Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Shield Initiative !

Team Shield is working on environmental awareness campaigns since 2009. And in 2011 our team won Earth hour award sponsored by HT and WWF. With that money we did a small solar awareness project in Jagdamba camp Sheikh Sarai and raised awareness on solar energy at number of places .

SHIELD,s WoW Delhi team (women of Wards) started working on No Polybag campaign in 2012 with vendors of patri bazar in South Delhi,but due to lack of availability of options and a weak govt policy the project slowed down as paperbags were not successful and people by and large never carried a shopping bag ,but neverthless admitted to its need.

In 2015 started working with women in three different areas of Delhi.The project involved buying of waste cloth of factories and making cloth bags of assorted sizes.The idea was to generate sustainable income for ladies who do not venture out of houses ,in Indian marriages a girl is gifted with a sewing machine and for us it became easy to find ladies with skill for stitching.We noticed that even a meagre income of forty ,fifty rupees made a huge difference to them.Our project slowed down as we were not able to market cloth bags even at a low price of Rs 5 or 10/- The project was in Sangam vihar ,Pulprehladpur and Shahadra.

We set out thinking as to where do people require polybags ? it was majorly for buying vegetables and then for waste disposal.So the idea to reduce requirement for polybags one needed to manage wet kitchen waste which is 70% of total household waste.Surprisingly we saw a total saving on requirement of garbage bags for lining bins. This led to birth of our movement Harit Kachra Kranti !The project was successfully taken up with residents of Masjid mothDDA Flats phase1 . A small project of composting jointly by block people was successful which led us to install compost bins for neighborhood in the parks. We have installed three bins in the colony and the garbage collector has been educated on collecting kitchen waste seperately. It is an uphill task to educate the educated to segregate waste. On similar lines one bin has been installed in Sangam vihar L1 gali number 18 .Volunteers are giving small candy boxes for keeping kitchen waste  to residents.Children are going house to house educating residents and collecting funds for compost bins. One bin was installed in Gandhi peace foundation today  for composting kitchen waste, the sweeper Nitin was the happiest ! it meant less work for him.

 Success of project would depend on raising awareness on new scientific ways of composting ,giving cheap readily available options for managing waste. The awareness has been received very positively by garbage lifters as it means they make money out of each bit of waste they collect wet or dry, added advantage is cleaner working conditions for them.

We have already got requests for installation of bins in Safdarjung enclave on trial basis. By applying collective wisdom we can overcome challanges we may face in achieving our mission of cleaner ,healthier and happier world.The quest for solutions continues.........

Thanks and regards

Ranju Minhas
Founder 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Sept 30 last date to set up rainwater harvesting system : HT

INCENTIVE Properties on over 500 sqm area need to install unit, will get 10% rebate on water bills

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) extended the deadline given to property owners to install rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems from June 30 to September 30.
DJB officials say they want to make sure that the policy takes off not just on paper but in reality.
“The deadline was tight and almost impossible to meet. We can’t ensure that everyone has a rainwater harvesting pit by force. People have to be mobilised. Penalising them will not help and hence the extension,” says DJB CEO, Keshav Chandra.
For over a decade, policy makers in Delhi have tried to encourage rainwater harvesting. Policies have made the construction of RWH pits mandatory in buildings constructed on an area of more than 100 metre square. But the ground reality hasn’t changed. For around five years now, Delhi has only 500 approved RWH structures.
The new dispensation wants to change this. How successful they are remains to be seen.
For starters, the gover nment is looking at institutions instead of individual households.
“We want everyone to do it but the impact of institutions spread over a bigger area is going to be bigger. We will also move to individuals soon,” Chandra said.
Properties built on an area of over 500 metre square have been mandated to install a RWH system. They will get a rebate of 10% on water bills if this is done.
In case a system is not installed, the water tariff will be increased by 1.5 times.
T he Delhi gover nment looked towards the Chennai model where the practice is mandatory to get a building licence, but is simple enough so that people are not getting permission through fraudulent measures.
In Delhi, this first meant making the process more flexible and less expensive.
According to Jyoti Shar ma of the Forum for Organised Resources Conservation and Enhancement (FORCE), the current policy is better despite its shortcomings. It makes it simpler and cheaper for people to set up RWH structures.
“The idea behind the new policy is that if a lot if people will do it, it will be very beneficial for the water table. The simplicity is to make sure that more people adopt it willingly,” Sharma said.
The new pit, without the borewell, can be constructed at a third of the cost of the previous one. It can also be made cheaper of you want a basic structure.
“For filtrates, we suggest using rocks, sand, gravel and charcoal etc. If that doesn’t work, even gunny bags at the bottom of the pit will do. All you have to ensure is that contaminated water is not entering the pit, and clean the pit regularly,” Chandra said.
This, however, can be tricky. To make sure that only rainwater enters the pit, the supply to the pit will have to be secured and it has to be made sure that any other lines, such as a sewer pipe, is not leaking and contaminating the water in the pit.
Maintaining and cleaning the pit and also the outlet one the roof and the downpipe are clean and unobstructed.
According to the latest groundwater survey of Delhi, south Delhi is the most parched. Water is found only at a depth of 40 metres. Only in six small pockets, three in northwest Delhi, one in north east Delhi and one in west Delhi can water be found at a two-metre depth.
On an average, water is found at a depth of 10-15 metres.

with thanks : Hindustan Times Dated 27.6.2016

Boundaries of 272 wards to change, may impact poll fortunes of 40 Assembly seats : HT

NEW DELHI: The upcoming municipal elections will be held on 272 wards, however, the seats could be redistributed among the three civic bodies going to polls next year.
Delhi State Election Commission officials said the number of municipal wards in the national capital would continue to be 272, even as the geographical boundaries of each ward will witness dramatic changes.
Sources said the delimitation process would lead to a major shift in certain assembly constituencies, which will now have up to seven wards. Currently, each constituency has four wards.
“The total number of wards in the city will remain the same. However, due to migration, the number of wards under each assembly constituency will change. It will now range from three to seven,” said Rakesh Mehta, Delhi State Election commissioner.
Sources in the polling body said the change in wards was due to alteration in ward-wise population. The areas most likely to be affected are the Walled City, east and west Delhi.
“The delimitation process is based on 2011 census. Going by the data, while a lot of people have migrated from Old Delhi, the population in the east and west Delhi has risen exponentially. Therefore, these constituencies will be the most affected,” said a high-ranking official.
He further said each ward would now have 60,000 people with an estimated 40,000 voters.
Municipal elections will be held in Delhi in April 2017, which will be the first real contest among all political parties since the 2015 assembly elections. Currently, all three municipal corporations are governed by the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Sources said of the total 70 assembly constituencies, at least 40 are likely to be affected significantly. Eighteen constituencies are likely to comprise of five to seven wards and in at least 19, wards per constituency will go down to three.
In all, 272 municipal wards fall under the jurisdiction of 68 assembly seats, with four municipal wards in each of the 68 assembly seats. While both South and North Delhi Municipal Corporations have 104 wards each under their jurisdiction, the East Delhi Corporation has 64 wards.
Meanwhile, the geographical boundaries of all municipal wards are also going to change. Officials said wards would now be in sync with assembly constituency through geo-characteristics to avoid overlapping of wards in two or three assembly constituencies.
“The boundaries will be based on well defined geo-characteristics like arterial roads, canals, drains to ensure that colonies and areas are not split mindlessly,” said a top official.
Mehta said that while the process of delimitation was ‘almost complete’, the official documents would be in the public domain for suggestions from mid -uly to August-end. “Once we get the feedback, we will send the document to the Delhi government for notification,” said Mehta.


with thanks : Hindustan Times Dated 27.6.2016

RWAs Vs Mohalla Sabha !


Sirs,

Mohalla Sabhas is replacement of Bhagidari scheme of previous government. It is purely political gimmic as was with bhagidari, The present system is being evolved on the basis of density of voters who are mostly pro aap. Secondly the funds will also be utilized on these voters rather than tax payers. This is another way of giving freebees to its own workers.

The tax payers of Delhi in planned colonies are suffering with several problems like filthy drains, bad roads, stray dogs and stray cows, acute parking space, transport etc etc.

The Mohalla sabhas will end up with political fights among various political parties.

This is high time to wage a planned agitation by grouping ourselves (RWAs in planned colonies, who are in majority and major contributors of taxes etc,) Let us form a group via social media to begin with. Unity has strength ...sangathan (union) has strength.

Pl give some thought to this imminent problem which is looming large on our heads very soon.

 with best wishes

M M Lal Bhasin
Patron, RWA D Blk Ashok Vihar,
President, Delhi Electricity Consumers Society (Regd)

Sunday, June 26, 2016

RWAs Vs Mohalla Sabha !

Dear Mr. Vohra ji,

Inspite of unanimous opinion against the introduction of Mohalla Sabha. the local Govt. will still go ahead, as it is the channel through which they could make happy and cosy all the volunteers of AAP and it will be a source of another botheration to the RWAs, It is similar to creation of 21 posts of Parliamentary Secretaries to oblige his own clans! Let's wait and watch!

TK Balu

Saturday, June 25, 2016

RWAs Vs Mohalla Sabha !

We have right from the begining opposing Mohalla Sabha and state funding to Mohalla Sabha will b the root cause of corruption.

Chetan Sharma
Secy General
CONRWA

RWAs Vs Mohalla Sabha !

We the Ashok Vihar D blk Rwa agree that RWA are serving their areas non politically since long. In case Aap govt aim is only service of people RWA is the best forum.      

Suresh Gupta 
Gen Sec

Friday, June 24, 2016

RWAs Vs Mohalla Sabha !

Awaiting your opinion / comments on the very important issue RWAs Vs Mohalla Sabha ! The purpose is to spread awareness on the issue via our RWABhagidari Blog. According to Delhi Cabinet, these Sabhas will be entrusted with the task of coordinating with different government agencies to carry out "development work". Please reply to : rwabhagidari@yahoo.in

With Best regards,

B S Vohra

RWAs Vs Mohalla Sabha !

I feel rwa have been doing a wonderful work and mohalla sabha is likely to be politically dominated by aap . 

Pankaj Agarwal
Efforts Group,
Safdarjung Enclave
New Delhi - 110029

RWAs Vs Mohalla Sabha !

Dear Vohraji,

Hats off to you for bringing to the forefront, problems of citizens of Delhi. As regards RWAs vs Mohalla Sabha, first we have to understand the difference between the two identities. If there is no difference & both are going to serve the same purpose then the old system of RWAs should be continued.

I am not against the Mohalla Sabha, but it appears to me that they are & will not be any different from the RWAs in terms of there constitution or functioning.The ultimate aim of both the systems is to provide efficient & effective services to the citizens of their respective areas.

What ever "NEW" the Govt wants to introduce can be done & achieved by the effective participation of RWAs also by way of empowering them furter. Hence I feel no need of any new system right now unless there is some serious flaw(s) with the existing system.

Yours truly,

Deepak Chadha
RWA Krishan Nagar.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

RWAs Vs Mohalla Sabha !


Respected Vohra ji

Already there are multiple authority and one more is not required. Best solution is Revive Bhagidari System. Hold the Bhagidari Meeting quarterly. Ask the residents welfare association to send their grievance one Month in advance so that Concerned officer should be well prepared for the meeting. 


With regard 
Chander Mohan 
Navrachna Appartment 
east arjun Nagar 
Delhi

RWAs Vs Mohalla Sabha !

Dear Mr. Vohra ji,

On an overall assessment of all the reviews received so far, nobody wishes to have yet an another 'stooge' in the form 'Mohalla Sabha' which cannot play a vital role in redressing the grievances of the people at large, except through their respective RWAs, which all should be strengthened to get the needful done. They (the RWAs) truly represent the grievances of their respective colonies as they have always the 'first hand information' on the problems being faced by them, as the office-bearers and members of the RWAs are themselves residents of their respective areas! We must revive the 'Bhagidari' system in vogue earlier which played a very useful role to a large extent in redressing the grievances of the people!

With best regards,

TK Balu/Anand Vihar

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

RWAs Vs Mohalla Sabha !


It is a political motivation of a particular party, not in the welfare of RWA. More so, by appointing particular members of their own party of their own choice by paying salary. It is a professional service not the social service. These un-experience persons creating the hurdles and have no concern with the welfare and development of  RWA but are representing to  their party.

By appointing these  Mohalla Sabha  they are discouraging the interest of RWA, it is also totally in violation of law  as they are working parallel  to the RWA without any authority and election.

SONI JASWINDER
RWA BLOCK F-Ist,
MADANGIR, 

NEW DELHI-110062

RWA Vs Mohalla Sabha ....... A ROUND TYRE for a SQUARE WHEEL

Bhagidari, Municipal Ward Committee (MWC) and now Mohalla Sabha have all been Adhoc Attempts at Decentralised Inclusive Development of the City ....... all three fostering an Advocacy cum Grievance Redresal System, that RWAs had anyway been performing since the early sixties.

YES, there has been a long standing demand to bring RWAs into a Constitutionally Binding Fold.......  making it mandatory for all residents to pay subscriptions and prohibit operation of more than one RWA in a given boundary, with each RWA having a minimum number of households as members etc.

This way RWAs would have become bound by law to occupy office in a legitimate, transparent and orderly fashion. The constitution of RWAs should make it binding on them to conduct business in a well laid out procedure with decisions being taken in AGMs, duly Audited Annual Accounts presented and office bearers elected through secret ballot ..... with the condition that RWAs would remain Apolitical, keeping active workers of Political Parties out of the RWA fold.

While Bhagidari and MWC took all existing RWAs (Genuine & Proxy) into the fold, to give weight and legitimacy to the voice of RWA representatives ..... Mohalla Sabha makes a clear deviation from this practice. Before I dwell on the merits / demerits of this new experiment by the Kejriwal Government, let me first point out what has failed this city.

MCD …… Most Compromised Duplicity* ……. No government in the past or present has made a concerted effort to set the functioning of this Delivery Mechanism of Municipal Services in Order. Multiplicity of Authorities and an Archaic Operating System have virtually made this behemoth unsustainable.

All previous attempts to restructure MCD have been made with the ulterior motive of gaining POLITICAL STRANGLEHOLD, RATHER THAN TO ACHIEVE EFFICIENCY. Introduction of LAD Funds, Doubling of Councillors and Trifurcation of MCD ...... have all been experiments to give greater clout and accommodate more Political Workers and Babus in Positions of Power ...... adding manifold to the cost of delivery of services, Bankrupting MCD.

There is an urgent need to set Right MCD’s delivery mechanism, RWAs had for years been the eyes, ears and the voice of citizen needs ....... Bhagidari, MWC and now Mohalla Sabha have and can at best ON PAPER be organisationally more binding in holding the system more accountable ...... but WHO CAN BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE IF at the end, stands a Delivery Mechanism with a SQUARE SET OF WHEELS WITH ROUND TYRES ?????

Mohalla Sabha only attempts to RETREAD THE TYREBY ADDING ONE MORE LAYER to the existing structure of Citizens Voice ....... ‘RWA’ ....... which anyway have been doing a fair job of bringing to the notice citizen needs, to the concerned departments ..... AND MORE ..... like Security Gates, Health/Property Tax/Voter ID Camps, Social & Cultural Functions etc.

The failure lies elsewhere MOHALLA SABHA I fear, will fare no better than all previous experiments and will only achieve what Bhagidari did for Congress, MWC for BJP and likewise Mohalla Sabha for AAP ..... Rs. 350 Cr allocated will also go the LAD way ...... with the citizens left with crumbs.

Warm Regards,
Rajiv Kakria

Candle march !





































with thanks : Live Hindustan

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

RWAs Vs Mohalla Sabha !

Sir, 

RWAs have experience of working selflessly for the welfare of residents with dedication proposed and these shd be enpowered instead of mohall sabhas which are the mask for AAP and ultimately work as political wing of AAP instead of complimentary these mohalla sabhas will try to destabilise the RWAs to get hold ovrt it so forcing of mohalla sabhas on elected rwas shd be pposed RWAs are apolitical resident welfare bodies and interference of any political party shd be opposed 

SK TALWAR 
RWA vice president 
D blk sector 15 
Rohini

RWAs Vs Mohalla Sabha !

Mr Anthony Raju has reviewed the views of Mr T K Balu as below :

It appears that the local Govt. have decided to establish 'Mohalla Sabha' at all places all over Delhi to serve dual purpose - (i) to get to know the grievances of 'aam aadmi' living at various colonies etc. and thus get first hand information and (ii) to collate and present them in a consolidated manner to the respective Govt. agencies for redressal of such grievances in an expeditious and smooth way, so that the 'aam aadmi' get the satisfaction of getting them resolved, which had not been done for a considerable length of time, despite having been expressed to the Govt. agencies concerned! 

True the RWAs can also play a vital part in this noble exercise as they have been attending to them in their own way by bringing them to the notice of the Govt. agencies. 

I wish the Mohalla Sabha expected to be constituted meet the local RWAs and get to know their common grievances and what they wish to do, so that they could be more useful and effective, as the former had been dealing with such problems over a period of time! 

In short both the RWAs and the proposed Mohalla Sabhas could be complimentary and supplementary to each other in resolving the common problems of the residents in each colony!! In other words if both these organisations work effectively and purposefully, almost all problems could be resolved and arrived to a logical conclusion in the over all interest of the residents in different colonies. 

The Mohalla Sabhas should not become another mouthpiece of the Govt. and function like a Govt. agency and if it happens, their establishment and role and purpose will be defeated and they cannot achieve their avowed aim and objectives in ample measure for which they are professed to be established and no satisfaction or change could be brought about!! This is my personal view and experts may express their opinion/views on the matter!!

Taking all these issue into the consideration , All India Council of Human Rights, Liberties and social Justice demands and requests Honourable Delhi Govt. and LG saheb to take the view of our org and the other RWA so that an amicable solution can be given to the Delhi People, said Dr. Anthony Raju , Advocate.

But in our opinion , The Delhi Govt must give strength to RWA instead of making another junk Sabha , to waste time and public money.

FROM DR ANTHONY RAJU 
A REVIEW - MOHALLA SABHA ANOTHER MISLEADING APPROACH BY AAP

RWAs Vs Mohalla Sabha !

Dear Vohra Ji, 

RWA---Councillor---MLA---MP. This chain is sufficient to look after the requirements of the Citizens of Delhi. We do not need any other non-constitutional bodies. 

regards, 
Col. Shivraj 
Convenor
Poster Hatao Campaign

Monday, June 20, 2016

RWAs Vs Mohalla Sabha !

Dear Vohra ji,  

We are against AAP Government ignoring the registered, well-established and functioning RWAs and deciding to form mohalla Sabhas for doing the same work.  It is a sheer waste of efforts and public money.  If fact, Govt should empower RWAs and make them responsible for development work in their respective areas.  Big question - what will happen to RWAs?  

Again, surely we are against ignoring RWAs and forming mohalla sabha to do the same work.

R. N. Gupta
General Secretary
Priyadarshini Vihar RWA

RWAs Vs Mohalla Sabha !

Dear Mr. Vohra,

It appears that the local Govt. have decided to establish 'Mohalla Sabha' at all places all over Delhi to serve dual purpose - 
(i) to get to know the grievances of 'aam aadmi' living at various colonies etc. and thus get first hand information and 
(ii) to collate and present them in a consolidated manner to the respective Govt. agencies for redressal of such grievances in an expeditious and smooth way, so that the 'aam aadmi' get the satisfaction of getting them resolved, which had not been done for a considerable length of time, despite having been expressed to the Govt. agencies concerned! 

True the RWAs can also play a vital part in this noble exercise as they have been attending to them in their own way by bringing them to the notice of the Govt. agencies. 

I wish the Mohalla Sabha expected to be constituted meet the local RWAs and get to know their common grievances and what they wish to do, so that they could be more useful and effective, as the former had been dealing with such problems over a period of time! 

In short both the RWAs and the proposed Mohalla Sabhas could be complimentary and supplementary to each other in resolving the common problems of the residents in each colony!! In other words if both these organisations work effectively and purposefully, almost all problems could be resolved and arrived to a logical conclusion in the over all interest of the residents in different colonies. 

The Mohalla Sabhas should not become another mouthpiece of the Govt. and function like a Govt. agency and if it happens, their establishment and role and purpose will be defeated and they cannot achieve their avowed aim and objectives in ample measure for which they are professed to be established and no satisfaction or change could be brought about!! This is my personal view and experts may express their opinion/views on the matter!!

TK Balu/Anand Vihar

RWAs Vs Mohalla Sabha !

Dear Sir,


Your proposal is timely and important.  We too have a serious concern on this matter and have been talking every where.  In the recently held URJA East Conference,  most of the RWAs raised their serious concern on it. Hence, please chalk out a strategy and invite the RWAs to have their opinion and line of action.

Thanks and kind regards,

Ashok K Bhatnagar

RWA (Kailash Nagar)
RWA ((Laxmi Nagar)

RWAs Vs Mohalla Sabha !

RESPECTED MR. VOHRA, 

AS PER MY OPINION MOHALLA SABHA IS NOTHING BUT TO ENGAGE THE APP WORKER TO EARN THE MONEY. THEY CAN DO BETTER WITH THE BHAGIDARI. THROUHG THESE MOHALLA SABHA THEY WANT TO GIVE BENEFITS TO THEIR WORKERS ONLY. IN DELHI NO BODY KNOW ABOUT THIS. 

DURING THE 49 DAYS OF APP GOVT., THEY HAD STARTED MOHALLA SABHA. IN WARD NO 181 AND D BLOCK KRISHNA PARK, THEY HAD APPOINTED PRESIDENT BELONG TO CHIRAG DELHI. OTHER MEMBERS WAS SOME MALVIYA NAGAR, NEB SARI ETC. WHOSE DID NOT KNOW AREAS OF KRISHNA PARK.

WBR

A.K.VERMA, GEN SEC. 
RWA D BLOCK KRISHNA PARK 

Suggestions for APP Based Luxury Bus Service : B S Vohra

The Ministry of Transport,
Delhi Govt.

Subject : Suggestions for APP Based Luxury Bus Service

Dear Sir,

Please consider as below :

If the Bus aggregator has to decide the Bus route, he will prefer the posh localities as the starting / end point to maximize his gains. This will leave, most of the other colonies untouched by this premium bus service.

Moreover, the passengers mostly have to go to different destinations. How the Bus aggregator will adjust his route ? Will there be more than one buses from every starting point for different destination’s ? In such a case it will again add to the pollution & traffic jam on the roads.

If the Bus aggregator has to fix the fare, he will go for the maximum possible fare as there is no upper limit prescribed. This will have budgetary impact on the pocket of common man. This will also have an impact on the pre booking of the bus.

Payment of tickets through mobile app may also be a problem for few. Similarly, due to pre booking, if bus remains empty, it will impact on the reliability of the service as the passengers on the way are not allowed in the service. Similarly, if at the last minute, bus aggregator pays ten times to the passenger and refuses to take the bus, it will again impact on the reliability of this service.

Such kind of pre booked passengers on the fixed destinations will mainly be during the office hours. Will the buses ply as a routine after the office hours also as in case bus remains empty, bus aggregator will try to avoid the journey.

Last Mile connectivity is a major issue for Delhiites as once out of the Metro there is no suitable connectivity available. Govt must consider this kind of service atleast for the Last Mile Connectivity.

With best regards,

B S Vohra
Social Activist, President,
East Delhi RWAs Joint Front – Federation

Suggestions for APP Based Aggregator Luxury Bus Service : Rajiv Kakria


To                                                                                                               
The Ministry of Transport,
NCT, Delhi.

Sub: Suggestions for APP Based Aggregator Luxury Bus Service

Sir,

Following are some points that I see missing in your proposal and a few points that I feel need to be further clarified or amended. The points are in random order, not necessarily in order of importance.

1. PHOTOGRAPH AND BADGE OF DRIVER is not enough ..... Proper Verification of driver and Conductor/Cleaner must be ensured. Anyone with past criminal record must be kept out.

2. EVERY DRIVER SHOULD UNDERGO SPECIAL TRAINING in Social Etiquette's and driving test conducted by Transport Department involving independent institution like AAUI or IIT etc so that we do not suffer like in Blue Line days, especially in case of Licenses issued in other states.

3. ENSURE DRIVERS AND CLEANERS SHOULD HAVE UNIFORMS ......... Blue Line Drivers were seen driving in Sleeveless Vests during summers and wrapped in blankets during winters.

4. TIME LIMIT OF JOURNEY - a reasonable fixed Time Limit for completing a Journey.

5. THE OWNERS AND AGGREGATORS MUST HAVE PARKING FACILITIES for each bus ..... in the Blue Line days the Colony Roads more so near Urban Villages became the Parking Lots ...... causing congestion and feeling of insecurity as the support staff made the bus their home and night shelter ....... from cleaning the bus to bathing in the open was a common sight.

6. THE SERVICE SHOULD BE AVAILABLE 27X7 maybe at correspondingly reduced frequency between 10:00 pm to 7:00 am ....... only then will people be encouraged not to buy cars. If people have cars they are unlikely to move to Buses.

7. THE BUS AGGREGATOR CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO DECIDE THE ROUTE of the bus as suggested ........ all Routes must be prefixed and once the Aggregator picks the route he shall have no right to alter and/or change it. Otherwise they will make the routes longer and serpentine with the passenger not knowing how long it will take to complete the journey.

8. INCENTIVISE LOW DENSITY ROUTES by allowing higher rates. We Must Learn from the Uber And Ola Experience ...... maximum rate per KM must be fixed and not wait for Cartels to form or everyone vying for lucrative routes like in Airlines, A cess can be introduced on high density routes to subsidise low density areas.

9. PRE-APPROVED SPECIFIED DESIGN / COLOUR MUST BE ENSURED -  all buses under the scheme should have Large clear windows without curtains. For night driving buses should be well lit inside for clear visibility from outside. Nirbhaya case should be kept in mind.

These are preliminary submissions, I request you to give an opportunity to elaborate in person along with fellow activists so that our concerns are suitably addressed.

Warm Regards,

s/d

Rajiv Kakria

Sunday, June 19, 2016

RWAs Vs Mohalla Sabha !

Can we have your comments / opinion on the very important issue RWAs Vs Mohalla Sabha ! The purpose is to spread awareness on the issue via our RWABhagidari Blog, that has a very wide reach amongst the RWAs of Delhi. 

According to Delhi Cabinet, these Sabhas will be entrusted with the task of coordinating with different government agencies to carry out "development work". 

Please reply to : rwabhagidari@yahoo.in

With Best regards,

B S Vohra

Friday, June 17, 2016

Delhi Mohalla Sabha

Where do duly regd and elected RWAs stand in view of latest Delhi Govt's nod for Mohalla Sabha ? It's a political move to put in place paid volunteers in charge.

Think & do something.
Rajinder Dutta