HT Image
HT Image

Smaller crowds, but still out on Christmas: Pune pushes night curfew timings to celebrate

By Dheeraj Bengrut
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 03:51 PM IST

PUNE It was a jam-packed MG road on Friday night as Christmas celebrations unfolded around the city.

Children wearing Santa caps and taking selfies was the mood. At most spots, social distancing was not maintained. Even face masks had given way to the festive fervour.

Crowds were still on the roads at 11 pm, despite the night curfew in place.

Shops and hotels did start closing down and slowly, post 11-pm, crowds began to reduce.

HT visited MG road, Camp, Jungli Maharaj road and Ferguson College road.

Compared to last year, this time smaller crowds were on the roads.

Post-11pm, the night curfew really began to kick in roads in the city began to look deserted.

The only traffic movement was seen at the Swargate ST stand and the Pune railway.

By midnight police bandobast was in place at places in the city.

At Khandoji Baba chowk (the starting point of Karve road near Garware Bridge) a nakabandi was in place.

Each and every vehicle was stopped and checked by the police.

Talking about the night curfew in the city, Pune police commissioner Amitabh Gupta said, “We have given additional manpower for the night curfew bandobast across the city and it will continue till December 31. We all need to stay at home and follow the night curfew orders, for the safety of the public.”

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
File photo: Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar)
File photo: Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar)

AIADMK promises 1,500 per month to women heads of households

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 12:11 AM IST
  • DMK chief MK Stalin has also announced income support of 1,000 to female heads of all households.
Close
HT Image
HT Image

MCG opens city’s first steel utensil bank to eliminate plastics

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 11:55 PM IST
To eliminate the need for single-use plastics, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has opened the city’s first steel utensil bank in Sector 10, said officials on Monday
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Strong winds help to improve city’s air quality

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 11:55 PM IST
The city’s air quality remained in the poor category for the second consecutive day on Monday, recording 204 on the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) air quality index (AQI) bulletin
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Unsold EWS flats to be auctioned to general buyers

By Abhishek Behl, Gurugram
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 11:55 PM IST
Under a new policy for EWS housing, the Department of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) has decided that if the houses meant for beneficiaries eligible under these categories are not allotted despite repeated efforts, then these would be sold to general category applicants through an e-auction
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Women lead farm protests at Haryana-Rajasthan border

By Sadia Akhtar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 11:55 PM IST
Women farmers protesting at Shahjahanpur-Jaisinghpur Khera on the Haryana-Rajasthan border led the protests on Monday, on the occasion of International Women’s Day
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Anganwadi worker felicitated by CM for her Covid relief work

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 11:55 PM IST
For the last 10 years, Poonam Ghatwal has been working as an anganwadi worker at Aklimpur village of the Badshahpur block in the city
Close
HT Image
HT Image

In Ghaziabad, officials chalk out measures to achieve monthly vaccination target

UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 11:39 PM IST
Ghaziabad: At the end of the first week of March for the vaccination against the coronavirus (Covid-19) disease for senior citizens, the Ghaziabad district saw coverage of only about 7% of its target for March assigned to it by the Uttar Pradesh government
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Noida: Domestic help runs away with 12 lakh, booked

PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 11:34 PM IST
Noida: The Noida police have registered a case against a domestic help for allegedly stealing 12 lakh and around 50 grams of gold from his employer’s office in Sector 4 and running away
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Tackling crime against women, 56 convicted in 3 months: GB Nagar Police on Women’s Day

PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 11:33 PM IST
Noida: The Gautam Budh Nagar police said on Monday that it is “rigorously tackling crime against women”
Close
HT Image
HT Image

International Women’s Day: 1,000 take part in race in Noida

PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 11:31 PM IST
NOIDA: The Noida authority on Monday organised a race for women on the occasion of the International Women’s Day
Close
HT Image
HT Image

On women’s day, ‘inquilabi mehndi’ steals the show at farmers’ protest in Ghaziabad

By Peeyush khandelwal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 11:30 PM IST
Ghaziabad: Bindu Ammini, a Dalit rights and women’s rights activist from Kerala, was part of a group who sat on a 24-hour relay fast at the UP Gate on Monday, when women took over the reins of the farmers’ protest to mark the International Women’s Day
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Women’s Day: GB Nagar admin makes three vaccination booths for women

By Sanjeev K Jha
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 11:30 PM IST
NOIDA: To celebrate the International Women’s Day, the Gautam Budh Nagar administration on Monday made three exclusive vaccination booths for the women beneficiaries in the district
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Air quality improves, minimum temperature rises in Noida

PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 11:28 PM IST
Noida: The air quality of Noida on Monday improved to ‘moderate’ levels as the wind directions changed from north-westerly to easterly, said weather analysts
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Noida airport Phase I to cost 5,730; NIAL calls it ‘economically feasible’

PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 11:28 PM IST
GREATER NOIDA: The estimated cost for the development of the first phase of the Noida International Airport in Jewar will be 5,730 crore, said Zurich Airport International AG, the concessionaire of the project
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Residents complain of poor water quality in Noida

PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 11:27 PM IST
NOIDA: Residents of several areas in the city have complained about the poor quality of drinking water being supplied to households
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP