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GB Nagar farmers march to collectorate, hand over list of demands to ADM

Farmers from Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) also held a meeting with district magistrate Manish Verma to raise local concerns of farmers. Among other demands, they also sought higher compensation for land acquired in the past and developed plots in lieu of the acquired land

Long snarls were seen at the Noida-Chilla (Delhi) border on Wednesday morning owing to heightened security measures and stricter checking of vehicles by the Delhi Police. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 22, 2024 05:52 AM IST
By, Noida

Speed limit back to 100 kmph on Yamuna, Noida-Greater Noida expressways

Speeding is one of the top five traffic offences in Gautam Budh Nagar, over 37,000 challans were issued for speeding in 2022, which nearly doubled in 2023

The speed limit on both these expressways remains 100km/hr for light vehicles and 80km/hr for heavy vehicles throughout the year. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 19, 2024 06:00 AM IST

Envisaged as means to check traffic snarls, Noida’s U-turns add to woes

These U-turns have been a cause for concern in the past years and more recently led to at least two fatal crashes in a month at a single point

There are at least over 40 such U-turns on all arterial roads of Noida that stick out from the high concrete central verge. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 29, 2024 06:34 AM IST

Noida registered 150,000 new vehicles in 2023, EV sales boomed

Vehicle registrations in Gautam Budh Nagar saw a significant increase in 2023, with a total of 152,073 registrations compared to 122,636 in 2022. The number of electric vehicles doubled, while luxury car registrations also rose. There was a notable increase in two-wheeler, car, and commercial vehicle registrations as well. Uttar Pradesh is leading in the adoption of electric vehicles.

Officials said that in the financial year 2022-23, about 117,000 vehicles were registered in the district. It was higher than the past five years, and an increase of 52% over FY 2021-2022. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 06:56 AM IST

Eviction notice at Delhi’s Signature View

Residents are demanding that the DDA should pay rent so that they can shift to alternative accommodation

A structural audit of Signature View Apartment in Mukherjee Nagar in north Delhi by an IIT-Delhi team in November last year declared the premises unsafe and the buildings “weak and degrading”. (HT Archive)
Updated on Dec 22, 2023 05:52 AM IST

Blocked, unsafe: Pedestrian bridges in Delhi fall to disuse

Following the boy’s death after he leaned against the FOB’s decrepit guardrail, HT found that three men were sitting on the stairs of the corroding structure

A closed footover bridge at Akshardham in New Delhi on Thursday. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 22, 2023 05:06 AM IST
By, New Delhi

The rocky road to legislative business in Delhi

The assembly held the task of building Delhi within the framework of its special status. The rules had to be different from all others as the national capital

Lieutenant governor PK Dave addresses the budget session of the Delhi assembly on March 7, 1994 . (HT Archive)
Updated on Dec 19, 2023 03:06 PM IST

11 Delhi bus depots electrified, three more to be ready by February: Govt

The Delhi government has electrified 11 of its bus depots to accommodate its growing fleet of electric buses. Three more depots are expected to be electrified by February. Delhi plans to increase its fleet of e-buses to 8,280 by 2025 and aims to electrify all 57 bus depots. The government is also constructing a new depot exclusively for electric buses and planning two multi-level bus parking lots. The total cost of electrifying the buses and depots is estimated to be several hundred crores.

500 new electric buses at IP Depot in New Delhi on Thursday. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 14, 2023 10:31 PM IST

Delhi CM, LG flag off new batch of 500 e-buses, fleet strength now 1,300

The chief minister said also that a Mohalla service, which will look to provide last-mile connectivity, is expected to be launched by January

Delhi LG VK Saxena, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at IP Depot in the city on Thursday. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 14, 2023 10:31 PM IST

Four PWD engineers get notice over faulty street lights

PWD minister Atishi initiated the action three days after seeking daily reports from the department over status of lights on the roads across Delhi

Delhi PWD minister Atishi held a review meeting of PWD officials and the daily reports over the status of street lights across city roads. (ANI photo)
Updated on Dec 11, 2023 05:36 AM IST

Rly to open train-themed eateries at 4 Delhi stations

The Northern Railway is set to enter the food and beverages space with four train-themed restaurants at four separate stations in Delhi as part of a revenue generating avenue, officials said on Friday

If successful, railways may look at making these restaurants operational 24x7, officials said. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 09, 2023 05:44 AM IST

LG recalls files from Delhi law department in latest flashpoint

Saxena recalled the 18 files related to courts and justice delivery due to an alleged delay in their clearance

Delhi Lt Governor VK Saxena. (File)
Updated on Dec 08, 2023 05:56 AM IST

Residents spooked over leopard pugmarks in Sainik Farms

The leopard was spotted multiple times in residential lanes last week, but has not been seen since Sunday night.

Delhi’s forest department officials have set up traps in Sainik Farms to rescue the leopard. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 07, 2023 05:43 AM IST

Delhi set to add 600 electric buses this month

With around 100-150 new electric buses being delivered every month, the government has also started phasing out the older CNG buses

Officials say that by 2025, only two cities will have more e-buses than Delhi — Shenzhen in China and Santiago in Chile. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 05:14 AM IST

Leopard spotted in Sainik Farms area in Delhi

The area is close to the Southern Ridge, a forest, which also comprises the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary

A videograb of the leopard. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 03, 2023 05:14 AM IST

Delhi logs thick layer of fog, 20 flights diverted

Delhi witnesses winter season's first dense fog day, with visibility dropping to 50 meters. Flights diverted and delayed, fog expected to continue for three days. Temperature to drop, pollution levels remain "very poor."

At 6.30 am, the visibility had dropped to 50 metres at Palam, while it was about 300 metres in Safdarjung. (Vipin Kumar/ HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 03, 2023 05:18 AM IST

DDA finalises plans to spruce up Dwarka in Delhi

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) plans to beautify and revamp Dwarka, a sub-city in southwest Delhi, including the installation of fountains and statues, as well as revamping footpaths along an 8-km stretch. Tenders for the project will be floated within the next 15 days, with the aim of awarding contracts by the end of December. The project is in response to the lack of adequate streetlights and walkable footpaths in the area, which have been a longstanding concern for residents.

The present state of footpaths near Yashobhoomi. (VipinnKumar/ HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 30, 2023 05:38 AM IST

Big weather conditions help Delhi's air

Stubble burning is nearly nil. Vehicular emissions remain a problem. But when wind speeds pick up, Delhi begins to breathe again. Monday was a case in point

For instance, the 24-hour average AQI of Delhi was 437 in the ‘severe’ category on November 9. (File Photo)
Published on Nov 28, 2023 09:10 AM IST

Showers, wind give small respite amid long spell of bad air long spell of bad air

Delhi's air quality remained in the "very poor" category on Monday, just five points away from the "severe" zone. Steady surface winds and rain in the evening helped improve the air quality to some extent. However, pollution levels have remained high for the past week, making this likely to be Delhi's most polluted November in at least eight years. The city recorded its first spell of rain since November 10, which helped ease the pollution. The air quality is expected to remain in the "very poor" category for the next few days.

Drizzle helps clear the air at Connaught Place. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 06:08 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delayed Barapullah work yet to begin despite land transfer

The construction of the 3.5km stretch of the Barapullah elevated road began in April 2015 and was slated to finish by October 2017

A view of the under-construction Barapullah flyover near Mayur Vihar on Monday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 05:36 AM IST

Toxic air continues to choke Capital’s lungs

Delhi narrowly missed setting a new air quality record as the pollution level improved slightly after being in the "severe" zone for a few hours.

Children play cricket in the open as a haze envelops New Delhi on Saturday. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 26, 2023 05:34 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Satisfied with judgment but can’t say I’m happy: Soumya’s mother

A Delhi court on Saturday awarded life imprisonment for the four accused who killed Soumya Vishwanathan on September 30, 2008

Madhavi Vishwanathan (mother of Soumya Vishwanathan) at the Saket court on Saturday. (Raj K Raj/ HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 25, 2023 10:36 PM IST

220-acre Dwarka park likely to open by March next year: DDA

The Bharat Vandana Park in Delhi, which will feature replicas of important monuments from different states, is expected to be ready for the public by March 2023. The park is being built at a cost of ₹524 crore and will have various zones including cultural and adventure sports facilities. It will also feature eco-friendly measures such as rainwater harvesting and solar power generation.

A concept photo of the Bharat Vandana Park shared by Delhi Development Authority. The park is coming up in Dwarka Sector 20. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 24, 2023 10:57 PM IST

Signature View: DDA, residents discuss evacuation plan

Lieutenant governor VK Saxena had in January asked DDA to vacate and dismantle the apartment after an IIT-Delhi report found it unsafe for habitation

As part of the agreement, DDA gave the residents time till November 30 to evacuate the premises. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 24, 2023 05:06 AM IST

DDA launches 5 crore duplex penthouses in Dwarka

These penthouses, which will be four-bedroom duplex apartments with a plinth area of 424 sqm, will come up in Dwarka Sector 19B

A sample Penthouse flat inside the newly constructed DDA flats at Sector 19B, Dwarka. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 23, 2023 05:38 AM IST

Delhi air quality worsens again, stays ‘very poor’

The AQI was slightly worse than the 348 recorded on Monday, and significantly higher than the 301 on Sunday

A hazy morning near Mahipalpur in Delhi on Tuesday. (Parveen Kumar/ HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 22, 2023 06:06 AM IST

Policy to run cab-like buses in Delhi notified

It is likely fill the gap between the demand and supply for premium bus transport services in Delhi by engaging private operators and aggregators

Interested aggregators can now apply for their license by submitting details to the transport department. Once a license is granted, the aggregator will have to start their service within 90 days. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 22, 2023 06:18 AM IST

Roadblocks cleared for Delhi’s Barapullah phase 3

As part of the third phase of the Barapullah project, Mayur Vihar will be connected to Sarai Kale Khan via a 3.5km flyover

The project will improve connectivity between east, south, and New Delhi and decongest Nizamuddin Bridge, Bhairon Marg, and Ashram Chowk on Ring Road. (HT Archive)
Published on Nov 18, 2023 10:44 PM IST

Kejriwal to party workers: Our Lok Sabha campaign starts now

Party chief Arvind Kejriwalasked all party workers to go from door to door and expose the alleged corruption of the ruling BJP

Delhi chief minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal addresses a party workers’ congregation in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 18, 2023 05:32 AM IST

AAP minister makes new charge against chief secy

Delhi's Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) has been accused of signing an agreement to benefit a company co-founded by the chief secretary's son. The hospital denies any wrongdoing. This comes after previous allegations of impropriety against the chief secretary. The government and senior bureaucrats have been at odds for months. The vigilance minister has recommended the removal of the chief secretary and a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation. The agreement allegedly gives the company unrestricted access to valuable datasets and free commercial space. The founders' experience and expertise have also been questioned.

Chief secretary Naresh Kumar did not respond to requests for a comment but has in recent days, in the context of the land deal allegations, welcomed an investigations, calling the allegations “a conspiracy by vested interests”. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 18, 2023 05:14 AM IST
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