INDORE: Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh high court has directed Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) to give details about an illegal construction near Star Public School in Bank Colony on which a mob

Electricity energy requirement in these cities to rise to 15,68,73 MUs by end of 12th plan.

BHOPAL: There is an urgent need to implement water management in the state. Regions like Malwa have been alarmingly overexploited. Highlighting these concerns, a one-day workshop on 'groundwater resources of Madhya Pradesh: opportunities, problems and strategies' was organised in Bhopal on Thursday.

Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), north central region, organized the workshop under the information, education and communication (IEC) programme. The workshop aimed at providing a common platform for knowledge sharing among government agencies, academic, research institutions, industrialist and stakeholders to fight the decline in groundwater.

INDORE: Poor planning, faulty execution, wrong design and inconvenience to people have disillusioned Indoreans from the BRTS which was quite evident at public hearing on Sunday organised by divisional commissioner on the directions of high court.

Nearly 300 people registered their objections and suggestion on BRTS and its execution. Nearly 61% of the people have expressed their views against the 11.5km BRT corridor. Only 9% of the people have supported the project and 30% are still willing to accept the BRTS with little amendments. Technical experts termed BRTS 'unsafe'. Most of the people raised objections over the safety arrangement on the corridor and believed that the way in which the project has been implemented, has made it quite risky for commuters.

In a fresh order on Friday, the Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh high court directed Indore divisional commissioner to issue a public notice in different newspapers with sufficient space inviting objections with regard to the under construction BRTS project and also to hold a public hearing again.

In the order, Justice Shantanu Kemkar and Justice M C Garg have also set a timeline for issuing the notice and holding public hearing. The court has ordered to issue advertisement or public notice on or before March 4 after which people can submit their objections or suggestions. The divisional commissioner has been instructed to hold a public hearing on March 10 to hear the objections.

INDORE: The Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) of Indore will be the second project of its own kind in the country. The project, which was likely to become operational by mid-April, is being constructed on the lines of already existing BRTS project in Ahmedabad.

The project, which will cover 11.5 km stretch on the AB Road initially, will have all the eight elements which the full-fledged BRTS in Ahmedabad boasts of having with itself. These issues were discussed during a review meeting of the project which was held here on Thursday. The meeting was attended by all the topbrass officials, attached with the project

INDORE: A team of World Bank officials reviewed BRTS progress and expressed satisfaction over its status, here on Thursday.

Construction of bus stands on the 11-km stretch of BRTS that has 21 stations, is in its last leg while erection of civil infrastructure started in 2007 is on at a good pace. The team task leader was Nupur Gupta while the experts in the team included Gerhard, Rohit Gauri (IT) and Surendranath who is from Mott McDonald project management consultancy firm which was part of the quarterly review and partly financed the project.

Yet the state authorities have to work harder to implement it to make the state slum-free by upgrading or creating new housing infrastructure in slum areas

The Madhya Pradesh government has claimed that sixteen cities of the state have joined Rajiv Awas Yojana, also known as RAY. Yet the state authorities have to work harder to implement it to make the state slum-free by upgrading or creating new housing infrastructure in slum areas. The RAY authorised the government to extend financial assistance and assign property rights to slum-dwellers for shelter and basic civic and social services.

INDORE: Soon, information on wildlife of the entire Madhya Pradesh will be available at a single place.

INDORE: Here is a news to worry for Indoreans.