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.
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
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
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
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
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
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