100 new buses inducted in Delhi
In five months, Delhi has got as many as 525 new buses, an expansion that has happened in the national Capital after nearly a decade, transport minister Kailash Gahlot said on Thursday.
Equipped with state-of-the-art features such as hydraulic lifts for differently abled persons, GPS trackers, panic buttons and CCTV cameras, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday flagged off 100 more standard-floor buses in Delhi.
“I have flagged off 100 more buses today. Now, many new buses have hit Delhi’s roads over the past few months. It is my dream to modernise Delhi’s public transport infrastructure so that it becomes a comfortable option for every citizen,” Kejriwal said.
“Hundreds of new buses will be added within the next five to six months. The shortage of buses since many years is now being addressed with these new additional buses. One thousand electric buses will also be inducted very soon,” he added.
The buses were flagged off from the Rajghat Depot.
Amid massive controversy in Maharashtra over AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi's recent visit to Mughal emperor Aurangzeb's tomb in the state's Aurangabad, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which protects the monument, announced on Thursday the monument was being closed for five days.
Three labourers were killed and 11 injured when a truck ran over them on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway near Asoda toll plaza in Jhajjar's Bahadurgarh area early on Thursday, police said. Eleven of them were rushed to the civil hospital in Bahadurgarh from where 10 workers were referred to Rohtak's Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, where their condition is stated to be critical. Four labourers escaped unhurt.
Several schools across Karnataka have declared holidays with the state lashed by heavy rains this week; capital Bengaluru is on 'yellow alert' for Thursday. Bengaluru reeled under heavy downpours on Tuesday and Wednesday, when more than 3,000 houses flooded and properties worth lakhs of rupees was damaged. Districts like Dakshina Kannada, Shivamogga, Mandya and Mysuru have also announced holidays for their schools and sent those who attended back home.
In a move that will greatly boost Karnataka's Health and Medical Education sector, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Mansukh Mandaviya gave a green signal for establishing an All India Institute Of Medical Science in Karnataka. The assurance was given during a meeting between Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar and Union Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya in New Delhi on Wednesday.
For the first time in the history of Karnataka, the state has opened a mental health tele-helpline for students who are in distress as they await their Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) for Class 10 results on Wednesday. "Success and failure are a part of life and they are like two faces of the same coin. SSLC students expecting results must not lose hope at all costs," said Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar today.