Day 183 : 17-Aug-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 17-Aug-15:

  1. The Aam Aadmi Party Delhi government has launched City Taxi, a new scheme that will enable all cars with engines upto 600 cc to be registered as taxis. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4) (Source5)
  2. Delhi government swung into action and told people residing in low-lying areas to stay alert for evacuation, with the Yamuna crossing the warning mark of 204.00 metre. (Source)
  3. The three private power distribution companies (discoms) in the capital inflated their dues to be recovered from consumers by almost Rs 8,000 crore, CAG has said in its report on the discoms and claimed that there is scope for reducing tariffs in the city. (Source)

Related news:

  1. The CAG audit has raised serious questions about the conduct of the Delhi government, its nominees on the board of discoms and the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC). (Source)
  2. The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has issued a fresh notice to the Delhi Police, asking it to appear before the commission on August 20 along with the CCTV footage of the alleged attack on Chandni Chowk MLA Alka Lamba. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  3. Public Works Department (PWD) which comes under Delhi government has said it won’t be able to maintain the residential colonies of police personnel. (Source)
  4. East Delhi witnessed a garbage spill on the streets a second time this year. The situation was the result of a two-day holiday for the safai karamcharis — Independence Day, followed by Sunday. (Source)
  5. The Delhi high court sought a reply from the AAP Delhi government on a plea by BJP functionary Vijender Gupta that despite being the leader of the opposition in the assembly he was not consulted in the appointment of lokayukta.  (Source)
  6. Delhi Traffic Police have asked the public transport agency DIMTS to rein in the drivers of city’s cluster buses. (Source)

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