Thursday, November 12, 2009

A STEPPING STONE TOWARDS DEVELOPMENT

Congrats guys...
Finally, metro has reached Noida....
Delhi Metro achieved another milestone when a brand new train chugged into the satellite city of Noida for the first time paving the way for thousands of commuters in east Delhi and adjoining areas to enjoy the new age transport system and escape from the huge jams, that not only waste our time but also irritaes us.
The 13.1 km Yamuna Bank-Noida line was inaugurated by Union urban development minister S Jaipal Reddy, Chief Minister Ms. Sheila Dikshit was also present at the newly-built Akshardham station.This Metro lane has come as a boom for many people and will definately bring a change in their daily commuting habits. This Noida corridor is built at the cost of Rs 630 crores and is completely elevated.This line is also the first where the DMRC missed its deadline.
The corridor was scheduled for opening in October.DMRC has projected that about 53,000 passengers daily are expected to commute from this corridor.The DMRC will run eight brand-new broad gauge trains.
Well, guys hats off to Metro, DMRC and E. Shridharan. They have turned Delhi into a complete Metropolitan city. NOt only this even the traffic at various places in Delhi has lessen to a great extent.Metro has also made our journey comfortable, reliable. Using Metro we dnt feel like we are travelling in any public transport like other public transport in Delhi....Its accuracy, cleanliness and comfort and new techniques call for more and more passengers. And, the biggest point is it ensures safety, safety of travelling.
Well, its a praiseworthy thing that Metro has finally stepped out of the capital to join near by areas....It started with a small dream to give Delhi a status of international city and now when this dream has come true, we are proud.....See, 'small step lead to big change". But now its in our hand that we care for it and dnt spolil it like other public transports....

Love and Regards
Minnie

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

BLUE LINE OR KILLER LINE???

Well, it may not be a new news for Delhiites but certainly it has raised an alarm again....A blueline bus again killed a 14 year student crushing him to death.Ninety-six accidents involving Blueline buses have been reported this year, which may be less then last year but this doesnt mean that we can breath relax....We still can't travel on roads without any threat from Bluelines buses.This is what a public transport is all about, instead of becoming a mode of safer and easier transfer, these private buses in Delhi are becoming a "yamraj" for common people....
Guys, the studies shows that most of the accidents happened when a blueline driver was trying to overtake another blueline.why do they do that?Just for few more bucks by getting more passengers for the next stand. Sometimes they do it for fun threatining to the passengers outside and passengers inside....
Guys, its my experience with the Blueline....
My car was halt in red light.It was in proper lane but unluckily was in the last car in the lane....We were sitting normal when there was a huge bang.We were pushed ahead and our heads banged.All the glasses of my car were broken and there was no diggy, it was all crushed....Yes, it was a high speed blueline which banged in my car, what i thank is that all of us were save. These kind of incidents are very common for bluelines even though deaths are, but they are covered by media....But is it any way affecting Bluelines??They are moving in the same pace because as soon as the accident happens, the driver just flee and our police too doesn't take any action.
Please its a request to all the Blueline drivers to drive properly and don't kill us. I will also tell the Delhi Government to take some actiion against these Bluelines and completely eradicate them because they are creating more problems and if its not possible then turn them into government DTC buses, they will be more safer for common men.
A pled to common people commuting on roads, please take care. Do cross the roads from Zebra crossing and when there is red light...And, stand on bus stops not on the road near by....Its for our safety guys....Dnt forget, a small step leads to big changes.....

Love and Regards
Minnie

Monday, November 9, 2009

WE OURSELVES ARE SO POLLUTED, LETS NOT MAKE OTHERS

Guys, we all know we are suffering Global Warming and it find its roots in pollution be it in air, water or land....Our planet earth is completely polluted, its each and every corner....Our National Capital Delhi is not something different.Infact it is one of the most polluted city infact metropolitan of the country....The only river 'Yamuna' flowing from Delhi is so much polluted that even after the continuous efforts of our Government the river is on the way to get polluted completely....
The river Yamuna just passes the capital, it enters from the neighbouring State Haryana and goes back there only.It enters in Delhi at a place called Palla and there its Biological Oxygen Demand(BOD) is 3 Mg/1 and when it goes back from Delhi its BOD is 20 Mg/1....We are polluted ourselves and is now giving the other states same gift in return of their help....Guys, can we just think of our lives without the water of river Yamuna.We have this river still half of the Delhi remains thirsty, what if Haryana stops giving us the water of river Yamuna??
When the river enters back to Haryana, two major districts of it Gurgaon and Mewat had to be irrigated by its water and as per the Central Board of Pollution Control has said that the liquid Haryana gets after coming from Delhi is not even mark upon 'the level to be called upon as 'water'....Moreover adding to this the drainage of unauthorised colonies also leads to more pollutants....There are 20 drainages straightway dumping in Yamuna along with 2 drainages flowing from UttarPradesh....
Guys, this is the time when we have to check our water pollution, infact all pollutions....Lets start this revolution from us, students only because if we can pledge not to burn crackers and increase air pollution then why not water pollution....
Dnt forget Guys, 'small step leads to big change'

Love and Regards
Minnie

Saturday, November 7, 2009

DOES DELHI DESERVE TO BE A 'COSMOPOLITAN'

Guys, our country is having so many cosmopolitan states and our national capital 'Delhi' is one very big example of it.At a Cosmopolitan people from different ethnicities, religions and cultures meet and live in close proximity....In other words a place where different people live together respecting their differences....
But as usual Delhi has a different story to tell, recently a girl from Nagaland was molested in a mall, just after few weak of attack on North Eastern people.Just two days before some of the North Eastern girls were pushed in drain by some drunk youth and in another incident three North Eastern boys were beaten by some unidentified people....This is what Delhi depicts itself as a "cosmopolitan"....
In this incident with this girl, the girl was working in this mall and her showroom manager molested her....These incidents are a clear indication that attitude of locals has not changed towards people from northeast. even the Police shows apathetic attitude. Despite of the efforts, senior police officers have not taken the cases seriously....Why were the incidents of racism in Australia were given so hype and these incidents were given a small space??Just because these incidents happened in our own country....
Guys, we are suffering from internal racism and we just see the issues at foreign.We invite people from other states and when they come is this the way we behave with them??We are happy talking unity...Its the duty of the common people residing there to respect others coming from different states or even foreign countries, because we know how do we behave with foreigners....Here, we cnt blame Government because its doing its best to attratc tourists and give them all facilities but its our behaviour that prevent tourists to visit us....But its time for us to change people because 'small step lead to big changes'

Love and Regards
Minnie

Friday, November 6, 2009

SAVING THE HERITAGE

Guys, we all know the importance of heritage and the need for their preservence....But do we really preserve them??Dnt we enjoy writing on any wall of some ancient building, we dnt care if we throw anu waste here and there in the premises of our heritage....Guys, why dnt we understand that our ancient buildings are symbol of our rich culture, through them we get to know what we are?? what is our culture all about?? Not only this, these bulidings also attract tourists ultimately helping tourism sector to grow....
Finally, our government has shown a concern over the need to protect the aesthetic appeal and heritage character of the majestic Parliament building, Lok Sabha Speaker 'Meira Kumar' decided to set up a two-tier committee to closely monitor future proposals for renovation, alteration and modification of the complex....The apex body of the proposed heritage committee will comprise of 10 MPs from different political parties, in proportion to their strength in the Lok Sabha. The lower tier, however, will have experts from the fields of fine art, architecture, culture and urban planning and without their permission a hammer will be used on building....
As even the Parliament building has become old and some parts of this aging structure are more than eighty years old.These parts are in urgent need of repairs and renovation after wear and tear of decades....Well, this issue was raised when this year's little rain too proved fatal as a part of building was collasped....
When the Speaker will meet leaders of political parties on November 12 to prepare for the winter session, the proposal for the heritage committee will be laid across the table.....
Well, Delhi is full of heridatory bulidings and each one of them need repair, renovation or maintainance....Its appreciating that Government is concern over it, but there is a responsibility of common people too.....Because it cant happen that Government keep on maintaining the bulidings and we keep on spoiling them.....We need to save our heritage so that we can proudly pass it to next generation be it 'India Gate', 'Red Fort', 'Quatab Minar', 'Old Fort', 'Humayus Tomb' etc because Our Delhi is full of these old buildings.....Dnt forget guys, 'small step brings big changes'...

Love and Regards
Minnie

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

WHY COMMON MEN ALWAYS???

Hiii guys.....
Delhi's public transport buses began charging their new steeply hiked fares, affecting millions of mostly poor and lower income group commuters....Both the state-run Delhi Transport Corp (DTC) and the privately run Blueline buses implemented the decision three days later....
The minimum ticket in buses will now cost Rs.5 (compared to the earlier Rs.3), the Rs.7 ticket has been upped to Rs.10 and the Rs.10 ticket to Rs.15.
On DTC's air-conditioned buses, commuters will pay Rs.10 as the minimum fare and Rs.25 for travel beyond 12 km.......
For daily commuters its a big hike because they have to spend a limited amount on the fare and if it increases like this then its a direct hit on their pocket, and in this inflation this is a bang on common men's head and the new fare structure would eat into their limited earnings....
But if the government is increasing the fare rates, they should also ensure that the bus services also improve.A Delhi-based advocate has already moved the Supreme Court challenging the government decision to hike the bus fares, terming it "unjustified....As per the studies the state-run transport service firm has 27,818 employees, of which 2,000 conductors, 1,147 maintenance workers and 141 administrative staff remain idle at their places of posting.....
This is what government has gifed the common men.It is a pled to government if they force us to pay extra then atleast we expect to get good comfortable service....But till then guys, stay calm and wait for our Government to work for development....

Love and Regards
Minnie

Monday, November 2, 2009

Cricket Match OR Death Match

Guys,Did you hear????
Seven live cartridges were found in a stadium packed with over 40,000 spectators, just two hours before the India-Australia second one-day international cricket match...
The bullets were recovered during a search of the Feroz Shah Kotla cricket stadium by the personnel of bomb detection squad (BDS) and dog squad...The live cartridges were found around 12.30 p.m., just two hours before the second India-Australia ODI was to begin....A case has been registered at I.P. Estate police station under arms act. Police is trying to ascertain how these bullets reached the stadium and since when they were lying there....There is a full fledged investigation is going on, but this incident has certainly raised the eyebrows....There was to be an international match being played and moreover we are expecting Commonwealth next year....This is the kind of security we will provide to the players coming????
Although as per the police officials they have applied the lock-out and lock-in process before the match. A complete lock-out would mean asking every other official to come out before the security agencies checked the area. However, this time they had a few problems while conducting the searches but they said that they will sort out these problems before the Commonwealth Games where the lock-in will become applicable at least five days before the event.Well, who knows this will happen or not...Because we are already running out of time and still so many projects are unfinished....
In this particular case, the cops will also access CCTV footage to figure out how the cartridges reached the area, because it was having high security there....
Lets see, how does the police see this and come out with some solutions and fruitful result, which may be like helding the culprit....I hope Delhi becomes safe before we invite the guests players...........

Love and Regards
Minnie

Sunday, November 1, 2009

MAKERS OR BREAKERS

Guys, We all have heard "to get something we loose something"...So in the name of development we are again loosing the greenry and many trees in the capital...The Municipal Corporation of Delhi's (MCD) road widening project next to Lodhi Road has raised the hackles of the forest department for the deplorable state of trees on that stretch. With barely a few inches of mud being allowed to stand around the trees and many of them missing roots, its only a matter of time before some of them come crashing down...The road widening is part of a Rs 350 crore Commonwealth Games....And with this 50 trees will be damaged or cut.....
I know sometimes its necessary to cut down the trees for some projects but not always...Its our MCD's habit of just finding and moving on the easy way but not finding the alternate ways of the losses....As per the rule, cutting of one tree has to be compensated by planting 50 trees....And do we expect MCD planting 2500 trees in Delhi??
Not only this Guys, MCD even didnt grant the permission to cut the trees from Forest Department and the blame game has started....With this allegations on MCD,MCD say that they were in constant otuch with them and there demand was not formally rejected....
How smart our MCD is????Please authorities dnt play with nature in the name of development....Instead stress on sustainable development.....Because in the end its not our development but the environment who will help us to live a healthy life....And the common people should try and protest all these things because in the end we are the suffrers.....And, dnt forget people a small step can lead to big changes.......

Love and Regards
Minnie