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Un-fare deal? Railway commute set to get costlier from 2021 in Mumbai

This comes after the Railways decided to increase the Mumbai Urban Transport (MUTP) surcharge to 25% from 2021, as opposed to the current 18%. The union cabinet approved this on March 7.
From 2021, surcharge will be levied on the journey starting from after 10-km from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Churchgate railway stations, and up to 150-km.(HT Photo)
From 2021, surcharge will be levied on the journey starting from after 10-km from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Churchgate railway stations, and up to 150-km.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 21, 2019 04:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed

Summer and the city: When capital sizzles

From modest hand fans to khus curtains to many other cooling concoctions, how Delhi, a city of extreme weather, beat the heat in the days of yore .
A man quenches his thirst from a pitcher by the roadside. Such pitchers were a common sight across Delhi until the 1990s.(Subhendu Ghosh/ HT Archives)
A man quenches his thirst from a pitcher by the roadside. Such pitchers were a common sight across Delhi until the 1990s.(Subhendu Ghosh/ HT Archives)
Published on Jun 16, 2019 01:52 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Manoj Sharma

First class! WR plans to get semi-AC local trains for you

According to officials, the plan was discussed in a meeting of senior WR officials last week, in the presence of Railway Board member (traffic), Girish Pillai, at the WR headquarters.
The commute on the city’s suburban railway network is set to get cooler.(Bhushan Koyande/HT)
The commute on the city’s suburban railway network is set to get cooler.(Bhushan Koyande/HT)
Published on Jun 16, 2019 12:57 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed

Wednesday saw season’s highest power demand in Delhi

The season’s highest demand was recorded at 3:34pm on Wednesday, the power department said. On Tuesday, the city’s peak power demand had touched 6,792 MW at 11:53pm.
Children take a dip in a pond to get respite from the scorching heat on a hot summer day, at India Gate in New Delhi, Tuesday, June 11, 2019.(PTI photo)
Children take a dip in a pond to get respite from the scorching heat on a hot summer day, at India Gate in New Delhi, Tuesday, June 11, 2019.(PTI photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 08:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Charging points for e-buses to be ready by November 1: Government

The government expects to roll out Delhi’s first 37 electric buses by December before the model code of conduct for the Delhi assembly election kicks in.
The first phase of setting up charging infrastructure at depots for 1,000 electric buses will be completed by November 1, the Delhi government said on Thursday.(REUTERS)
The first phase of setting up charging infrastructure at depots for 1,000 electric buses will be completed by November 1, the Delhi government said on Thursday.(REUTERS)
Published on May 31, 2019 05:26 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami

Pay Rs 5-Rs 15 more for journey on AC local train from June 1

According to WR officials, a single journey fare will cost a minimum of Rs 65 instead of Rs 60; while a single journey between Churchgate and Virar will cost a maximum of Rs 220 instead of the current fare of Rs 205.
Your commute on the air-conditioned (AC) local is set to become dearer by Rs 5 to Rs 15, depending on the distance you travel, after the Ministry of Railways on Thursday decided to end the discounted fares.(Hindustan Times)
Your commute on the air-conditioned (AC) local is set to become dearer by Rs 5 to Rs 15, depending on the distance you travel, after the Ministry of Railways on Thursday decided to end the discounted fares.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 31, 2019 07:43 AM IST
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Mumbai | By HT Correspondent

Sealed stairs, illegal dome: Lapses in Surat building where 23 died in fire

An alternate staircase in Taxshilla commercial building that could have allowed access to the roof was sealed.
Firefighters fighting the blaze at Takshila complex in Surat in which 23 students died.(HT PHOTO)
Firefighters fighting the blaze at Takshila complex in Surat in which 23 students died.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 28, 2019 10:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By HT Correspondent

That time...when my electricity bill ‘shocked’ me to the core!

Summers and ballooning power costs go hand in hand. However, with Carrier ACs introducing a revolutionary cooling technology, electricity bills are something that we no longer have to worry about.
Carrier’s new range of inverter ACs allows us to adjust the energy consumption of the devices depending on the weather conditions.(Carrier)
Carrier’s new range of inverter ACs allows us to adjust the energy consumption of the devices depending on the weather conditions.(Carrier)
Updated on Jun 11, 2019 03:38 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: AAP deploys 150 volunteers to ‘secure’ 70 EVM strong rooms

A senior AAP leader Tuesday said the party has selected nearly 150 volunteers for the purpose. “Starting today, highly skilled AAP volunteers will ensure safety of EVMs.
According to the Election Commission of India, the strong rooms in Delhi have been provided with three-tier security.(HT Photo)
According to the Election Commission of India, the strong rooms in Delhi have been provided with three-tier security.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2019 06:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami

AC compressor blast kills two technicians, flat tenant injured in Gurugram

Police said the technicians, one of whom was registered with UrbanClap — an online service provider, were refilling the gas in the AC and conducting routine servicing when the accident took place.
The blast did not trigger a fire, but the victims were swept away by the impact of the explosion, the police said.(HT Photo)
The blast did not trigger a fire, but the victims were swept away by the impact of the explosion, the police said.(HT Photo)
Published on May 02, 2019 03:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Kashmir sees least participative polls, voter turnout lowest in two decades

Kashmir sees least participative polls, voter turnout lowest in two decades
Voter turnout in Baramulla and Srinagar in the 2019 elections has been recorded at 34% and 14%.(HT Photo)
Voter turnout in Baramulla and Srinagar in the 2019 elections has been recorded at 34% and 14%.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 28, 2019 11:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, NEW DELHI | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa

Close shave for 30 kids as short circuit triggers fire in Gurugram school’s classroom

Around 30 students of the classroom had gone for a dance class at the time the blaze broke out. However, benches, stools, and school bags were damaged in the fire while the chalkboard and walls of the entire classroom turned black due to the smoke.
Some benches and school bags were damaged in the fire.(Sourced)
Some benches and school bags were damaged in the fire.(Sourced)
Updated on Apr 09, 2019 04:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar

Delhi University orders process to revise curriculum, faces objections

According to the schedule, each department will have to constitute their own committees and prepare a first draft of the revised curriculum by March 29. Each departmental committee will come up with at least four drafts before submitting the final copy with the heads of departments (HoDs).
Delhi University (DU) has asked the heads of 11 departments and a college to initiate the process for revising the curriculum.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)
Delhi University (DU) has asked the heads of 11 departments and a college to initiate the process for revising the curriculum.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 27, 2019 09:22 AM IST
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Coming soon: Faster, more spacious Rajdhani trains

The Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) of the Indian Railways certified the twin-engine operation on express trains on February 7.
The Indian Railways will soon be able to add two more passenger coaches to Rajdhani and other air-conditioned express trains.(HT File Photo)
The Indian Railways will soon be able to add two more passenger coaches to Rajdhani and other air-conditioned express trains.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 22, 2019 07:31 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar

UPSC CISF (AC) LDCE 2019 admit card released, here’s how to download

UPSC CISF admit card 2019: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the admit card for the exam to recruit assistant commandants (executive) in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) from the departmental candidates.
UPSC CISF admit card 2019: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the admit card for the exam to recruit assistant commandants (executive) in Central Industrial Securtiy Force (CISF) from the departmental candidates.(HT file)
UPSC CISF admit card 2019: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the admit card for the exam to recruit assistant commandants (executive) in Central Industrial Securtiy Force (CISF) from the departmental candidates.(HT file)
Updated on Feb 13, 2019 04:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nilesh Mathur

Comparison review: Hatches go head to head

In a battle of hatchbacks, we pit Honda’s Jazz vs Maruti Suzuki’s Baleno vs Hyundai’s i20 to see which one is better.
Updated on Jan 04, 2019 03:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Arun Changrani, New Delhi

One year of Mumbai’s AC local: Train rakes in the money, commuters

The local train’s initial year reported an official average of 17,000 daily commuters and16.77 crore in revenue.
The city’s lone AC local operates 12 services on a daily basis.(HT file)
The city’s lone AC local operates 12 services on a daily basis.(HT file)
Published on Dec 25, 2018 12:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Aroosa Ahmed, Kailash Korde, Mumbai

Take steps to prevent parking chaos, consider one-way traffic: HC to Chandigarh administration

Chaos is witnessed every year in some markets and since no major steps appear in place, the situation is likely to remain same this year as well, the court observed.
The court observed that chaos is witnessed every year during festive season in some markets and as no major step has been taken, the situation is likely to remain the same this year as well.(HT File)
The court observed that chaos is witnessed every year during festive season in some markets and as no major step has been taken, the situation is likely to remain the same this year as well.(HT File)
Updated on Oct 16, 2018 11:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent

993 new buses by 2020? But old promise didn’t see BEST result

In the budget for 2018-19 presented last year, the century-old transport body had proposed to procure 800 new buses on wet lease, in which the contractor takes care of driver and maintenance of the buses, along with 100 under the state-funded Tejaswini scheme.
The electric buses that were procured last year.(HT PHOTO)
The electric buses that were procured last year.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 10, 2018 12:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai

Mumbaiwale: How did the Metro and Monorail stations get their names?

Along the Metro and Monorail, the stops point to histories old and new. Take a look
Ghatkopar station. As with the railway station and the suburb, in Marathi, ghat and kopar literally mean corner of the mountains, illustrating the edge of the western mountain range(Praful Gangurde)
Ghatkopar station. As with the railway station and the suburb, in Marathi, ghat and kopar literally mean corner of the mountains, illustrating the edge of the western mountain range(Praful Gangurde)
Updated on Sep 08, 2018 01:41 AM IST
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DU polls: AAP student wing to ally with AISA

AAP Delhi convener Gopal Rai said this would be the first time its students’ wing - CYSS - would be fighting student union polls with a left-wing student outfit.
AAP leader Gopal Rai (Centre), AAP student wing (Delhi unit) president Sumit Yadav (left) and AISA president Kawalpreet Kaur (right) at a press meet at the AAP office on Wednesday.(Anushree Fadnavis/HT)
AAP leader Gopal Rai (Centre), AAP student wing (Delhi unit) president Sumit Yadav (left) and AISA president Kawalpreet Kaur (right) at a press meet at the AAP office on Wednesday.(Anushree Fadnavis/HT)
Updated on Aug 30, 2018 10:08 AM IST
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Mumbai’s Western Railway may let first-class passengers take AC train from 12-4pm

Currently, first-class ticket holders can board the AC trains, but need to pay the difference in the cost of the ticket.
The Western Railway has sent its proposal to the Railway Board, after studying commuter patterns and earnings on local trains, both during peak and non-peak hours.(HT Photo)
The Western Railway has sent its proposal to the Railway Board, after studying commuter patterns and earnings on local trains, both during peak and non-peak hours.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 10, 2018 12:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Aroosa Ahmed, Mumbai

GST rates may be cut on cement, ACs, TVs with rise in revenue: Jaitley

It is only a matter of time that the final obituary of the ‘Congress Legacy Tax’ is written. Only the luxury-sin tax would remain,” Jaitley said in a Facebook post.
Arun Jaitley said the tax reduction has reduced the cost to the consumers, increased his purchasing capacity and added to the increased consumption in the economy.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
Arun Jaitley said the tax reduction has reduced the cost to the consumers, increased his purchasing capacity and added to the increased consumption in the economy.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 27, 2018 11:44 PM IST
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Mumbai to get 78 semi air-conditioned local trains on Western, Central lines

Railway agency issues tenders to get 39 AC trains, coaches of which will be attached to non-AC trains
In less than five months since its launch, Mumbai’s air-conditioned train service carried more than 10 lakh commuters.(HT Photo)
In less than five months since its launch, Mumbai’s air-conditioned train service carried more than 10 lakh commuters.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 02, 2018 11:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Aroosa Ahmed, Mumbai

Power ministry advises 24 degree Celsius as default temperature in ACs’

Under the guidance of Ministry of Power, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has carried out a study and has recommended that the default setting in the air-conditioning should be at 24 degree Celsius.
The new campaign will result in substantial energy savings and also reduce greenhouse gas emission.(Representative Photo)
The new campaign will result in substantial energy savings and also reduce greenhouse gas emission.(Representative Photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2018 01:00 PM IST
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Big hotels with several ACs have power load of just 5 KW

It has been found that some hotels in Charbagh, Naka Hindola, Lalkuan, Pandariba and Aminabad areas in Lucknow are running on a meagre power load of 5 to 10 KW
Police sealing Viraat International hotel in Charbagh area of Lucknow where a major fire broke out on Tuesday. The incident points towards the connivance of power employees with the hotel owners in creating a situation that led to the deadly fire.(HT Photo)
Police sealing Viraat International hotel in Charbagh area of Lucknow where a major fire broke out on Tuesday. The incident points towards the connivance of power employees with the hotel owners in creating a situation that led to the deadly fire.(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 22, 2018 03:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Anupam Srivastava, Lucknow

Mumbai AC train’s ticket fares will not be hiked till December

In May, the AC local crossed 10 lakh ridership within five months of operations.
Many are reluctant to spend on the high priced AC local fare(HT Photo)
Many are reluctant to spend on the high priced AC local fare(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 01:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Aroosa Ahmed, Mumbai

Empty train coach catches fire at CSMT in Mumbai

Central Railway shuts down overhead railway equipment as precautionary measure, so outstation trains did not depart from CSMT for a while
A fire-fighter douses the fire inside the coach of a train parked at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway yard in Mumbai on Tuesday.(KUNAL PATIL/ HT PHOTO)
A fire-fighter douses the fire inside the coach of a train parked at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway yard in Mumbai on Tuesday.(KUNAL PATIL/ HT PHOTO)
Published on May 30, 2018 12:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Aroosa Ahmed, Mumbai

Cooler journey ahead: Railways to get 3 more AC locals for Mumbai

The decision comes after the AC local, introduced in December last year, got a positive response from commuters.
The first AC local train in Mumbai has received a positive feedback from commuters.(HT File)
The first AC local train in Mumbai has received a positive feedback from commuters.(HT File)
Updated on May 25, 2018 10:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Aroosa Ahmed, Mumbai

First Mumbai AC train has ferried 10 lakh commuters in less than 5 months

Carrying capacity of a single AC train is about 5,000 commuters, but the average number of commuters has remained 1,500
Currently, the Western Railway operates 12 services of the AC train between Churchgate and Virar stations.(HT File Photo)
Currently, the Western Railway operates 12 services of the AC train between Churchgate and Virar stations.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 07, 2018 11:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Aroosa Ahmed, Mumbai
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