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EC nod awaited, Delhi LG yet to appoint presiding officer

A senior MCD official associated with the poll process said that EC has the power to delay the mayoral polls till the the Lok Sabha elections are completed.

Delhi LG VK Saxena (ANI)
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 01:26 AM IST

Stage set for Delhi mayoral polls as AAP and BJP picks file nominations

AAP and BJP councillors filed nominations for upcoming mayoral and deputy mayoral elections in Delhi. AAP faces first challenge since Kejriwal's arrest.

AAP councillor Mahesh Khichi files his nominations for the post on Thursday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 01:17 AM IST

Monuments rebuilt at new waste park in Delhi

Replicas of 20 Indian monuments and temples carrying the Unesco world heritage site tag have been recreated from 200 tonnes of scrap waste

A replica of the Brihadeshwara temple of Thanjavur inside the waste to wonder park at Ajmal Khan Park, Karol Bagh in New Delhi on April 15. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2024 05:12 AM IST

MCD brings in experts for big Town Hall revamp in Delhi

The construction of the Town Hall building was completed in 1866, but the municipality shifted to the new municipal headquarters on Minto Road around 2012

The Delhi Town Hall building in Chandni Chowk. (HT Archive)
Published on Apr 16, 2024 10:54 PM IST

MCD plantation to be mix of flowering, fruit-bearing trees in Delhi

The civic body, which oversees 15,226 neighbourhood parks and over 12,700km of roads across Delhi, said that it will plant around 619,000 plants this year.

Some of the flowering trees suggested for plantation drives include amaltas, gulmohar, champa, and bauhinia, while fruit-bearing trees include ber, jamun, amla, and mango. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 05:49 AM IST

Lutyens Delhi set for new clock tower soon

A senior NDMC official said that lieutenant governor (LG) VK Saxena has directed the civic body to develop a clock tower

he old ‘New Delhi Town Hall’ used to house a clock tower on top of the headquarters building, but the building was demolished in the 1980s to develop the current one (in photo). (Courtesy: NDMC)
Published on Apr 14, 2024 10:35 PM IST

Industries dept finalises plan for 21-acre facility for e-waste in Delhi

The Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation has invited expressions of interests from private players to set up the complex.

Common items in e-waste streams include computers, mobile phones, electronic items, household appliances, as well as medical equipment. (Representational image)
Updated on Apr 14, 2024 05:56 AM IST

Delhi mayoral elections set for April 26: Officials

The mayoral elections are an annual exercise, held in first meeting of the civic body’s yearly cycle

The term of the incumbent mayor, Shelly Oberoi, ended on March 31, but she will continue in her position till a new mayor is elected. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 05:01 AM IST

Seven decades later, MCD revives journal on city life

The journal traces the city’s history from the events in the immediate aftermath of first war of India’s independence in 1857

The name of the publication is derived from the Town Hall building at Chandni Chowk, the former headquarters of the municipality, which was developed as the “Delhi Institute” in 1860s (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 05:44 AM IST

Delhi's RWAs give charter of demands for Lok Sabha polls

The demands, compiled by the United RWAs Joint Action (Urja) — an umbrella body of 2,500 RWAs — and released on Monday

Congress workers campaign in Delhi ahead of the May 25 Lok Sabha elections. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 07:24 AM IST

Discoms’ records to help MCD plug gaps in tax net

Officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said the plan involves creating a common database with information from the city’s discoms.

This year, the department collected around <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,137 crores as of March 31, with 1.26 million tax payers filing returns. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 12:45 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest will be last nail in BJP’s coffin: AAP

The fast started at 11am with party leaders taking turns to speak about the jailed party leader, with a photoshopped image of Kejriwal behind bars.

AAP supporters during the party’s day-long protest against the arrest of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Sunday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 08, 2024 05:00 AM IST

PWD to rebuild damaged bridge at Defence Colony in Delhi

A section of the bridge on Ratan Lal Sahdev Marg, north of Central Park, had caved in under the weight of a truck loaded with construction waste

The damaged bridge on Ratan Lal Sahdev Marg in Defence Colony in New Delhi on April 4. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 08, 2024 05:58 AM IST

MCD counts 198,000 trees in first tree census

Preliminary data shows Keshavpuram and South zones had the highest number of trees --- 64,383 and 43,810 respectively

MCD manages 15,226 municipal parks spread across a total area of 5,172 acres. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 04:52 AM IST

Atishi writes to Delhi chief secretary, asks for water supply plan

The minister also directed the senior bureaucrat to prepare an action plan to supplement Delhi’s water supply through borewells, and to share plans for vulnerable areas

Delhi water minister Atishi on Wednesday wrote to chief secretary Naresh Kumar about complaints of water shortages she had received. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 05:50 AM IST

This is the time to fight, says Sanjay Singh as he walks free from Delhi jail

Singh – who is one of the tallest leaders of the AAP, is an aggressive public orator, and has relationships across parties – was surrounded by the AAP’s brass

Sanjay Singh with other AAP leaders at the party office in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 05:36 AM IST

Congress’s ‘guarantee for all’ campaign in Delhi

Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said the campaign was launched from Ghonda as it was where the party first used its “hand” symbol, during a bypoll in 1978

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge launches the campaign in north east Delhi's Usmanpur on Wednesday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 05:20 AM IST

Sewage from Taimoor Nagar drain floods parts of south Delhi’s Maharani Bagh

Taimoor Nagar drain flows through Maharani Bagh before emerging in Taimoor Nagar on its way to the Yamuna

Maharani Bagh is a low-lying area and it is the first one to be impacted if there is any obstruction in Taimoor Nagar drain. (Sanjeev Verma/ HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 05:18 AM IST

MCD logs dip in property tax collection, taxpayers in FY24

The property tax department tentatively collected around ₹2,137 crore till March 31 with 1,258,000 tax payers filing returns

The corporation has recorded a decrease of over <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>250 crore in the tax collection with a net dip of around 70,000 taxpayers. (HT Archive)
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 07:14 AM IST

PWD plans new elevated corridor in Punjabi Bagh in Delhi

A senior PWD official said the four-lane flyover will come up along the Najafgarh Road (Shivaji Marg)

HT Image
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 06:12 AM IST

June 30 set as new deadline to tag properties: MCD

According to the municipal estimates, Delhi has more than three million buildings, but only 1.3 million properties are registered with the corporation

Over the last four months, MCD has been running a drive to get all the properties in the city geotagged, but has received a tepid response. (HT Archive)
Updated on Apr 02, 2024 05:46 AM IST

Delhi civic body set to elect new Mayor

The term of the incumbent mayor, Shelly Oberoi, ended on March 31, the officials said and added that notification for fresh polls would be issued soon

Shelly Oberoi was elected mayor on February 22, 2023. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 02, 2024 05:10 AM IST

Anand Vihar-Apsara Border flyover gets a new deadline

The 1.4km, six lane flyover is coming up on road number 56 and will cater to an estimated 148,000 vehicles daily

The 1.4km, six lane flyover is coming up on road number 56 — a key arterial road between Anand Vihar and Apsara Border
Updated on Apr 01, 2024 06:30 AM IST

MCD plans an airplane theme park for kids

The tender document said that it will be built in the next four months at an estimated cost of ₹1,62,18,997

HT Image
Updated on Apr 01, 2024 05:50 AM IST

IIT-Kanpur to help rejuvenate Kushak Drain in 169-crore project

Complaints have been received from different ministries that waste water that flows in the Kushak nullah emits foul, pungent gases, causing difficulties to people living around it

The Kushak drain starts from SP Marg and joins Barapulla drain after travelling about 5km through a number of south Delhi neighbourhoods. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 31, 2024 05:48 AM IST

Outer Ring Road’s Mukarba Chowk underpass delayed

According to the project’s progress report for the month of March, land acquisition from the Irrigation and Flood Control department has delayed the work further

HT Image
Updated on Mar 29, 2024 08:14 AM IST

Kejriwal issues first govt order from ED custody, BJP dismisses ‘gimmick’

Delhi minister Atishi said that the chief minister in a signed order, directed her to address water- and sewage-related grievances from various parts of Delhi.

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal in Rouse Avenue Court after his Enforcement Directorate (ED). (ANI)
Updated on Mar 25, 2024 03:35 AM IST

INDIA bloc to hold rally in Delhi to ‘safeguard democracy’ on March 31

INDIA bloc will hold 'maha rally' at Ramlila Maidan on March 31 to protect democracy amid ED's arrest of Arvind Kejriwal, accused of acting at BJP's behest.

Delhi education minister Atishi with AAP supporters at a protest in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 25, 2024 04:55 AM IST
By, New Delhi

MCD to raze its staff flats on Delhi’s Minto Road, replace them with high rises

MCD plans to demolish old single-storey flats at Minto Road, Delhi, and build nine-storey towers costing ₹121.4 crore in their place.

MCD flats on Minto Road in New Delhi on March 13. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 25, 2024 05:08 AM IST

Kejriwal issues order from ED custody, directs minister to solve water concerns

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is in the Enforcement Directorate custody, said that just because he is in jail, people of Delhi should not face any inconvenience

Delhi cabinet minister Atishi shows chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's direction from ED custody on resolving the city’s water concerns during a press conference in Delhi on Sunday. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 24, 2024 12:45 PM IST
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