Articles by Snehil Sinha
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
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.
The construction of the 3.5km stretch of the Barapullah elevated road began in April 2015 and was slated to finish by October 2017
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.
A Delhi court on Saturday awarded life imprisonment for the four accused who killed Soumya Vishwanathan on September 30, 2008
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.
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
These penthouses, which will be four-bedroom duplex apartments with a plinth area of 424 sqm, will come up in Dwarka Sector 19B
The AQI was slightly worse than the 348 recorded on Monday, and significantly higher than the 301 on Sunday
It is likely fill the gap between the demand and supply for premium bus transport services in Delhi by engaging private operators and aggregators
As part of the third phase of the Barapullah project, Mayur Vihar will be connected to Sarai Kale Khan via a 3.5km flyover
Party chief Arvind Kejriwalasked all party workers to go from door to door and expose the alleged corruption of the ruling BJP
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.
Officials said that most trucks that enter the city illegally come through the smaller entry points that are difficult to manually monitor
The surge in pollution follows an upswing in the number of stubble fires in upwind Punjab over the past few days.
According to the forecast, the AQI would reach “very poor” on Sunday and further fall to “severe” on November 13.
Delhi’s average air quality index (AQI) plunged to 468 from 392 Thursday due to unfavourable northwesterly air that brings pollutants from the stubble fires.
The service will have six routes — four for central government employees and two for state government employees
69 diesel-run buses were apprehended and stopped from entering Delhi on Wednesday for not complying with BS6 standards. These buses were asked to return to their respective depots without picking up passengers.
Construction activities within a kilometre of a pollution hotspot will be banned if the air quality index (AQI) remained over 400
In Delhi, it appears to be easy to obtain a pollution under control (PUC) certificate for vehicles, even if they exceed emission limits. An investigation found that four out of five PUC centres did not conduct the necessary checks mandated by the Delhi transport department. The PUC test for diesel vehicles measures smoke density, which should not exceed 0.7 per metre for BS-6 vehicles. The investigation found that many unfit vehicles were passing the test, highlighting gaps in the regulation of PUC centres. The Delhi Traffic Police has issued 158,762 challans to owners of vehicles without PUCs so far this year.
Officials said that some of the DDA parks have lots of open spaces that can be utilised for these activities
DDA has started the process of hiring a consultant for a pre-demolition survey at the building which was declared dangerous for residential purposes.
The Delhi Public Works Department (PWD) has proposed a plan to decongest Press Enclave Marg in south Delhi. The plan includes creating more U-turns, narrowing the central verge, and removing encroachments. The proposal has been sent for approval and aims to reduce traffic congestion and queues at traffic lights. However, experts have expressed concerns that adding more U-turns may create more problems. The road has been a traffic mess for years due to the sheer volume of traffic and encroachments. The PWD also plans to undertake beautification work and improve pedestrian facilities.
Speeding was identified as a major cause of deaths in road accidents, and the report recommends safer pedestrian facilities and traffic calming measures.
Under the new policy, the transport department will provide aggregator licence to operators who will need to operate a fleet of minimum 50 premium buses
A bamboo-themed park near Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi is set to have a 3,000 sq ft convention centre made entirely from bamboo.
In the 2021-22 fiscal, women commuters availed 134 million free trips on DTC buses, and 126.9 million free trips in cluster buses
Officials of the club said the sealing was done despite a stay from the Delhi high court, valid till October 6
In January, LG VK Saxena ordered that the SVA towers be dismantled and rebuilt after an IIT-Delhi report stated that the buildings were structurally weak