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New Delhi: Three people from Nagaland, one woman and two men, fell from terrace of a building in Delhi, as reported by police. The woman was declared dead after she was taken to the hospital and the men were reported as injured. The accident happened in Delhi’s Krishna Nagar.

“The PCR received a call at 3:50 AM that three people were lying in an unconscious condition in a lane of Krishna Nagar. On arrival of police team, it was found that one lady and two men had fallen from a building,” said South District Police Deputy Commissioner Prem Nath.

“While the lady had died at the spot, the two men received severe injuries,” he added.
The woman is identified as Lovili from Nagaland, while the two men, Robert and Jacob-both 24 are from Manipur.

The two men are admitted to the AIIMS. While the Naga people representatives and NGOs are informed to receive the body of the woman after the post-mortem examination, the official said.

Amit Gupta, spokesperson for AIIMS, said all three of them were brought to the hospital at 4.30 AM.

“While the lady was declared dead on arrival, the other two have been admitted to the trauma centre ICU,” he said. He said that Robert has suffered internal injuries, while Jacob suffered only a few bone fractures.

 

(With inputs from IANS)

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Delhi Government Gives Nod To a Project to Create Reservoirs in Yamuna Flood Plain

The Delhi Cabinet, in its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Wednesday approved the inter-departmental committee report

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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. Pixabay

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.

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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. Pixabay

“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.

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The project envisages creation of small ponds in the floodplains which will catch overflows from the Yamuna during the monsoon.

“Most of the approvals have been received for the pilot project, barring two from the National Green Tribunal (NGT) committees, which are expected very soon,” it said.

Kejriwal also thanked Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat for the quick approvals by the Centre for the project and cooperation Delhi received from Centre for the pilot project. (IANS)