Kartik Kumar

Kartik Kumar

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.

Articles by Kartik Kumar
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First pedestrian refuge island constructed at Sector 44 intersection

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 11:25 PM IST
The city’s first pedestrian refuge island has been constructed at the Sector 44 intersection near Huda City Centre (HCC) by the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), Raahgiri Foundation and World Resources Institute (WRI)
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MCG sets deadline to remove encroachments from Wazirabad sports complex site

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 11:30 PM IST
A five-year-old proposal for constructing a sports complex in Wazirabad may finally see progress as the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has set a two-week deadline for officials to remove all encroachments at the project site and barricade its boundaries
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Sadar Bazar to become free from vehicular traffic for a week

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 11:20 PM IST
Sadar Bazar — the oldest market in the city — will be completely free of vehicular traffic between February 26 and March 4, as a part of a one-week trial by the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG), which will take a call on making this a permanent feature based on the response
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MCG sets June 30 deadline for takeover of DLF 1-3

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 11:23 PM IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has set a deadline of June 30 for DLF to complete all the remaining civic infrastructure works in DLF Phases 1-2-3 and hand over the three colonies to the civic body
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Gurugram shortlisted for second round of cycling challenge

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 11:24 PM IST
Gurugram has progressed to the second round of India Cycles4Change challenge, to facilitate quick implementation of cycling friendly initiatives in response to the Covid-19 outbreak
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Fire department proposes tech upgrades, new stations to reduce response time

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 11:32 PM IST
In a bid to reduce response time, officials have proposed to install GPS trackers in all fire tenders and link them to the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority’s (GMDA) integrated command control centre
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Fewer than 10% of projects approved by MCG last year executed

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 11:28 PM IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has completed fewer than 10% if the engineering projects that were approved, on basis of the agendas, in last year’s House meetings, civic body officials said on Sunday
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Plastic use can lead to fines up to 25,000 from February 27

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 11:18 PM IST
Using plastic from February 27 can invite penalties of up to 25,000 as the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on Thursday issued a notification for residents, shopkeepers, retailers and vendors to stop the practice
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Experts call for more exits, better enforcement to curb driving on the wrong side

By Leena Dhankhar and Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 11:15 PM IST
Lack of enforcement, long distances for taking a U-turn and flawed road designs, besides the callous attitude of motorists, are among the key reasons that lead to wrong-side driving in the city, road safety experts said
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Sadar Bazar road to be off limits for vehicle on a trial basis

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 11:14 PM IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will start a week-long trial of restricting vehicular movement on a 600-metre stretch in Sadar Bazar on February 22, commencing a redesign project that has been on the cards since 2019
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MCG workers turn up for Covid-19 vaccinations after officials intervene

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 11:11 PM IST
The turnout of sanitation workers for Covid-19 vaccinations on Day 3 witnessed a major jump, following an intervention by the civic body’s commissioner
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Officials of Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG0 said they discussed how consumers who visited citizen services centres to get errors in bills rectified should be facilitated.(HT Photo)
Officials of Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG0 said they discussed how consumers who visited citizen services centres to get errors in bills rectified should be facilitated.(HT Photo)

Interview with Munish Sharma, commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Manesar

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2021 09:37 AM IST
In a major administrative reshuffle, the Haryana government on Thursday night transferred 24 bureaucrats across the state
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MCG develops app to track toilet facilities in city

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 11:17 PM IST
After receiving a large number of complaints from residents regarding the state of toilets in the city, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has developed an app for its staff to monitor the facilities
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District administration initiates a new road safety programme

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 11:16 PM IST
Similar to the concept of Haryana Vision Zero (HVZ), city road safety experts, along with the district administration, have initiated a road safety programme specifically for Gurugram district known as Safer Streets for Gurugram (SSFG)
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MCG to take over Maruti Vihar within two weeks

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 11:33 PM IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) is set to take over Maruti Vihar, a gated colony on the Mehrauli-Gurgaon (MG) Road, within the next two weeks
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MCG to start civic services in DLF 1, 2 and 3 next month

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 11:33 PM IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will start providing some civic amenities to DLF Phases 1, 2, and 3 from next month, ahead of an impending total takeover, officials said on Tuesday
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MCG to review status of proposals approved in 2020 house meetings

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 11:32 PM IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has decided to review the status of proposals approved last year during the special meeting scheduled for February 4
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New GMDA roads to have cycle tracks

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 11:48 PM IST
New roads constructed by the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) will have a cycle track, the authority’s chief executive officer, VS Kundu, said on Saturday, while discussing plans for the same on Anaath Road, near Shankar Chowk, and the new sector road from Rampura Chowk, on National Highway-48, to Pataudi Road
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Barricades put up at Sirhaul toll plaza lead to traffic snarl

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 12:09 AM IST
Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway witnessed a four-kilometre-long traffic jam on Friday evening owing to the barricades put up by the Delhi Police at the Sirhaul toll plaza in the light of the farmers’ protest
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MCG to turn Sector 46 market into a polythene-free zone

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:01 PM IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has started work on converting Sector 46 market into a polythene-free zone
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Traffic congestion likely due to restrictions, farmers’ protests

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:37 PM IST
Several routes in the district are likely to witness traffic congestion on Tuesday due to the farmer’s tractor rally and restrictions put in place by the police
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Section of Atul Kataria Marg to be shut for underpass work

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:42 PM IST
A sloping section of the Lt Atul Kataria Marg, where a 700-metre underpass is to come up, will be shut from Monday till February 28 for excavation work, officials said
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MCG divides restricted area near IAF depot into three pockets

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:33 PM IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has divided the restricted area located within the 900-metre radius of Indian Air Force (IAF) ammunition depot in Sector 14 into three pockets in order to maintain greater supervision over the area
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MCG to build open-air gyms in all city parks measuring more than an acre

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 03:21 PM IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) is planning to equip at least half of the city’s parks with open-air gyms, said officials on Wednesday
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Four key intersections to be made safer

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 11:08 PM IST
As a part of the ongoing Road Safety Month initiatives, the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has decided to redesign four key intersections — Sector 44 intersection, Bristol Chowk, Kanhai Chowk and Ambedkar Chowk — within a month, officials said
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Additional charges give MCG chance to avoid missteps in Manesar

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 10:50 PM IST
As many as 22 officials of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) have been given additional charges in the newly formed Municipal Corporation of Manesar (MCM), which provides them with a chance to avoid missteps and issues of the MCG
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MCG to set up state’s first dog sterilisation centre

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 10:49 PM IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) is planning to set up Haryana’s first dog sterilisation centre at Begumpur Khatola, said officials on Saturday
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May deadline set for monsoon preparedness at eight key roads

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 11:11 PM IST
The city’s civic agencies have shortlisted eight key stretches for executing monsoon preparedness measures and have set a deadline of May 31 for completion of the work
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A firefighter inspects damage during dousing operations after a fire broke out at a multistory DP Jindal Group corporate office in sector 44 near Huda City Center Metro Station, in Gurugram, India, on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. (Photo by Rahul Grover/Hindustan Times)
A firefighter inspects damage during dousing operations after a fire broke out at a multistory DP Jindal Group corporate office in sector 44 near Huda City Center Metro Station, in Gurugram, India, on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. (Photo by Rahul Grover/Hindustan Times)

Six-storey office building in Sector 44 gutted in major fire; no injuries as building was unoccupied

By Kartik Kumar | Hindustan Times, Gurugram, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:10 AM IST
More than 20 fire tenders were called into action to douse the fire. Fire department officials said that it took over two hours to get it under control, and nearly four hours to douse.
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