HC notice to Delhi government for CCTV on buses
The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought the response of the city government on a plea which sought installation of CCTV cameras in the DTC and cluster buses and deployment of a police officer, to ensure safety of passengers.
A bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notices to the transport department of the Delhi government, Delhi police and the Delhi government on the plea which has contended that passengers, especially women, are not safe on buses, which have become a “hub” of harassment, snatching and theft.
The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) by Anti Corruption Council of India, has alleged that the Delhi government and the transport department have done “nothing” to ensure security of women commuters on the buses. It sought directions that a police officer is deployed and also install tracking devices on the buses to detect their locations in real time.
The plea also sought directions to the Delhi government for running more buses exclusively for women.
The four Delhi government agencies running the liquor stores are Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation, Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation, Delhi Consumer’s Cooperative Wholesale Store, and Delhi State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd.
According to the LG office, the government in 2015 rejected an excise department proposal to reduce the number of dry days from 23 to three days in a year in line with nearby states which observed only three dry days in a year.
Haryana government's efforts to rejuvenate dried-up rivers bore fruit with the rejuvenation of the Rakshi river after almost 25 years. The recuperation of the 32-km-long stretch of the river has brought a smile to thousands of farmers of 50 villages of Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra and Karnal districts as the flow of water will help recharge the groundwater in these villages.
While Safdarjung recorded only 2.7mm of rain through the day, moderate rainfall was recorded in south-west Delhi, with Palam receiving 33.3mm of rainfall till 5.30 pm, followed by 22.0mm at Ayanagar.
Urging the Union government to promote natural farming in the country, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday informed the NITI Aayog that the Haryana government has been taking steps to encourage farmers to switch from chemical farming to natural farming. The chief minister said that the state government is completely focused on promoting natural farming in the state and that farmers should also be encouraged for the same.