#RealtyNewsRoundup: PM Launches Train Service Between Kolkata And Bangladesh's Khulna
Together with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a new passenger train service between Kolkata and Bangladesh's southwestern industrial city of Khulna. The train would be dubbed as Bandhan Express, and it will operate on the 177-km-long Khulna-Kolkata route. The cross-country service would start ferrying passengers from November 16.
Municipal corporations in Delhi will levy a four-time increase in parking fees in the wake of severe pollution in the city. Delhi continued to choke on the smog as the Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA) announced that pollution levels have hit 'severe plus' zone recently.
The Supreme Court has expressed shock that welfare schemes were not effectively implemented even after spending thousands of crore, and has asked the government why these schemes were even being formulated. The top court slammed states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and West Bengal for not giving complete details of expenditure of funds allocated by the Centre under the scheme for urban homeless.
The Delhi government has signed a twin-city agreement with the Seoul Metropolitan Government for strengthening cooperation in the fields of e-governance, transportation, climate change and smart city. Other areas of cooperation that the agreement proposes are environment, culture & tourism, education, waste water, solid waste management, public health and youth exchange among others.
Source: Media report