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999Services.com sets a new safety standard in the AC industry

UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 08:34 PM IST
It provides doorstep air conditioning services to 15+ cities as well as the delivery of refurbished ACs to 17,000 pin codes, with expansion plans to reach Pan India soon.
Taapsee Pannu has been in self-isolation in Mumbai.
Taapsee Pannu has been in self-isolation in Mumbai.

Taapsee Pannu says her AC stopped working during lockdown: ‘The struggle is real’, watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 01:34 PM IST
Taapsee Pannu has revealed that AC is not working as she gives a glimpse into her lockdown life.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said cases will go up as immigrants from the middle-east and people stranded in other parts of the country started flocking the state in large numbers.(PTI)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said cases will go up as immigrants from the middle-east and people stranded in other parts of the country started flocking the state in large numbers.(PTI)

Kerala expresses concern over AC coaches for special trains

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2020 10:08 PM IST
Talking to media in the state capital, Pinarayi Vijayan said in last two months all were talking about problems of air-conditioned environment in the present scenario and the railway move to run AC special trains was a big surprise.
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Panchkula revises order on non-essential services, salons to remain closed

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2020 12:16 AM IST
The new order issued by Panchkula deputy commissioner (DC) Mukesh Kumar Ahuja classified activities into four categories for purpose of regulation
Residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) across the city, however, said they will not be able to stop the entry of service providers to their colonies, after the government’s order.(REUTERS)
Residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) across the city, however, said they will not be able to stop the entry of service providers to their colonies, after the government’s order.(REUTERS)

Govt allows district admins to regulate movement of plumbers, electricians

Hindustan Timmes, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi, Sweta Goswami and Anvit Srivastava, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 03:36 AM IST
The government clarification comes at a point where residents demanded a safety protocol, including thermal screening, to authorise such workers.
IT market at Kochar Market in Ludhiana on Saturday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
IT market at Kochar Market in Ludhiana on Saturday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Janata Curfew: Traders, industrial bodies shut ops for three days in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Harsimran Singh Batra
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2020 09:46 PM IST
Mall Road, Aarti Chowk, Ghumar Mandi markets to remain closed till March 24
Revise important formulae, circuit and ray diagrams right before the exam.(HT File Photo)
Revise important formulae, circuit and ray diagrams right before the exam.(HT File Photo)

Class 12 CBSE board examinations: Get the success formulae and concepts right

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2020 01:11 AM IST
Modern physics, semiconductors and ray optics with all devices are the easy topics; but make sure you’ve mastered alternating current and the wave optics in physics
Mayor Raj Bala Malik along with councillors during her ‘welcome party’ at Rose Club in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Monday.
Mayor Raj Bala Malik along with councillors during her ‘welcome party’ at Rose Club in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Monday.

Chandigarh mayor says Rose Club will become MC Club for councillors’ recreation

UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 12:44 AM IST
Opposition Congress questions move, says BJP leader elected to the post recently has misplaced priorities
Nikola Tesla designed the alternating-current (AC) electrical system which quickly became the worldwide standard.(ILLUSTRATION: Unnikrishnan)
Nikola Tesla designed the alternating-current (AC) electrical system which quickly became the worldwide standard.(ILLUSTRATION: Unnikrishnan)

Nikola Tesla: Inventor who lit up the world

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 03:48 PM IST
This Serbian-American inventor, engineer and scientist designed the modern alternating current electricity supply system. He also created the Tesla coil, that is still used in radio technology and three-phase system of electric power transmission.
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Rail fare hike: ‘Are these good days?’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amarpal Singh, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2020 10:28 PM IST
Now, passengers travelling from Ludhiana to Delhi in an AC coach will have to shell out 12 more and those travelling to Jaipur will have to spend 28 extra
The ‘Snack Meal’ shall be of 350 grams portion and shall be made available at Rs 50, inclusive of GST.(PTI photo)
The ‘Snack Meal’ shall be of 350 grams portion and shall be made available at Rs 50, inclusive of GST.(PTI photo)

Railway board to hike meal prices on Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto trains

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 04:24 PM IST
According to the new order, in first class AC and executive class, tea will cost Rs 35, up by Rs 6, breakfast Rs 140, up by Rs 7, lunch and dinner Rs 245, up by Rs 15.
Previously, the BEST had placed an order for 400 AC buses that included 200 midi and 200 mini-sized buses. However, these are yet to arrive in the city.(HT image)
Previously, the BEST had placed an order for 400 AC buses that included 200 midi and 200 mini-sized buses. However, these are yet to arrive in the city.(HT image)

BEST comfort coming soon? City may get 1K AC mini, midi buses

Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 12:52 AM IST
The 500 midi buses will operate on diesel whereas the 500 mini buses will use compressed natural gas (CNG). If approved, BEST will acquire the buses – 500 AC mini and 500 AC midi – for Rs 2,700 crore.
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Outrage over rape bid on schoolgirl: 152 booked for damaging school property in protest

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 10:43 PM IST
In his complaint, the school director said the protesters barged into the principal’s office and assaulted an employee.
The Western Railway (WR) is set to introduce the second air-conditioned (AC) local by the end of this month, taking the number of AC train services to 32 from the current 16.(PTI)
The Western Railway (WR) is set to introduce the second air-conditioned (AC) local by the end of this month, taking the number of AC train services to 32 from the current 16.(PTI)

Mumbai likely to get second AC local by September-end

Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 12:32 AM IST
After the second AC train is introduced, WR will consider operating these locals on the weekends also. Currently, the local is sent for maintenance on Saturdays and Sundays.
Commuters took to social networking site Twitter and complained to the WR about the condition of the seats inside the compartments.(Representative Image)
Commuters took to social networking site Twitter and complained to the WR about the condition of the seats inside the compartments.(Representative Image)

WR replaces AC train; seats are dirty, say commuters

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 03:37 AM IST
WR stated that it would clean the compartments immediately.
Pod hotels consist of tiny capsule-like rooms.(HT image)
Pod hotels consist of tiny capsule-like rooms.(HT image)

Railways’ 1st pod hotel to come up at Mumbai Central station

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 06:35 AM IST
The agency plans to construct 30 such capsules, in which passengers can stay up to 12 hours, along with a lounge area, cafeteria, changing areas and washrooms.
CR had earlier written to the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai, manufacturing AC trains for Mumbai, to consider the problem.(HT image)
CR had earlier written to the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai, manufacturing AC trains for Mumbai, to consider the problem.(HT image)

Central Railway’s 1st AC train to run on Harbour line between CSMT and Goregaon?

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 06:32 AM IST
The height of British-era bridges on both Central and Harbour railway has been an issue for the operation of AC trains as the rakes are taller than regular suburban trains.
Representative(HT PHOTO)
Representative(HT PHOTO)

Jammu Kashmir divisional commissioner reviews arrangements for CAPF (ACs) exam

Asian News International | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2019 02:00 PM IST
Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma, on Friday convened a meeting of Deputy Commissioners and officers concerned to review arrangements for Central Armed Police Force (ACs) Examination 2019.
Volvo fares will be decreased to ~700 from existing ~900.(HT photo)
Volvo fares will be decreased to ~700 from existing ~900.(HT photo)

State Volvo buses in Rajasthan may become cheaper for three days in a week

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 01:31 PM IST
Volvo buses commuting from Jaipur to Delhi, the fares may be decreased to Rs .700 from the existing fare of Rs. 900 for every Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. As per the Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation.
Following complaints by passengers that automatic doors of Mumbai’s first suburban air-conditioned (AC) train at times open on the wrong side of platform, the Western Railway (WR) plans to install automatic sensors.(Hindustan Times)
Following complaints by passengers that automatic doors of Mumbai’s first suburban air-conditioned (AC) train at times open on the wrong side of platform, the Western Railway (WR) plans to install automatic sensors.(Hindustan Times)

Western Railway to install automatic sensors in AC train

Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 05:38 AM IST
Officials said the Western Railway (WR) had received complaints from passengers regarding the door opening on the wrong side of the station of the AC local train.
The 1,200-seater Kashinath Ghanekar auditorium was built by TMC in 2011 and has since then encountered problems such as ceiling collapses, roof leakages and faulty acoustics
The 1,200-seater Kashinath Ghanekar auditorium was built by TMC in 2011 and has since then encountered problems such as ceiling collapses, roof leakages and faulty acoustics

After actor’s online post, Thane civic body fixes AC at Ghanekar hall

Hindustan Times | By Priyanka Dhomse, Thane
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 08:24 AM IST
The civic body, however, claimed repair work in the venue had caused a technical snag in the AC’s functioning
People lined up to use BEST buses following the drop in ticket fares.(Hindustan Times)
People lined up to use BEST buses following the drop in ticket fares.(Hindustan Times)

Not the BEST of both worlds: Bus passengers rise, but earnings dip

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 12:15 AM IST
22.18L passengers on Tuesday, compared to 17.15L the previous day; earnings down to 1.45 cr from 2.12cr
Picture for representation only.(HT PHoto)
Picture for representation only.(HT PHoto)

BEST’s fare cut brings back commuters to buses in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 12:02 AM IST
BEST has slashed fares of its regular as well AC buses to 5-20, and 6-25, respectively for the distance slabs of 5km, 10km, 15km and beyond 15km
Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) currently has 25 AC buses in its fleet.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) currently has 25 AC buses in its fleet.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

400 AC buses to make BEST better in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 11:51 PM IST
The authority is hiring these buses on a wet lease model, in which the contractor will bear the driver and maintenance cost, while BEST will provide its conductor
The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) on Thursday said it has prepared a proposal to add 1,000 e-buses to its fleet.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) on Thursday said it has prepared a proposal to add 1,000 e-buses to its fleet.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

DTC proposes to get 1,000 electric buses

New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2019 06:17 AM IST
If DTC’s plan is implemented, Delhi could have a fleet of 2,000 electric buses – the highest globally, barring China. Delhi now has 5,521 state-run CNG buses under the cluster scheme and DTC.
Decades ago, the city had 63,000 black-and-yellow taxis.(HT FILE)
Decades ago, the city had 63,000 black-and-yellow taxis.(HT FILE)

Black-and-yellow taxis far behind in the race against app-based cabs in south Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2019 12:44 AM IST
Number drops to 44,566 in 2018-19 from 57,810 in 2016-17; tourist taxis rise to 74,911 in 2018-19, from 60,752 in 2017
(From left) Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray, Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar and Shiv Sena leader Anil Patankar at the BEST headquarters on Tuesday.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
(From left) Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray, Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar and Shiv Sena leader Anil Patankar at the BEST headquarters on Tuesday.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)

Mumbaiites, your BEST commute is set to get cheaper as panel clears proposal to reduce fares

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 09:00 AM IST
The proposal will now be sent to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which is likely to take a decision on June 27, and it will later be forwarded to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Transport Authority (MMRTA) for final approval.
The BJP won 62 out of the 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 elections(Bloomberg File Photo)
The BJP won 62 out of the 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 elections(Bloomberg File Photo)

End of SP-BSP alliance may help BJP strengthen position in Uttar Pradesh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore and Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 08:18 AM IST
The BJP won 62 out of the 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 elections with a vote share of 49.6%. Compared to 2014, this is a decline of nine seats despite an increase of seven percentage points in vote share.
On Thursday, BEST proposed that its minimum fare be brought down to Rs 5 for 5km against the current Rs 8 for 2km in regular buses and for AC buses, to Rs 6 for 5km from the current Rs 30 for 2km.(HT Photo)
On Thursday, BEST proposed that its minimum fare be brought down to Rs 5 for 5km against the current Rs 8 for 2km in regular buses and for AC buses, to Rs 6 for 5km from the current Rs 30 for 2km.(HT Photo)

Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport panel strikes down fare-cut plan

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 02:29 AM IST
The panel has decided to postpone this plan until BEST comes up with another one to attract more commuters.
Civic chief Praveen Pardeshi had set several preconditions, including reduction of bus fares, in exchange for giving the undertaking Rs 100crore as financial aid per month.(HT Photo)
Civic chief Praveen Pardeshi had set several preconditions, including reduction of bus fares, in exchange for giving the undertaking Rs 100crore as financial aid per month.(HT Photo)

BEST fare revision proposed, cheaper commute on cards

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kailash Korde
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 04:12 AM IST
The proposal will be tabled before the BEST committee on Friday, said officials. It will then be sent to the regional transport authority for a final nod.
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