Almost 300 people, age 3 upwards, lent their strokes to 3500 sq ft of wall area, to beautify the neighbourhood as part of the ‘Colour My Township’ initiative organised by a residents’ collective in Lokhandwala, Kandivali.
Water fountains installed in the city for beautification, in the run up to the recently held FIFA U-17 tournament and the Book Fair, now lie abandoned. Mosquitoes breeding in the filthy, stagnant water pose a definite health risk.
The Centre has been actively promoting municipal bonds as a source to fund development of cities, but those with lower credit ratings may not find it a very smooth option to raise money through the same.
Pune tops the fifth Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems conducted by Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, while Bengaluru is in the last position. A summary of the key findings from the survey.
Park your car in front of your home and pay. Pay more during peak hours, and many other rules. Some decry it as plain unfair, others feel it’s the only solution to traffic and pollution. Ironically, many Delhiites are not even aware that this is in force!
HLRN report lays out details of forced eviction in Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad and other Tier I cities in 2017; finds beautification, ‘slum-clearance’ and smart city projects to be the top cause, followed by infrastructure projects.