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Thursday, Aug 13, 2020
Soumya Pillai

Soumya Pillai


Soumya Pillai covers environment and traffic in Delhi. A journalist for three years, she has grown up in and with Delhi, which is often reflected in the stories she does about life in the city. She also enjoys writing on social innovations.

articles by Soumya Pillai (733 results)
Aug 08, 2020 23:53
The Noida traffic police said the restrictions were part of heightened security on account of a visit by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, who was in Noida’s Sector 39 to inaugurate a hospital. He later visited Sector 59 to inspect a Covid-19 management control room. read more
Aug 06, 2020 23:50
Although its canopy has become sparse, from the abuse it was made to endure over the years, Chandni Chowk’s majestic banyan continues to stand tall. On Thursday, it found an unlikely advocate and ally in the Delhi high court. read more
Aug 06, 2020 23:48
Delhi traffic police control room records show that from May 20 — when public transport and public movement resumed in the city after restrictions were eased — to August 5, at least 15 arterial stretches have seen an increase in vehicular traffic. read more
Aug 03, 2020 23:51
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator from Chandni Chowk Parlad Singh Sawhney said the proposal to construct a new footover bridge on the same location has been sent to the Delhi government’s Public Works Department (PWD) and the “overbridge is likely to be constructed latest by March next year”. read more
Aug 03, 2020 00:05
Traffic volume on Netaji Subhash Marg and Jama Masjid Road is likely to reduce by 10% to 12%, while on other roads, the same traffic is estimated move more smoothly as bottlenecks are expected to ease. read more
Jul 31, 2020 02:08
According to New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) data accessed by HT, 1,475 trees have fallen, or dried up and died, or been cut down for construction activities between 2015 and July 3 this year. read more
Jul 30, 2020 23:50
The report stated that the volume of waste generated in June was marginally higher, 372.47 tonnes per day, but this was because biomedical waste from patients in home isolation and quarantine centres was not segregated and so general waste was mixed with it. read more
Jul 25, 2020 23:22
The initial finding of the ongoing study by five researchers—all alumni of IIT-Delhi and IIT-Roorkee—shows that on at least 22 of the 56 stretches monitored, the number of cyclists has increased by 4% to 12%. read more
Jul 23, 2020 23:18
Delhi traffic police officials said that with two portions on the Mahipalpur route affected, traffic on Thursday was severely hit. read more
Jul 23, 2020 00:00
The Capital in the last four days alone has recorded 120mm of rain. IMD data shows that between July 1 and July 20, Delhi received 124.9mm rainfall. Till July 19, Delhi had a rainfall deficit of 47%, which went down to 29% till Tuesday. read more
Jul 16, 2020 23:31
A three-month trip that was supposed to have been a post-exam vacation ended up stretching into an almost five-month detention. Though not officially charged by police, his passport was seized, and he was lodged with his father at quarantine detention centres since being evacuated from the Markaz on March 31. read more
Jul 12, 2020 02:04
The Ashram chowk is an important link between central and south Delhi with the satellite towns of Noida and Faridabad. read more
Jul 11, 2020 00:06
Traffic unit’s deputy commissioner of police (central range) Anita Roy on Tuesday wrote to PWD officials asking for a detailed study of the ITO junction and the area in a 4-5km radius around it. read more
Jul 11, 2020 00:05
The state forest department has set a mammoth target of planting 3.1 million saplings this season. However, senior officials said that during the Covid-19 lockdown, several contractual gardeners and outsourced labourers left for their villages, which is likely to affect the plantation process. read more
Jul 08, 2020 23:41
District officials say the violations are plentiful and range from offences such as tearing off stickers denoting the isolation term, stepping out of homes during the quarantine period, and not answering calls from officials calling to check on patient’s daily health status. read more