Delhi traffic snarls start in Ghaziabad
Encroachments in Ghaziabad are causing traffic jams in Delhi. As a result, the Delhi government's public works department has asked the Municipal Corporation of Ghaziabad to remove illegal constructions and encroachments on the other side of the border near Anand Vihar Inter State Bus Terminal.
In a letter to the municipal commissioner of Ghaziabad, a senior public works department (PWD) engineer has said unnecessary traffic snarls are delaying the PWD's plan to widen Road no 56, to be used by athletes to travel between the Commonwealth Games Village and Yamuna Sports Complex during the Games . Road No. 56 serves as border between Delhi and Ghaziabad.
"There are several kiosks, illegal constructions and unauthorised parking lots of auto-rickshaws on the other side of the border, which obstruct vehicles turning towards Ghaziabad from Road No. 56," a senior PWD engineer said.
Ghaziabad municipal commissioner Basant Lal said, "We have already removed the tempo stand and razed a police chowki built next to the road. We informed the district magistrate about a small temple which is built next to the road."
A local court in Jharkhand on Monday sent suspended IAS officer Pooja Singhal and Singhal, who was serving as the Jharkhand mining secretary's chartered account Suman Kumar to four-day Enforcement Directorate remand. The ED custody begins from Tuesday. Singhal, who was serving as the Jharkhand mining secretary, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on May 12 in connection with a money laundering case linked to alleged embezzlement of MGNREGA funds in Khunti district of the state.
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Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister B C Nagesh has defended the inclusion of a speech by founder of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Keshav Baliram Hedgewar in a revised Kannada textbook for students of class X. This was objected to by some organisations, including All-India Democratic Students Organisation and All-India Save Education Committee. The organisations alleged omission of a lesson on freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.
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