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Friday, Jan 24, 2020
Shivani Singh

Shivani Singh

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Shivani Singh leads the Delhi Metro team for Hindustan Times. A journalist for two decades, she writes about cities and urban concerns. She has reported extensively on issues of governance, administrative and social reforms, and education.

articles by Shivani Singh (373 results)
Jan 10, 2020 03:47
Ahead of February 8 Delhi assembly polls, BJP’s Delhi elections in-charge Prakash Javadekar claimed, “we are getting a full majority. People will vote for us for based on the work done by the Modi government and the experience people have had with the... read more
Jan 06, 2020 10:41
Policymaking was the crucial first step in addressing pressing concerns in Delhi. As we move into a new a decade, the real test, however, lies in the enforcement of these schemes. read more
Dec 02, 2019 13:39
The Raahgiri Day, launched in 2013 to reclaim road space for pedestrians and cyclists, and promote physical activities, was organised in Connaught Place, Dwarka, Rohini and Shahdara, but it failed to become a regular feature in Delhi. In neighbouring... read more
Nov 25, 2019 08:03
It is both unreal and shattering to realise what culminated in Delhi’s Ridge forest seven long decades after Independence was, in all likelihood, yet another Partition tragedy. read more
Nov 18, 2019 09:43
While the WHO recommends annual average PM 2.5 level be kept under 10 micrograms per cubic metre (µg\/m3), India’s national air quality standards set the safe annual average limit at 40 µg\/m3 and a 24-hour standard of 60 µg\/m3. Last year, Delhi’s annual... read more
Nov 04, 2019 10:56
The authorities keep claiming incremental progress. The Delhi government says it has reduced air pollution by 25% in four years. Even Punjab concedes that stubble-burning is part of the problem and seeks central assistance to find a permanent solution... read more
Oct 21, 2019 14:15
The drop in temperature and slow wind-speed traps the toxic air, turning Delhi and National Capital Region into what is often described as a “gas chamber”. read more
Sep 30, 2019 10:16
Right now, the biggest share of Delhi’s road space is hogged by more than 10 million cars and two-wheelers. read more
Sep 16, 2019 03:06
Hopefully, the fine amounts will not be drastically slashed for offences that are linked directly to road safety. Last year, as many as four persons were killed in road fatalities every day in Delhi. read more
Sep 02, 2019 06:54
While Delhi needs to scale up the Mohalla clinic model for good primary healthcare and provision for more hospital beds to take the patient load in case of an outbreak, medical infrastructure alone cannot curtail these diseases. read more
Aug 26, 2019 01:31
Till mid-2000, the landscape where the Aravalli Biodiversity Park stands now was a mining area infested with an invasive exotic plant called Prosopis juliflora or vilayati kikar. read more
Aug 19, 2019 12:02
For saving water at home, it is up to the citizens to curb daily wastage and misuse of water even if they pay for it. read more
Aug 12, 2019 11:01
To help desperate citizens change their mind and not jump in front of running trains, the Metro has launched an empathically worded social media campaign called #NeverGiveUp. read more
Aug 05, 2019 10:29
At 98%, Delhi has the highest level of urbanisation anywhere in India. This means heavy concretisation and little open space that can absorb the rain and replenish the precious aquifers. read more
Jun 10, 2019 05:46
Affordability of public transport is a key factor that determines how people, especially women, use it. In Delhi, one-third of working women use buses and the Metro. read more