Delhi PWD constitutes special quality assurance unit for technical audit of ongoing construction works

  • PWD CONSTITUTES QUALITY ASSURANCE UNIT FOR THE QUALITY CONTROL AND TECHNICAL AUDIT OF ONGOING CONSTRUCTION WORKS
  • BUILDING AND ROADS, FLYOVERS AND CONSTRUCTION WORKS UNDER MLAS LAD SCHEMES TO BE COVERED

30.4.2015

Following directions from the PWD minister Mr Satyendra Jain, the department has constituted a 10-member team of engineers to conduct a quality control and technical audit of all ongoing construction works of Delhi government.

This team will be known by the name of Quality Assurance Unit and its mandate will be to ensure quality works and provide right technical inputs for the ongoing construction of government buildings, roads, flyover, works being done MLAs Local Area Development scheme ( including civil, electrical and technical works).

Construction work sanctioned by MLAs under their Local Area Development scheme and being carried out by various civic agencies including the three Municipal Corporations in Delhi will be covered under this quality and technical audit.

The PWD minister has directed the Engineer-in-chief to issue instructions for smooth functioning of this unit which will exercise quality and technical assurance checks on works being executed by state level public works organizations.

The unit will be headed by a Superintending Engineer (SE) and will have four executive engineers and four assistant engineers each to begin with.

This unit will conduct suo motu checks (on its own) and will also take cognizance of complaints from elected representatives and public.

Delhi Tourism Minister inaugurates loop of Signature Bridge at Wazirabad

  • Tourism Miniser Sh. Jitender Singh Tomar inaugurates aloop as part of the Signature Bridge at Wazirabad.
  • This new pathway will curb the crammed traffic situation in the area and will also reduce the time taken to travel from Wazirabad to ISBT.
  • Delhi Tourism’s signature bridge will be the new architectural marvel in the city

Date: April 30, 2015

As part of an attempt to make Delhi aesthetically appealing and develop the infrastructure, a new loop from Wazirabad to ISBT was today opened for the public by Sh. Jitender Singh Tomar, Minister of Tourism, Government of Delhi. Parliamentary Secretary, Tourism Ms.Alka Lamba, MLA Shri. Pankaj Pushkar, MD Delhi Tourism Sh. Ramesh Tiwari and Chief Engineer Josh Kurien were also present on this occasion.

This independent loop is part of the signature bridge being built at Wazirabad to add to Delhi’s skyline. The opening of this new pathway has not only curbed the crammed traffic situation in the area but will also reduce the time taken to travel from Wazirabad to ISBT. With a length of nearly 850 meters, this loop will cut down on nearly 2 kilometers of extra travel distance in the area. By greatly reducing the travelled distance, the fuel consumption of vehicles travelling on this stretch will be drastically reduced and hence pollutions levels will considerably decrease. This new loop, which part of the Signature Bridge will now do away with the need to take a necessary U-turn at the Outer Ring Road and cut the travel time by nearly 20 minutes.

Opening the loop Shri Tomar said that Delhi Tourism’s signature bridge will be the new architectural marvel in the city. In an effort to make Delhi one of the most promising cities for attracting tourists, the Signature Bridge at Wazirabad will soon add to Delhi’s skyline. The bridge is being built with a view to make it the landmark bridge of the City will beautify the city as well as the ease traffic conditions for regular commutation. Sh. Ramesh Tiwari, MD & CEO, Delhi Tourism says, “It is one of the ambitious projects of the corporation and will play a fundamental role in enhancing the ever-growing infrastructure of the capital.”

About Signature Bridge:

The main bridge is 675 m long asymmetrical cable stayed bridge. It has a Bow shaped steel pylon of about 154 m height, having 15 pairs of cable stays on one side and 04 pairs of back stays on the other side. The bridge has a concrete-steel composite deck 35.20 m wide.  The work is being executed in two packages: i) Eastern & Western Approaches and ii) Main Bridge (Cable stayed). The project is being accomplished by Delhi Tourism & Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) with Gammon India Ltd. to execute the work of approaches, whereas the work of Main Bridge over river Yamuna is a joint venture of M/s Gammon-Construtora Cidade-Tensacciai.

The proposed bridge will join NH-1 (Road No.45) on the Western side and Marginal Bund Road at Khajuri Khas intersection on the Eastern side. To ensure signal free movement in the adjoining area three existing intersection on NH-1 (Road No.45) at Timarpur, Nehru Vihar and existing Wazirabad Bridge has been integrated and a comprehensive scheme has been evolved consisting of Loops, Ramps, and Flyovers, etc. The pre-cast segmental construction technology has been adopted with three/ four span continuous straight/ curved box girders (minimum radius of curvature as 75 m) with deck width varying from 9.6 m to 13.20 m. Though most of the locations in superstructure have precast segmental construction, however at some locations, in situ construction has been provided to make the best possible use of the available space.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal directs transport department to examine the transporters proposal for decongesting the national capital

  • CM directs transport department to examine the transporters proposal for decongesting the national capital

Dated : 29th April 2015

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday directed the transport department to examine and submit its preliminary report by next week on the proposal of a transporters association to reduce air pollution in the national capital and decongest it.

In a meeting with the chief minister and transport minister Gopal Rai, also attended by top state government officials, the Delhi Transporters Association proposed the setting-up of Integrated Freight Complexes in the peripheral areas of the city to reduce air pollution and congestion in the inner areas.

The transporters said they shared the government’s view about the deteriorating air quality in Delhi and the neighbouring National Capital Region.

The department of transport asked the transporters to make optimum use of existing facilities for them at Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar and in Punjabi Bagh.

The repercussions of the National Green Tribunal order banning diesel vehicles which are more than 10 years-old were also discussed in the meeting.

In their presentation, the transporters stated that they are willing to contribute towards making the national capital free of congestion, traffic jams and encroachment along with reduction in air pollution.

They stated that one of the options can be to move out whole sale trade and all types of godowns and booking activities from the inner areas of the city to its periphery to reduce heavy vehicular traffic from entering the city.

They cited the Delhi High Court verdict of May 2004, which had directed decongestion and suggested a number of solutions.

The transporters requested installation of CCTV cameras in transport facilities available for them in the national capital for security reasons.

Delegation of Traders calls on Delhi CM Mr. Arvind Kejriwal submits memorandum over eviction of old commercial tenants

  • Delegation of Traders calls on Delhi CM Mr. Arvind Kejriwal.
  • Delegation submits memorandum over eviction of old commercial tenants.
  • New Delhi Traders Association and Delhi Rajya Vyapar Sangathan submit memorandum.

Dated : 29th April 2015

A delegation of traders of Delhi called on the Chief Minister of Delhi, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, on Wednesday at the Delhi Secretariat. The delegation comprised of the members of New Delhi Traders Association and members of Delhi Rajya Vyapar Sangathan.

The delegation submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister on eviction of old commercial tenants in Delhi and property tax being charged as a part of rent.

The memorandum submitted that old commercial tenants who have paid ‘Pugree’ are facing eviction and this is forcing them to close down their establishments and in turn people are being rendered jobless.

The delegation also demanded a clarification in one of the sections of the NDMC Act, 1994 that a landlord can recover property tax from his tenant as if such sum were rent payable to him. It said that this ambiguity was being used by the landlords to claim property tax as a part of rent. This they said was preventing occupants from paying taxes as they fear that payment of property tax by them may be construed as a part of rent.

The Chief Minister assured them of looking into the matter and doing whatever was possible. He also told them that he will talk to the concerned officials and enquire on the issues raised by them.

Delegation of residents/farmers in Uttam Nagar thank Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for fulfillment of water, power and compensation promises!

Delegation of residents/farmers of Uttam Nagar meet Chief Minister Mr. Arvind Kejriwal

  • Delegations thanks the chief minister for getting water to their area
  • Farmers in the delegation also laud the compensation announced for the farmers of Delhi

Dated :29th April 2015

A delegation of residents/farmers of the Uttam Nagar area met the Delhi Chief Minister Mr. Arvind Kejriwal at the Delhi Secretariat on Wednesday. The delegation was led by local MLA Mr. Naresh Balyan.

The delegation thanked the chief minister for getting water to their area which has been a long pending demand of them. They also said that they were very happy with the measures of the government taken on water and power.

Speaking to the chief minister some residents, who were involved in farming too, said that the compensation announced by the Delhi government is a landmark decision for the farmers of Delhi who never got anything from any government in the past.

The Chief Minister told them that the government will assure that every farmer gets his due as compensation and government will do whatever required for it.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal meets British High Commissioner Sir James David Bevan; helps in refurbishment of War Cemetery, Model Town

  • British High Commissioner to India Sir James David Bevan calls on Delhi CM Mr. Arvind Kejriwal
  • Delhi CM directs the Divisional Commissioner to inspect the War Cemetery at Model Town, following request from the High Commissioner.
  • Meeting also attended by Delhi Dialogue Commission Vice-Chairman Mr. Ashish Khetan

Dated :29th April 2015

The British High Commissioner to India Sir James David Bevan called on the Chief Minister of Delhi, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, at the Delhi Secretariat. The meeting was also attended by the Delhi Dialogue Commission Vice-Chairman Mr. Ashish Khetan.

The High Commissioner congratulated the chief minister for the victory in the recently held assembly elections and asked him to elaborate on the factors that led to the massive victory. The chief minister thanked him and said, “It was a mix of several factors that led to the huge mandate. People were excited about our 49-days governance, they wanted us back as they saw corruption was stopped, they saw a change in power and water scenario.”

The High Commissioner wanted to know the priorities of the Delhi government. He was told by the chief minister that corruption was on the top of the agenda of the government apart from education, health, water and electricity. The recently launched anti-corruption helpline (1031) was also discussed during the meeting.

Mr. Kejriwal also told the High Commissioner that the Delhi government is confident that Delhi will be one of the top corruption free cities in the World in the five years to come.

The two also discussed the situation of power and water in the city. The CM also said that sewer system and solid waste management were also areas of concern for the Delhi government. Mr. Kejriwal also inquired about the water recycling system being used in London; to which the High Commissioner said that London runs a successful water management system.

Outlining the challenges of the Delhi Government, the chief minister said, “Full-statehood is the only thing I seem is a challenge, rest everything can be done with the people of Delhi on our side.”

The High Commissioner also requested the Chief Minister to look into the encroachment and protection of the war cemetery in Model Town area. The chief minister immediately directed the Divisional Commissioner to inspect the site and send a report to his office about the required measures for protection.

The High Commissioner told the chief minister that he would connect the office of Mayor of London with the Chief Minister’s office for further dialogue between the two. The High Commissioner also invited Mr. Kejriwal to Britain.

All Delhi Hospitals (Government or Private) will have to provide free of cost treatment to victims in cases of natural calamities and disasters

  • All hospitals (govt or private) will have to provide free of cost treatment to victims in cases of natural calamities and disasters
  • Action will be taken against those who refuse to admit victims of natural disasters & calamities

28.4.2015

Department of health on Tuesday instructed all government and private hospitals, including nursing homes of the national capital to provide free of cost treatment to victims in case of natural calamities and disasters.

The department, in a circular issued by the Director Health Services, following directions from the chief minister, which is addressed to all directors, medical superintendants, keepers of private hospitals and nursing homes states that they are directed to attend the victims of calamities like earthquake, fire and flood and provide them immediate treatment.

“No hospital/nursing home shall refuse to provide medical treatment for any reason,” states the circular.

Attention of all hospitals/nursing homes has been drawn to the Delhi Nursing Homes Registration (Amendment) Rules, which provide as under :

“In the event of any natural calamity including outbreak and epidemics or disaster, the owner or keeper of every nursing home shall, on being directed by the supervising authority in writing cooperate and provide such reasonable assistance and medical aid as may be considered essential by the supervising authority at the time of natural calamity including outbreaks and epidemics or disastrous situation.”     

In case of disaster or natural calamity the treatment will be provided free of cost till such time as the government decides. All the authorities of private hospitals/nursing homes in the National Capital Territory of Delhi are advised to strictly adhere to the guidelines, failing which action as rules will be initiated.