Commission also orders DMRC to stop further work at staff quarters near Yamuna Bank metro station
Neha Sethi | November 30, 2010
The Delhi urban arts commission (DUAC) has come to the rescue of the NGOs against the Delhi transport corporation's (DTC) Millennium Park bus depot in the Yamuna river bed. In the minutes of a meeting of the DUAC on November 10, it has been mentioned that the river bed should be restored to its original form.
‘Since it was built as a temporary facility for the Commonwealth Games, the Yamuna river bed should be restored to its original form and the existing structures and hard top road surfaces should be demolished and removed immediately. All ongoing construction and use must be stopped immediately’, the minutes of the meeting state. The document also states that a site visit to the bus depot was made by DUAC members on November 3.
The Delhi government had claimed that the bus depot would remain operational, much to the displeasure of various green NGOs.
DUAC has said that drawings of the depot submitted by an executive engineer in the public workd department (PWD) were taken on record for this exercise. ‘The proposal has never been referred to the commission for its approval though it is mandatory under the section-11 of the DUAC Act, and is therefore violation of the DUAC Act,’ the document says.
Another important point raised by the DUAC states that the zonal plan of Zone-O does not permit any such facility area and the proposal violates the zonal plan provisions. It also says that the commission will write to the Delhi development authority (DDA) immediately regarding this.
The commission, while examining the Delhi metro rail corporation (DMRC) staff quarters near Yamuna Bank metro station, has said the two multi-storey building structures are at an advanced stage of construction. It says that though the proposal was given conceptual approval by the commission at its meeting on December 19, 2007, the proposal has never been received through the local body for formal consideration of the commission. It also says that the zonal plan does not show any such site for housing.
DUAC, has therefore, decided to ask for clarification about the proposal from DDA as well as DMRC regarding the construction of housing blocks. It has also decided that DMRC should stop further construction activity of the proposal.
Random call drops across cellular networks has been a major nuisance for consumers. Despite the advent of technologies like 4G, 5G and users upgrading their phones, they continue face the same old problem of call drops. Earlier, with 2G, calling was the primary service from the mobile telephony firms, howe
The union cabinet on Thursday approved the establishment of three semiconductor units under ‘Development of Semiconductors and Display Manufacturing Ecosystems in India’. Involving a total investment of nearly Rs 1.26 lakh crore, the three units -- two in Gujarat, one in Assam – wil
Mumbai is one of busiest airports in India, handling a large volume of domestic and international flights including military, non-scheduled and general aviation flights. Mumbai`s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has two intersecting runways which cannot be operated
BrihanMumbai municipal corporation is floating nearly 900 tenders worth of Rs 150 crore in the next 10 days, but that is only for ward-level civic works, the BMC clarified on Monday, reacting to reports in a section of media. “Since there are 25 wards in BMC, it involves m
In a first-of-its-kind initiative, Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two prominent organisations, the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) and the Department of Posts (DoP), to amplify its voter outreach and awareness efforts ahead of the forthcom
Snakes, Drugs and Rock ’N’ Roll: My Early Years By Romulus Whitaker with Janaki Lenin HarperCollins, 400 pages, Rs 699