It has already registered separate cases on the basis of the FIRs

At least five private companies under scanner

The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a preliminary enquiry to probe alleged irregularities in issuance of licences to at least five private companies for exploration of mineral wealth in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea during 2010-11. The prime allegation is that licences for 28 of the 62 offshore mines were granted to companies owned by the son and brother of an Indian Revenue Officer in conspiracy with unknown officials of the Indian Bureau of Mines and the Union Ministry of Mines.

The Environmental Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority (EPCA) presentation on a new parking policy for Delhi before the Lieutenant-Governor on Thursday argued that the rate of parking for surface parking should be kept higher than multi-level parking facilities.

Other suggestions related to pricing made by Ms. Sunita Narain and Mr. Bhure Lal at the meeting on behalf of EPCA were to keep parking rates variable based on peak and non-peak hours, number of hours parked, and different categories of lands and colonies.

Aims to discourage parking on roads, use of private vehicles

The Capital looks all set to have a new parking policy meant to regulate parking on the roads while placing a restraint on use of public space by private vehicles, thus creating an incentive to use public transport. A series of suggestions made at a meeting called by Lieutenant-Governor Tejendra Khanna on Thursday to address the city’s parking woes include revision of parking fees to make parking on roads more expensive than parking at street-level, or in underground and multi-storey parking lots.