Nagpur is among 25 shortlisted cities in India for Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge…
Nagpur is one of the 25 cities in the country shortlisted for the ‘Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge’ by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). With a collaboration between the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF) and World Resources Institute (WRI) city have decided to create pedestrian-friendly infrastructure to promote walking and cycling as an integral part of urban development.
Lipi Ghosh, Prakriti Saha, and Rashi Jain have developed a digital assistance tool ‘Enroute’ for designing the ‘Complete Streets’ in association with Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation (NSSCDCL) under the India Smart Cities Fellowship Program, an initiative of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), and National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA).
During the development process, the fellows conducted primary surveys on the Sitabuldi, Mahal, and Gokulpeth market streets of Nagpur and discussed the opportunities and obstacles of developing ‘Complete Streets’ with the Nagpur Municipal Commissioner Radhakrishnan B (IAS), and the NSSCDCL CEO Chinmoy Gotmare (IAS) to create a digital tool ‘Enroute’ for easing the decision-making process of the city officials.
NMC confiscates 117 PoP idols, collects Rs 10,000 fine from seller
In an effort to curb the use of plaster of paris (PoP) idols during Ganeshotsav, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has deployed a joint team of Solid Waste Management and Nuisance Detection Squad, who, on Monday, seized a total of 117 pop idols from Bajeria Chowk, Nagpur.
The four-hour raid in Bajeria was executed following a tip-off given to Municipal Solid Waste Management Department Director and Deputy Municipal Commissioner Dr Gajendra Mahlle.
A fine of Rs 10,000 was collected from the owner Prashant Shahu of Shahu Murti Bhandar by the corporation team led by zonal officers Lokesh Wasanwar, Sanjay Khandare, Rohidas Rathod, Navakisan Shende, Lokesh Basalwar, Mahendra Ambhore and Suresh Khare.
Ban on the sale and immersion of PoP idols in the city has been enforced by the civic body under directives from the High Court since 2012. The ban was announced after the State Government had lodged an affidavit in the HC -entailing that they were to follow the Central Pollution Control Board norms pertaining to environmental protection.
Nagpur: Slaughterhouses, meat shops to remain closed on Janmashtami
On the occasion of Shri Krishna Jayanti (Janmashtami), all slaughterhouses and meat shops are to remain closed on September 6 across Nagpur.
Head of Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) Solid Waste Management Department Dr Gajendra Mahalle issued the notice on Friday. The decision has been taken in accordance with the resolution passed by NMC in 2018.
This year, Janmashtami will be celebrated on September 6, with ‘Dahi Handi’ observed on September 7.
Rainfall causes havoc as windsnap trees fall on vehicles in Nagpur, NMC springs into action
Nagpur Municipal Corporation, on Sunday, sprung to action as strong winds and heavy rainfall caused havoc in the city. Residents suffered severe losses as windsnap trees fell on their vehicles and properties across Nagpur.
A team from the fire and emergency services department was deployed to the respective areas to perform rescue services. According to the data, around nine cars and four two-wheelers were damaged near Swawlambi Nagar, Mahal, Tiranga Chowk, Chhota Tajbagh, Ujjwal Nagar and Narendra Nagar.
NMC performing a rescue operation as a tree branch fell on a Maruti Suzuki car near Priya Apartment in Chhota Tajbagh
A five-day weather warning has been reported by the Regional Meterological Centre, Nagpur on Monday, stating heavy to to extremely heavy rainfall across the city.