Articles by Paras Singh
The data submitted by the respective departments of environment management services (sanitation departments) claims that the South MCD spent ₹6,284.6 crore, the North MCD spent ₹4,998.12 crore, while the East corporation spent ₹476.6 crore on refuse removal, cleaning of drains and other cleaning operations from 2016-17 to 2020-21
Published on Jan 18, 2022 12:06 AM IST
Public health experts said the corporations should ensure anti-mosquito drives are not limited to the post monsoon period.
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 03:51 AM IST
Around 100 sq km of area in the national capital region has high risk of ground displacement, with the largest of these, of around 12.5 sq km, is in southwest Delhi’s Kapashera, barely 800m away from the airport, researchers have found using satellite data.
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 06:40 AM IST
In an order issued by the SDMC education department on Thursday, the additional director (education) stated that the municipal commissioner has accorded administrative approval for merging five schools in central zone, one in South zone, 15 in West zone and eight in Najafgarh zone
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 01:14 AM IST
The key to fighting outbreaks of dengue – an annual public health problem for Delhi – may lie in a bacterium found in large swathes of the world’s insect population
Updated on Jan 13, 2022 05:55 AM IST
Standing committee chairman Jogi Ram Jain said the civic body will take measures to boost the public health infrastructure in light of the Covid pandemic, and added that no new taxes will be imposed. He also said that the civic body will create parking space for 13.500 cars in the next two years
Updated on Jan 13, 2022 01:04 AM IST
The graveyard management said that it had to turn away two bodies last week, and send them to the facility at north-west Delhi’s Mangolpuri on the city’s outskirts. This has triggered a tussle with SDMC
Updated on Jan 13, 2022 01:06 AM IST
- The idea came from a movie scene (Badrinath Ki Dulhania), and has, over the last five years, grown into several multi-crore theme park projects
Updated on Jan 11, 2022 02:22 PM IST
On Monday, the Covid beds availability portal run by the Delhi government displayed that there were 50 beds available in the hospital, but no patients were admitted there
Published on Jan 11, 2022 01:49 AM IST
The data over the last five years shows that the number of dengue cases in the first week of January has been zero in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Published on Jan 11, 2022 01:11 AM IST
On Monday, the national capital reported 19,166 new cases of Covid-19 — after conducting 766,70 tests — and 17 deaths. The positivity rate — the rate of samples that test positive from among the total tested — is now 25%, according to the Delhi government’s daily health bulletin
Published on Jan 11, 2022 12:08 AM IST
- Concerns over the mixing of contaminated waste and general municipal waste, as well as the lack of safety equipment among sanitation workers continue to remain a key concern among unions and organisations working with informal waste pickers.
Published on Jan 10, 2022 05:46 AM IST
- The national capital has had a chequered history of tackling the stray dog population
Updated on Jan 08, 2022 01:12 PM IST
In the strike notice submitted to the North Delhi Municipal Corporation on Friday, the Hindu Rao RDA has stated that salaries for the last 83 days is currently pending and if funds are not released by January 15, doctors will withdraw from services
Published on Jan 07, 2022 11:27 PM IST
A senior North Delhi Municipal Corporation official said they have designed a new standard operating procedure (SOP) in view of the Omicron coronavirus variant.
Published on Jan 07, 2022 05:27 AM IST
EDMC to start projects to upgrade municipal schools to tackle high enrolment, focus on PPP projects, develop waste to art park, technology park for waste handling
Published on Jan 06, 2022 03:20 AM IST
The SDMC contractors’ union has been on strike since November 2021 over the non-payment of dues for the past three years. With municipal elections approaching, the pressure from municipal councillors to showcase development works is growing in the executive wing.
Updated on Jan 06, 2022 06:39 AM IST
Deadline to complete parking project by June 2022. The project aims to provide parking space for 2,100 vehicles and 80 tourist buses besides developing a large commercial complex with modern amenities in the walled city.
Published on Jan 03, 2022 11:35 PM IST
Ticket sales over ₹15 lakh in first two days of year, SDMC plans to recover input cost in first year of operations
Updated on Jan 04, 2022 06:56 AM IST
- Some reasons for the surge: Erratic monsoons, a more virulent strain, legal changes that have made it mandatory to report all cases and lethargy in the official response
Published on Jan 03, 2022 03:19 PM IST
The Delhi Cantonment Board (DCB) issued an order recently stating that people feeding monkeys near human habitation will be fined
Updated on Jan 03, 2022 12:50 AM IST
The latest action taken report released by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation on Friday shows that four more liquor shops have been sealed by the civic body citing violations related to unified building bye-laws and illegal constructions
Published on Dec 31, 2021 10:08 PM IST
Till now, no such restriction on feeding the simians has been imposed by any of the other four local bodies of the city. On Thursday, Singh confirmed to HT that the order has been issued and fines up to ₹5000 can be issued
Published on Dec 31, 2021 02:48 AM IST
Jogi Ram Jain, the standing committee chairman of the North Corporation, said that under the policy, the closed dhalao sites will now be re-utilised for creating mini public libraries, recreation halls for senior citizens and charitable dispensaries.
Published on Dec 29, 2021 11:52 PM IST
The municipal corporations will suggest increasing the fine from ₹500 to ₹5,000, and request amendments to the building bylaws to ensure “mosquito-proof” structures
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 03:12 AM IST
Delhi witnessed just one death in 2020, two in 2019, four in 2018 and 10 deaths each in 2017 and 2016. Of the 23 persons who died this year, 15 were minors
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 03:11 AM IST
In the 2021 Swachh Survekshan list, North MCD ranked 45 among the 48 local bodies in the country with over one million population
Updated on Dec 27, 2021 03:09 AM IST
The city’s three civic bodies have started preparing their health care facilities in view of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus, adding oxygen-equipped and intensive care unit (ICU) beds at designated Covid centres
Updated on Dec 25, 2021 02:53 AM IST
Delhi has witnessed a series of flooding episodes during this year with the highest annual precipitation on record being observed since 1933
Updated on Dec 24, 2021 01:42 PM IST
Senior North MCD officials aware of the matter said that its south counterpart owes ₹ 2,457 crore rent till 2020, and if the rent for the current year is accounted for, the total due are ₹ 2,837 crore
Updated on Dec 24, 2021 03:27 AM IST