Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced that women in Delhi will soon be able to travel for free in Delhi Metro, Delhi Transport Corporation buses and cluster buses. Kejriwal said that the move will enable women to have a safe travel experience and will give them a chance to access modes of transport, which they were not able to, due to high prices.
Informing about the new policy Kejriwal said, I have given one weeks time to officials to make a detailed proposal for metro and DTC as to how and when this decision can be implemented. We are making an effort to implement this decision within the next two to three months. We are also seeking suggestions from the people regarding implementation.
Kejriwal also mentioned that those who can afford to buy tickets are free to buy them. He said, Subsidy won’t be imposed on anyone. There are several women who can afford these modes of transport. Those who can afford can buy tickets. They need not take the subsidy. We encourage those who can afford to buy tickets and not take subsidy so that others can benefit.
Making it clear that his government’s decision does not need an approval from Centre, Kejriwal said, When we asked the Centre not to increase prices of tickets, they didn’t agree. We then told them that Delhi Government has a 50% representation on the issue and hence Delhi Government and Centre should equally share the burden of subsidy on raised prices. They didn’t agree to this as well. Delhi Government will bear the entire fare with respect to this decision. We don’t need to take approval for this.
Meanwhile Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari has lashed out at Kejriwal for the decision. Tiwari said, He (Arvind Kejriwal) promised to deploy Marshals for safety and panic buttons in buses. It seems he himself is now panicking. He can’t understand what new tactic he should use to mislead the people of Delhi.
September 30, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next
Shashi Tharoor is capable of bringing Congress back in power, says Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh
Former MLA and Member of Parliamentary Board, MPCC Dr Ashish Deshmukh speaking about the nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for the post of Congress President on Friday, said, “Dr Shashi Tharoor is a popular Congress MP who has done remarkable work for the nation at the international level. It’s very welcoming thing that the election of Congress President is being done in a democratic manner. This is an important step for decentralisation in the party and the future of Congress is bright. Soniaji and Rahulji Gandhi contributed a lot to strengthen the party.”
Congress leader Deshmukh added, “This is an important step taken by the Congress elites for the elections in a democratic manner so that the party can take a higher flight. Dr Shashi Tharoor has cordial relations with everyone in the party; he has the ability to give a new direction to the party. I believe that he will be able to handle the responsibility of bringing the Congress to power in the country by taking the party forward with new strength. If he seriously deals with issues like unemployment, industry, agriculture, inflation then Congress will have fruitful days. By doing transparent politics, he will definitely convey the thought of Congress to the people at the grassroots level. If you want a rejuvenated, bigger and dynamic Congress party, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the right candidate. He has the open support of Congress delegates in 12 states and is getting the support of Congress leaders and activists from all over India. He will be elected for sure.”
Deshmukh informed that Tharoor would be visiting Nagpur on October 1 and 2 to hear out all thoughts of Congress delegates.
Nagpur citizens to revel The Raaas Garba next year!
Since The Raaas enchanted and enthralled Nagpur with its quality garba in its first year in 2018, the demand for encore has been reverberating the city. To cater to the huge public demand, the organisers of the king of garbas have decided to continue The Raaas next year on. Like its first year, The Raaas Garba will be presented to Nagpur in association with Nation Next in 2023. Mahesh Kukreja, the key organiser said, “Because of some reasons, we, earlier, thought of giving the event a break.”
He added, “Then COVID-19 struck the world. Now we plan to continue it from next year onwards. While I express my gratitude to Nagpurians to make the event a huge hit, I request the city’s garba revellers to not get fooled as a few garbas are falsely claiming to be The Raaas. We’ll be back next year for sure!”