Articles by Jasjeev Gandhiok
Forest officials said that the drive began on Tuesday when two acres of forest land were cleared, and the drive will continue on Thursday
Strong surface winds and rain, both help settle or disperse pollutants in the atmosphere, leading to cleaner air
The penalties for environmental violations vary from a few thousand rupees in one state to several lakhs in another, thus requiring uniformity
On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi kick-started an ambitious scheme to revamp the country’s rail transit landscape
Delhi experiences unusually cold end to February with minimum temperature at 8.3°C. Western disturbance expected to bring warmer weather and possible rain. Air quality remains moderate.
The new OCC, inaugurated by DMRC’s managing director Vikas Kumar, has been designed as a state-of-the-art control and command centre
Delhi's temperature hit 29.7°C, highest this year, 5 degrees above normal. Expect cooler days ahead as rain is forecasted, pushing max down to 23°C by Wednesday.
A census is planned to be carried out once every three months, which will provide the government adequate data on both resident and migratory birds
A canine unit will be trained and handed over to forest guards to help patrol the boundaries of Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary
The scope of the repair work, officials said, would include replastering loose concrete on walls and removing and cleaning drain covers
High fluoride levels in the water, when consumed, can lead to dental fluorosis and have been linked to bone damage and skeletal fluorosis
The peak is likely to be down to more people choosing to commute by Metro due to restrictions at borders and within city in wake of the farmers’ protest
The terminal, which will be two-and-a-half times larger than the old T1, will initially begin operations with IndiGo and SpiceJet flights, officials said
The Pragati Maidan AWS can be used to make forecasts for Bharat Mandapam, where international events are likely to be held in the future
Private vehicles will no longer be allowed into the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary in Delhi, India, due to concerns about ecological damage caused by tourism.
The weather has seen a sharp turnaround this month, with record rainfall in Delhi. Despite the rain, Delhi's pollution levels remained poor.
The submission, dated January 31, said that around 82% of Delhi was covered by a proper sewerage network
The 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) on Thursday was 177, compared to 392 on Wednesday.
A fresh western disturbance is developing and may bring more rain to Delhi over the weekend, according to the India Meteorological Department.
Floods such as the recent ones in 2023, in which Yamuna’s waters almost reaching the Supreme Court, can be directly attributed to abuse of the floodplains
The city’s average maximum temperature this month was 17.9°C — 2.2°C below the long-period average for 1970-2020 (20.1°C)
The DPCC has granted a six-month conditional consent to operate the landfill, with the condition that the ash be used in construction activities.
The Ridge Management Board (RMB) in Delhi has come under scrutiny for granting swift approvals to construction projects in the protected green space. An analysis by HT revealed that 77% of the proposals placed before the RMB since 2021 were approved, while expert members of the board have not been invited to meetings since 2021. The approvals have drawn criticism from the Delhi high court, which questioned whether the RMB is truly meant to protect the Ridge. The Ridge is an important green space in Delhi and serves as a habitat for various plants, birds, and animals.
The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, has submitted a proposal to expand its campus, impacting 1,618 trees. The State Expert Appraisal Committee has asked the institute to revise its plan and reduce the number of trees affected. An environmental clearance will only be awarded if the tree impact figure is reduced. The estimated cost of the project is ₹458.73 crore.
Delhi experienced another cold day with temperatures dropping and thick fog causing disruptions to flights and train services. The minimum temperature fell to 4.8°C, while the maximum temperature plunged to 15.8°C. The India Meteorological Department issued an "orange" alert for further disruptions on Monday. Visibility remained below 200 meters for several hours, leading to delays, diversions, and cancellations at the airport. Delhi's air quality remained "very poor". The weather agency predicts similar conditions for the next 24 hours with dense fog and below-normal temperatures.
Delhi experienced its warmest morning in eight days with a minimum temperature of 6.6°C, despite sub-zero temperatures in hilly regions. Dense fog disrupted transport services. Temperatures are expected to remain between 6°C and 7°C for the next three days. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts that Delhi will not experience a cold wave. The rise in minimum temperatures is attributed to warmer winds from the east. Visibility improved after sunrise but over 75 flights were delayed, four were diverted, and five were cancelled. At least 18 trains were delayed by over an hour.
Weather officials said similar temperatures are likely to persist till the weekend, with moderate to dense fog likely in the mornings
The increase is attributed to the return of regular office operations and the impact of new Metro lines.
Delhi experienced a fifth straight cold wave day with temperatures dropping to 3.5°C. The India Meteorological Department issued an orange alert for chilly temperatures and dense fog in some parts of the city. The cold wave is expected to continue for the next two days at least. However, there was some relief for mass transit users as the dense fog spell was shorter on Tuesday, resulting in fewer flight and train delays compared to the previous days. Delhi's air quality remained "very poor" for the 14th consecutive day.
The explosion in visitors has alarmed experts who worry about how it could possibly undo the restoration work at this vital green lung of Delhi