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City bus service extends reach in Faridabad with new route launch

The Gurugram Metropolitan City Bus Limited (GMCBL) launched a new route to Faridabad on Monday and plans to add 10 more buses for the Gurugram-Faridabad route, officials said on Monday
By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 11:29 PM IST

The Gurugram Metropolitan City Bus Limited (GMCBL) launched a new route to Faridabad on Monday and plans to add 10 more buses for the Gurugram-Faridabad route, officials said on Monday.

Anju Chaudhary, chief executive officer of GMCBL, said, “We are already running four buses till NIT Faridabad and on Monday, we started two more buses from NIT till Bata Chowk. These buses will be going from Gurugram and cater to the public within Faridabad. We are further thinking of adding 10 more buses to the fleet with an increase in the number of commuters.”

The GMCBL on Monday, introduced Route 902, which will follow the route from NIT Bus Stand — Bata Metro Station — NIT Bus Stand (Mudrika) Via Hardware Chowk, Bata Metro Station, Hardware Chowk, Dabua Colony, Hanuman mandir and KL Mehta College. The bus service will start at 7.15am from NIT Bus Stand and the last bus would leave at 7.35pm.

With the new bus route, the city bus service is now available on 24 routes with 153 buses. “These buses will ease public mobility between the two major cities and being CNG buses, they will help reduce pollution also. Our main aim is to strengthen the intercity public transport system in Faridabad,” said Chaudhary.

On Republic Day, the GMCBL had launched five new routes and added 25 new vehicles to its existing fleet. Three of the routes launched were aimed at increasing the connectivity between the busy transit hubs in the heart of the city, while two were aimed at mass transit options to distant locations.

Despite the new routes, the GMCBL is still behind on its declared objective of launching 200 CNG-operated, low-floor buses by March 2019, and the addition of another 300 in the following year.

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12 booked for demanding protection money from a stone crushing company

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 11:30 PM IST
The police on Thursday night booked 12 men for allegedly demanding protection money of 1 lakh from the owner of a stone crushing unit in Bilaspur area, said the police on Friday
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Farmhouse owners get notices for illegal construction on Aravalli land

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 11:30 PM IST
The Sohna Municipal Council has sent notices to 40 farmhouse owners for allegedly building illegal properties on Aravalli forest land, said officials on Friday
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Two held for selling counterfeit versions of branded clothes online

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 11:29 PM IST
The police arrested a man and a woman in Gurugram Sector 12 on Friday for allegedly selling fake versions of branded clothes online, after attaching tags of various popular brands
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Parents protest against private schools

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 11:29 PM IST
Over 100 parents from different private schools of the city protested outside a private school in South City 2 on Friday against the practice of charging of fees other than tuition fees by the school authorities
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Gurugram district to soon launch campaign to improve ground water level

By Suparna Roy, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 11:29 PM IST
With the aim of improving the groundwater level in the district, a comprehensive campaign for water conservation is likely to be launched in the city by the district administration
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College students stage protest, demanding online examination

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 11:28 PM IST
Students of Dronacharya College on Friday gathered outside the college premises to demand online exams for the upcoming semester examination that is scheduled to start from March 19
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MCG hires contractor to issue water bills all property owners

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 11:28 PM IST
For the first time in thirteen years, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram has hired a private contractor for reading water meters and issuing bills to residents — a practice that has been largely ignored by the civic body due to lack of records pertaining to water meters in the city
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Anupam Varma, partner at law firm J Sagar Associates, said the vesting of authority in a state government to decide the qualification, skill, etc, of employees of a private employer will be inimical to the ease of doing business initiatives of the central government.(File photo for representation)
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‘Haryana’s quota for jobs will spell disaster for state’, says Ficci

By HT Correspondent | Agencies, Hindustan Times, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 04:39 AM IST
  • Ficci president Uday Shankar said the government’s move to reserve 75% jobs for the local population in private sector will spell disaster for industrial development and private investment in the state.
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Nuh farmers to block Rewasan toll plaza on Saturday

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 11:03 PM IST
Protesting farmers from Nuh on Thursday said that they would block the Rewasan toll plaza on Saturday along with farmers’ groups protesting at various borders of Delhi, who will occupy the Kundli–Manesar–Palwal (KMP) Expressway, to mark Day 100 of protests at Delhi borders
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Women leaders to lead farmers’ protests on March 8

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 11:03 PM IST
Farmers protesting at the Shahjahanpur-Jaisinghpur Khera and Sunehra-Jurehra interstate Haryana-Rajasthan borders plan on marking International Women’s Day on March 8 by observing the day as Mahila Kisan Diwas
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Turnout for Covid vaccination sees a spike; residents face issues during online registration

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2021 11:28 PM IST
At least 2,780 people above the age of 60 years, and 223 aged between 45 and 59 received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in Gurugram on Thursday
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Speeding truck rams motorbike, kills 20-year-old pillion rider

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 11:02 PM IST
A 20-year-old man was killed and his uncle injured when a speeding dumper hit the motorbike they were riding on Wednesday morning in Bilaspur, the police said
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Gadkari sets August 2022 deadline for Dwarka Expressway, shifting toll plaza

By Abhishek Behl, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 11:02 PM IST
Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari during a visit to the city on Thursday set a deadline of August 15, 2022, for shifting the Kherki Daula toll plaza on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway and making the Dwarka Expressway project operational
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Gurugram secures 8th rank in easy living index among cities with less than 1mn population

By Suparna Roy, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 11:02 PM IST
Buoyed by better-than-average performances in the main survey parameters (see box), the city ranked eighth among cities with less than a million population in the Ease of Living Index report 2020, released by the ministry of housing and urban affairs on Thursday
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51.1% of total vaccination reported from public facilities

By Archana Mishra, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 11:02 PM IST
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