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100 Mohalla Clinics have come up in Delhi and their number will increase to 1,000 in 6 months: Lt Governor

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New Delhi, March 6, 2017: More than 100 Mohalla Clinics have come up in Delhi and their number will increase to 1,000 in six months, Lt Governor Anil Baijal said on Monday.

Addressing the Delhi assembly on the opening day of the budget session, Baijal listed the achievements of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in the last two years.

This was Baijal’s first address to the house after he assumed office in December.

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Primarily focusing on the health and education sectors, Baijal said his government started work on constructing 8,000 new classrooms and 20 new schools, out of which 14 schools had been completed.

He said over 100 Mohalla Clinics – where people have access to doctors, tests and medicines for free – were already working and their number would be increased to 1,000 in the next six months.

He added that 122 polyclinics — secondary healthcare centres — would also be completed in the next one year.

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“My government is working with complete commitment towards improving the health facilities available to the people of Delhi,” Baijal said.

In his 25-minute address, the Lt Governor also talked about significantly increasing the minimum wage for the city’s labour class.

Last week, Baijal approved the Arvind Kejriwal-led government’s proposal to hike minimum wages by around 37 per cent.

Talking about Delhi Jal Board’s initiatives, Baijal said water connections had been provided in 1,175 unauthorized colonies.

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He said the government was providing 20,000 litres of drinking water free of cost to every household.

Baijal said the government had approved the fourth phase of Delhi Metro which will be completed by 2021.

“The third phase will take the Delhi Metro’s operational network from 179 km to 330 km by June 2017,” he said. (IANS)

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Delhi Metro Partners Uber for Last-mile Connectivity: Report

Upon selecting the public transport feature, riders will be able to see the fastest and cheapest routes, real-time schedules, as well as departure time for public transportation, including Metro and buses and walking directions, to and from nearby Metro stations and bus stops

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Hiring a cab from a Metro station in Delhi is set to become a lot more easier as ride hailing major Uber on Tuesday announced it has won a competitive bid to expand its operations across 210 Delhi Metro stations.

Under the partnership to improve first and last-mile connectivity for users, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will provide Uber dedicated pick up and drop points.

Talking to reporters, DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh said that a pilot is being run at about four stations and the facility will eventually be made available in 210 of 274 Metro stations.

“Research has shown that integrating on-demand services with public transport is beneficial for riders,” Singh said at an even which saw Uber launching its “public transport” service in Delhi, making it the ninth city globally and first in Asia to have such a feature.

“This new initiative integrating public transport with mobility operators like Uber will certainly boost first and last mile connectivity solutions for around six million passenger journeys performed in the system daily,” Singh said.

“DMRC has partnered with on-demand mobility operators like Uber to enhance their commuting experience with seamless last mile connectivity,” he said.

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Uber said it launched the “public transport” journey planning feature for Uber riders across New Delhi to make travel easier with the information riders need to make the smartest possible journey choices.

“We want to be the operating system of your everyday life. We want to replace your car with your phone,” Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told reporters here.

“India is core to Uber’s growth strategy for the next 5-10 years,” he added.

Riders will see “Public Transport” as an option alongside UberGo, Premier and Pool after opening the Uber app and entering a destination.

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Upon selecting the public transport feature, riders will be able to see the fastest and cheapest routes, real-time schedules, as well as departure time for public transportation, including Metro and buses and walking directions, to and from nearby Metro stations and bus stops.

“By launching Public Transport, live transit information about the city’s heartline, the Delhi Metro and the DTC, will be available in the Uber app, thereby helping us fulfill some of the important responsibilities that come with being a good partner to this great global city,” said Pradeep Parameswaran, President, Uber India and South Asia. (IANS)