Vatsala Shrangi joined HT Editorial team on July 2, 2018 as Principal Correspondent. She covers Environment, Civic bodies and the Social Sector.
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- EDMC mayor Shyam Sunder Aggarwal, however, said he has not seen the order yet and that he is not in favour of the decision.
According to civic officials, the penalty ranges from ₹200 (for individual households) to ₹10,000 (for gated communities) and ₹20,000 (for market associations). The penalties will be imposed by the civic body under the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Rules, 2016, and the by-laws under its jurisdiction.
Sabzi Mandi building collapse: Fresh North MCD survey identifies 18 ‘high risk’ structures in Malkaganj municipal ward
“After a fresh survey, we identified around 18 buildings that either needed to be demolished or required major retrofitting for providing structural stability. Two of the buildings have already been vacated for demolition, and a portion of another one has already been demolished,” said a senior corporation official, who asked not to be named.
Senior officials confirmed that the EDMC mayor has given the policy an anticipatory approval, after which the department issued the order.
The park, spread over an area of 8.5 acres and being built at a cost of ₹14 crore, was slated to be opened by mid-September but work was halted due to heavy rainfall in the last month.
Civic officials said it will have a marked effect on reducing pollution in the city, especially during winter, as the technology has resulted in shorter queues at toll booths.
Until now, the civic body has been struggling to handle the inert waste (non-reactive soil like material) which was building up during the process of bio-mining
North Delhi Municipal Corporation’s commissioner Sanjay Goel has ordered an inquiry after a four-storey building collapsed in Sabzi Mandi area. The North MCD has also announced a fresh survey in the area to identify dangerous structures.
The census was launched in July this year by Delhi forest department and Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS). The image of the leopard was captured on August 30. Deputy conservator of forests said steps have been taken to secure the animal as well as surrounding areas such as Sangam Vihar, Deoli and Tughalaqabad.
East Corporation officials said that residents can register their pet dogs by clicking on the link https://mcdonline.nic.in/vtlpetedmc/web/citizen/info and deposit the fee prescribed through the application
Civic bodies have deployed trommel machines at the three landfills in Delhi to segregate the waste and decrease pressure on the sites
Compared to the normal monsoon rain 552.6mm, Delhi has already had a 79% surplus -- 988.4mm rain so far, shows IMD data. Monsoon in Delhi is officially considered between June 1 and September 30. It has also exceeded the monsoon season’s average rainfall of 648.9mm.
- Besides the regular waterlogging-prone areas, Wednesday saw areas under the New Delhi Municipal Council such as Connaught Place, and Chanakyapuri, where embassies are located, going under rainwater.
ByVatsala Shrangi, Pankhuri Yadav, New Delhi
City residents described the situation as the “same story repeating over the years”, and experts said that Delhi’s civic infrastructure has not been upgraded commensurate with the increase in population.
Delhi on Wednesday received 112
As rush hour began, arterial stretches were jammed as waist-deep waters disabled many vehicles. Delhi Traffic Police said in all, 90 locations had heavy waterlogging.
ByPankhuri Yadav, Vatsala Shrangi, New Delhi
IMD rainfall data shows that the Safdarjung observatory, considered representative of Delhi’s weather, received 112.1mm rainfall between 8.30am on Tuesday and 8.30am on Wednesday
SDMC issued a similar notice last month, and the officials were stopping vehicles without RFID tags or telling them to return.
- IMD data shows that over the past 10 years, only August 2007 saw just seven rainy days while the rest of the years had at least more than 10 rainy days in the month.
A total of 970 plants of eight different species -- ficus panda, kamal cactus, yuca, raphis palm, sansaevieria, Arica palm, desi palm and ficus benjamina -- have been planted in the space over this month.
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation on Friday exempted housing units measuring up to 50 square metres from paying property tax, a move that officials said will benefit over three lakh housing units under its jurisdiction
The engineered landfill on a 32-acre plot is estimated to cost ₹55.5 crore and is scheduled to be completed within 18 months
Delhi received the season’s heaviest spell of rain on August 21 (138.8mm), which was also the most rain in a single day of the month since 2007.
Aiming to recover the losses sustained during the multiple lockdowns and restrictions, many associated with the hospitality sector said they hope to see their businesses returning to normal over the coming days.
The heavy showers and thunder activity that hit the city early Saturday morning submerged key stretches and major underpasses, including Minto Bridge in central Delhi, throwing traffic out of gear.
The Minto Bridge, which is an annual pain point for the Capital, was finally flooded on Saturday despite the authorities putting in place a new drainage mechanism there which had kept it dry during the rains over the past couple of months.
ByPankhuri Yadav and Vatsala Shrangi, New Delhi
India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that the city may get another “intense” spell of rain on Saturday.
New Delhi: The monsoon entered its longest break phase in the past four years on Thursday with no rain in the last 10 days, officials of the India Meteorological Department said, and added that it is likely to end on Friday night
In a first, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) plans to purchase four electric mechanical sweeping machines at an estimated cost of ₹4, 72,50,000 before the onset of winter, when air pollution emerges as a major concern--a proposal for which has already been cleared by the civic body’s standing committee, said officials aware of the development
ByVatsala Shrangi, New Delhi:
- According to weather experts, a break monsoon is a phase of the south-west monsoon, when there is a stoppage in the monsoon rain. This pause could last a couple of days or even extend for a fortnight.