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The Delhi government of AAP have been doing appreciable job on health, education, water and to an extent on power tarriff front by giving various concessions to the Delhi electorates, particularly those hailing from the lower middle class and the lowest ebb of the society as being given to understand and had also raised its voice of dissent against the arbitrary rise in the metro fare issue including passing of a resolution for regularising the contractual and adhoc services of the teachers imparting education receiving lowest salaries, though the matter is stuck at central level.

But in the context of the public transport front especially providing comfortable and convenient mode of transport through DTC it has not come up to the expectations of the Delhi commuters, particularly those belonging to the common masses, the student community and service sectors. The irregular, tardy, poor and complacent DTC n cluster bus services have led to enhance the dependence of majority of the Delhi populace to travel by metro rails whose fare has already been increased manifold twice in just six months, beyond their reach to pay.

Sounds shocking and ironical that on the one hand the AAP leaders and the Delhi government create shortage of public transport and on the other hand vociferously shows its impressive public dissent against the BJP government at the centre. The fact of the matter is had the Delhi government or the chief minister been serious on this count the majority numbers of metro rail commuters would have shifted to Delhi Transport Corporation services after the DMRC’S arbitrary anti people fare hike.

Today, Delhi has no dearth of funds and a whopping sum of rupees 829 crores collected as green tax is already lying unutilized. Delhi requires about 11000 buses to adequately cope with the situation but the anguishing fact is that there are currently only 5445 buses out of which due to the shortage of staff or some buses being faulty the number gets further reduced. The condition of public transport in DELHI is quite pathetic requires an indepth overhaul.

However the Delhi government has now, after so much of hue and cry ordered for the supply of 500 battery operated buses, good from the environmental angle but their delievery will take at least more than a year and by that time the pollution level of Delhi will further go ahead and the metro fares would be further increased. The point is, what had been the the current government doing till date after having come to power in Delhi. All the DTC buses are the ones’ purchased during the previous Shiela Dikshit government and since then the Delhi’ s new AAP dispensation has not purchased a single bus despite knowing the fact that majority of the commuters of the lower echelons of the society can’t afford the metro fares in view of their meagre salaries and low level private jobs. Delhi has a population of 1.35 crores out of which more than sixty persons live in unauthorised colonies and Jhunggi Jhompri clusters and are the low paid employees working in petty private jobs. Therefore adequate and full fledged bus transport system with little or no hassles is the perfect need of the hour.

SUNIL NEGI

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It was on 9th November, 2000 that Uttarakhand acknowledged the constitutional recognition as the separate state. It is on this very day every year since then that the successive and the current governments have been celebrating this day with with complete fanfare using the tax payers’ money by way organising government functions and issuing advertisements highlighting their so called inflated achievements to impress the innocent electorates and protagonists in and outside Uttarakhand.

The two major national parties Congress and BJP have ruled this state turn by turn during the last more than one and a half decades n the latter is still at the political and administrative helm since the last eight months. I also wish to convey you all my heartiest greetings on the 18th foundation day after completing the 17 tumultuous n challenging years after its official formation in the year 2000 after so much of sacrifices and relentless struggles and thousands of activists going to jail after tremendous torture, physical, mental and psychological.

On this day the government of the state, its chief minister and his cabinet colleagues also get a golden opportunity to put forth their so called achievements and the news analysts a reason to asses the successes and failures of the political outfit in power. However it is an open secret that people of Uttarakhand have witnessed 8 chief ministers during the 17 year rule and number of scandals with no single politician going to jail for alleged corruption.

Thanks to the successive governments for their failure in appointing a state LOKAYUKT , despite ample and umpteen commitments. The electorates have always been kept on dark on pivotal issues of health, employment, quality education, their socio economic and all round development during all these years and the unholy nexus between the politicians, corrupt bureaucracy, liquor, land, building, illegal mining and forest mafia always had their fullest say. Even the finacial aid meant for the welfare and well being of the tragic Kedarnath victims of June 2013 have been embezelled.

If honestly anybody have been outrightly benefitted at the instance of achieving statehood 17 years ago, they are obviously and undoubtedly the politicians and the above unholy nexus whereas the families of the real and hard core Uttarakhand movement activists are in immense financial mess.

The politicians have allegedly amassed huge wealth, property and heavy bank balance with bright political future to be conveniently carried forward by their sons and daughters. The pivotal issues of appointment of Lokayukt, capital Gairsain, employment generation, decentralized all round development at the block level has taken the back seat and instead people are being misled under the populist slogans like ” Selfie in your village and Raibaar (message ) by organising highly ostentatious government events without the adequate participation of the village populace and the people who actually matter.

There is complete lack of participatory democracy in the development process of the state. What have we achieved during the last years? Is it the staggering fiscal deficit of 42000 crores. Massive migration of 32 lakh people. Locks in 2.5 lakh village houses. 3000 villages devoid of population . About 2.5 thousand schools closed in the interiors. Hospitals devoid of doctors, compounders, equipments and basic medicines. Lot more is there to be said but time and space is the constrained.

SUNIL NEGI, PRESIDENT, UTTARAKHAND JOURNALISTS FORUM

 

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Despite the recent gigantic hike in the fares of the Delhi Metro by DMRC, almost double in just last six months putting the commuters in quandary, the rush of the commuters in Delhi does not seem to be receding and the key metro stations like Rajiv Chowk, Gurugram, Dwarka and Badli full of commuters.

It’s not that the commuters are happy or satisfied with the arbitrary enhancement in fares but since they don’t have any alternate mode of transport to cope with the situation, they are constrained to keep on the services of Delhi Metro. About thirty lakh commuters avail the Delhi Metro Rail services which include large numbers of students, youths, women, senior citizens, traders and office going – private and government employees.

There is no doubt that this arbitrary and authoritarian manifold increase in the fares by DMRC on the recomendation of the Ministry of Urban Development’ s Price Fixation Committee has amounted to committing decoity on the pockets of the poor, underprivileged, marginal, lower and middle class sections of the society who are now paying just double of what they had been paying six months ago.

The maximum ticket which was of Rs 30 to 35 then has now been enhanced to Rs sixty one sided and similarly there is an increase of Rs. 10 on every travel after five kilometres.

Lakhs of students, the office goers and the small n medium traders including labourers, masons, carpenters, technicians, fourth class employees and the people with meagre income are the most affected lot who will now have to spend 20% of his earnings on Delhi Metro Fares every month in addition to other expenses in these hard days of sky rocketing prices of essential commodities. Is it not like committing decoity on the already cash starved pockets of the Delhi Metro commuters especially when the government of NCT of Delhi is ready to bear the fifty percent so called losses of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation that come to around 1500 crores but unfortunately the BJP led NDA political dispensation at the centre is not ready to cooperate and feels happy and satisfied to put the DELHITES in acute financial quandry and disarray.

Isn’t it shocking and highly uncalled for? There is opposition all around and various political parties are on streets criticizing this covertly and overtly anti people stand of the centre and are questioning in repentence that was it for this, that they had voted respected Narendra Modi Sir, who had always promised publicly for bringing the ACCHE DIN. However, despite all this confusion, choas and problems, the Delhi Metro commuters are confronted with, after this arbitrary anti people hike, the DELHI GOVERNMENT of Arvind Kejrival is also to be equally held responsible for this lapse, as not only has its five directors who were members of the Metro rail fares’ revising committe never attended its any meeting except for once during the last two years to oppose these fare hike proposals of the centre.

Not only this but in the context of providing safe, expeditious and swift service of alternative bus transport the Delhi government has miserably failed on this significant front. Currently, the Delhi Transport Corporation is running on a huge loss of around four thousand crores and buses are in extreme short supply.
The CAG report finds that the total loss for the DTC in 2014-2015 was Rs.2,917.75 crore, the highest in the previous five financial years. Except on ring roads majority of the buses have been withdrawn on metro routes and commuters have to wait for hours together to get a bus. The Delhi Transport Corporation services are in total mess with the DTC staff behaving like dictator as the government of Delhi has no control over them. The DTC commuter is the greatest suffering lot.

It’s only because of the collapsing system of public road transport in DELHI that majority of the Delhites are constrained to avail the metro rail services despite 100% increase in fares in just 6 months.

Though the political parties like AAP, BJP and CONGRESS are dropping crocodile tears on METRO FARES today but the fact of the matter is its primarily the DELHI AND NCR commuters who have between the ill concieved politics of manipulations and maneuverability. What do you say friends?

SUNIL NEGI

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THE FIGHTER LADY

We often come across such type of aunties who always fights with people for a seat. They are always on “MUJSE KOI NAI JEET SAKTA MODE”.

If by mistake a man enters a women compartment he is treated like an alien there. He can’t stay there or more than a minute. Because “LADKIO SE KOI NAI JEET SAKTA BOSS”
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THE SELFIE ADDICT

Some people are busy taking selfies and they don’t realise what’s going around them. For them  a perfect metro selfie makes their day anyway!

Every moment they be like  “CHAL BETA SELFIE LELE REY”

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THE LOST ONE

These are kind of people who are suspicious to everyone, nobody knows what is going on their mind and what are they upto! They are always a “PARESHAN AATMA”.

They are not interested in the people around them and are busy with themselves.

These kind of the people should be warned while travelling in a metro “K BETAJI HASNA ZARURI HAI”

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THE ONE WITH SILENT WHISPER

Well all of us have probably met these kind if people who talks silently and secretly. No one can try to hear what they are talking and even if they are talking or not!

They are “SECRET CHIT CHATTERS” and are always conscious of other people, that they might not be caught while talking.

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THE LAST MINUTE EXAM REVISION ONE’s

These last minute quick readers are mostly college going students , who are always in a confused state what to do or not? They are always in a tension of their exam and acts like they are the “UNIVERSITY TOPPERS”

They are always carrying books or notes in their hands and it seems like for them last minute revision is “TERA MUJSE HAI PEHLE KA NAATA KOI”

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THE LOUD SPEAKERS

Their voice is louder than the metro announcement! They don’t realise how loud they are speaking, whether they are busy talking with their companion sitting on the metro seat or they are busy talking on the phone scolding someone and they want the world to know they are right.

Why, I ask. Why?

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THE MUSIC ADDICT

They can leave the metro seat but can resist without their music! They are the music freaks who simply don’t care about anything and are busy enjoying their music on their headphones.

They are lost in the way that if someone asks them something, they have totally no idea and answer to that question!

“MERE PAAS MAT AANA MAI MUSIC SUN RAHA HU“ they are always full of this attitude.

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THE NICHE BETHJATE HAI ONE’s

When  people travelling in metro are unable to find a seat for them, they decide to sit down and act like “YE MERI HI METRO HAI BABU MOSHAI”

They can’t manage to stand for hours and travel so they make their luggage their bed and make a comfortable atmosphere for them. Well they cannot differentiate between what  a “local train” or “metro train” is? “KYUNKI VO NEECHE BETHENGE TO BETHENGE”

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