GoAir agrees to op­er­ate from T2 from Oct 29

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New Delhi: GoAir will op­er­ate all flights in and out of Delhi from IGI air­port’s Ter­mi­nal 2 from Oc­to­ber 29. The low-cost car­rier (LCC), which only has do­mes­tic flights, will move its en­tire Delhi op­er­a­tions from T1 to T2 from 12.01am that day.

Three LCCs — In­diGo, Spice­Jet and GoAir — op­er­ate their do­mes­tic flights from T1. Delhi In­ter­na­tional Air­port Pvt Ltd (DIAL) had asked them to move their op­er­a­tions to and from Mum­bai, Ben­galuru and Kolkata to T2 from Oc­to­ber 29.

Be­ing a rel­a­tively small car­rier with 28 air­craft and no in­ter­na­tional flights, GoAir told DIAL that it will not split op­er­a­tions but shift com­pletely to T2.

DIAL has asked In­diGo to de­cide on shift­ing by Sun­day and Spice­Jet has said it will do so only if all the three LCCs move.

“This is a tem­po­rary move to ease the pres­sure of fast grow­ing traf­fic at Ter- mi­nal 1, so that the ex­pan­sion works can be car­ried out at T1 ef­fec­tively,” a DIAL state­ment said.

T1 ex­pan­sion — in­clud­ing ter­mi­nal build­ing and air­craft park­ing stands — will take four years and see its an­nual pas­sen­ger han­dling ca­pac­ity dou­ble from cur­rent 2 crore by in­tro­duc­ing 22 aer­o­bridges and other in­fra­struc­ture. Once T1 ex­pan­sion is com­pleted, T2 will be de­mol­ished to make way for T4.

DIAL CEO I P Rao said, “In view of the ro­bust growth in pas­sen­ger traf­fic and up­com­ing air­port ex­pan­sion work, DIAL has re­vamped and is recom­mis­sion­ing T2 from Oc­to­ber 29. This will en­able us to start the ex­pan­sion works at T1and carry it on seam­lessly.” The

Delhi cab­i­net chaired by chief min­is­ter Arvind Ke­jri­wal on Fri­day made ur­ban devel­op­ment de­part­ment in-charge of dis­bur­sal and mon­i­tor­ing of the MLA Lo­cal Area Devel­op­ment funds putting an end to the role of the District Ur­ban Devel­op­ment Au­thor­ity (DUDA). Delhi

Univer­sity stu­dent Gurme­har Kaur, who is the only In­dian to be in­cluded in Time mag­a­zine’s Next Gen­er­a­tion Lead­ers for 2017, said she feels both hum­bled and hon­oured. The mag­a­zine has hailed her as a “Free Speech War­rior” and her name is sec­ond on the list of 10 world young lead­ers.

10 lakh for wa­ter fil­ters in S corp schools

To en­sure proper drink­ing wa­ter and other civic ameni­ties are avail­able at all South Delhi Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion schools, mayor Ka­mal­jeet Sehrawat on Fri­day sanc­tioned Rs 10 lakh ad­di­tional fund to all 104 coun­cil­lors to in­stall wa­ter fil­ters at schools. “The move to in­stall ROs in pri­mary schools will go a long way in pro­tect­ing the health of stu­dents and en­sure their pru­dent growth,” said Sehrawat. South cor­po­ra­tion has 581 schools cater­ing to 2.8 lakh stu­dents, but the civic body has failed to pro­vide ba­sic in­fra­struc­ture. Many schools are yet to get wa­ter sup­ply, while many do not even have suf­fi­cient num­ber of teach­ers. The ed­u­ca­tion de­part­ment has been di­rected to en­sure safety norms were fol­lowed in each school.

Sui­cide bid dis­rupts metro ser­vices

Metro ser­vices on Vi­o­let Line (Kash­mere Gate-Es­corts Mu­je­sar) were dis­rupted on Fri­day morn­ing af­ter a man al­legedly tried to com­mit sui­cide. The in­ci­dent hap­pened at 7.37am at the Me­wala Ma­hara­jpur sta­tion, re­sult­ing in dis­rup­tion of ser­vices for over half-an-hour. “A 50-year-old man jumped in front of a train from plat­form 2 of the sta­tion and sus­tained in­juries on the face. He was shifted to BK Hos­pi­tal in Farid­abad and de­tailed re­port is awaited,” a CISF of­fi­cer said.

SDMC to re­lease pend­ing pen­sions be­fore Di­wali

The South Delhi Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion has de­cided to re­lease a part of the pend­ing old age pen­sions to its 58,241 pen­sion­ers be­fore Di­wali. The civic body, which is the only fi­nan­cially sta­ble cor­po­ra­tion, failed to re­lease pen­sions for the past 18 months. Mayor Ka­mal­jeet Sehrawat said that pen­sion for six months (Jan­uary-June 2016) will be re­leased ahead of Di­wali and the re­main­ing amount will be re­leased within this year. “The south civic body has been tak­ing steps to clear the ar­rears,” she said. The cor­po­ra­tion has al­lo­cated Rs 34.94 crore for dis­burse­ment of pen­sions in all its four zones.

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