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Road rage: DTC bus driver thrashed to death in Delhi; passengers kept looking

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

The capital city witnessed yet another incident of road rage, in which a Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus driver was yesterday brutally beaten to death by a biker near Mundka, West Delhi, while the passengers of the bus looked on.

Ashok Kumar Singh, 42-year-old DTC bus driver was thrashed with a helmet by the accused, Vijay, after the bus hit the motorcycle from behind.

Vijay and his mother fell off the bike when the bus grazed by it. Angered by this, he entered into an altercation with the bus driver, which soon turned into a brutal murder.

This appalling incident has yet again made the citizens cringe in shame and question their aggressive behaviors on roads. However, what is more shameful is that while the bus driver was being assaulted in broad daylight, the passengers, including the bus conductor, remained silent spectators and did nothing to put a hold to the brutal act. They did not even try to nab the accused, who fled from the spot after perpetrating the assault.

The accused was later arrested by the police in night.

The Delhi government has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to Kumar’s family and has also promised a permanent job in the transport department to one of his family members.

The bus conductor and other DTC drivers later staged a protest at Rohini bus depot. But what’s the point of protesting now? None of these protests or monetary compensations has the power to bring back Ashok Kumar Singh to life.

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Delhi Forest Department Plans to Develop 11 City Forests During Monsoon

Environment Minister Imran Hussain has directed the department to ensure at least six of these are developed in the monsoon season

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The Principal Chief Conservator of Forest informed the Minister that his department has proposed to develop 11 city forests during in 2019-20. Pixabay

Delhi’s Forest Department plans to develop 11 forests across the city during the current financial year. Environment Minister Imran Hussain has directed the department to ensure at least six of these are developed in the monsoon season.

Hussain today reviewed the action plan for developing the city’s forest and programme and for carrying out “mega tree plantation” during the monsoon season, the government said in a statement.

The Principal Chief Conservator of Forest informed the Minister that his department has proposed to develop 11 city forests during in 2019-20. Hussain directed the department to ensure that at least six city forests are developed early in the monsoon season itself.

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Hussain directed the department to ensure that at least six city forests are developed early in the monsoon season itself. Wikimedia Commons

“The Forest Department was directed by the Minister to submit a detailed action plan, including timelines, for of development of six city forests immediately,” the statement said.

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The Minister also directed the department to submit a proposal for carrying out mega tree plantation drive to be organized in the last week of July.

“The proposal should clearly indicate the agency-wise targets along with locations for carrying out tree plantation with active participation of people, especially children,” it said. (IANS)