The commuters using Delhi Metro services will soon be able to use WiFi facility on board. According to a news report, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has invited the ‘request for proposals’ to set up WiFi hotspots in the metro coaches and platforms.
This move will help about 22 lakh people who use Delhi Metro to commute, quoted Indian Express.
” This has been a long-standing demand of commuters, ” a DMRC official said.
The deadline for the telecom companies to send their proposals has been set up for the end of May, informed the offical.
To achieve self-sufficiency of water, the Delhi government on Wednesday gave its nod to a project to create reservoirs in the Yamuna flood plain by store overflowing water from the river during the monsoon season, an official statement said.
The pilot for the project, which has the potential for ending Delhi’s water shortage, particularly during summer months, is aimed to start in a month’s time, the statement said.
The Delhi Cabinet, in its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Wednesday approved the inter-departmental committee report on the project.
The report recommended that an amount of Rs 77,000 per acre should be paid to the farmers for leasing their land for the pilot project.
“The farmers will get the sum according to the number of acres of land they give the government on lease for the pilot project,” the government said.
The government claims that the pilot project will prove to be a game-changer not only for Delhi, but for the whole country which is facing huge water crisis in different parts.
It also said the project is first of its kind in the country.
“The important project aims at conserving water in the Yamuna floodplains and creating a mega reservoir between Palla and Wazirabad to deal with the water shortage in Delhi, particularly during summer months,” the government said.