Beautifully decorated streets of Mahal market in Nagpur during ‘Placemaking 2.0’ by Nagpur Smart City
Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited (NSSCDCL) recently conducted the Placemaking 2.0 trial campaign on the streets of Mahal market in the city with an intention to make the market pedestrian friendly under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav – part II of the placemaking initiative of Smart Cities Mission and Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
NSSCDCL intends to conduct and monitor the intervention on temporary basis, using tactical urbanism as a tool, to understand the perspective of the local stakeholders, behavior and challenges before any permanent intervention.
Citizens in Mahal market in Nagpur during ‘Placemaking 2.0’ by Nagpur Smart City
During the initiative, various interesting events were in 75 hours as the old Mahal street was changed from being a vehicle oriented and unorganized market to a pedestrian oriented and well-organized market. Several activities were also held during the placemaking event, which included urban Sketching with the Nagpur’s Urban Sketchers group, which documented Nagpur and its heritage through sketches. A heritage walk with Nagpur Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari, Buveneswari S (CEO, NSSCDCL), and other city officials was also conducted.
Cybercrime awareness and a road safety campaigns were also organized. Pedestrians, shoppers, and children played various games such as khokho, badminton, and gully cricket on the street throughout the day.
The initiative was an attempt by NSSCDCL towards reclaiming spaces from vehicles and giving it back to people. For the event, NSSCDCL collaborated with The HabitatArchitecture Urban design Interiors Studio, Another Earthling Studio, Urban Sketchers and ESAF Foundation.
Senior citizens in Mahal market in Nagpur during ‘Placemaking 2.0’ by Nagpur Smart City
For the initiative, NSSCDCL gathered design inputs from the users on the trial interventions. It also conducted stakeholder engagements on site to understand the perspective of the local shopkeepers, restaurant owners, small business owners and residents. Reacting to the event, local stakeholders mentioned that they were happy with the trial and were looking forward to permanently restrict vehicular movement in the area of intervention.
Under Placemaking 2.0, Nagpur Smart City has also activated a smart parking area at Ramdaspeth by installing variable message signboards to display messages related to COVID and environmental awareness.
RMBRCN celebrates Charter Presentation & Installation, Rina Sinha becomes Charter President
The Rotary Means Business chapter of Rotary Club Of Nagpur (RMBRCN) celebrated their Charter Presentation and Installation of Board on September 17, 2023 in a crisp official ceremony at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur.
Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them and by referring others to them.
Charter President Past President Rtn Rina Sinha presided over the ceremony. Renowned entrepreneur and Rotarian Aspi Bapuna, Chairman of Bapuna Group, was the Chief Guest and Rtn Namita Sharma, President of RCN, was the Guest of Honour.
The Board of Directors of RMBRCN include Rtn Navneet Jain, Vice President, Rtn Mohammed Master, Honorary Secretary, Rtn Sanjay Aggarwal Treasurer, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia Director Chapter Service, Rtn Rahul Shrivastava, Director Vocational Service, Dr Ruchi Choudhry, Director Membership Development, Ranjana Duseja, Director Attendance.
Past Rotary District Governor (PDG) Shabbir Shakir, Past Presidents- Bharat Goenka , Khushnoor Chugh, Sanjiv Chugh, Akhtar Parvez, Tejinder Singh Rawal, Alok Goenka, Jerestine Watchmaker, Sandeep Dhodapkar, Sanjay Arora, President RMB Nagpur, and Behram Patel and Amitabh Sinha were present.
President Rina Sinha informed that within a short period of its formation already 48 members representing various businesses have joined the chapter and the numbers are increasing . The Chapter has already crossed 5 crores of business amongst their members and RMB will further strengthen Rotary in membership growth and retention .
Chief Guest Rtn Aspi Bapuna lauded the chapter’s success and reiterated that its comfortable and safe to do business among fellow rotarians as all follow the Four Way Test of Rotary. Jerestine introduced President Rina. Aspi Bapuna presented the charter and installed President Rina Sinha . Rtn Namita congratulated the RMB chapter and informed that this is the new initiative at RCN.The Board was installed by Rina Sinha and all members were installed by the Past Presidents. An exclusive digital Monthly Magazine ‘Growth Engine’ was launched by Editor Niharika Chugh Vali.
Navneet Jain and Rahul Choudhry conducted the referral and thank you session where enthusiastic members informed about their successful business details. Nishchay Sinha launched the social media and MYRMB app which connects members to other chapters digitally, Treasurer Sanjay Agarwal gave treasurers report, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia managed the event. Rtn Parag Datey and Niharika were the Masters of Ceremony (MOCs). Secretary Mohammed Master proposed the formal Vote of Thanks .
Nitin Gadkari inaugurates double-decker electric bus availed for senior citizens in Nagpur
Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, on Saturday, inaugurated the double-decker electric bus designed for senior citizens in Nagpur. The initiative has been undertaken in association with Ashok Leyland’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Committee and Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan.
Executive President of Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan Datta Meghe, Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland Limited Yash Sachar, CEO of Switch Mobility Mahesh Babu, and other dignitaries were present during the inauguration.
“I am very thankful to Ashok Leyland’s electric vehicle arm ‘Switch Mobility’ for donating an electric bus for our senior citizens. The bus can hold a capacity of 65 people and will benefit a lot to disabled and senior citizens,” Gadkari said.
“We already have a green Electra bus available to us for the past five to six years. Krishna Reddy has taken the responsibility of repairing and providing air-conditioning to the bus, moreover, he is providing us with one additional bus. A Tata Motor bus will be arriving this month as well, giving us a total of four buses to operate. This will solve the issue of waiting list due to the lack of buses for senior citizens in the city.” he added.
With the help of these buses, senior citizens can avail the benefit of free trips to religious places like Ambhora, Adasa, Shegaon, Mahur, Dhapewada, and Kalamb.
Nagpur: Married man accused of girlfriend’s rape commits suicide on Facebook live
A 38-year-old married man named Manish alias Raj Yadav, on Sunday, committed suicide during a Facebook live-stream after allegedly being accused of rape by his girlfriend and her family in Nagpur.
During the live stream, Manish, who was married and a father to three children, stated that his 19-year-old girlfriend, Kajal, along with her family members demanded a sum of five lakh rupees and threatened to press charges of rape if he failed to do so.
On September 6, the situation became grave as the woman’s family accused him of eloping after Kajal went missing from her residence.
The deceased refused the claims of having any sexual relationship with the woman and identified her, her family, and a photo studio operator responsible for his condition. He, then, jumped into the river.
After the live video surfaced online, Kalamna Police launched a search operation and recovered the deceased’s body from the river. Four people have been detained in the case for questioning. Further investigation is underway.