananda. "Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realise" - Swami Sivananda
Swami Vishnudevananda (1927 - 1993)
Disciple of Swami Sivananda and founder of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres. World renowned authority on Hatha and Raja Yoga. Author of The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga and other books.
"Health is Wealth. Peace of Mind is Happiness.
Yoga Shows the Way" – Swami Vishnudevananda

The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres is a non-profit organization founded by Swami Vishnudevananda. It's purpose is to propagate the teachings of Yoga and Vedanta as a means of achieving physical, mental and spiritual well being and self-realisation. Swami Vishnudevananda was sent to the west by his Master, Swami Sivananda to spread the ideals of yoga and Vedanta with the words 'people are waiting'.

Swami Vishnudevananda's Five Points of Yoga
From observation of the western lifestyle and needs, Swami Vishnudevananda synthesized the ancient wisdom of yoga into five basic principles that could easily be incorporated into daily life to enable healthy living.

The Five Points of Yoga are:
Proper Exercise (Asanas)
not only keep the physical body in good health by maintaining circulation and flexibility. They are also mental exercises in concentration and meditation, promoting optimum health.
Proper Breathing (Pranayama)
connects the body to the solar plexus, where tremendous potential energy is stored. Through specific breathing techniques this energy is released for physical and mental rejuvenation.
Proper Relaxation (Savasan)
Savasan is relaxing physically, mentally and spiritually, a must for vitality
Proper Diet (Vegetarian)
is eating with awareness. A yogi takes food which is the most
positive for both body and mind, and least harmful for the environment.
Positive Thinking and Meditation (Vedanta and Dhyana)
relieves stress and replenishes energy in a hectic life style. Concentration improves and peace of mind and spiritual strength are gained.

Dwarka Centre: a description
The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dwarka Centre has been functioning from April 2007. It is the 5th center in India . Located at sector 6, behind the DAV school playing field, you can approach the centre through two roads. One is the road between Kamakshi Apartments and Param Puneeth Apartments. Another is the road to the right side of the Vardhaman key plaza. There is enough parking for vehices.
The centre is located in a multi-level brownstone building with sign reading TWO (True World Order) for Unity in Diversity, representing Swami Vishnudevananda's quest for world peace and understanding. The reception area is located on the ground floor, where students may remove their shoes and check in for class. Large photos, of Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnudevananda meet the visitor on entering, as well as garlanded statues of Lord Ganesh and Lord krishna. The reception is also a mini boutique with yoga books, yoga mats, some simple t-shirts and pyjamas, posters, malas and spiritual CDs on sale. Up the first and second sets of stairs are the Siva and Vishnu Halls used primarily for intermediate and advanced classes. On the next level up is the Annapurna Hall, a smaller space used for staff accommodation and kitchen. In the cool basement is the Durga Hall where we conduct beginners classes and daily meditation, bhajan and satsangs. The hall also houses the main altar on which appear pictures and statues of our Gurus and deities along with oil lamps and incense. Later a temple will be installed in the basement beginning with a moorthi of Sri Durga. The building has plant balconies at each level which will in time provide a beautiful scene of nature full of prana at each window.

Activities at the Centre :
Daily drop-in Yoga Classes Mon – Sat 6.30; Mon – Sun 10 am;
Mon – Sat 4 pm; Mon – Fri 6.30 pm (all 1 ½ hours each)
Free Trial Class - a 'taster' yoga class for beginners with an introductory talk 12.30 pm Sunday and 7 pm Wednesday
Open House - a free introduction to yoga
Beginners' Yoga Courses are starting every week also on weekends
Special Yoga classes for the elderly, for pregnancy and for children are being introduced according to interest
Intermediate and Advanced Yoga Courses will be held as student numbers and their experience increases
Meditation Courses
Satsang – silent meditation, kirtan and talk on an aspect of yoga.
Lalitha Sahasranama Archana is held on Poornima and Ganesh Havan on Chaturthi. Other festivals are also celebrated.
Special Programmes are arranged with our senior swamis.
Meditation and kirtan is held daily at 5 am and 8.30 pm with arati

Voluntary Service
As non-profit organizations, the Centers are run by voluntary staff who are dedicated to the dissemination of the knowledge of yoga. All activities take place through the practice of karma yoga (voluntary service) by the permanent and temporary staff, students and devotees. All talents are welcomed. If you have some time and energy to spare, please let us know.

"Yoga balances, harmonises, purifies and strengthens the body, mind and soul
of the practitioner. It shows the way to perfect health, perfect mind control and
perfect peace with one's Self, the world, nature and God."
- Swami Vishnudevananda

Donations As a registered non-profit society, we try to keep prices to a minimum. Donations of all kind are appreciated and are tax exempt under section 80-G of the Income Tax Act 1961 of Govt. of India.
Contact : Kalyani Chaitanya - 4556 6015 / 6016
e-mail :

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Art of Living Courses

For grater peace and harmony, join the Art of Living Courses

Art of Living basic courses- Part-1 26 June - 1 July Venue - Rishikul Intl. School, sector-7, Dwarka Timings - Tuesday to Friday 6.30 PM to 9.30 PM ( Saturday & Sunday 6 Hrs.)
Contact: Sharda - 9911511123, Govinda - 9891081090


Thursday, June 21, 2007

DDA move: Appu Ghar faces closure

Delhi's first amusement park, Appu Ghar, is on the verge of a closure.

The DDA has decided to house the Supreme Court Lawyers' Chambers and other government offices on Appu Ghar land.

This comes as a huge disappointment to local residents, especially children, for whom the amusement park has been a favourite haunt for the last 24 years.

''They shouldn't close down Appu Ghar. It has been a landmark,'' said Sunaina, a student.

Uncertain fate

After giving up a couple of acres of its allotted land to the Metro the Appu Ghar Water Splash had to close down six months back.

Now authorities fear the same for the entire amusement park, but can do nothing to move the DDA's decision.

The lease of Appu Ghar expired in 1998 and is yet to be renewed.

''Appu Ghar's future is uncertain. Why couldn't the government find land for the chambers somewhere else,'' said BG Krishnan, COO, International Amusement Limited.

Location advantage

DDA officials say the land is situated right next to the Supreme Court and can be used to accommodate the lawyers' chambers.

For Appu Ghar, alternative sites have been suggsted, but land is available only in the outskirts of Delhi or Dwarka.

With a daily footfall of 6,000 people, the central location of the amusement park will be missed sorely.

''This is centrally located and a good place to get one's children and de-stress. It will be difficult to travel to Dwarka for everybody,'' said Prarthana Sehgal, a regular visitor.

A decision on the matter will now be taken by the High Court next month.


Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Lions Club Dwarka - Serving for Noble cause


Beginning in 1917 , the association of Lions clubs has provided millions of people with the opportunity to give something back to their communities Known for working to end preventable blindness , Lions participate in a vast variety of projects important to their communities. These projects range from cleaning up local parks to providing supplies to victims of natural disasters .

Lions are an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 200 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world.

Lions Club Delhi Dwarka was formed in March, 2006. Since its formation, It has done various community service projects the details of which are as under:

Community work:

June 04, 2006 (Sunday) – General Health Check-up camp was organized in Sector-4, Dwarka in which about 120 persons were checked for Diabetes and Blood Pressure.

July 09, 2006 (Sunday) : Visit to Bal Vihar Orphanage at Bengali Colony, Mahavir Enclave, New Delhi – 110 045:

· Members of LCDD donated several grocery items (like Rice, Atta, Dal, Sugar, Cooking Oil, Biscuits, Chocolates, etc) with about Rs 5,000/- which are used at Bal Vihar Orphanage. About 100 orphans (majority girls) are staying here. The members spent about 2 Hrs with the inmates of the Orphanage enquiring about their welfare.

September 10, 2006 (Sunday) : LCDD gifted Rs 5,100/- on the occasion of marriage of Bal Vihar Orphanage inmate Ms Jasvinder with Mr Rahul Tandel.

October 13, 2006 (Friday) : (District Project Day) Free Eye Check-up Camp at Sector –9, Dwarka, New Delhi – 110 075

An eye check-up camp was orgsnised at ITL Public School in which about 350 children got eye-sight checked-up. Dr (Mrs) Sangeeta Mutreja was kind enough to lend her support for performing the eye check-up camp.

November 05, 2006 (Sunday) : Anaemia Free Dwarka Project in Sector – 4, Dwarka, New Delhi – 110 075.

86 persons visited the Camp and got their Hemoglobin checked in which 3 persons were found anemic and were given medical advice by Lion Dr. R.K.Sharma and Dr. (Mrs.) Anshu Sharma

December 03, 2006 (Sunday) : Anaemia Free Dwarka Project in Sector – 3, Dwarka, New Delhi – 110 075.

About 67 persons visited the Camp and got their Hemoglobin checked. 3 persons were found anemic and were given medical advice by Lion Dr. R.K.Sharma and Dr. (Mrs.) Anshu Sharma

April 01, 2007 (Sunday) : Free Eye Check-up Camp at Kakraula Village, New Delhi

About 68 persons visited the Camp and got their Eye sight checked-up. Dr (Mrs) Rajeshwari Kulkarni was kind enough to lend her support for performing the eye check-up camp at Kakraula Village.

May 20, 2007 (Sunday) : Visit to Ayudham Society, Home for Senior Citizens at Village Rewla Khanpur; Jhatikara Marg; Near Najafgarh; New Delhi – 110 043

· Members of LCDD donated one number of Exercise Bicycle (worth Rs 4,300) for senior citizens, and gifted fruits like Mangos, Banana, etc. The members spent about 3 Hrs with the senior citizens enquiring about their welfare, and the members had lunch together with Senior Citizens.

If you have a zeal to do something for the welfare of the society, do contact us immediately.


Lion CA. Anand Dua

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Delhi government schools get ISO 9000 certification

New Delhi: Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Schools at Dwarka and Suraj Mal Vihar have become the first schools aided by the Delhi Government to receive the prestigious International Organization for Standards (ISO) 9000 certification.
ISO 9000 is an internationally recognized standard that provides guidelines for establishing, improving and maintaining an effective management system.
Delhi Education Minister Mr. Arvinder Singh Lovely said, "The results of government schools is improving and the Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Schools have met the tough criteria of ISO 9000 certification which is overwhelming."

- Indiaedunews

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Work on wall near IGI sparks violence

The Delhi International Airport (P) Ltd’s (DIAL) attempts to build IGI’s boundary wall by blocking a part of the crucial road that links Dwarka and the international terminal led to violent protests from residents of Shahbad village who would have been worst hit by the closure of this road.

Late on Monday night, agitated villagers set on fire contractor’s four vehicles, including a JCB. Villagers alleged policemen entered their homes and beat them up, while cops said they just acted to control the situation as 11 personnel got injured after the mob pelted stones at them.

The police had to fire tear gas shells and 20 rounds in air to control the mob. The wall being built on a road near the Shahbad railway crossing, claim the villagers, would force them to take much longer routes to the city.

On Tuesday evening, DIAL admitted that the contractor had committed a mistake as the road was not to be blocked. ‘‘This road has been opened and would be strengthened,’’ said a senior DIAL official.

But this admission came after hours of high-voltage drama. The crisis started about 11 pm on Monday. Villagers alleged they had some indication of the authorities starting the construction work for the boundary wall at night.

‘‘We were sitting peacefully and local police assured us that the boundary wall would not be constructed. But when the work started, some unidentified youngsters started attacking the JCBs. We were there to protest and not to take law in our hands,’’ said an eyewitness, who did not want to be named.

According to Shradhanand Saini, who was present at the spot on Monday night, people started running to their homes as the JCBs caught fire. ‘‘At that point, the police entered our village. They broke open our houses and beat up whoever they got hold of. They did not try to find out why the developer was constructing the boundary wall at night,’’ Saini added.

Later in the morning, villagers sat on a dharna at the railway crossing. Arjun, a labourer from Rajasthan who was also injured, said: ‘‘Cops beat us up and five of my room mates have been detained.’’

Villagers said this was not the first time when the developer tried to construct the wall at night. They pointed out that two other access routes to the village from Mahipalpur and Bijwasan have already been blocked.

‘‘We will force them to give us the right of way, which is our fundamental right. We have given the land at lesser price for the airport and now they are troubling us,’’ said Rukmini Devi, a villager.

- Times of India

Trouble in the shadow of Delhi airport

Agitating villagers of Shahbad Mohammadpur near Indira Gandhi International Airport here turned violent on Monday night after Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) contractors threatened to block the only access road the village has to National Highway-8 and Dwarka.

Seven policemen were injured as villagers went on the rampage allegedly torching two earth-moving machines and two dumpers. The police fired 12 rounds in the air and booked three persons on charges of rioting.

"We fired 12 rounds in the air as the crowd had resorted to stone-throwing. The DIAL contractor had blocked off half the road that leads from the village to National Highway-8 to Dwarka. This could be termed as a breach of trust as two weeks ago a meeting was held between DIAL officials, village representatives and the police in which all the modalities were worked out to keep this road open,'' said a senior police officer on Tuesday.

For their part, senior DIAL officials claimed that it was all a "misunderstanding" and assured the villagers that the road would become operational soon. "We don't know how the contractor cut the road. It was a misunderstanding. We are providing another alternate route too,'' said a senior airport official.

Living in the shadow of the Capital's upcoming new mega airport development project, Shahbad Mohammadpur village seems suddenly to be pushed back in time. With access to the village almost impossible as the roads have been blocked off for modernisation of the airport, villagers have to walk three kilometres to Dwarka Sector 9 to get to the nearest road.

"We used to have access from seven sides. But in the past few months we have been confined to the village. We are not against modernisation of the airport. We want access to the city through wide and well-lit roads,'' said Satyadev Solanki of Shahbad Mohammadpur.

While DIAL officials assert that an alternative road is being built, for commuters to Shahbad Mohammadpur the village has literally dropped off the map in the past one month. Unable to get to South Delhi without going through Dwarka, residents have to take the longer route to get anywhere.

- The Hindu

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

20 hurt as villagers protest wall at IGI

At least 20 persons, including policemen, were injured following clashes between residents of Shahbad Mohammadpur village and policemen near IGI Airport late on Monday night. Police resorted to lathi charge and tear gas shelling to disperse protesters who said that Delhi International Airport Limited was trying to build a wall, which will block the entry and exit passage for the villagers.

The villagers damaged at least three vehicles engaged in construction work. The clashes sparked off on Monday night when villagers noticed that the DIAL contractor was digging up road just in front of a railway crossing, a crucial link for the villagers with Dwarka and rest of Delhi.

“The DIAL officials had already closed other important roads. The only passage left for us was this one which also they were trying to close,” Sube Singh Solanki, a resident said. He also quoted a court order, directing DIAL to keep entry/exit point open for the villagers.

Senior DIAL officials said there had been some miscommunication. “The contractor had mistakenly cut the road near railway crossing giving the impression to the villagers that DIAL was trying to build a wall there,” said executive director, DIAL, HJ Dora.

At least three people have been arrested after police registered a case of rioting, damage to public property etc, said a police officer.

DCP airport, Naresh Kumar, was not available for comments.

- ExpressIndia

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

New taxiways at Delhi airport

Delhi airport added three brand new taxiways to its main runway on Sunday. The taxiways that have been constructed on the main runway from Dwarka are expected to go a long way in reducing the time that passengers have to wait on the runway.

"The taxiways came into operation at 9 a.m. They will reduce runway occupancy time for aircraft landing on the main runway. They will allow aircraft vacate the runway sooner, reduce waiting time for the following aircraft and result in faster landings," said an airport official.

While taxiway `U' can accommodate aircraft up to a Boeing 747, taxiway `V' is smaller and can fit an Airbus A380. "Both these taxiways have been provided with `fillets' to facilitate turning of the aircraft towards the international terminal," said the official.

To ensure that passengers flying within the country also have a chance at faster landings and take-offs, there is taxiway `B' located at 2,875m. Also, to ensure that congestion on the ground clears up a bit, Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) will open up an rapid exit taxiway `F' for aircraft heading to the domestic terminal.

Even as efforts were on to ensure smoother landings with the new taxiways, the weather gods seemed to have other things in mind. The extremely hot weather on Saturday grounding some flights as some aircraft had to battle technical difficulties for an hour in the evening. "The temperature at the airport was over 49 degrees Celsius on Saturday. This heat affected the operation of mostly Indian flights which couldn't take-off or land for an hour from 4 p.m.," said an official.

- The Hindu

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Delhi to get augmented water supply

Water scarce Delhi might get an enhanced supply by the end of this month with the Haryana government agreeing to let its canals be used for carrying water from the Bhakra Nangal dam to the capital's Nangloi water treatment plant.

Haryana has agreed to supply the water after a gap of seven years and following numerous interventions by the Central Water Commission (CWC), Delhi Jal Board (DJB) CEO Arun Mathur told.

Though the Bhakra Nangal Management Board (BNMB) had agreed to supply the water, the Haryana government had refused to supply water citing the carrying capacity constraint of its canals, he said.

Following this the Supreme Court had intervened and asked the CWC to carry out a survey to determine the capacity of the state's canals.

The CWC examined the canals and determined that though they could not carry the entire 40 mgd required by the Nangloi plant, but they could manage half of it or nearly 20 mgd.

It also directed that repair works be carried out on the canals and their capacity be enhanced. Following this, the Delhi government carried out the repairs at its own expense and asked the CWC to carry out inspections.

After the inspection, the CWC asked the Haryana government to release the water as the canals were ready. The supply is supposed to begin by the end of this month and with this areas like Najafgarh in north-west Delhi, Hastsal in west, Palam, Wazirabad and Nangloi.

"We might even be able to give water to Dwarka, which is facing an acute shortage," Mathur said. The sub-city can expect to get around 3 MW of water from the Nangloi plant. Haryana will supply the water through the Marwana branch of its canals.

- Zee News

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Man let off as shirt has no pocket to hold ‘stolen cellphone’

THE lack of a front shirt pocket has led to the acquittal of an Uttam Nagar resident, charged by the police with two cases of snatchings in Dwarka.

According to the police, the accused, Pramod Kumar, was arrested at Dwarka’s Sector 6 market last week on “suspicion”. The police claim that they found a stolen mobile phone in Kumar’s front shirt pocket, and produced him before the court the next day. Only to be told that the shirt Kumar was wearing had no pockets at all.

When Metropolitan Magistrate Sunil Choudhary questioned the police whether Kumar was arrested in the same shirt that he was wearing in court, the investigating officer (IO) affirmed it was so. Then, asked by the court whether he was wearing the same set of clothes that he was arrested in the previous day, Kumar said, “Sir, they are the same clothes.”

He also said that the police did not give him any food, so “will they give me clothes?”

Metropolitan Magistrate Choudhary said, “The accused has been falsely implicated in the matter, and (is) accordingly released.”

The police framed charges against Kumar in another case of purse snatching in Dwarka during his one-day custody. The police also submitted a disclosure statement in the court. In it, Kumar admitted to stealing the cellphone from Sector 6 market and later snatching a woman’s purse.

Dismissing both cases, the court pulled up police for shoddy and contradictory submissions. A copy of the notice has also been sent to police chief K K Paul “for necessary compliance under intimation to this court”.

- ExpressIndia

Friday, June 1, 2007

DDA to build 7,000 low-cost houses in city

THE DDA today said it would construct 7,064 LIG and more than 1,000 HIG, MIG and other category flats. It also passed around 100 new schemes at a meeting today and made public features of its annual budget. The new schemes will cost around Rs 290.70 crore.

DDA officials say each of these schemes will have a deadline and the Lt. Governor has said delays or lapses in projects or development works will not be tolerated. The officials added that the expenditure budget estimate for 2007-08 is Rs 3204.17 crore.

According to DDA officials, several other important decisions were also taken at the Authority meeting today. These include the new Penalty Relief Scheme which will provide relief to the allottees of DDA flats who have failed to deposit all installments on time. As per the relief scheme, those applicants who clear all the outstanding installments due to the DDA till the date of application and also clear the interest penalty will get 25 per cent relief.

Another agenda approved was regarding an amendment to the Master Plan 2021 wherein inclusion of management professionals under professional activities was proposed.

According to DDA officials, a proposal regarding constitution of a Board of Enquiry and Hearing as per Delhi Development Master Plan and Zonal Development Plan Rules was also discussed. As per the proposal, two to three boards instead of a single board could be set up to complete zonal plans. According to officials, the DDA is preparing 15 different zonal plans and a single board will take too much time to complete the task.

Officials said a final decision will be taken only after assessing the provisions under the Act in this respect.

DDA officials said the boards would be constituted with representation experts, well-known in the field of town planning and also non-official member of the Authority who are well-versed with ground realities.

Features of the annual budget
* The receipts for 2007-08 have been projected at Rs 3950.05 crore. Expenditure for 2007-08 has been projected at Rs 3204.17 crore.
* Physical possession of 1829.72 acres of land was taken during 2006-07 compared to 3047.80 acres during 2005-06. Major land acquisition likely at Rohini, Dwarka, Narela.
* Rs 905.80 crore has been set aside for development of land.

New schemes
* Construction of 7,064 LIG and over 1,000 HIG, MIG and other category flats. Around 5,000 of these houses are planned in Dwarka Phase-I and Phase-II while others are planned in Sagarpur, Siraspur, Matiala, Dabri and other areas.
* Construction of community centres in Dwarka's Sector-17, Sector-6 and a sports complex and office complex in Sector 11.
* Developing a mini sports complex at CR Park and upgradation of the Saket and Siri Fort complexes.
* Construction of a community centre in Rohini Sector 16 and a toddler's pool in Sector 13, Rohini.
* Construction of an express highway from NH-10 (Rohtak Road to Bakkarwala).
* Development of 300 bighas of land at Karkardooma's Jagriti Enclave and construction of a community hall at Vasundhra Enclave.

- ExpressIndia


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