Kartik Kumar is a correspondent with the Hindustan Times and has covered beats such as crime, transport, health and consumer courts. Kartik currently covers municipal corporation, Delhi Metro and Rapid Metro.
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MCG officials said they started surveying the community centres in January and completed the process earlier this month
The Gurugram traffic police will hold a meeting with the people residing near Panchgaon Chowk on National Highway 48 (NH-48) — which is considered one of the most unsafe stretches in the city — next week to discuss and spread awareness on how to avoid road accidents, and also urge them to not drive on the wrong side, said the officials on Thursday
Gurugram: Continuing with its trend of renaming important junctions and stretches in the city, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has now officially changed the name of Vatika Chowk on Sohna Road to Shaheed Udham Singh Chowk
Gurugram: The Gurugram traffic police on Friday launched a three-day drive to keep a check on underage driving across the city, said the officials
State urban local bodies (ULB) minister Kamal Gupta on Friday said any official, who repeatedly raises objections to a file, will be suspended with immediate effect--three days after an ugly spat broke out between MCG’s chief engineer T L Sharma and a councillor of ward 13 at the municipal corporation’s office at Sector 34 and councillors congregated a day later to discuss the future course of action against the official
Gurugram: The Gurugram traffic police next week will start a three-day trial, starting May 28, at Kherki Daula toll plaza, in which the design of an existing U-turn — around 50m before the plaza — on the Gurugram side of National Highway 48 (NH-48) will be altered, said the officials on Thursday
Gurugram: The Gurugram traffic police has fined 1,455 people — 1,195 for driving on the wrong side, and 260 for violating lane driving rules — during two road safety drives in one week, said the officials on Thursday
The road safety measures implemented by the Gurugram traffic police, in association with non-governmental organisation (NGO) Trax, by March last year included redesigning pedestrian islands, installing rumble strips, bollards, and painting zebra crossings at various points along the Hero Honda Chowk
Mayor Madhu Azad and all 35 councillors of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) met on Wednesday to discuss a spat that ensued between the MCG chief engineer and a councillor on Tuesday
The chief engineer of Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) and a ward councillor were allegedly embroiled in an ugly spat at the MCG’s Sector 34 office on Tuesday afternoon
Trees and shrubs having a high survival rate in the region will be planted in areas where treated water is readily available and at locations where large tracts of vacant land are available
The MCM will use the Nawada pond revival project as a model to rejuvenate other ponds in Manesar, said the officials, adding that a pond in Kasan village is likely to be revived next
Around 15% of the road fatalities in the city happen due to wrong-way driving, according to the traffic police officials
At present, only three stretches — Golf Course Road, Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, and Gurgaon-Faridabad Road — have speed interceptors.
“It took me nearly 25 minutes to cross 3km on NH-48. There was a heavy backlog of vehicles, starting just before Hero Honda Chowk all the way till the accident site,” said Karan Singh, a resident of Manesar.
The maximum temperatures are likely to drop on Saturday and Sunday, depending on a western disturbance advancing towards this region, said the IMD officials
Most of these nine colonies were developed near major roads such as Sohna Road, Golf Course Extension Road, and Vikas Marg in the early 2000s
Gurugram: The Gurugram fire department has identified at least 30 liquor shops and their warehouses across the city which do not have a valid fire NOC (no objection certificate), said the officials on Thursday
While reviewing inspections at all the toll plazas, the district administration apprised the committee of many flaws noticed at Ghamroj, such as absence of emergency lanes, lack of signages, toll plaza staff workers not wearing uniform and operating without identity cards
According to MCG officials, the eponymous junction had derived its name from the automobile manufacturing company that opened one of its major manufacturing units nearby in the 1980s
The poor condition of community centres is a major problem across the city, including in upscale areas such as the Golf Course Road, DLF Phase 4, and MG Road
The traffic police on Tuesday extended the trial of the temporary U-turn, which opened around 70 metres before the Kherki Daula toll plaza, for another week till April 25
With just over 10 weeks left for the deadline, MCG officials conceded that they were racing against time to complete the requisite measures
Despite its geographical importance and high real estate value, roads in the sector are riddled with potholes, some of which have not been repaired or recarpeted since the early 2000s
Besides reducing congestion on GCR and the seven-kilometre long HCC-GCER, the 1.5-kilometre stretch, known as Khatu Shyam Mandir Marg, will also provide an alternative route to St Thomas Marg, a heavily congested arterial road that links Genpact Chowk on GCR with Shaheed Hawaldar Singh Chowk located on HCC-GCER
- The nearly 500-metre-long U-turn flyover is used by commuters heading from Cyber City towards Udyog Vihar.
In February, the Haryana Urban Local Bodies (ULB) issued an order to all municipal corporations across the state to take action against plastic use within their respective jurisdictions
The district administration has decided to conduct traffic trials at MDI Chowk, Iffco Chowk and Shankar Chowk in the coming weeks to reduce congestion and make the intersections safer for pedestrians
Congestion has been a constant problem at Sirhaul toll plaza, which is located on the Delhi-Gurugram border, since work for the widening of the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway began in 2004.
A day after schools reopened across the city, traffic congestion was back on the internal roads and residential areas close to educational institutions with residents calling for better traffic management and more personnel to decongest the areas and ensure smooth flow of vehicular movement