Indore roads get beautified with stunning flower pots ahead of Swachhta survey
Ahead of the much awaited ‘Swachh survey’, roads in Indore are getting a makeover with beautifully sculpted flower pots and the entire city seems greener!
Placed along foot paths and on dividers these pots are sculpted like buds and blooming flowers. Potted with shrubs and flowering plants, these represent Indore’s final touches to all the preparations the city has been doing for winning the coveted swachh title third time in a row.
If you live in Indore, or have been keeping up with recent news, and haven’t been living under a rock for the last three-four years, you definitely must be aware of the fact that people of Indore are very serious about cleanliness. People in Indore care about their localities, they care about the streets and they care about nature, but most of all Indoreans are ready to take the leap and work hard for their goals. From composting to cleaning thousands of tons of garbage, Indore has done it all and is still putting ten times the effort any other city is putting in the cleanliness drive.
Indore's 'Swachhta' battle: small steps towards a bigger goal
Indore, the industrial capital of Madhya Pradesh is the undisputed two times winner of the cleanest city in India title. The kind of passion people in Indore have for cleanliness can only be understood after knowing about the steps they have taken and the lengths the public has gone to, to make the city cleaner and their lives more healthy.
The government, the municipal corporation, local leaders, and people in general have shouldered the responsibility to change the city and it is apparent in the pace at which the city is progressing.
Over 40,000 houses in Indore have started composting, the Indore Municipal Corporation is working day and night to make people aware about segregating their waste, recycling and living a sustainable life. The government is running campaigns, investing in expensive advertisements for awareness and sending trucks to collect garbage from every household. The walls, fly-overs and old buildings are being painted over with murals, public toilets are being beautified and common people have voluntarily taken to the streets to help the government and authorities in changing the face of their city.
It is very seldom seen that people, government and authorities come together collectively as a community and decide to focus on a shared goal, but the swachh inspection has made it a reality in Indore. It is this sheer focus that made it possible for the city to get rid of 11 lakh ton of garbage that was dumped on the trenching grounds and completely change it into a place of beauty. And the best part? The dry plastic waste is going to be used to produce 3-4 thousand liters of diesel everyday.
A commendable approach to cleanliness indeed.
Let’s hope that Indore wins the ‘Swachh’ title once again and continues to work towards the goal of living a clean and sustainable life.
For most of us from Noida, the Metro is nothing short of a lifeline. A saviour in times of need, the metro has connected various parts of Noida to mainstream Delhi. Now, however, you're going to have to take a different look at these metro trains, because you can rent them for throwing parties!
Granted, that isn't really the first thought that comes to mind when one says either party or metro, but it is certainly something interesting. From now, one can book a metro coach on our favourite Aqua Line metro and celebrate any occasion. So read on to find out how it's going to go down and everything else you need to know.
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Ever wanted to party in a Noida Metro Train coach? Well, it seems that now you can, with NMRC's latest initiative. The idea was taken from similar initiatives in Jaipur, Gujarat and Gurugram's Rapid Metro, where train coaches can be rented out for parties. Incidentally, no other foreign country implements this rule.
One can book coaches on operational as well as stationary trains. To ensure that the average commuter isn't held up, only up to 4 coaches can be booked by a party. For booking coaches, you're going to have to pay a security deposit of ₹20,000 and then ₹5,000 to ₹10,000 each hour. Paying extra will get you a decorated coach from the NMRC, so that you don't have to do anything.
In order to actually book a coach, or four, all you have to do is head over to the NMRC's website and apply at least 15 days prior to the date of engagement. Following that, the NMRC will look into the matter and you can get partying in your metro coach within no time!
The NMRC is constantly coming up with innovative ways to generate revenue from Noida Metro. Earlier, the metro stations opened up for film and television shooting. In the near future, we expect the revenue to help improve and expand Noida Metro.
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Delhi elections are just around the corner. While the tensions are high in the national capital, with numerous campaigns and rallies asking people to cast their precious vote, there are a few who still need to make travel plans in order to cast their vote. To ensure that every last voter gets to practice their democratic right and no vote is lost, SpiceJet is offering free tickets to those who're registered as voters in the Delhi.
In just a matter of three years, Mumbaikars will be able to take a 12-hour drive to get all the way down to Delhi, and vice versa. The 8 lane highway that is the NHAI's (National Highways Authority of India) pet project has just been put on the fast track to completion by January 28, 2023. Authorities have stated that there will be no flexibility in this date.
We all know Mother Dairy as the standard milk and milk products seller. Every locality in Noida has its very own Mother Dairy and it is how we guide the Zomato delivery executives to our homes- "Bhaiya Sector 18 ki Mother Dairy ke paas aana hai apko". We have had the opportunity to visit the Mother Dairy ice-cream parlours too, but this new branch of Mother Dairy is completely new to us!
Delhi's Mughal Gardens, which open for a couple of weeks annually, are now again gearing up for their public opening this year. Locals and tourists alike, wait an entire year just to take in the mesmerising beauty of these gardens. The garden is expected to be open from February 05 to March 08, 2020.