HT Image
HT Image

'Acquiring land for parkings is a problem'

Grill Session - Manish Gupta, Commissioner, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC)
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2012 12:26 AM IST

Grill Session - Manish Gupta, Commissioner, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC)

Lack of adequate parking space is one problem all residents of south Delhi face. Rapid commercialisation of colony markets has made arterial roads a nightmare.

We are aware of the problem and are looking for ways to sort it out. The volume of cars has increased exponentially in the past decade. Meeting the growing demand for parking space is a big challenge.

Parking is a sore point in all these residential areas. Residents have encroached on the roads. What steps has the SDMC taken to penalise such people?
Regulation on parking in residential areas is a controversial issue. The number of cars has gone up manifold but the space is still the same. Limited resources are a reality. We do, however, take action on anyone who encroaches and extends the boundary of their houses. A lot of times, the police have pointed out such instances.

The special task force on traffic has come up with a draft parking policy, which, I believe, has answers to a lot of problems. It is still to be considered by the Delhi Government. It is well researched and will surely do something to manage the parking mess. The implementation of the policy, if passed, however, will not be easy as many residents are bound to oppose it.

What about encroachment on roadsides by vendors?
According to the Supreme Court and high court orders, vendors have as much right to public spaces as those with cars, with which I agree.

Does the SDMC have any plans to come up with parking lots in these areas?
We had thought of constructing parking lots under parks but the Environment Pollution Control Authority shot it down. We are now planning to build underground and multi-level parkings in both Saket and Malviya Nagar. We have funds for the projects but acquiring land will be a big problem.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
In his 60s, Mr Hashim lives alone.(Mayank Austen Soofi)
In his 60s, Mr Hashim lives alone.(Mayank Austen Soofi)

Delhiwale: The moong masoor ambassador

By Mayank Austen Soofi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 02:21 AM IST
  • To be sure, Mr Hashim admits he has good feelings for a few other dishes, too.
Close
HT Image
HT Image

SC panel inspects Metro Phase 4 sites to see if trees can be saved

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2021 11:43 PM IST
The Supreme Court-constituted Central Empowered Committee (CEC) on Wednesday conducted the first round of inspections of the Delhi Metro Phase 4 construction, after a petition was filed before the Delhi high court to save over 11,000 trees that are proposed to be felled to make way for the new corridors
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Court grants bail to five arrested for violence on R-Day

By Richa Banka, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 11:42 PM IST
A Delhi court on Wednesday granted bail to five persons, including a class 10 student, arrested in connection with the violence at Nangloi Chowk during the farmers’ tractor parade on Republic Day
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Covid-19 cases reported among students, parents urge schools to hold online exams

By Kainat Sarfaraz, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 11:42 PM IST
In light of Covid-19 cases being reported among school-going children, school administrators are taking extra precautions to ensure student safety as parents are now apprehensive about sending children to school
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Five held for violence and rioting in Mukundpur in outer Delhi

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 11:41 PM IST
After a video of mob rioting and firing in the air in outer Delhi’s Mukundpur surfaced on social media on Tuesday, police arrested five men on Wednesday and said the violence was perpetrated by a group of men to intimidate and dissuade their rivals in a plot dispute
Close
HT Image
HT Image

220 acre Bharat Vandana park in Dwarka sub-city gets green clearance

By Risha Chitlangia, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 11:41 PM IST
Spread over 220 acres of verdant greenery in Dwarka sub-city, Bharat Vandana park is being developed as a major tourist destination by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA)
Close
This diversions were first put in place for four hours between 11am and 3pm, before being again implemented after 7pm.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
This diversions were first put in place for four hours between 11am and 3pm, before being again implemented after 7pm.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Delhi traffic police test new diversion plan for Ashram flyover extension

By Soumya Pillai, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2021 02:42 AM IST
Traffic officials said that this was an assessment to see how the traffic flow would be impacted during peak rush and non-rush hours, once the diversions are put in place for construction work.
Close
HT Image
HT Image

AAP wins four of 5 municipal wards in by-polls, BJP draws a blank while Cong wins one

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 11:41 PM IST
: A year ahead of elections to Delhi’s municipal corporations, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday won four out of five wards in civic bypolls held on February 28, while the Congress bagged one seat, and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has been the ruling party in the three MCDs for 14 years now, drew a blank
Close
D’Cruz, former director of Kerala State Institute of Children’s Literature, did not respond to phone calls and a text message from HT seeking his response.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
D’Cruz, former director of Kerala State Institute of Children’s Literature, did not respond to phone calls and a text message from HT seeking his response.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

National Book Trust editor booked for sexual assault on woman

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2021 02:39 AM IST
It is learnt that at the time of the crime, the 46-year-old woman from Kerala was on a visit to Delhi and was acquainted with D’Cruz through common friends.
Close
There were two continuous smog episodes during this year’s winter. The first episode was of longer duration as it started on November 3 and lasted seven days. The second started on December 22 and lasted three days.(HT_PRINT)
There were two continuous smog episodes during this year’s winter. The first episode was of longer duration as it started on November 3 and lasted seven days. The second started on December 22 and lasted three days.(HT_PRINT)

Winter was more polluted this year, but saw fewer smog days: CSE analysis

By Soumya Pillai, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2021 02:36 AM IST
The analysis also shows that north Delhi recorded the worst pollution levels in the city this winter, with Jahagirpuri emerging as the hot spot with the worst air.
Close
A senior citizen gets his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at Delhi Heart and Lung Institute in New Delhi, India, on March 2. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A senior citizen gets his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at Delhi Heart and Lung Institute in New Delhi, India, on March 2. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Delhi records 240 new Covid-19 cases and 3 deaths, infection tally nears 640,000

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2021 11:00 PM IST
In the last 10 days, beginning Feb 22, and including latest figures, Delhi has recorded 200 or more daily cases of coronavirus on six days. Its latest spike was from 68,831 tests, a positivity rate of nearly 35%.
Close
In the by-elections to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party won four of the five seats. It also won the Shalimar Bagh North constituency which was earlier held by the BJP. (PTI PHOTO).
In the by-elections to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party won four of the five seats. It also won the Shalimar Bagh North constituency which was earlier held by the BJP. (PTI PHOTO).

After losing lone seat, BJP downplays performance in Delhi local body polls

PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 10:30 PM IST
  • In the by-elections to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party won four of the five seats. It also won the Shalimar Bagh North constituency which was earlier held by the BJP.
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Court reunites man with his two dogs, says ‘unjustified to deprive of companionship’

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 10:12 PM IST
A Delhi court has handed back the custody of two golden retriever dogs to their owner saying it would be “unjustified to deprive him of the companionship and custody of his pets”, which were taken away by an NGO and the city police alleging that the animals were being mistreated by their owner
Close
Representative Image (HT Photo)
Representative Image (HT Photo)

Department of Telecom brings down 140 illegal mobile signal boosters in Delhi

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 06:59 PM IST
Raids were conducted between February 18 and 24 in several parts of Delhi, including Connaught Place, Hauz Khas and Nehru Place, DoT Wireless Monitoring Organisation Engineer Incharge Devendra Kumar Rai, said.
Close
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidates after emerging victorious during counting day of five bye-elections the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, in New Delhi, Wednesday,(Photos by Amal KS)
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidates after emerging victorious during counting day of five bye-elections the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, in New Delhi, Wednesday,(Photos by Amal KS)

People voted once again for development: Kejriwal on Delhi municipal bypolls win

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2021 03:07 PM IST
The AAP on Wednesday won four out of five civic wards in Delhi bypoll, the Congress won one while the BJP drew blank.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP