The preparation for Municipal Corporation Elections, which are going to take place on 16th November 2019, is in full swing. Udaipurities are all set to select the government for their city.
To understand this further, a Municipal Corporation or Nagar Nigam is a local government that administers urban areas with a population of more than 100,000. Udaipur city earlier had a City Council, that works for the towns having a population between 25,000 and 100,000. The City Council was converted into Udaipur Municipal Corporation in 2013. The current population of the Udaipur is around 4.5 lakhs. The municipal corporation is ruled by IAS officer/ Mayor.
This local governing body works for providing necessary community services like health care, educational institution, housing, transport etc. by collecting property tax and fixed grant from the Rajasthan State Government.
It is noteworthy that candidates representing various political parties along with independent candidates are going to contest for 70 wards falling under the Corporation. The result of the elections will be announced on 19th November 2019.
Banking services will be hit later this week for five days in a row since four bank unions have given a strike call from 25th September to 27th September protesting against the amalgamation of 10 public sector banks.
The strike has been announced on 26 (Thursday) and 27 (Friday) September and 28th and 29th being fourth Saturday and Sunday (bank holidays), there will be no work in the banks for four days.
Further, September 30 is the day of half-yearly closing, therefore public dealing might be affected.
This long closure of banks might also affect ATM cash availability. Since ATMs have two days of cash capacity, it may face cash shortfall after 2 days since no cash will be added to the ATMs due to the bank being closed.
However, not all bank employees may participate in the strike and the private banks may be functioning normally.
According to recent directives issued by the Government, the transport department will be dispatching driving licences and vehicle registration certificates directly at the applicant’s postal address. Just like passports, people now are no more required to visit the transport office a multiple number of times to collect their documents.
The increasing intervention of middle-men and agents create hassles, and as such, the step has been taken to avoid troubles faced by consumers. The directives were issued on 1st of August, following which the Udaipur Transport Department has enforced the same from 7th August Wednesday.
Applicants are required to give the exact postal address for the delivery of their certificates. If the address is found to be incorrect or incomplete, the post will return to the RTO office.
Rajasthan government’s long-awaited battle for the possession of historic Udaipur House in New Delhi has come to rest with the recent directives of Supreme Court. The property is situated near the Tees Hazari court at Civil Lines in Delhi. The Historic building was built before Independence by the then ruling Maharana of Mewar, which was occupied by Delhi government post-independence.
The majestic building is sprawling over 12000 meters of land at a prime location of Delhi, whose current worth is evaluated around 1500 crore. Before Independence, when Luteyn’s Delhi was being designed, the property was built by Udaipur’s Royal family. That time the British asked the Maharana of Udaipur to build a mansion in Delhi like other princely houses.
Post-independence Delhi government was granted the possession only for use. However, in 2010, Ashok Gehlot, the then Chief Minister of Rajasthan held talks with Delhi government to hand over the property back to Rajasthan, but the plea was declined. Following which the government took the issue to Supreme Court.
Recently Supreme Court issued directives to both the governments to settle the issue. After which a meeting among the representatives from Rajasthan and Delhi was held, where it was decided to hand over the property to Rajasthan government.
After the strict instructions from high court and its orders regarding the safety of school-going children, administration has decided to take strict actions against auto drivers and also the schools with which they are affiliated. Increasing cases of accidents and parental complaints have forced local authorities to pay serious attention to the issues. It must be noted that auto drivers have built unions and are hauling more than their carrying capacity. Small kids are even made to sit in the boot area of rickshaws, keeping their lives at highest risks.
Observing the scenario, followed by high-court’s orders, a meeting between traffic department, district transport authorities, NGO, van and auto union members was held on Tuesday. Representatives from different schools, were also invited to bring to their notice about the severity of the issue and get an assertive support from them.
It was also directed that schools must issue strict instructions and do not allow overloaded vehicles in their campus. Besides, they must also ensure that rules are duly followed by the vehicle drivers. Each school must have complete information about the drivers, including their name, vehicle no, phone no, licences and other relevant documents. Parents must also to be enrolled in road safety clubs of every school. Any negligence in following of rules by schools and/or drivers will be dealt with strictness. Traffic inspector, Netrapal Singh stated that, “only drafting of challan is insufficient, hence more stringent actions will be taken as this issue is related to lives of children”.
Transfer of 38 IPS officers including IGPs, DIGs and SPs has been recently announced by Rajasthan Government. Accordingly, on Monday, July 8, IPS officer Vineeta Thakur has been appointed as new and also first women Inspector General (I.G) of Udaipur division. While the current I.G Praful Kumar has been transferred to Jodhpur, as Commissioner of Jodhpur, following the orders of Department of Personnel (DOP).
Upon joining her seat she stated that her chief aim will be to work for protection of women and weaker segments of society. She further stated that, observing the increasing cases of online theft and cyber crimes there is a dire need to provide special training to police officials to curb them. She also added that Udaipur being the tourist destination, hence special focus will be given to protect visitors and eliminate tourists’ related crimes.
The Engineer is a 12th Science Maths Achiever’s Award Ceremony. It is a felicitation program for Class 12th PCM students of 2019 Pass out with 75% and above. It is an initiative by Techno NJR Udaipur and Dainik Bhaskar. Any Udaipur class 12th student, 2019 Pass out from CBSE or RBSE board is eligible for the felicitation. Students have registered for the event on NJR Open School for confirming their seat in the event.
Even after 9 months in the Kalangan centre prepared by the State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT), the cultural evening and short films for tourists have not been started.
On the pattern of heritage in Bagore Haveli, the evening full of cultural events were supposed to happen daily. A short film on the history of Saheliyon-ki-Bari was prepared to show in a specially constructed room, but the indigenous and foreign tourists visiting here are not able to see it at this time. On July 28, 2018, the former Home Minister Gulabchand Kataria inaugurated the Kalangan Center. In it, there were 44 works of famous artists of contemporary art including Mewar’s famous traditional miniature painting style, Nathdwara, Kawad Photo category etc. Apart from this, the panels of the historic theme of Mewar, which are built in Herbal Gardens of Forest Medicinal Plants, Bird Vihar are located here.
More than two thousand domestic and foreign tourists visit Saheliyon-ki-Bari, according to which the proposed rooms for short films are facing a shortfall, which is going to shift above. Second, in the evening selection of a qualified institution for cultural events cannot be held. There will be a separate ticket for entry, but how much it will look, it can not be decided by the administration. Here, additional security professionals are required for deployment, but SCERT lacks a budget to keep security personnel on contract. Time for completion of this project is indefinite hence, the visitors have to wait for a new addition to Udaipur itinerary.
Somdev Devvarman is a former professional Indian tennis player who has been awarded Arjuna award and the Padma Shri award. The renowned sportsman is said to be getting hitched with Shiwali Wal in the City of Lakes.
The wedding will take place at the The Royal Retreat Resort & Spa on 27th and 28th February where several Bollywood celebrities, sportsperson, international celebrities, and close family members would be invited. According to the wedding planner, Manish Purohit, the wedding is going to be very subtle and only close ones are invited. Upon asking about the celebrity specific, he chose to remain quiet.
However, one thing is for sure, the city would soon be filled with the wedding vibes again.
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Spice Jet’s flight from Udaipur to Bengaluru is going to stop from 1st March 2019. Currently, the flight SG-726 departs from Bengaluru at 12:10 pm and lands in Udaipur at 3:05 pm and further departs from Udaipur at 3:40 pm and lands in Bengaluru at 5:35 pm.
End of the flight would hinder the connectivity of Udaipur from South India and at the same time, numerous people will suffer who travel to Bengaluru for trade, education, and employment. It is expected that the flight will resume in the summer schedule as the response on the route was very reassuring.
However, Indigo airlines will run regularly on the given route. Indigo’s 6E-968 will depart from Bangalore at 3.10 pm and reach Udaipur at 5.30 pm and will depart from Udaipur at 6.00 pm and reach Bangalore at 8.10 pm.
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