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he added,who has written ‘Of course I love you. and Sudeep Nagarkar of ‘Few things Left Unsaid talked about their new works City-basedyoung authors Nikhil Mukhija and Hardik Dhamija had an informal talk with Harsh Aggarwal of the Fountain Pen Guildas Nirupama Dutt and Arvinder Kaur ended the packed day with Two LanguagesTwo Worlds For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai | Published: February 12 2014 12:12 am A scene just outside Borivali railway station Such chaos is a common sight in areas outside city’s railway stations where air pollution and decibel levels are often unbearable (Express) Related News Exiting any major railway station in the city is a hellish experience with autowallahs scouting for commuters approach roads clogged with traffic and a sea of people jostling to find their way say Manasi Phadke & Priyal Dave Today areas outside major stations are clogged with traffic at any time of the day Auto-rickshaw drivers crowd outside station exits scouting for commuters There is little space for pedestrians who have to jostle with each other trying to make way through the rush As a result the air pollution and decibel levels are often unbearable and the quality of life outside major stations is at its worst Halting efforts at improving traffic dispersal at suburban railway stations such as construction of skywalks erection of auto-rickshaw and taxi stands additional bus stops and building foot over-bridges have made little difference Pedestrians and vehicles are left to find their own way out due to lack of coordination and planning between the multiple agencies involved in crowd management such as Central Railway Western Railway the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) the city traffic police the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking and in some cases the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) Past attempts at a total revamp of areas outside stations have been unsuccessful due to various issues including coordination between agencies Sharing of the cost required to create sufficient infrastructure for improving station areas is also often a major issue Besides a very large number of commercial establishments that have flourished outside station areas need to be resettled Wherever small modifications were made lack of traffic enforcement has brought the situation back to square one With new modes of transport such as the Monorail and Metro coming up and more stations being added to Mumbai’s map a plan for smooth vehicle and pedestrian movement outside every major station has now become even more important Madhav Pai director of Embarq India said “It is a complicated problem with multiple stakeholders The Railways and the city authorities do not come together very easily The traffic police need to be brought into the picture at the planning stage itself Hawkers have to be accommodated It is something that will not improve capacity but it will improve the quality” A Few False Starts The first time that the railways the civic body and the city’s development authority came together and planned a set of measures to decongest and streamline traffic around major suburban railway stations was in the early 2000s The activity was to be taken up under the World Bank-funded Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) and four very congested suburban railway stations – Dadar Ghatkopar Borivali and Chembur – were picked on a pilot basis The project was titled Station Area Traffic Improvement Scheme (SATIS) The plan involved construction of additional foot overbridges extension and inter-connecting of all existing foot overbridges improvements to platforms pedestrian subways skywalks additional space for pedestrians at the stations integration with BEST services parking management and so on The MMRDA had on behalf of the BMC appointed consultants in 2001 for each of the stations to prepare a detailed feasibility report and the bid documents As per details on the MMRDA website the project at Borivali station was to be the costliest among the four at Rs 28 crore Sixty-one per cent of this was pertaining to work within the railway premises and 39 per cent outside The project cost at Chembur and Dadar was pegged at Rs 14 crore and Rs 1469 crore respectively For Chembur 76 per cent of the work was within railway premises and 24 per cent outside while for Dadar it was 37 per cent and 63 percent respectively The total works at Ghatkopar station were estimated to cost Rs 593 crore of which 25 per cent were within railway premises and 75 per cent outside However all agencies involved dragged their feet and differences over planning cost-sharing and rehabilitation of project-affected people meant that the project never took off A report that the World Bank had drafted during one of its supervision missions in January 2006 said “No work has started on the SATIS planned for four suburban station areas Steps that should be taken in the immediate term include signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between BMC and the Railways finalizing the resettlement implementation plan and reviewing detailed designs outside the railway premises The BMC and MMRDA need to coordinate and urgently agree on the arrangements for resettlement of shops to be affected by SATIS This is a very crucial milestone for SATIS to be implemented” The entire planning for SATIS at the four stations was based on traffic surveys of 1999-2000 and the ground reality had radically changed due to the several years lost in ironing out the differences With there being no headway the plan was eventually dropped from the World Bank’s Mumbai Urban Transportation Project in 2008 A senior MMRDA official on the condition of anonymity said “Coordination between different agencies is definitely tough because every agency has a different priority With regards to the SATIS the main reason it was taken out of the MUTP was that there were many commercial project-affected people and the World Bank insisted they all be given rehabilitation on the lines of the other project-affected people BMC did not have those many numbers of commercial units available Also there was a very thin line between who should be counted as a project-affected person and who should not because there are so many hawkers around station areas” Small Efforts — A Pie in the Sky The MMRDA subsequently took up one component of the overall plan for SATIS and implemented it at not just the four stations but at many others suburban railway stations This was the severely criticized project of constructing 36 skywalks across the city to improve pedestrian movement in and out of railway stations Several experts politicians and bureaucrats have time and again criticized the planning of skywalks saying many were not designed properly and did not have escalators or elevators as a result of which they did not have many takers The Mumbai Transformation Support Unit a state government think-tank had conducted a survey of footfalls in 2010 at the Bandra skywalk which is relatively used by a larger number of people and the Kanjur Marg skywalk The survey showed the structures were being used by a very few people Due to the intense criticism of the project the development authority subsequently took a policy decision of not constructing any more skywalks in the city SVR Srinivas additional municipal commissioner at the BMC said “Skywalks were a small part of the SATIS It does not help if only one small component is implemented We are now preparing a mobility plan for the entire city for which we have appointed Lea Associates as the consultant “ The BMC’s mobility plan will map the city’s traffic including station areas and figure out specific requirements of flyovers subways extending support to pedestrians across the city Separately taking off from the SATIS the Railways in 2008 initiated certain station modifications at Dadar on the eastern side to improve pedestrian and vehicular movement Ticketing counters right at the start of the station were removed and dedicated lanes for taxis including? 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Sources said Khatri and other associates of Sonu were doing recce to kill Monu for a long time.Police said Monu was provided police security in 2010 after his brother was shot dead allegedly by Sonu and his associates Monu and Sonu were friends till 2006 when the former expressed desire to marry Sonu’s cousin Raj Rani — something that ticked Sonu off Since then he was looking for an opportunity to kill Monu On April 30 the day Monu was shot dead Sonu had sent Khatri to “collect extortion money from one party” Meanwhile at 11 pm he got a tip off from another other gang member that Monu was sitting in a Maruti Ciaz Car at Mianwali Nagar Monu was accompanied by his personal security officers and his friend Khatri told police that he was asked Sonu to remain at their rented accommodation in west Delhi’s Nihal Vihar Two other gang members reached the spot on a motorcycle while Sonu along with three other members reached in a car By the time Monu and his security personnel could act they fired at least 35 bullets at Monu a PSO and his friend and fled A police officer told The Indian Express that Khatri wanted to be a part of this gruesome killing as it was a “dramatic high-profile shootout” DCP (special cell) Sanjeev Yadav said Khatri has admitted that he also wanted to be part of the murder of a Delhi Police constable Jitender Khatri in Narela on January 17 2015 Previously Khatri was involved in a firing at the office of a cable operator in Rani Bagh on July 7 2016 He had introduced himself as Sonu Dariyapur and threatened the complainant in the case and his employer of dire consequences if they do not give him money A case of extortion was later registered at Rani Bagh Police Station During further interrogation he disclosed that he has been closely associated with wanted gangsters Sonu Dariyapur and Samunder Khatri Police said Khatri a native of Delhi’s Narela fell in bad company while in school He was first arrested in 2004 under the Arms Act but soon got bail Police said he has been previously involved in more than five cases of contract killing attempt to murder Arms act and robbery For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Rashmi Rajput | Mumbai | Published: August 13 2017 2:19 am Whatsapp miscommunication leads to arrest of 6 persons in Mumbai Top News THE MUMBAI Police have booked the administrator and five members of a WhatsApp group for allegedly posting obscene messages and using expletives against the mother of one of the group members All six named in the complaint are minors As per the complaint registered with the Nagpada Police the woman said “Somewhere in early 2015 when my son was in Class VIII his senior had slapped him owing to a miscommunication and my son collapsed on the floor Looking at my son in such a state my husband intervened and slapped the boy However the issue was later amicably resolved and we even spoke to the parents of the boy” she said “But when my son reached Class IX six of his classmates started ragging him and used filthy abuses against me They used to behave inappropriately before me and even made obscene gestures We tried to have an audience with the school but they told us to resolve the conflict amongst ourselves I was acquainted with the parents of some of the boys; when I complained to them about their conduct they used to level the same allegation against my son claiming that he was misbehaving with their kids” read the complaint a copy of which is with The Indian Express Talking to this newspaper the complainant alleged that in January 2016 the family left the country to avoid matters from getting worse “My son was depressed because of the harassment I was worried that he might take an extreme step and therefore decided to move out of the country My son had not even completed his Class IXth but we left India However now I cannot afford the education there and plan to return We were here on a vacation and were again subjected to the same ordeal” she added She claimed that in June another former classmate got her son’s number after they became friends on Instagram He added my son to a WhatsApp group she said He reportedly shared his number because the admin was not among his old ‘tormentors’ However two boys who had allegedly abused him and his family in the past were members of the group read the complaint “Between June 25 and 29 they sent him messages abusing me and my husband We therefore decided to lodge a complaint with the police” she added The family also claimed that despite exiting the group six times their son was repeatedly added and over 100 posts abusing the mother using crass and offensive language were posted The family is currently vacationing in Mumbai and decided to approach the Mumbai Police with the chat details Looking at the content the police have registered a case under sections 509 (word gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 34 (common intent) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) The duty officer at Nagpada police station confirmed that a case has been registered against six minors including the admin of the WhatsApp group for posting explicit content “We have registered a case under sections 509 504 506 and 34 of the IPC pertaining to outraging of women’s modesty While the chat records do show that the boys used abusive language against the parents we are probing if there has been any enmity between the parents that led to this or if there was any other motive behind the case” he added For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPanaji:Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said the Supreme Court’s observation that people need not stand up in the cinema halls to prove their patriotism is "absolutely wrong" He said the observation will not deter people from standing up when the National Anthem is played "There was a judgment recently which ordered that you need not stand up when the National Anthem is being played I don’t want to go into the merit of the judgement but as per my opinion it is absolutely wrong one" Parrikar said while addressing a gathering of teachers here under the banner of Gomantak Bal Shikshan Parishad on Sunday evening File image of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar Reuters The apex court on 23 October observed that people do not need to stand up in the cinema halls to prove their patriotism and asked the Centre to consider amending the rules for regulating playing of the national anthem in the theatres The apex court also observed that it cannot be assumed that if a person does not stand up for national anthem then he is "less patriotic" Parrikar recalled an incident when he had gone to attend a function after the supreme court had made the observation "I had gone to attend a function where organisers told me that there is a judgment which does not make it mandatory for people to stand up when the National Anthem is played and there is a confusion over the issue" he said Parrikar said he asked one of the organisers to not go into the merits of the "judgment" and asked him to appeal to people present there to stand up when the national anthem was being played "People’s reaction on whether to remain seated or to stand up during the National Anthem does not depend on the supreme court judgment but it is (standing up for the national anthem) a part of their culture and upbringing" the chief minister said He said every Indian citizen is taught the values that include showing respect to the National Anthem when it is being played On the occasion Parrikar stressed the need for the proper value education at primary level to make the child a good citizen in future By: Reuters | Published: August 8 2017 7:47 pm Jared Tallent had won a silver at the Championships in 2015 and 2011 and bronze in 2013 (Source: Reuters) Top News Australian Jared Tallent has been forced out of the men’s 50-kilometre walk at the World Athletics Championships in London by a hamstring injury Athletics Australia said on Tuesday Tallent was one of Australia’s main medal prospects winning silver at the Championships in 2015 and 2011 and bronze in 2013 He also took the gold in the event at the London Olympics in 2012 and silver in Rio last year He was due to arrive in London on Thursday where he said he would cheer on his wife Claire who is returning to international competition in the women’s 20km race after taking time off for the birth of their son “On the one hand my wife and I excitingly welcomed our son Harvey to the world and we could not be happier” Tallent said “On the other I have been challenged … with recurring injuries and now a hamstring complaint that will prevent me from being able to start “The decision to withdraw is never easy … I am not done yet when it comes to contesting for gold medals The Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast the 2018 IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships and of course Tokyo 2020 remain on my agenda” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by The Indian Express | Published: August 8 2012 3:30 am Related News Test of time APROPOS Moremerrier (IEAugust 4)the question is whether everyone can participate in democracy along the lines of direct democracy in Athens as predicted by Team Annas Arvind Kejriwal on the last day of the fast at Jantar Mantar There are more issues that Team Anna has to grapple with Once you enter politicsthere are friends and foes You need a strategy to sidetrack one and embrace the other Whether Team Annas new committee can tackle its inherent problems remains to be seen KL Khandekar Vadodara ANNA HAZARES calling off the fastthe subsequent disbanding of his team and his ambiguous decision to give a political alternative only show that he has come back to earth His movement went down as his team could not channel peoples anger against corruption into a formidable and durable force Team Annawhich was amorphous and basking in the reflected glory of Hazares personaunderestimated the UPA governments capacity to stonewall and derail the Lokpal bill The success of a historic movement depends not on its leaders quotes or flailing of arms on the stage but on its perseverance and a down-to-earth strategy Having said thatnow the government cannot afford to put the bill on the backburner indefinitely Satwant Kaur Mahilpur Penalty corner INDIAS hockey coachMichael Nobbshas acknowledged our teams poor performance at the Olympics It is time we did away with all excuses and asked the question: When will Indian hockey revisit its glorious past There was a time when the sport almost rivalled cricket in popularity We hardly ever lost a major tournament NowIndian players are often not up to the task The players poor strategy and stamina when compared with their rivalsespecially the European teamsare the major reason for their dismal performance Lack of unity among the players is another factor that has to be addressed on a war footing The present bunch is talented but needs guidance Ganapathi Bhat Akola Limited choice LK ADVANIS views must prompt the BJP as well as its voters to introspect (Musings on BJP, He indicated that they should shed the apprehension about low recovery which is the primary the deterrent for withholding crop loans to farmers,769 crore) together adds to Rs 1, including a minor, we are employed by farmers who own land or find work at different construction sites.