Peeyush Khandelwal

Peeyush Khandelwal writes on a range of issues in western Uttar Pradesh – from crime, to development authorities and from infrastructure to transport. Based in Ghaziabad, he has been a journalist for almost a decade.

Articles by Peeyush Khandelwal

Ghaziabad civic body approves by-laws of its‘dog policy’

As part of these bylaws, the registration of pet dogs is now mandatory, and a fee of ₹1000 per pet has been endorsed, replacing the previous ₹500 one-time registration fee

An NGO survey from 2020 estimated the community dog population in Ghaziabad at 48,000, with approximately 23,500 of them having been sterilized across the city. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 06:16 AM IST

Ghaziabad building collapse: Firecrackers factory owner, stockist arrested

Three children were killed in the building collapse triggered by an LPG cylinder explosion on Saturday, while four are still hospitalised

Locals and NDRF personnel carry out rescue operations in Loni's Roop Nagar in Ghaziabad on Saturday. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2023 10:42 PM IST
By, Ghaziabad

One arrested in Ghaziabad’s building collapse incident

According to investigators , an LPG cylinder exploded inside the building, which lead to an impactful explosion as it was stuffed with units of firecrackers

The incident took place on Saturday morning, when a two-storeyed building in Loni’s Roop Nagar came crashing down around 11am following an explosion which was heard by the locals. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 11:46 PM IST

Three children killed, four women injured as building collapses in Ghaziabad

Officials said along with the police teams, a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team was also deployed at the site to rescue the trapped people

Police said all seven people were trapped under the debris and were rescued after a three-hour operation by police and disaster rescue personnel on Saturday afternoon. (Sakib Ali/ HT Photo)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 11:40 PM IST

35-year-old woman arrested for pushing 14-year-old off third floor in Ghaziabad

The injured girl was identified as Santresh Kumar, a student of Class 7, and the suspec was identified as Renu Devi

The complaint in this case was registered by the girl’s brother, Rohit Kumar. (Representational image)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 11:32 PM IST
By, Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad: Woman arrested for allegedly pushing 14-yr-old off 3rd-floor balcony

According to Rohit Sharma, the victim’s brother, the incident took place around 6.30pm on Wednesday when his sister along with his seven-year-old niece were going to the terrace to water plants

The incident took place on Wednesday at the residential building in Ghaziabad’s Sain Vihar locality (Representative Photo)
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 02:57 PM IST

15 arrested for trying to convert people in Sahibabad

A man invited people to his house on the pretext of a puja, but it turned out to be a conversion attempt instead as people of another faith started preaching

15 people, including Dinesh Kumar and his wife, were arrested based on a complaint lodged by Subhash Chand Jatav. The FIR was registered under the provisions of the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversion Act at Sahibabad police station. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 18, 2023 11:02 PM IST

19-year-old collapse on treadmill during workout at gym in Ghaziabad

The police identified the deceased as Siddharth Kumar Singh, 19, a second year BTech student at a private college in Ghaziabad.

 (A screen grab of the CCTV footage, moments before Singh, 19, collapses on the treadmill.)
Updated on Sep 17, 2023 05:00 AM IST

Ghaziabad:NHAI proposes 628 crore redevelopment for GT Road

Officials said that the DPR estimates the project cost of about ₹628 crore and will include three elevated stretches to ease and decongest the city traffic

The DPR also includes a 400-metre flyover proposal aimed at easing congestion at the busy Meerut crossing intersection (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 16, 2023 11:58 PM IST

Lightning strike kills minor girl, injures four others in Indirapuram

The police identified the deceased girl as Ajmerun, while the doctors at Sanjay Nagar combined district hospital identified the four injured women by their first names as Jasmin, 18, Shabnam, 30, Shalu, 35, and Ajmeri, 32

A video of the lighting strike was captured by a CCTV camera nearby. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 16, 2023 04:56 PM IST

Ghaziabad: Lightning strike kills minor girl, injures four others in Indirapuram

Indirapuram ACP Swatantra Kumar Singh said that the incident took place around 8.30am when the city was experiencing heavy rainfall

Visuals from the site of the lightning strike in Indirapuram. (Sakib Ali/ HT Photo)
Published on Sep 15, 2023 01:12 PM IST

Dissolved oxygen level in Ghaziabad stretch of Hindon improves to 5-year high, says UPPCB

The quality of water in the Hindon River in Ghaziabad has improved due to heavy monsoon rains and recent flooding, resulting in higher levels of dissolved oxygen. However, downstream locations still show low levels of dissolved oxygen. The increase in dissolved oxygen is seen as a positive development but its sustainability remains uncertain. The absence of dissolved oxygen in upstream areas may be due to oxygenation as the water flows downstream.

 (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 15, 2023 12:18 AM IST

Ghaziabad: UP Roadways bus falls from Delhi Meerut Expressway after driver lose control, 20 injured

The incident was first spotted around 4.30 pm by one of the highway patrol staff of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and they alerted their control room for help

Police said the incident took place at Delhi-Meerut-Expressway (DME) and the bus had 42 passengers on board. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 15, 2023 12:14 AM IST

RRTS: Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor likely to be ready in next six months

The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) has announced that the 25km stretch from Duhai to Meerut (South) will be the second stretch of the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project to open for passenger operations. The stretch is expected to be ready in the next six months. The RRTS project aims to link Delhi, Ghaziabad, and Meerut, and is estimated to have a daily ridership of 800,000 passengers when the entire 82km corridor opens in March 2025.

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Updated on Sep 09, 2023 09:46 PM IST
By, Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad: NGT seeks detailed status report of hotels, malls, eateries operating without norms

The National Green Tribunal has ordered the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board to submit a detailed report on establishments operating without environmental clearance in Ghaziabad district. The tribunal warned that the UPPCB could be liable for environmental compensation and the officers responsible could be prosecuted for abetting pollution. The UPPCB had previously issued show-cause notices to 20 establishments for operating without consent. However, the NGT found the report submitted by the UPPCB to be unsatisfactory.

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Updated on Sep 07, 2023 11:09 PM IST
By, Ghaziabad

NGT won’t halt RRTS construction in Sahibabad drain, tells NCRPB to hear plea

The tribunal referred to its previous order from September 26, which said there should be no change in the drain’s natural course

The RRTS construction site over the Sahibabad drain in Ghaziabad. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 04, 2023 11:17 PM IST

BJP chief attacks INDIA bloc on ‘dynastic politics’

BJP president JP Nadda also accused the opposition leaders of involving in corruption.

BJP president JP Nadda attacks opposition INDIA bloc leaders, accusing them of indulging in ‘dynastic politics’. (ANI)
Updated on Sep 03, 2023 02:15 AM IST
By, Ghaziabad:

Ghaziabad civic body aims for 100% online property tax payments

Officials said that they received directives from the state government to diligently work towards this objective, given that the current coverage stands at approximately 60-65 per cent

Corporation officials said that they received directives from the state government to work towards digitisation. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 01, 2023 11:35 PM IST

Ghaziabad: Growing family dispute led to lawyer’s killing, two relatives among three arrested

Police identified the arrested as Manoj’s brother-in-law Amit Dagar, 38, Amit’s brother Nitin Dagar, 34, and their friend Anuj Pal alias Palu, 40

The three suspect in custody. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 31, 2023 11:35 PM IST

Truck driven for 3km on wrong side of Delhi-Meerut Expressway before being spotted, fined

Officials of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) said the errant truck was spotted by their control room which alerted the highway patrol and they in turn informed the traffic police

The traffic police said the truck was laden with LPG cylinders and was coming from Meerut when its driver got confused and got on the expressway at the ABES crossing near Crossings Republik. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 11:07 PM IST

Relatives booked after lawyer is shot dead at his chamber in Ghaziabad tehsil

Chaudhary, a resident of Govindpuram, was practising lawyer at Ghaziabad tehsil. He was having lunch around 2pm in his chamber when two masked men arrived there and one of them fired a shot to his head from close range, said police.

Crowd gathered outside the Tehsil compound in Ghaziabad where Manoj Chaudhary was shot dead by two unknown assailants on Wednesday afternoon. (Sakib Ali /HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 11:07 PM IST
By, Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad lawyer shot dead in his chamber; hunt on for suspects

The assailants immediately escaped the scene of crime. The Ghaziabad police said they have formed several teams to trace the suspects

Several purported videos of the incident also emerged in which the bleeding man was seen on his chair inside the chamber. (Representative Image)
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 07:25 PM IST

Woman guard rape: Body cremated, police await autopsy report

A 19-year-old woman security guard, who was allegedly raped by her supervisor, has died and been cremated in Ghaziabad. Her family accused the police of pressuring them to perform the cremation after sunset, but the police denied the allegation. The cause of death remains inconclusive. The supervisor has been arrested.

 (Representative Image)
Updated on Aug 29, 2023 11:52 PM IST
By, Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad: Day after girls write to chief minister, school principal arrested for sexual harassment

The FIR was lodged by parents of five girl students of class 9 who alleged that the suspect called the girls separately to his office and made advances towards them and also touched them inappropriately

The police also registered a second FIR on a complaint given by the principal against a woman councillor, her two accomplices, two armed guards, an unidentified woman and 50-60 other unidentified persons. (Representative Image)
Updated on Aug 29, 2023 11:49 PM IST

RRTS: Underground tunnelling over, focus to shift to Ghaziabad-Meerut section

A 17km priority section in Ghaziabad, extending from Sahibabad to Duhai Depot and encompassing five RRTS stations, is already complete and awaits inauguration

NCRTC officials said over 80,000 precast segments were utilised, each measuring 1.5 metres in length, to form the tunnel rings. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 29, 2023 11:45 PM IST
By, Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad razes encroachments, files FIR against former councillor

Enroachments on 23,000 sqm land were demolished. Haji Khaleel denied involvement in the encroachment and said he is associated with 750 square yards

The corporation used earthmoving machines to demolish the structures while officials and staff from the corporation were present. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 28, 2023 11:02 PM IST
By, Ghaziabad

Draft Master Plan 2031, Metro link put on hold in Ghaziabad to make more changes

The approval of the draft Master Plan 2031 for Ghaziabad has been put on hold by the board of the Ghaziabad Development Authority. The proposal to link Sector 62 Metro to Sahibabad has also been postponed. Changes will be made to the plan in the coming weeks.

The officials said a proposal for linking Sector 62 Metro to Sahibabad was also put on hold as it needed more inputs which will be discussed with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). (Representational Image/Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 28, 2023 10:57 PM IST
By, Ghaziabad

Woman guard at Ghaziabad high-rise alleges rape by supervisor, dies in hospital

The autopsy report came by late Monday evening, but it could not ascertain the cause of death and remained inconclusive on rape, the police said

The investigators in the case said the woman was seen in CCTV footage entering the office of her supervisor around 11.30pm on Sunday. She left 10 minutes later, they said. (Representational image)
Updated on Aug 28, 2023 10:53 PM IST
By, Ghaziabad

19-yr-old woman guard dies after rape by supervisor in Ghaziabad high-rise: Police

The incident came to light on Sunday afternoon, and it is alleged that the supervisor allegedly raped her in his office at the high-rise

The supervisor has been arrested. (Representative file image)
Updated on Aug 28, 2023 01:15 PM IST

Hate for the other, not love for the brother motivated Mahapanchayat’s key speak

Delhi police stopped an event last week that discussed the Nuh violence. The three main speakers had a hardline Hindutva ideology and made anti-Muslim comments

A screengrab of the Hindu mahapanchayat from a purported video shared by the Hindu Sena. (HT Photo)
Published on Aug 28, 2023 08:42 AM IST
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