Category: Civic Issues
Purchase parking spots before you buy cars: Delhi government
The Delhi government has said it will commercialize parking spaces in the capital. One will now have to purchase a parking space before buying a vehicle.
New cars for 12-year-olds and drunkards can travel on dividers and footpaths
The automobile industry is trying to build cars that can travel on dividers and footpaths. These cars will be designed to meet the needs of 12-year-olds and alcoholics.
Accused of drunken driving, man pleads not guilty: “I was just avoiding potholes”
Karan Taneja, March 7, 2013 Amar has been rotting away in jail for the past 36 months. Even as fast-track courts successfully solve hundreds of cases daily, he has been crying hoarse pleading not guilty to his alleged crime for three years. His terrible offence: Drunken driving. His unbelievable defence: He was just avoiding potholes…
Frustrated by traffic jams, Bengalureans start going to office on gliders
After being regularly stuck in traffic for hours, days and even months, some bright techies of Bengaluru have come up with a solution. They have decided to use gliders to travel to work.
Boy falls into dirty river Yamuna, comes out with mutant powers
Karan Taneja, April 2, 2012 Talks of reinstating the “holy” status of River Yamuna gained an impetus when an accidental fall into the river changed the destiny of 11-year-old Magan. Yamuna, which has been lifeless for decades, was then stripped off its holy status disdainfully by the public. People were scared to jump into the…
Sheila Dikshit spends a day as ordinary Delhi woman, city men leave her dumbfounded
Sugandha (illustration: Rajat Goel), December 8, 2011 After a number of failed attempts to reach Delhi’s chief minister, NTMN was finally given the opportunity to meet Sheila Dikshit last week. After a heated interview about the state of women in the city, for which she blamed girls and women for wearing provocative clothes and going…
Passenger with both legs in air defies gravity, manages to hold on to crowded DTC bus
A Delhi man has shown people a solution to the problem of overcrowded buses in the city.
This monsoon season, Delhi’s civic body has plans to Venicify the city
Always wanted to visit the romantic Venice? Your dream may soon be a reality, thanks to an ambitious project being planned by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.