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Failure to take up projects:SAD-BJP alliance threatens agitation against Ludhiana civic body

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2020 11:04 PM IST
Earlier, in January, the local bodies department had directed the MC to stop floating tenders for new projects till the civic body cleared the pending payment of contractors. 
Schoolchildren pack auto-rickshaw on their way to school at Bhadson Road in Patiala on Saturday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)
Schoolchildren pack auto-rickshaw on their way to school at Bhadson Road in Patiala on Saturday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)

Safe School Vahan scheme: 197 challans issued in 2019

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Harmandeep Singh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2020 09:50 PM IST
SAFETY FIRST The scheme aims at ensuring safety of school children while following the norms of Motor Vehicle Act, 1988; district admn is responsible for its implementation
Chandigarh mayor Raj Bala Malik (centre) walking through a potholed road at Kishangarh village in Chandigarh on Thursday.(Sant Arora/HT)
Chandigarh mayor Raj Bala Malik (centre) walking through a potholed road at Kishangarh village in Chandigarh on Thursday.(Sant Arora/HT)

Chandigarh mayor gets dose of her own medicine

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2020 01:21 AM IST
Residents ask Raj Bala Malik ‘can you walk on these streets’ as she recently courted controversy saying that she hardly found any city road in bad state; visited the village to take stock of civic issues being faced by residents
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Cow cess to come into effect from April 1 in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 01:04 AM IST
The cess is being notified under the Punjab Prohibition of Cow Slaughter Act, 1955, that has no provision of seeking public objection.
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Failure to provide information under RTI Act costs Haryana MC official 5,000

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2020 01:17 AM IST
A Panchkula resident had sought information about rumble strips on city roads in 2018
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Decks cleared for imposing cow cess in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2020 12:35 AM IST
Administrator’s approval expected within a week, after which objections will be invited before notification
Hundreds of stray cattle are seen roaming on roads in Ludhiana.(HT File photo)
Hundreds of stray cattle are seen roaming on roads in Ludhiana.(HT File photo)

Local bodies department approves setting up of cow shelter in Noorpur Bet of Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Harsimran Singh Batra
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2020 10:32 PM IST
Department also gives nod to establishing four dog pounds, one each in four MC zones, and approves rates fixed for slaughterhouse; civic body’s General House had passed proposals last September
A faded zebra crossing and cycle track at the Sector 34/44 roundabout in Chandigarh. Keshav Singh/HT(Keshav Singh/HT)
A faded zebra crossing and cycle track at the Sector 34/44 roundabout in Chandigarh. Keshav Singh/HT(Keshav Singh/HT)

110 road stretches in Chandigarh need MC’s attention, says traffic police survey

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2019 01:10 AM IST
As many as 90 people have died in road accidents in Chandigarh this year, even as the traffic department had set a target to bring down such fatalities to 85 from 98 reported last year

Watch | ‘Pedestrians, cyclists have equal rights on roads’: Delhi PWD minister Satyendar Jain

By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 10:00 PM IST
In this episode of Metro Matters, Delhi’s PWD minister Satyendar Jain speaks to Hindustan Times’ metro editor Shivani Singh about the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government’s decision to redesign nine arterial roads in the national capital to streamline traffic movement.
CM Khattar at Karnal(HT PHOTO)
CM Khattar at Karnal(HT PHOTO)

Airborne till last week, Khattar takes to cycling on polling day

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 21, 2019 11:57 PM IST
The first-time MLA hired an e-rickshaw to reach home from where he picked up a bicycle to reach the polling booth no 174 of Karnal’s Prem Nagar to cast his vote.
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Deep Nagar cave-in creates 10-ft crater

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Harsimran Singh Batra
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 10:47 PM IST
SUV gets stuck in pit, MC officials blame wire-digging work
The number of tickets issued, however, is expected to go up once the state government provides clarity on “compounding challans”, which are those that can be cleared by violators on the spot.(HT image)
The number of tickets issued, however, is expected to go up once the state government provides clarity on “compounding challans”, which are those that can be cleared by violators on the spot.(HT image)

Helmet rule most broken on capital’s roads: Traffic cops

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 02:40 AM IST
Data provided by the traffic police showed that between September 1 and September 6, 2698 tickets were issued for jumping the red light, 1,527 for dangerous driving, 1,229 fines were issued for driving without seatbelts and 254 for drink driving.
With the number of vehicles constantly increasing over the years, haphazard parking on city roads and footpaths due to shortage of parking lots are stifling vehicular movement.(HT File)
With the number of vehicles constantly increasing over the years, haphazard parking on city roads and footpaths due to shortage of parking lots are stifling vehicular movement.(HT File)

OUVGL Scheme: Year on, MC’s proposal to use govt land as parking hangs fire

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Navrajdeep Singh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2019 11:04 PM IST
MC identified 13 locations belonging to govt departments for acquisition and then use them as parking lots; sent a proposal to the state for approval in September last year and the response is still awaited
Ritu Maheshwari, directed the civil department to repair all roads, broken footpaths and central verges in the next one month. The Noida authority chief executive officer said will also conduct a review of ongoing projects after every 15 days in order to finish the projects as per fixed timelines.(Photo By Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Ritu Maheshwari, directed the civil department to repair all roads, broken footpaths and central verges in the next one month. The Noida authority chief executive officer said will also conduct a review of ongoing projects after every 15 days in order to finish the projects as per fixed timelines.(Photo By Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Repair all roads in next one month or face action, Noida CEO warns officials

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Vinod Rajput
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 12:10 AM IST
The CEO is of the view that roads, footpaths, central verges and other public spaces should look neat and clean.
Hazy views of the city skyline due to increased air pollution, in Noida, India, on Monday, May 13, 2019.((Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times))
Hazy views of the city skyline due to increased air pollution, in Noida, India, on Monday, May 13, 2019.((Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times))

Yogi to officials: Develop Noida, G Noida, Yamuna areas as smart cities

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Vinod Rajput
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 12:05 AM IST
Adityanath instructed officials to make optimum use of technology to provide integrated traffic management system to address congestion that trouble lakhs of motorists daily.
The transport department is developing an app wherein residents can send photos, get ₹5 per picture.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO / Representative image)
The transport department is developing an app wherein residents can send photos, get ₹5 per picture.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO / Representative image)

Send photos of traffic violations, get rewarded: UP transport department

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Shafaque Alam
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 03:13 PM IST
The department recently held a meeting discussing the Uttar Pradesh Road Safety Fund Rules, 2014, and sanctioned 10.69 crore for various projects, including for the development of the mobile app.
Civic bodies in two Rajasthan districts sprinkled water on the roads to prevent damage due to searing heat.(HT Photo)
Civic bodies in two Rajasthan districts sprinkled water on the roads to prevent damage due to searing heat.(HT Photo)

Rajasthan roads layered with water to beat the heat

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 07:13 AM IST
In Barmer and Jaisalmer, normal life has been thrown off gear due to intense heat. Tuesday brought relief to both the cities on Tuesday.
The officials said that other than horticulture work (softscaping), the project also includes hardscaping (stone work on footpaths), pedestrian lighting and surface touching.(Photo by Ravi Choudhary/ HT file photo)
The officials said that other than horticulture work (softscaping), the project also includes hardscaping (stone work on footpaths), pedestrian lighting and surface touching.(Photo by Ravi Choudhary/ HT file photo)

To beat dust pollution, Delhi begins greening its roads

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 08:12 AM IST
The project is a part of the Delhi government’s Green Budget initiative. Only those roads which are wider than 100 feet will be taken up for beautification.
In Mayur Vihar-Phase I, a drain is being rebuilt along with the footpath on one side of Shashi Park Road.(HT Photo)
In Mayur Vihar-Phase I, a drain is being rebuilt along with the footpath on one side of Shashi Park Road.(HT Photo)

Delhi prefers concrete to trees

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur and
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2019 05:58 AM IST
In 2013, the NGT had not just banned the concretisation of the base of trees within a radius of one metre but had even asked the authorities not to dig the road within one metres of the tree.
Arora said desilting will be carried out with the help of super suction machines and the exercise is projected to cost ₹97 lakh. He reiterated that by next month, drains would be in a condition to hold the run-off rainwater from city roads.(HT Photo)
Arora said desilting will be carried out with the help of super suction machines and the exercise is projected to cost ₹97 lakh. He reiterated that by next month, drains would be in a condition to hold the run-off rainwater from city roads.(HT Photo)

Delay in floating tenders for desilting master drains raises ‘Gurujam’ fear

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2019 03:53 AM IST
GMDA officials, however, said desilting will take two months to complete, raising concerns that the city may witness waterlogging again.
“Every day, at least 20,000 workers pedal to the industrial areas of the city,” said Ashok Kohli, president of the Chamber of Industries-Udyog Vihar.(HT Photo)
“Every day, at least 20,000 workers pedal to the industrial areas of the city,” said Ashok Kohli, president of the Chamber of Industries-Udyog Vihar.(HT Photo)

Struggle for space, dignity for cyclists in Gurugram

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sharanya Munsi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2019 04:15 AM IST
Rai, who spends an average of two hours pedalling across city roads, is part of the population for whom cycling, and thus endangering their life every day, is a compulsion.
While the 2018 data on deaths of cyclists and pedestrians on city roads was unavailable, the traffic police data from 2015-2017 shows the number of fatalities for this vulnerable section of road users has remained almost steady.(HT Photo)
While the 2018 data on deaths of cyclists and pedestrians on city roads was unavailable, the traffic police data from 2015-2017 shows the number of fatalities for this vulnerable section of road users has remained almost steady.(HT Photo)

Cycle tracks make way for cars in Gurugram

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2019 04:09 AM IST
On Saturday, a cyclist was killed in a hit-and-run case on the Subhash Chowk flyover. This was the third such death reported this year.
Gurugram had 446 road fatalities in 2018, of which 168 were pedestrian fatalities.(Picture for representation)
Gurugram had 446 road fatalities in 2018, of which 168 were pedestrian fatalities.(Picture for representation)

OPINION | India should consider taking ‘traffic-calming’ measures

PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2019 10:19 AM IST
Over the past few years, the number of fatalities and injuries due to road accidents has steadily increased. India is among the highest in number as well as rate of road fatalities. Over 1,50,000 people die every year, which is more than 400 per day.
The Noida authority on Monday said it has decided to file an FIR and impose Rs 1 lakh fine on those who put up political hoardings, banners or posters across the city in violation of the model code of conduct.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
The Noida authority on Monday said it has decided to file an FIR and impose Rs 1 lakh fine on those who put up political hoardings, banners or posters across the city in violation of the model code of conduct.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

Rs 1 lakh fine, FIRs for putting up political posters in Noida’s GB Nagar

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Vinod Rajput
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2019 08:14 AM IST
The Noida district election officer has directed authorities to remove all advertisements related to political parties or government schemes such as toilets, skywalks, public spaces and roadsides with immediate effect after the model code of conduct came into effect on Sunday.
The entire stretch from Transport Chowk to PGI Chowk is riddled with patches.(HT Photo)
The entire stretch from Transport Chowk to PGI Chowk is riddled with patches.(HT Photo)

Potholes dot Chandigarh’s Madhya Marg

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2019 10:24 PM IST
During a visit, the HT team counted approximately 200 small and big pits on both side of the roads on the stretch that takes the load not only from local traffic but also form the people commuting to Panchkula.
The Noida authority on Thursday said it will open a temporary ‘gaushala’ (cow shelter) for abandoned cows in Yamuna flood plains near Sector 135 in the next three to four days. The new facility will accommodate about 1,500 cows, officials said.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)
The Noida authority on Thursday said it will open a temporary ‘gaushala’ (cow shelter) for abandoned cows in Yamuna flood plains near Sector 135 in the next three to four days. The new facility will accommodate about 1,500 cows, officials said.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)

Temporary shelter at Noida Sector 135 for abandoned cows

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Vinod Rajput
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2019 05:48 AM IST
UP CM Yogi Adityanath had recently directed all district officials to provide shelters for cows deserted by owners. Since abandoned cows either roam freely on city roads or can be seen eating plastic and other sort of waste, the state government wants to contain this practice, officials said.
With poor police surveillance and legal action, the footpaths reserved for pedestrians along major city roads have become illegal parking spots for vehicles. (In pic) Vehicles parked on footpath at FC road.(HT/PHOTO)
With poor police surveillance and legal action, the footpaths reserved for pedestrians along major city roads have become illegal parking spots for vehicles. (In pic) Vehicles parked on footpath at FC road.(HT/PHOTO)

Your Space: footpaths are for walking, dear bikers

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2019 04:10 PM IST
Well-designed footpaths in the city are a big relief for residents. However, at many places the wider footpaths are used for parking two-wheelers, leaving no space for pedestrians. The city police are not doing enough to prevent the misuse. Here’s what our readers have to say...
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