*'Red Light On Gaadi Off' campaign will intensify under the leadership of ministers of the Kejriwal government*


*Ministers of the Kejriwal government will appeal to the people to turn off their vehicles at Red Lights at major intersections of Delhi*

*Purpose of the 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' campaign to reduce air pollution by preventing excess vehicular pollution at red lights: Gopal Rai*
New Delhi : 26th October 2021-Committed towards resolving the grievances faced by the people of the national capital, the Delhi Government is working tirelessly under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal to eliminate pollution in Delhi. The *Red Light On Gaadi Off* campaign will intensify under the leadership of the ministers of the Kejriwal government. Under the campaign, ministers of the Kejriwal government will make people aware and appeal to them to turn off their vehicles when there is a red light at the major intersections of Delhi.


Ministers of the Kejriwal government and Speaker & Deputy Speaker of Delhi Assembly will sensitise people about vehicle pollution. According to the information, on October 27, Minister Imran Hussain will bolster the campaign at Delhi Gate Red Light, on October 29, Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam will be at Africa Avenue-Hyatt Flyover, on November 2, Deputy Speaker of the Delhi Legislative Assembly Rakhi Birla will be at Karkari Mor. On November 8, the Speaker of the Delhi Legislative Assembly Ram Niwas Goel will make people aware at the Mandoli Red Light in Nand Nagri, Minister Satyendar Jain at Madhuban Chowk on November 12, Minister Kailash Gehlot at Dwarka Mor on November 15 and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia at India Gate on November 18.

Environment Minister Gopal Rai said that the Delhi Government is constantly trying to reduce pollution inside Delhi. "We are fighting against vehicular pollution through 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' campaign. The objective of the 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' campaign is to prevent people from polluting through their vehicles when at red lights. By doing this there will be no pollution from vehicles on red lights and it will definitely give relief to the people."

He said that the people of Delhi are cooperating in this campaign. "It is also the effort of the Delhi government that the pollution that is generated inside Delhi be reduced. That's why the 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' campaign is being run all over Delhi."

*The 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' campaign will run till November 18*

The Kejriwal government has started the 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' campaign to control vehicular pollution in Delhi. This campaign started on 18 October and will run till 18 November. If every Delhiite responsibly contributes by participating in the campaign, then vehicular pollution in Delhi can be reduced by 15 to 20 percent.

*'AAP' MLAs had made the commuters aware about the campaign*

Earlier on October 21, Aam Aadmi Party MLAs had made the drivers aware by actively participating in the 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' campaign. Under the leadership of Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai, this awareness program was conducted at the Chandgi Ram Akhara Red Light. The MLAs of the opposition parties were also informed to participate in this awareness programme, but they did not turn up.

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*Maharashtra Minister of State Sanjay Bansode visits Delhi government schools, meets future entrepreneurs studying in Delhi government schools and understands the 'Business Blasters' program*

*Maharashtra's Minister of State Sanjay Bansode said - Delhi's education model will be adopted across Maharashtra*

*Maharashtra's Minister of State Sanjay Bansode was also introduced to the model of School of Specialized Excellence and Deshbhakti Curriculum started in Delhi government schools*

The infrastructure of Delhi government schools is world class, not even private schools have the labs and library present here: Sanjay Bansode*

New Delhi : 26th October 2021-Sanjay Bansode, Minister of State, Government of Maharashtra accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia visited 2 Delhi Government Schools- Kautilya Government Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya, Chirag Enclave, Greater Kailash and School of Excellence, Kalka Ji on Tuesday. He spoke with the children there and learned about the Business Blasters program. During his visit, he was also introduced to the Deshbhakti Curriculum and the model of the School of Specialized Education. On this occasion, Mr. Sanjay Bansode said that he was extremely impressed aftering meeting the students of government schools of Delhi. He said that they would also adopt the education model of Delhi in Maharashtra. On this occasion, Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia said that the Delhi Government is ready to support the Maharashtra Government to improve the public education system. In this way, a change can be brought in the education system of the country by learning from each other and working together.


Shri Sanjay Bansode said that their leader Sharad Pawar told him to visit the Delhi government schools, learn from the education model of Delhi and build government schools in Maharashtra on the same model as in Delhi. He said that the work that the AAP government has done for the common man is really wonderful. Today all the states of the country need to adopt the education model of Delhi. Delhi's education model should be implemented across the country.

During his school visit to Delhi, Mr. Sanjay Bansode also took deep interest in understanding the model of School of Specialized Excellence, a one-of-a-kind school launched by the Delhi Government. He was very impressed to see the model of this specialised domain based school. He said that the Delhi government is doing a great job in providing world class specialised education to the children and is providing more facilities to the children in government schools than private schools.

Shri Sanjay Bansode also was introduced to the Deshbhakti Curriculum recently started by the Delhi Government. He also understood the design of the Business Blasters program started in Delhi government schools under the Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum. He discussed with the children involved in the project about the enterprises that the children have started with the seed money given by the government.

Shri Sanjay Bansode was impressed by the infrastructure of Delhi government schools. He also visited the school's laboratory and library during the visit and interacted with the children. On noticing the labs present in the school, he said that this lab of a Delhi government school is more brilliant than the lab of private schools. He said that Delhi’s governance model needs to be adopted in the whole country today. It is the ordinary people who work for the common man and the work done by the Delhi government for the common man, for the common children is really commendable.

On this occasion, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that the Delhi government is ready to help the Maharashtra government to improve the public education system. By working together in this manner, a radical change can be brought in the education system of the country. By learning from each other, we can bring a change in the education system of the country.

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*Food & Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain conducts field inspection of various development works in Ballimaran constituency*

*Minister Imran Hussain visits the area falling under Kasabpura municipal ward and reviews the ongoing development work*

*5 sites have been already identified for the construction of the modern Mohalla Clinic in the Ballimaran assembly constituency: Imran Hussain*


*Arvind Kejriwal Government is committed to provide high-quality free health care facilities to all residents within a radius of one Kilometer of their homes: Imran Hussain*

New Delhi: 26th October 2021-Food & Civil Supplies Minister and Ballimaran MLA Shri Imran Hussain today visited the area falling under Kasabpura municipal ward in assembly constituency to review the various ongoing development works. During the area visit, officers of the Public Works Department, Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Revenue Department and Officers of Delhi Police along with eminent personalities of the area were also present with the Minister. Amongst the resident's, Shri Neta Salluddin, Shri Dharmender Mahawar, Shri Farroq, Shri Musrafeen, Smt. Reema, Smt. Tabassom, Shri Aslam, Shri Aarif, Shri Zafar , Shri Gulzar, Shri Naeem, Shri Nasser also accompanied the minister during the field inspection.


During the field inspection, the Minister took stock of various projects and development works in the Ballimaran constituency. He informed that 5 sites have been already identified for the construction of the modern Mohalla Clinic in the Ballimaran assembly constituency. Shri Imran Hussain asked PWD and DUSIB officials to set a tentative deadline for the construction of Mohalla clinics at the identified sites in Kasabpura area. Addressing the people the Minister said that Arvind Kejriwal Government is committed to provide high-quality free health care facilities to all residents within a Kilometer radius of their homes. Mohalla clinic health service aims to provide proper primary medical facilities to residents in their vicinity.

The F&S Minister noticed the spreading of sewer waters on the road at certain places and directed the DJB and MCD officials to expedite the drainage maintenance work on a regular and priority basis to avoid waterlogging and ensure disposal of filth in the area especially in view of ensuing festive season. He also directed the MCD official for disposal of the garbage and draining out the stagnant water on a regular basis for preventing vector-borne diseases like malaria, dengue, chikungunya etc .

During the visit, Shri Imran Hussain also observed the water pipeline maintenance work in the kasabpura area and directed the DJB officials to repair or replace the damaged water pipeline to ensure an uninterrupted supply of fresh water in the area expeditiously in view of the coming festive season.

The F&S Minister’s attention was also drawn to the non-functioning of street lights at Bara Hindu Rao. The Minister directed the BSES officials on spot to identify the dark spots in consultation with the residents for installing new high mast lights. The BSES has been asked to bring improvement in its efficiency management and complaint redressal system.

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*Intermediaries eliminated; household water connections will now be provided by DJB: Satyendar Jain*

*Delhi Govt to install a 20 MGD RO plant at Okhla: Satyendar Jain*

*Water and Sewage committee will be formed for better government-citizen coordination: Satyendar Jain*

*New slabs of financial assistance for installing rooftop Rainwater harvesting system will be made: Satyendar Jain*

*Delhi Govt will upgrade its Sewage Treatment Plants with a cost of Rs 153 crore: Satyendar Jain*

*Delhi Govt is committed to install sewer lines in all the housing colonies of Delhi within next 3 years: Satyendar Jain*

New Delhi: 26TH OCTOBER, 2021-Water Minister and Chairman Delhi Jal Board Shri Satyendar Jain held an important board meeting with DJB officials on Tuesday. In the meeting, important decisions were taken regarding various ongoing projects of the Delhi Government. An important decision with respect to the water connections in the Capital was taken by DJB Chairman Satyendar Jain. He said that all the household water connections will now be provided by Delhi Jal Board itself and intermediaries will be removed. The Water Minister approved the project of installing a 20 MGD (Million Gallons per Day) RO plant at Okhla. He also approved the proposal of constituting a water and sewage committee for better coordination of government with the citizens of Delhi. Water Minister Satyendar Jain agreed on updating new slabs under the financial assistance scheme for the Rainwater harvesting system. Huge upgradation of the Sewage Treatment Plants will be done which will cost around Rs. 153 crore. Delhi Government is committed to install sewer lines in all the housing colonies in 3 years. In this regard, a project of laying Sewer lines in Sangam Vihar has been approved. Further, the laying of Sewer lines and construction of sewage treatment plants at Shahbad group of Colonies, Sarangpur, Galibpur, Kazipur and Khera Dabar Group of Colonies has been approved and will be completed within 2 year.


In a major decision taken in the Delhi Jal Board meeting, it has been decided that now DJB will provide household water connection to all the consumers. It includes laying water pipelines and installation of meters at consumers’ premises. This approval will help in resolving complaints of water contamination, reduce unauthorised connections and will increase the number of functional meters in the network of DJB. The DJB currently maintains over 13,000 KM of water pipeline network but the connection from the DJB pipeline to individual households was the responsibility of individual consumers. Many times, it was observed that due to damaged pipeline and leakage at joints, contamination was caused, which could not be resolved by DJB because it was beyond its Jurisdiction. With the new policy, DJB can now rectify problems of old pipelines in existing colonies as well as provide new meter connections in upcoming colonies. For meter connections, DJB approved a cost of Rs. 4000/- for colonies under A, B, C category; Rs 2000 for D and E category and a flat rate of Rs 1,000 for F, G, H category colonies and villages, respectively. For commercial connections, the rate would be double of domestic category i.e. Rs 8,000; Rs. 4,000 and Rs. 2,000 respectively.

DJB has also approved the project of installing a 20 MGD RO plant at Okhla Water Treatment Plant. The plant will provide 20 MGD drinking water which will be supplied to the public through an existing conveyance system. The raw water to the RO plant will be supplied from the Lakes and groundwater with shallow levels. The project is expected to be completed by May 2022. The project will provide immediate relief to 8-10 constituencies of Delhi. The project is conceived on a different payment model where a private investor will invest a major portion of the money and run the RO plant for 15 years. DJB will purchase clean drinking water from the company. In addition to this, DJB is also working on similar projects of installing a total 100 MGD capacity of RO plants in the next 8 months.

For improved participation of the public in the governance system, a robust grievance resolution system and communication channel of the policies to the people is necessary, right from the grassroots level. For the same, the DJB approved the constitution of the water and sewerage committee at ward and Zone level composed of civil society representatives and DJB officials. Ward level committee will comprise 7 members while the zonal committee will comprise 12 members.

DJB has also simplified the financial assistance scheme provided for the Rainwater harvesting system. For residential houses having an area of less than 500 square meters, financial assistance of Rs 25,000 will be provided and for residential houses having an area of 500 square meters and above, the assistance of 50,000 will be provided.

To reduce the pollution load flowing into the Yamuna river, DJB has approved the installation of aeration devices in 14 STPs with a capacity of 220 MGD. The aeration system will improve water quality parameters from the existing Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) level of 20-30 mg/L to less than 10 mg/L. The cost of the project would be Rs 153 Crores and will be completed in 1 year. The project will reduce the pollutant load of around 10,000 kg of organic pollutants flowing into the Yamuna daily.