A survey is being conducted in Delhi to initiate small-sized electric neighborhood buses on congested roads. The Delhi Transport Department has commenced an extensive ground survey to determine suitable routes for neighborhood bus services in different areas of Delhi. This survey will run from June 1st to June 15th, with 23 technical teams deployed in various locations across Delhi for study purposes.
Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot stated that the Delhi government has never purchased more than 2000 feeder buses before this initiative. The 9-meter buses will operate on routes where 12-meter buses are unable to reach. Delhi residents can also share their feedback and suggestions regarding the neighborhood buses at mohallabusfeedback [at] gmail.com.
To ensure the inclusion of public suggestions, teams have been formed by the Transport Department to gather insights from the people of Delhi. This will guarantee that all significant routes are covered by these neighborhood buses.
The technical teams involved in the survey will visit metro stations, bus terminals, bus stops, and different areas of Delhi. The survey will focus on the following four aspects:
- Assessment of travel demand: The survey teams will examine last-mile connectivity in each area and study the transportation needs of the general public for such connectivity.
- Road network: The survey teams will assess road width, encroachments, and obstacles encountered during bus operations.
- Public transport connectivity: All teams will determine the distance travelers need to cover to reach public transport. A Pakistani team will also investigate the availability of other public transport options in the area.
- Para-transit connectivity: The availability of options such as e-rickshaws, auto-rickshaws, and other para-transit services in specific areas will also be surveyed.
According to the information received from the Transport Department, the data collected during this survey will be digitized. It will be used to determine the origin and destination of proposed neighborhood bus services in each area. Additionally, the survey aims to identify potential routes that will benefit the maximum number of passengers through neighborhood buses.
It should be noted that Kailash Gahlot, Delhi’s Finance Minister, who also serves as the Transport Minister, announced the Neighborhood Bus Plan in the budget speech. The objective of this plan is to deploy 9-meter-long electric buses to provide local or feeder bus services. The Kejriwal government has planned to operate a total of 2,180 such buses by 2025. The neighborhood buses will be specifically operated in those areas of Delhi where road width is limited or regular operation of 12-meter buses is difficult due to congestion.
PM Modi Advises Cabinet Members to Delay Ayodhya Ram Temple Visits Amidst Devotee Rush.
During a recent cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi advised colleagues to postpone visits to Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir due to the overwhelming number of devotees. Citing concerns about the heavy rush and potential inconvenience caused by VIPs adhering to protocols, the PM suggested Union Ministers plan their Ayodhya visits in March, according to government sources.
Simultaneously, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials to ensure efficient crowd management for the convenient ‘darshan’ of Ram Lalla. Over five lakh people visited the Ram temple on Tuesday after the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony. Adityanath urged public cooperation and patience, emphasizing that everyone deserves a darshan of the deity. The newly constructed temple’s doors opened at 6 am.
In response, the Ayodhya district magistrate deployed magistrates at eight locations for crowd control, as per the state government’s statement. Information Director Shishir reported that five lakh devotees had darshan of Ram Lalla, with the last entry at 10 pm. Instances of unruly crowds were promptly addressed by police and officials, ensuring orderly queues for darshan.
Chief Minister Adityanath, in a post on ‘X,’ detailed an on-site inspection of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi temple complex, issuing guidelines for a smooth darshan experience. The state government emphasized Adityanath’s hands-on approach at “ground zero” to ensure a seamless darshan for all.
India Claims 4th Place in Global Stock Market Rankings, Surpassing Hong Kong.
India secured the fourth spot in global market valuation, outpacing Hong Kong with a market capitalization of $4.3 trillion on January 22, according to Bloomberg. This achievement marks another triumph in India’s ongoing bull rally since hitting a multi-year low in March 2020. Contributing to this surge are global factors, including a shift toward a China-plus supply chain strategy, favoring India as a key alternative manufacturing source.
Internationally, the prolonged post-pandemic slowdown in China, juxtaposed with India’s resilient economic performance, has prompted increased fund allocation to the Indian market by international managers. Domestically, India stands out as one of the world’s fastest-growing major economies, driven by robust tax collections, controlled inflation, strong corporate earnings, and a stable currency.
The stark performance contrast between India and Hong Kong is evident, with India’s benchmark Sensex surging two-and-a-half times since March 2020, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index has seen a 33% decline. This exceptional outperformance, coupled with the listing of various companies, has propelled India to surpass Hong Kong in market capitalization.
Suman Bannerjee, CIO at Hedonova, sees India’s rise as a milestone, underscoring the nation’s economic resilience. He emphasizes that this achievement not only signifies numerical triumph but also positions India as a key player in the global financial arena, reflecting the country’s economic fortitude and promising prospects for investors navigating the vibrant Indian stock market landscape.
Man Loses Legs in Sarai Rohilla Station Mishap During Robbery Attempt.
In a distressing incident at Sarai Rohilla railway station, Gangji Velgi, a 55-year-old commuter, lost both legs while resisting a robbery attempt on the Ala Hazrat Express. The tragedy unfolded on January 17 when a young assailant attempted to snatch Gangji’s bag, leading to a fall between the platform and the moving train.
Delhi Police have detained a minor in connection with the case, investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Returning from Bhuj, Gujarat, with his family, Gangji recounted the ordeal, stating, “I tried to stop him, but he was strong. I fell under the train, screaming for help. After some time, someone pulled the chain and stopped the train.” Unfortunately, assistance arrived late, and Gangji’s legs were crushed by the time he was rescued.
Kamal, Gangji’s son, described the chaotic scene, mentioning that it took nearly a dozen individuals to free his father. Gangji, a warehouse manager in Okhla, is now facing life-altering consequences, having lost both legs.
Technicians swiftly extracted him, and a case was registered under sections related to voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery. The family, shocked by the sudden turn of events, is grappling with the challenges ahead.
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