As the World Cultural Festival by Art of Living kicks off, Delhi is also witnessing more than 20,000 weddings on Friday and on top of it heavy rains have lashed the capital – something that is sure to put burden on the city roads.
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Friday issued a fresh notice to traffic police over cases in which two women had to deliver babies in public vehicles due to traffic snarls in the city during last year's Indo-Africa Summit.
Air pollution in the national capital is of an "emergency nature", the Delhi High Court today observed and said this situation would not have arisen if the authorities had implemented laws and rules in place to prevent environmental degradation.
Delhi Traffic Police will start implementing the Supreme Court-appointed committee’s directions on road safety, including suspension of driving licences for overspeeding and drunk driving, as it gears up to tackle violations with an iron hand.
In yet another case of road rage, a diplomat from the Russian embassy, who was severely intoxicated, rammed into a police barricade in Moti Bagh here and also rear-ended a motorbike, injuring two people.
For the first time, motorists violating pollution norms will be fined on the spot through a system under which CCTV cameras will capture registration numbers and vehicles plying without PUC certificates will be detected within seconds.
Delhi government today said that 'Car Free Day', an initiative to encourage people to use public transport in the national capital will be observed on October 22 from 7 AM to 12 noon on the stretch falling between the Red Fort and India Gate.
Delhi Traffic Police is facing tough times trying to rein in errant Garmin Sewa vehicles with its missives to the Transport department of the state government for action against them drawing little response from the concerned officials.