Delhi govt to build 25 new overbridges
Delhi Government will construct 25 new foot overbridges across the city as part of efforts to provide safe passage to pedestrians in busy intersections. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said this after inaugurating a swanky foot overbridge on the Ring Road near Wazipur today.
"We will construct 25 more FOBs across the city," she said. The FOB at Wazirpur, the 51st such facility in the city, has lifts on both sides of the road besides spacious stair-cases.
The 44 metre-long FOB having a tube-like design has been constructed at a cost of Rs 4.30 crore. It has been built by Public Works Department. "The design of the FOB is very unique and it is one of its kind in Delhi," said PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan. Dikshit said her government has been striving hard to strengthen transport infrastructure in the city and will continue its efforts to improve it further.
She expressed confidence that commissioning of more FOBs will improve pedestrians' safety and minimise road accidents. The FOB at Wazirpur connects Netaji Subhash Place and Metro Station on one side and DTC bus depot on the other side.
The current rain spell has increased the water level in four dams– Khadakwasla, Panshet, Warasgaon and Temghar in Pune. The water level which had gone below 2. TMC has risen to 3.67 TMC on Wednesday, as per the irrigation department officials. The water level is expected to increase more as rainfall activity is expected to continue till July 9.
Ailing Rashtriya Janata Dal chief and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad, 74, was flown to New Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences in an air ambulance Wednesday evening, people aware of the matter said. Earlier in the day, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and health minister Mangal Pandey met Prasad at the Patna hospital where he was brought earlier and enquired about is health.
Residents of Nepali Nagar area of Patna, where authorities had launched a demolition drive to clear alleged encroachment, were on Wednesday granted interim relief by the Patna high court, which ordered a status quo till further orders and restoration of water and electricity supply in the area. The court will hear the matter again on July 14. The court appointed counsels Santosh Kumar and Biswas Vijeta as amicus curiae in these cases.
Bihar has made a strong pitch to boost air connectivity, both within and outside the state, and reached out to various air operators, tour integrators and the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (Ficci) to give impetus to its tourism and industries, said officials aware of the development.
Following the passage of the Bihar Prohibition and Excise (amendment) Act, 2022, on March 30 last, the general administration department of the Bihar government on April 1 issued the gazette notification of the Governor's order, notifying the list of officials designated as special executive magistrate in districts and subdivisions to deal with liquor-related cases upon vesting of power of the 2nd class judicial magistrate by the Patna High Court.