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Faridabad district officials cycle to their office, instead of using motorised vehicles, on Wednesday.

Faridabad: Govt officials will not use vehicles on Wednesday, says DC

By Abhishek Behl, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 11:19 PM IST
Officials of the Faridabad district administration cycled to their office on the occasion of World Car-Free Day on Wednesday, with deputy commissioner Jitender Yadav saying that all government officials will be asked not to use vehicles on Wednesday
An overcast sky and light rainfall in some parts of the city on Wednesday kept the mercury levels at bay, with the maximum temperature dropping six degrees below normal. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
An overcast sky and light rainfall in some parts of the city on Wednesday kept the mercury levels at bay, with the maximum temperature dropping six degrees below normal. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Light rainfall brings down day temperature in Gurugram

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 11:18 PM IST
The maximum temperature on Wednesday was recorded at 29.1 degrees Celsius (°C), six degrees below normal for this time of the year. The minimum temperature, however, remained in the usual range, with a reading of 23.4°C
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on Wednesday carried out an anti-encroachment drive in areas falling under the 900-metre radius of the Indian Air Force (IAF) ammunition depot in Sector 14 under heavy police protection.
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on Wednesday carried out an anti-encroachment drive in areas falling under the 900-metre radius of the Indian Air Force (IAF) ammunition depot in Sector 14 under heavy police protection.

MCG demolishes illegal structures in areas under 900-metre radius of IAF depot

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 11:16 PM IST
Continuing a drive that started on Tuesday, the MCG demolished eight under-construction illegal structures in Satguru Enclave and Noble Enclave, areas that fall in the 900-metre radius of an IAF depot, the over the two days
So far, only one banquet hall is registered with the authorities. MCG will now conduct a survey and call for regularisation of these buildings. (HT Archive)
So far, only one banquet hall is registered with the authorities. MCG will now conduct a survey and call for regularisation of these buildings. (HT Archive)

Banquet halls: MCG committee to conduct survey, issues notices for regularisation

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 11:16 PM IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) constituted a four-member committee for surveying the total number of banquet halls in the city and subsequently, issuing notices to regularise them
A list of people who are yet to take their second dose has been shared with all health centres for contacting them and ensuring the completion of the Covid-19 vaccination schedule. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A list of people who are yet to take their second dose has been shared with all health centres for contacting them and ensuring the completion of the Covid-19 vaccination schedule. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Covid-19 vaccination: Health workers to contact people who are due to take second dose

By Suparna Roy, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 11:16 PM IST
The Gurugram health department on Wednesday identified 54,000 people in the district who are due to take their second dose of the Covishield vaccine and asked health workers concerned to contact each beneficiary individually to finish their Covid-19 vaccination schedule, officials familiar with the developments said
Two concrete spans among pillars 107-109 in the third phase of the under-construction Dwarka Expressway collapsed in March, following which two committees deliberated on the causes and recently submitted their reports. (HT Archive)
Two concrete spans among pillars 107-109 in the third phase of the under-construction Dwarka Expressway collapsed in March, following which two committees deliberated on the causes and recently submitted their reports. (HT Archive)

Dwarka Expressway: Contractor pulled up over concrete span collapses in March 2021

By Abhishek Behl, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 11:16 PM IST
The notice, a copy of which is with HT, stated that the contractor for the third and fourth phases of the Dwarka Expressway had made haphazard use of precast segments already used for three spans for the affected two spans, which was “tantamount to non-adherence/non-compliance of standard procedure.”
The victim was allegedly waylaid and stabbed as a road rage argument escalated and turned violent near Shriram Colony. (Representative image/Getty Images & iStockphoto)
The victim was allegedly waylaid and stabbed as a road rage argument escalated and turned violent near Shriram Colony. (Representative image/Getty Images & iStockphoto)

Road rage argument turns violent, man stabbed by group of eight

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2021 11:19 PM IST
According to the complainant, identified as Anirudh Yadav, a scooter hit his car near New Colony on Monday evening when he was returning home after dropping his sister at Shriram Colony. He said that the collision led to a minor argument of road rage that turned violent
Diesel vehicles older than 10 years and petrol vehicles older than 15 years cannot ply in the NCR due to high levels of air pollution. Poor air quality is a major concern during winter. (HT Archive)
Diesel vehicles older than 10 years and petrol vehicles older than 15 years cannot ply in the NCR due to high levels of air pollution. Poor air quality is a major concern during winter. (HT Archive)

Air quality management: Old vehicles to be impounded on roads ahead of winter pollution spike

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2021 11:19 PM IST
Adhering to the NGT directions, traffic police is going to launch a full-scale drive against petrol and diesel vehicles older than 15 and 10 years, respectively. The drive is being launched keeping air quality management across NCR in mind, said officials
DTCP officials said that the eco-friendly farmhouse has to be developed as a self-sustainable unit, with solar lighting, ways to ensure 100% treatment of all waste, including water, and no generation of effluents allowed. (HT Archive)
DTCP officials said that the eco-friendly farmhouse has to be developed as a self-sustainable unit, with solar lighting, ways to ensure 100% treatment of all waste, including water, and no generation of effluents allowed. (HT Archive)

Eco-friendly, self-sustainable farmhouses allowed in agriculture zones

By Abhishek Behl, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2021 11:19 PM IST
Under a new policy approved on September 17, eco-friendly farmhouses can be constructed in agriculture zones of hyper, high, medium and low potentials, at a minimum distance of 500 metres from urban zones. As per the policy, a farmhouse in an agriculture zone can be a house constructed as the main dwelling unit or an ancillary unit
Notices of building plan violations were mainly issued to property owners in private licensed colonies of Sushant Lok 1 to 3, DLF Phases 1 and 3, South City 1 and 2, and Palam Vihar. (HT Archive)
Notices of building plan violations were mainly issued to property owners in private licensed colonies of Sushant Lok 1 to 3, DLF Phases 1 and 3, South City 1 and 2, and Palam Vihar. (HT Archive)

Building plan violation: Owners of 60 properties in private licensed colonies served notices

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2021 11:19 PM IST
The Department of Town and Country Planning on Tuesday issued notices to owners of 57 residential properties and three commercial ones in private licensed colonies over offences including building plan violations and additional changes, particularly after obtaining occupancy certificates
A logo of Indian Oil Corporation (Used only for representative purpose)
A logo of Indian Oil Corporation (Used only for representative purpose)

No construction by Indian Oil at Chakkarpur village, Gurugram admin tells NGT

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PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2021 03:21 PM IST
The district administration also said it has not issued any NOC to IOCL for non-forest purposes.
A view of Sai Lane, an illegal colony in Old Gurugram.
A view of Sai Lane, an illegal colony in Old Gurugram.

FIRs recommended against 30 over illegal colony in Sector 69; restoration notices issued to Sai Lane developers

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2021 11:40 PM IST
DTCP officials said that despite repeated notices to violators, they did not stop illegal plot development and sales in Sector 69. In another matter, 20 stakeholders of Sai Lane colony were issued restoration notices
Gurugram has witnessed several spells of heavy rainfall over the past two months. IMD has predicted light rain at isolated pockets. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Gurugram has witnessed several spells of heavy rainfall over the past two months. IMD has predicted light rain at isolated pockets. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

IMD predicts light rain for Gurugram

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2021 11:40 PM IST
After a brief dry spell, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday predicted light rain in Gurugram over the next four days, from September 21-24. With rainfall, temperatures are likely to drop by two to three degrees, with The maximum and minimum temperatures expected to be around 33 degrees Celsius (°C) and 23°C, respectively
The seat has been vacant since RS Rathee’s death due to Covid-19 on May 30. Rama Rathee joined the BJP on September 16 and will contest the MCG’s Ward 34 polls on a BJP ticket. (HT Archive)
The seat has been vacant since RS Rathee’s death due to Covid-19 on May 30. Rama Rathee joined the BJP on September 16 and will contest the MCG’s Ward 34 polls on a BJP ticket. (HT Archive)

MCG Ward 34 polls: Wife of late councillor to contest on BJP ticket

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2021 11:40 PM IST
Rathee joined BJP on September 16 and has previously served as the councillor of MCG’s Ward 34 as an independent candidate from 2011-2016. She is the wife of the late RS Rathee, who was a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and had won the Ward 34 seat in the 2017 MCG elections
Animal underpasses will ensure safe passage of wildlife in the Aravallis, across the Gurugram-Faridabad highway, officials said. (HT Archive)
Animal underpasses will ensure safe passage of wildlife in the Aravallis, across the Gurugram-Faridabad highway, officials said. (HT Archive)

Gurugram-Faridabad highway: Nine animal underpasses proposed in Aravallis to reduce road kills

By Suparna Roy, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2021 11:40 PM IST
Officials said that the nine spots shortlisted for animal underpasses are located along a 12-kilometre stretch between the Bandhwari landfill and Regional Centre for Biotechnology on the Gurugram-Faridabad highway, as the road fragments the Aravallis
Following a tiff with mayor Madhu Azad regarding the cleaning of a blocked drain in Ward 22, the directorate of Urban Local Bodies (ULB) had suspended SE Ramesh Sharma two weeks ago. The ULB’s decision had evoked a strong reaction from MCG officials, contractual staff, and their unions, who went on a strike. (HT Archive)
Following a tiff with mayor Madhu Azad regarding the cleaning of a blocked drain in Ward 22, the directorate of Urban Local Bodies (ULB) had suspended SE Ramesh Sharma two weeks ago. The ULB’s decision had evoked a strong reaction from MCG officials, contractual staff, and their unions, who went on a strike. (HT Archive)

Mayor-SE tiff: MCG workers defer strike till Friday

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2021 11:39 PM IST
Last week, the protesting MCG employees had threatened to carry out a strike unless the government reinstated the SE by Monday. Union members said that the decision to extend the deadline was taken internally, without the intervention of any official
MCG has faced resistance from Nathupur residents while clearing encroachments in the past.
MCG has faced resistance from Nathupur residents while clearing encroachments in the past.

Encroachments cleared, MCG reclaims land in Nathupur village

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2021 11:39 PM IST
MCG conducted an anti-encroachment drive in Nathupur village near DLF Phase-3 on Monday and reclaimed 70 square yards of civic land by demolishing illegal temporary structures, shanties, junk and building material shops
Vice=President Venkaiah Naidu hailed the contributions of Sir Chhotu Ram, on whose life a set of books was released, to farming practices in the country. (ANI)
Vice=President Venkaiah Naidu hailed the contributions of Sir Chhotu Ram, on whose life a set of books was released, to farming practices in the country. (ANI)

Naidu in Gurugram: Farming is backbone of our country, culture

By Abhishek Behl, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2021 12:06 AM IST
Naidu also said that agriculture in India is not treated as a business, but as the basis of Indian culture and that the government is taking effective steps in the interest of farmers. Naidu said that Farming is the backbone of Indian economy and if the villages remain underdeveloped, the country cannot progress
The drive to penalise truck drivers and enforce lane driving was held on a 40-kilometre section of the NH-48, between Sirhaul toll and Bilaspur Kalan in Gurugram. (HT Archive)
The drive to penalise truck drivers and enforce lane driving was held on a 40-kilometre section of the NH-48, between Sirhaul toll and Bilaspur Kalan in Gurugram. (HT Archive)

NH-48 in Gurugram: Over 3,000 truck drivers penalised for not adhering to lane driving

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2021 12:06 AM IST
Over 3,000 truck drivers were penalised between September 3 and 18 in a special drive held by the Gurugram traffic police to enforce lane driving on National Highway-48 (NH-48) and ensure that heavy vehicles are driven on designated lanes
The pilot survey aims to find out causes for blindness among different age groups, starting from school-going children to senior citizens (Representative image/Reuters)
The pilot survey aims to find out causes for blindness among different age groups, starting from school-going children to senior citizens (Representative image/Reuters)

AIIMS, health department to ascertain visual impairment causes through survey

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2021 12:06 AM IST
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, along with the Gurugram health department, will start a five-day joint survey from Monday
Naidu, calling upon youngsters to make physical fitness and sports a way of life, distributed prize money of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>27 crore among 19 Paralympian medallists and participants. Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar was also present with Naidu at the event. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Naidu, calling upon youngsters to make physical fitness and sports a way of life, distributed prize money of 27 crore among 19 Paralympian medallists and participants. Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar was also present with Naidu at the event. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Naidu in Gurugram: Paralympians felicitated, youngsters urged to make sports a ‘way of life’

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2021 12:06 AM IST
Naidu said that the performance of Paralympians from the state was “phenomenal” and the contribution of such a small state in the medal tally was “unbelievable”. He also said that winning in Tokyo was not easy as the Olympics and Paralympics were organised in unusual circumstances and the training of players was also interrupted
A team from the wildlife department visited the forest area adjoining the Bandhwari landfill for an inspection and found that leachate was getting mixed with water in a watering hole set up for animals. (Vaishali Chandra)
A team from the wildlife department visited the forest area adjoining the Bandhwari landfill for an inspection and found that leachate was getting mixed with water in a watering hole set up for animals. (Vaishali Chandra)

Bandhwari landfill: Leachate spills again, pollution board collects samples

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2021 12:06 AM IST
While wildlife officials and environmentalists alleged leachate spill from the Bandhwari landfill, the MCG’s concessionaire claimed there was no spillage from the facility and they are unsure if it is rainwater or leachate
At present, there are several locations on the highway such as Manesar, Bilaspur, and Dharuhera, which witness heavy congestion during peak hours. (HT Archive)
At present, there are several locations on the highway such as Manesar, Bilaspur, and Dharuhera, which witness heavy congestion during peak hours. (HT Archive)

Major infra upgrade planned for Delhi-Jaipur highway by 2023 to improve traffic

By Abhishek Behl, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2021 10:51 PM IST
The NHAI has decided to build four major flyovers, five road over bridges, seven minor bridges, and 11 bus bays, among other works
Representational image. Following the court directions, the HSVP submitted two letters in which it cancelled its order withdrawing re-allotment to Bhargava. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational image. Following the court directions, the HSVP submitted two letters in which it cancelled its order withdrawing re-allotment to Bhargava. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

After court intervention, evicted allottee gets house back in Gurugram

UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2021 01:52 AM IST
Though the court has directed Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) to restore possession of the house to Bhargava, the matter is still subjudice and the next date of hearing is September 28
On Thursday, the department demolished the internal walls of 10 houses, in which there were additional constructions in violation of rules. (Representational image/HT File)
On Thursday, the department demolished the internal walls of 10 houses, in which there were additional constructions in violation of rules. (Representational image/HT File)

Demolition drive continues in DLF Phase 3, owners of 10 houses, 11 shops face action

PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2021 01:45 AM IST
Around 100 policemen from Gurugram Police maintained law and order during the drive and supported the enforcement officials
MCG sanitation workers cleaning the road in Gurugram. (HT File)
MCG sanitation workers cleaning the road in Gurugram. (HT File)

Gurugram civic body forms committee to improve sanitation, implement Swachh Bharat Mission parameters

PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2021 01:43 AM IST
The committee, formed by MCG commissioner Mukesh Kumar Ahuja on Thursday, was given a seven-day deadline, September 23, to submit a report on their findings and suggestions on improving each aspect of Swachh Bharat Mission
The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) officials had earlier said that repair and maintenance work of roads was delayed due to pending approvals and the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, which began in April this year. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) officials had earlier said that repair and maintenance work of roads was delayed due to pending approvals and the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, which began in April this year. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Gurugram authority to repair key roads, conduct annual maintenance of others

By Suparna Roy
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2021 01:35 AM IST
GMDA has proposed three projects to specially repair the road from Huda City Centre to Subhash Chowk, undertake the annual maintenance of roads on the left (Delhi to Jaipur) side of National Highway-48 and repair the road from the toll gate on NH-8 to Kapashera border
Acting on a tip-off, the police searched the call centre on Wednesday night and found that employees were engaged in calling US nationals despite having no licence or permission to run such a facility. (Representational image.)
Acting on a tip-off, the police searched the call centre on Wednesday night and found that employees were engaged in calling US nationals despite having no licence or permission to run such a facility. (Representational image.)

Two arrested for running fake call centre in Haryana’s Gurugram

PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2021 01:26 AM IST
Police said their employees used to call United States citizens posing as representatives of a large online retailer. They would tell the intended victims that someone had used their online accounts to purchase iPhones
Heavy traffic jam at the Sirhaul border on Friday due to police screening of vehicles. Farmers called for a protest in central Delhi against three controversial farm laws passed exactly a year ago. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Heavy traffic jam at the Sirhaul border on Friday due to police screening of vehicles. Farmers called for a protest in central Delhi against three controversial farm laws passed exactly a year ago. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

Barricading, farmers’ blockade lead to congestion at Sirhaul toll plaza in Gurugram

PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2021 12:39 AM IST
Due to a protest march by Shiromani Akali Dal leaders in central Delhi against the three farm laws introduced by the Centre exactly a year ago, Delhi traffic police officials set up multi-layered barricades across all its major borders, including the Sirhaul toll plaza
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