In what is a huge set back for the capital’s water supply, the Renuka Dam project that is to supply Delhi with 275 million gallons per day (MGD) of water has been denied clearance by the ministry of environment and forests due to the large-scale deforestation that the project would require.
The popular perception of Delhi being a lawless city seems to have taken a U-turn during the Commonwealth Games, at least as far as the traffic situation is concerned. Contrary to what most of us expected, driving on Delhi roads has been quite a breeze since the Games kicked off and people largely kept away from the Games lanes.
It was the final Games test for cops and they passed it with flying colours. To make sure the security for closing ceremony, which was attended by who’s who of India as well as over 65000 spectators, is foolproof, Delhi Police and several other security agencies made elaborate plans.