Abhinav Rajput was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers. He no longer works with the Hindustan Times.
Articles by Abhinav Rajput
East Delhi gets a green patch by Sanjay Lake side after 15-year wait
The Delhi Development Authority has completed redevelopment of 20 acres along the lake in the first phase.
Published on Jul 13, 2017 11:43 PM IST
UER-2: Land acquisition, encroachments delay third ring road around Delhi
The 79-km semi-circular stretch or the urban extension road 2 (UER 2), which the DDA has projected as the third ring road, is being built to provide a direct link to NH-10 (towards Rohtak) and NH-8 (towards Gurgaon) for vehicles entering the city from Karnal.
Updated on Jul 17, 2017 02:31 PM IST
DDA housing scheme 2017: Fewer buyers so far, 27000 forms sold in 10 days
Around 27,000 forms of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) housing scheme were sold till Friday from bank counters across Delhi, according to the data by the land owning agency. Besides, over 1 lakh people have visited the section on DDA website where online registrations are being done.
Updated on Jul 11, 2017 11:50 AM IST
DDA housing scheme 2017: Lack of facilities, overpricing tarnishes flats on offer
Most of the 12,072 flats on offer under the Delhi Development Authority’s housing scheme 2017 lack basic civic amenities, found a ground study by Hindustan Times.
Updated on Jul 10, 2017 11:08 AM IST
In pics | What the costliest flat in DDA housing scheme 2017 looks like
Take a look at the HIG flats in Jasola that have been put up for sale in the latest DDA housing scheme.
Updated on Jul 10, 2017 11:10 AM IST
DDA housing scheme 2017: Don’t apply, say old allottees waiting for roads, water
Residents of DDA flats in Rohini sector 34 regret their decision of taking up the houses. With basic facilities like roads and drinking water not available here, residents warn applicants not to get ‘caught’ in the latest housing scheme floated by DDA.
Updated on Aug 01, 2017 12:49 PM IST
DDA scheme: Banks may offer loans for registration amount only to salary account holders
For the LIG (lower income group) category, the registration fee is R 1,00,000 while for the middle income group and high income group flats, R 2,00,000 will be charged.
Updated on Jul 03, 2017 11:35 PM IST
DDA housing scheme 2017: Here is how you can apply for a flat in Delhi
Find out about all formalities and the registration fees required to apply for DDA’s latest housing scheme.
Updated on Aug 01, 2017 12:49 PM IST
Delhi building collapse: No lessons learnt from 2010 Lalita Park disaster
A four-storey building collapsed in east Delhi’s Laxmi Nagar area on Sunday morning, injuring at least five people.
Updated on Jul 02, 2017 11:40 PM IST
HIndustan Times | ByAbhinav Rajput, New Delhi
Forms for DDA flats available in banks from today, draw of lots in November
The DDA housing scheme offering 12000 flats was launched by Union minister Venkaiah Naidu on Friday. The forms and brochures for the scheme are available in select banks from Saturday.
Updated on Jul 01, 2017 12:38 PM IST
1 lakh new DDA flats in Delhi by 2022, says Venkaiah Naidu; city needs 24 lakh
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has set a target of building 20,000 new flats every year to fulfil the increasing housing needs of the city, said Union housing and urban poverty alleviation minister M Venkaiah Naidu.
ByAbhinav Rajput, New Delhi
DDA housing scheme inaugurated, 13000 flats on offer in Delhi
Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu will launch the scheme on Friday afternoon after which forms and brochures will be available in select banks across Delhi
BJP sees cow in people’s fridges, plates but not on streets eating poly bags: Sisodia
Updated on Jun 29, 2017 11:54 PM IST
Not in my name: Social media comes handy in mobilising protestors yet again
Most protestors present at the venue said that their level of tolerance was tested and were only waiting for someone to give a call so they could join the protest.
Updated on Jun 29, 2017 05:35 PM IST
Bugged Delhi battles mosquito breeding as monsoon at door
Civic bodies launch apps, give tablets to breeding checkers, but are yet to fix shortage of staff and raise fine.
Updated on Jun 29, 2017 05:39 PM IST
Two men protest against Satyendar Jain in Delhi Assembly, get 30 days in jail
Two youths, one of whom had contested from AAP in 2013 assembly, were detained and thrashed after they threw papers on Satyendra Jain from the gallery.
Updated on Jul 16, 2017 07:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByFaizan Haider and Abhinav Rajput, New Delhi
DDA ready to launch housing scheme with 13,000 flats, forms on June 30
The land owning agency is offering around 13,000 flats under the scheme, of which 350 are two-room middle income group (MIG) flats. The rest are either one-bedroom lower income group flats (LIG) flats or janta flats.
MCDs favour higher parking rates during peak hours, surface sites
The last time the three corporations revised their rates was in 2014 when it increased the minimum hourly charges to Rs20 for cars from Rs10 per hour. For the two wheelers, the rates were doubled to Rs10.
Updated on Jun 27, 2017 05:00 PM IST
Delhi east corp to invoke ESMA, as striking cleanliness workers refuse to budge
ESMA, legislated by Parliament of India, was established to ensure the delivery of certain services, which if obstructed would affect the normal life of people.
Updated on Jun 26, 2017 11:37 PM IST
South Delhi civic agency makes building plan approval process fully online
The web portal has advanced features which uses Google earth to tell people if their house comes under the jurisdiction of ASI, DMRC, etc.
Updated on Jun 26, 2017 04:32 PM IST
Delhi L-G Baijal clears key infrastructure projects to decongest Delhi
Some of the key projects cleared by the governing body of UTTIPEC, headed by the L-G, includes extension of the Ashram flyover till the DND flyover, construction of an underground tunnel below the ITPO (Pragati Maidan area.
Updated on Jun 22, 2017 11:45 PM IST
No space in cow shelters, stray cattle problem may worsen in Delhi
In 2002, the Supreme Court ordered authorities to rid Delhi’s streets of cattle and shut all dairies functioning out of urban areas so that abandoned animals do not find their way to Delhi’s busy streets.
Updated on Jun 21, 2017 11:54 PM IST
Intermittent rain leads to spike in chikungunya in Delhi
Updated on Jun 20, 2017 12:22 AM IST
Abuses, threats, tablets: A day in the life of Delhi mosquito breeding controller
Domestic breeding checkers complain that people don’t cooperate with them and often abuse them. They can’t challan people who don’t let them in their houses.
Updated on Jun 19, 2017 07:55 AM IST
After demonetisation, Delhi traders fear technology-based GST
But the government assures that once GST is rolled out and its benefits are felt, these initial hiccups will disappear.
Updated on Jun 16, 2017 11:57 PM IST
HIndustan Times | BySuchetana Ray and Abhinav Rajput, New Delhi/gurgaon
Smoke in Delhi Metro: ‘Saw women shouting, thankfully there was no stampede’
Passengers panicked after they noticed smoke coming out of AC vent in the women’s compartment at Laxmi Nagar Metro station, on the Blue Line, on Thursday. The incident comes two days after a bird hit paralysed the Metro services on the snag-prone line for over three hours.
Updated on Jun 16, 2017 10:36 AM IST
Smoke in Delhi Metro compartment triggers panic at Laxmi Nagar station
Passengers panicked on seeing smoke in the women’s compartment of a train at Laxmi Nagar Metro station. DMRC officials said smoke was caused by a short circuit. Incident comes two days after a bird hit stopped services on the busy Blue Line of Delhi Metro for three hours.
Updated on Jun 16, 2017 08:20 AM IST
Hotels, restaurants in East Delhi open toilets for women, kids
South Delhi Municipal Corporation was the first civic body to give free access to toilets of any hotel or restaurant around a month ago. The north Delhi municipal corporation has already announced that they are working in this direction. If applicable, people would be able to use the facility in most parts of Delhi.
Updated on Jun 14, 2017 12:18 AM IST
Wheelchair-bound para-athlete says she was forced to sleep on floor of train
34-year-old Swaraj, who uses a wheelchair, had requested a lower berth while booking a ticket on the Nagpur-New Delhi Garib Rath Express under physically handicapped quota but got the top seat.
Updated on Jun 11, 2017 09:53 PM IST
Meet Ummul Kher who battled bone disorder, unsupportive parents, lived in a slum and cracked UPSC exam
Ummul Kher suffers from fragile bone disorder and her parents said they would ‘disown’ her if she stayed in school. She left home, got into JNU and is now set to become an IAS officer.
Updated on Jun 11, 2017 10:02 PM IST