Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Ashutosh Dikshit is no more ! Sad News.

Team Delhi has today lost 
one of its precious Gem 
and a great warrior - 
Ashutosh Dikshit - due to 
Lung Cancer. Team RWAs 
& the Civil Society of Delhi 
will always miss him. RIP.

B S Vohra
East Delhi RWAs Joint Front

RIP ASHUTOSH DIKSHIT...... Delhi City as indeed humanity has lost a well-wisher....... There is much to say but words fail me, he was a special friend and will miss discussions we had before firming any opinion on a cause. RIP Ashutosh, your wisdom will continue to guide.
Condolence to the bereaved family...  
Rajiv Kakria

दिल्ली की ने आरडब्ल्यूए का सही मायने मे आज सबसे मिलनसार व सबको साथ लेकर चलने वाला एक जूझारू आरडब्ल्यूए लीडर आशुतोष दीक्षित (CEO-URJA) अलकनंदा आरडब्ल्यूए के फाउंडर अध्यक्ष को खो दिया, मेरे जीवन में एक आदर्श की तरह जिस आरडब्ल्यूए लीडर की आज तक इज्जत रही और जिसके साथ काम करके बहुत कुछ सिखने को मिला वो एक साथी इतनी कम उम्र में हमारा साथ छोड़ देगा इसकी उम्मीद नहीं थी। मैं भरे मन से अपने इस मित्र को समस्त यूआरडी की ओर से आशुतोष दीक्षित जी को भावभीनी श्रद्धांजलि अर्पित करता हूं। व ईश्वर से प्रार्थना करता हूं कि उन्हें अपने चरणों में स्थान दें और उनके परिवार को व URJA के सदस्यों को दुःख सहने की शक्ति प्रदान करे ऊं शांति ऊं.
Saurabh Gandhi. URD.

Diwali Crackers impact in Delhi - HT

Diwali Crackers impact in Delhi - HT

Diwali Crackers impact in Delhi - Dainik Jagran

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Parking charges or the EMI for the Parking space?

Don't know why..... but we are getting the impression..... that Delhi Government has not proposed the Parking charges for the city..... instead its the EMI for the Parking Space.....

At last, the Local Government looks serious about combating pollution in our city. Of course, it was the negligence and non-performance of its predecessors, which has lead to this alarming situation.  In spite of collecting all the taxes, they had not created the required infrastructure. Roads not widened. Parkings not constructed. Encroachment not removed. Potholes not repaired. Traffic cops and Traffic lights missing at almost all the inner stretches.  Public transport not compatible............

But it's quite shocking that a city with over 1,00,92,000 vehicles has the parking space for only 72000 vehicles and they now want us to pay the parking charges at the exorbitant rates, else our vehicle will be towed away as all the rest of the areas have already been declared as the illegal for parking. 

Can you just calculate the Cost of parking at these proposed rates for the Road Side Parking for the Non-Peak, & Non-GRAP period?

1. Base Fare Rs 10 for Car & Rs 5 for a bike.
2. These rates will be double for the Street Side Parking i.e. Rs 20 for a Car & Rs 10 for a bike.
3. For the main market areas, this will be multiplied by 3 such as Connaught Place, Lajpat Nagar, etc.
4. So the Price for the First hour for a Car will be Rs 60 & for a Bike Rs 30.
5. for the 2nd and 3rd hours, rates will be base x 1.5 times, i.e. Rs. 10x2x3x1.5   =  Rs 90 per hour for a car and Rs 45 for a bike.
6. for the 4th and 5th hour, rates will be base x 1.75 times, i.e. Rs. 10x2x3x1.75 =  Rs. 105 per hour for a Car & Rs 52.5 per hour for a bike.
7. for the 6th to 10th hours, rates will be base x 2 times, i.e. Rs. 10x2x3x2 =  Rs. 120 per hour for a Car & Rs 60 per hour for a Bike.

                   with thanks to HT

Don't know why..... but we are getting the impression..... that Delhi Government has not proposed the Parking charges for the city..... instead its the EMI for the Parking Space.....

So better try to compare the above parking charges with the cost of OLA / UBER for that specific ride, after adding the cost of Petrol/ Diesel & Depreciation charges of your own car/ bike and take a suitable decision.

You can also compare the cost of parking with the Toe Away charges, maybe that will be a cheaper option if you have to park for a longer duration. But in that case, you must have all the required documents handy else there are so many penalties too.

You can also check the possibility with the Delhi Government in case it can announce that all the parking charges will now onwards be paid by the Delhi Government as it gets pleasure by distributing the freebies.

We can also go to the banks for checking the viability of the Parking Charges Loan, if available.

No, we are not kidding. 

We are very serious about this issue. We are more than willing to come forward to combat the Pollution but not at this Loot. 

Why don't they declare all these stretches as the No Parking Zones, except for the Emergency vehicles, so that no one even thinks of moving in own car?

Why don't they attach every vehicle with the Pan & Aadhar so that there are no more unwanted vehicles on the roads?

Why don't they announce the norms of One Family one Car to ease the situation?

Why don't they announce a Congestion charge of any specific amount for entering any such locations, so that people just avoid coming by own transport, except in emergencies?

We must also consider the second phase of this parking policy where they will start collecting parking charges from the residents for parking their own cars outside their own homes. With a base price of Rs 10 per hour, it comes to Rs 240 per 24 hours, without adding the Peak & the GRAP charges.  

Just calculate your parking charges for a day at the above rates. Add the Peak Charges & the GRAP impact in it. Multiply it with 30 days of a month. And the outcome will be much higher than even the EMI of your vehicle. 

Just that's the reason..... we are getting the impression..... that Delhi Government has not proposed the Parking charges for the city..... instead its the EMI for the Parking Space.....

Think again & raise your voice, before its too late. 

with best regards,

B S Vohra
East Delhi RWAs Joint Front - Federation

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

India Slips To 102nd Rank In Global Hunger Report 2019, Behind Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh

India trails at a miserable 102nd among 117 countries in the 2019 Global Hunger Index (GHI) released on October 15.
The rank is significant because the country seems to have regressed from its 95th rank in 2010 and stands way below its neighbors and BRICS' peers.
Alarmingly, India was the worst performer when it came to child wasting (age appropriate weight), clocking a dismal 20.8 percent. Among infants aged 6-23 months, merely 9.6 percent received the 'minimum acceptable diet'. The child stunting rate at 37.9 percent, was also termed 'very high'.
India's neighbors, Sri Lanka (66), Myanmar (69), Nepal (73), Bangladesh (88) and Pakistan (94) fared better on the annual index, which calculates the levels of hunger using four indicators – undernourishment, child stunting, child wasting, and child mortality.
LINK for more details

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

RWAs: Please share your contact details to discuss the MPD 2021

NIUA & DDA are collaborating for revising the MPD 2021 for the horizon year 2041. In this regard, they plan to engage with RWA's and Joint RWA representative groups in order to understand civic issues faced by citizens of Delhi and see how MPD 2041 can address them. 

We thus request you to please share with us the latest list of RWA's of your areas in Delhi (NCT) along with addresses/ contact details. Also, it would be useful if you can share details of any joint RWA groups or collectives.

Your contact details will be forwarded to the concerned persons immediately. Our Email id is

Thanks, & with best regards,

B S Vohra
RWA Bhagidari Network

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Distribution of Cotton Shopping Bags in Priyadarshini Vihar !

Priyadarshini Vihar RWA celebrated the 150th Jayanti of Rashtrapita Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October 2019; and supported the Hon'ble Prime Minister's campaign "No Plastics" by distributing cotton shopping bags free to its residents and urged them to develop a habit for using these bags for shopping. Our area MLAShri Nitin Tyagi launched the bags and distributed to some residents. Mr. Tyagi also explained about the proposed "Cash in Account" policy of the Delhi Government.  Residents also asked questions about various developmental works, such as street lights, CCTV cameras, roads, etc.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Is it finally time to ditch your car?

Please go through views expressed by B S Vohra, President, East Delhi RWAs Joint Front - Federation. With thanks: The Hindu News Paper, Delhi Edition 30.09.2019