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Gopal rai said all construction and demolition sites, irrespective of size, will have to compulsorily take the five steps to check pollution.(PTI)

North Delhi civic body to be fined Rs 20 lakh for violating dust control norms: Gopal Rai

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 13, 2020 03:08 PM IST
The five steps are installing windshields and barriers at the periphery of construction and demolition sites, covering debris with tarpaulin, using green net to prevent dust from blowing out, water sprinkling, and covering trucks carrying construction material.
Local communities can get local mud, ruminant faecal matter and green matter and use our students’ researched protein to construct their habitats, replacing cement with natural protein which could have a huge impact on reducing global warming.
Local communities can get local mud, ruminant faecal matter and green matter and use our students’ researched protein to construct their habitats, replacing cement with natural protein which could have a huge impact on reducing global warming.

Biomimicry Lab’s discovery could change building construction technology

UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 11:17 AM IST
The research findings have now been passed on to Sacred Heartian parent Mr. Ajay Pillai who is an eminent researcher and alumnus of UDCT to continue further advanced research and enable possible commercial production of these findings.
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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
Migrant workers on the banks of the Yamuna before they were moved to shelters.
Migrant workers on the banks of the Yamuna before they were moved to shelters.

Delhi govt says construction work can resume if labour is available on site

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 04:08 AM IST
A senior PWD official, on the condition of anonymity, however, said that a large number of workers have gone to their villages or towns.
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2 weeks after Amritsar jailbreak, iron roads seized from 2 inmates

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2020 10:27 PM IST

1 killed, 12 injured as bus, truck collide near Jagraon

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 10:43 PM IST
Truck driver was repairing the vehicle on the highway; bus driver failed to notice it, say eyewitnesses
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Jallianwala Bagh acquiring new look amid row of tampering with its historical character

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surjit Singh, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2020 11:39 PM IST
When the visitors enter the premises of the garden, they find historic narrow street plastered with modern cement. The British army troops entered the garden through this street to shoot the peaceful unarmed protesters on Vaisakhi in 1919. Centenary of the massacre was observed last year
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Ludhiana bizman dies as rifle goes off accidentally

Hindustan Times, LUDHIANA | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2019 11:02 PM IST
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ASI helped builder evade arrest for 5 years, finds probe

Shub Karman Dhaliwal, Chandigarh | By Shub Karman Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 01:15 AM IST
In exchange of the ‘protection’ offered to the builder, who was declared PO in 2009, the ASI took gifts money and expensive gifts from him; phone records show over 2,800 calls were made from the ASI’s phone to Nayyar’s phone between October 2018 and September 2019
The police said that the registration numbers of most trucks are painted over to avoid identification.(Sourced/ HT Photo)
The police said that the registration numbers of most trucks are painted over to avoid identification.(Sourced/ HT Photo)

12 trucks seized for overloading, speeding on Gurugram’s peripheral road

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 03:28 AM IST
Police said the trucks are overloaded with construction material, which is generally ferried from the Aravallis to Faridabad and neighbouring areas. They were ferrying stones beyond the permissible limit, the police said.
Roads in the Aerocity housing project are riddled with large potholes.(HT PHOTO)
Roads in the Aerocity housing project are riddled with large potholes.(HT PHOTO)

No amenities: Dream of quality life comes crashing for Aerocity families

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hillary Victor, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2019 01:24 AM IST
The residents blame local leaders and GMADA officials of inaction
The Jaipur-Delhi side of the flyover was damaged on May 8 this year. This was the second time it was damaged in a year.(HT File)
The Jaipur-Delhi side of the flyover was damaged on May 8 this year. This was the second time it was damaged in a year.(HT File)

Panel gives 2 options to repair damaged flyover

Gurugram | By Abhishek Behl
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2019 02:29 AM IST
The damage to the Jaipur-to-Delhi side of the carriageway of the flyover occurred on May 8 this year after chunks of concrete fell from the flyover leading to a hole on the surface of the road.
Data maintained by Delhi Traffic Police shows that in May, 52 complaints of traffic jams caused by potholes were reported on their helpline. In June, the number of complaints rose to 85 and in July it touched 109.(HT Photo)
Data maintained by Delhi Traffic Police shows that in May, 52 complaints of traffic jams caused by potholes were reported on their helpline. In June, the number of complaints rose to 85 and in July it touched 109.(HT Photo)

Potholes, water logging continue to slow down Delhi traffic during monsoon

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai and Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 02:13 AM IST
Senior traffic officials said reminders are sent to civic agencies to fill potholes and complete road repair work by May so that there is ample time for the asphalt and other construction material to dry up and settle before rains.
A father and son died in the landslide at Adarsh Chawl in Atkoneshwar Nagar, Kalwa, on Tuesday. The forest department had sent notices to the chawl residents to vacate the landslide-prone area.(Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
A father and son died in the landslide at Adarsh Chawl in Atkoneshwar Nagar, Kalwa, on Tuesday. The forest department had sent notices to the chawl residents to vacate the landslide-prone area.(Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

Risk of rain: ‘Parsik Hill area landslide-prone’

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Megha Pol
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 08:40 AM IST
The entire Parsik Hill is encroached by more than 3,000 slum dwellers.
Seema, the daughter of the victim, points to a water tank in an under construction house in Sector-46, where her mother drowned, in Gurugram, India, on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Seema, the daughter of the victim, points to a water tank in an under construction house in Sector-46, where her mother drowned, in Gurugram, India, on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

50-year-old woman drowns in tank at construction site

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2019 03:36 AM IST
The woman, identified by first name as Bhaagwati, was from Madhya Pradesh’s Chattarpur and had been living at under construction building for over six months with her husband.
A net meter is a bidirectional meter that counts the power produced by an on-grid solar photovoltaic system as well as the power it imports from the electricity grid when it falls short of meeting consumption demands.(HT Photo)
A net meter is a bidirectional meter that counts the power produced by an on-grid solar photovoltaic system as well as the power it imports from the electricity grid when it falls short of meeting consumption demands.(HT Photo)

Gurugram all set to fully harness power of sun

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sharanya Munsi
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 07:59 AM IST
SS Arora, a 63-year-old retired businessman, had always been a solar enthusiast. When he installed a solar water heater at his Sector 10A residence in 2000, he says his neighbours laughed.
The building’s fate is undecided. A report from Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay, which inspected the structure, says that the cast-iron frame is irreparably damaged and the building will have to be demolished.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
The building’s fate is undecided. A report from Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay, which inspected the structure, says that the cast-iron frame is irreparably damaged and the building will have to be demolished.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

A story of failed restoration plans

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Manoj R Nair
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2019 04:34 AM IST
There are demands that the building, which was once the fashionable Watson’s Hotel, should be saved. The building is an important architectural landmark.
Workers repair a portion of the Hero Honda Chowk flyover that was damaged on May 8 for the second time in a year.(HT File Photo)
Workers repair a portion of the Hero Honda Chowk flyover that was damaged on May 8 for the second time in a year.(HT File Photo)

Concrete samples collected from Hero Honda flyover

Gurugram | By Abhishek Behl
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 08:06 AM IST
Two days later, the NHAI formed a three-member technical committee to examine the cause of the damage as it was the second time that the same stretch had suffered damage creating a hole in the road.
The cost of the projects, the approved estimates and the final tender prices varied at each stage with regard to the 20 projects allotted across the city, officials said.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The cost of the projects, the approved estimates and the final tender prices varied at each stage with regard to the 20 projects allotted across the city, officials said.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

20 MCG tenders under the scanner

Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2019 01:10 AM IST
MCG commissioner Yashpal Yadav said in several tenders allocated this year, the cost of the projects, the approved estimates and the final tender prices varied at each stage.
Tankers draw water from Patni Ground lake in Airoli.(HT Photo)
Tankers draw water from Patni Ground lake in Airoli.(HT Photo)

60% Navi Mumbai lakes polluted; used to bathe, wash clothes: Study

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 12:54 AM IST
The study was conducted to prepare baseline data of Navi Mumbai’s lakes for future policy decisions
An FIR was registered against unidentified people with Harchandpur police station in this connection and further probe was on.(Representative image/AFP/File Photo)
An FIR was registered against unidentified people with Harchandpur police station in this connection and further probe was on.(Representative image/AFP/File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Local BJP leader killed in Rae Bareli

Hindustan Times, Rae Bareli | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 07:14 PM IST
Local BJP leader was attacked when he entered into a scuffle with the group after finding construction material littered on the road and was allegedly killed in the clash with a group of Dalits.
As many as 312 buildings that house civic schools in the city are not fire safety-compliant, according to a fire brigade report submitted to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) last week(HT)
As many as 312 buildings that house civic schools in the city are not fire safety-compliant, according to a fire brigade report submitted to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) last week(HT)

Fire safety rules: 312 civic school buildings in Mumbai unsafe

Hindustan Times | By Steffy Thevar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2019 08:07 AM IST
The report also stated that while the civic body had ordered the audit of all 442 buildings in the city, which house 1,187 schools, only 319 have been inspected so far and 123 are yet to be audited.
The White House chief of staff said on Sunday that the US federal government shutdown, now entering its third week, could “drag on a lot longer”.(REUTERS)
The White House chief of staff said on Sunday that the US federal government shutdown, now entering its third week, could “drag on a lot longer”.(REUTERS)

White House signals some compromise in ending US government shutdown

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2019 08:23 PM IST
Mulvaney, in an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press”, said Trump was considering accepting funding to build a steel fence, despite his campaign promise that the wall be built of concrete.
An Indonesian cargo vessel from Aceh, laden with 150 tonnes of commercial goods, docked at Port Blair in India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands Friday. (Representational Image)(AFP)
An Indonesian cargo vessel from Aceh, laden with 150 tonnes of commercial goods, docked at Port Blair in India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands Friday. (Representational Image)(AFP)

Indonesian ship brings cargo to Port Blair

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2019 12:08 PM IST
The vessel’s cargo includes construction materials such as sand, rocks and cement, handicrafts and coconut products arranged by the Aceh Chamber of Commerce.
Narendra Modi said all decisions related to GST have been taken through consensus in the GST Council, which has representation from state governments, including Congress ones.(File Photo)
Narendra Modi said all decisions related to GST have been taken through consensus in the GST Council, which has representation from state governments, including Congress ones.(File Photo)

Govt in favour of bringing construction materials in 5% GST slab: PM Modi

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2019 05:43 PM IST
The government is in favour of bringing construction-related material in the 5 per cent slab of GST, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday, while informing that changes in the tax structure will continue as there is scope for improvement.
Matt Damon stars in and as The Martian. We haven’t yet made it to the red planet, but when we do, we’ll be ready to build.
Matt Damon stars in and as The Martian. We haven’t yet made it to the red planet, but when we do, we’ll be ready to build.

New arrivals: Glass that bends, spray-on clothes, building materials for Mars

Hindustan Times | By Rachel Lopez
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2018 07:48 PM IST
#2018 Year-End Special: Check out some of the cutting-edge, future-ready inventions that are already here.
On Diwali, 96 officials of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram will be deployed across the city to check violations such as waste burning, dumping of construction waste.(HT Photo)
On Diwali, 96 officials of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram will be deployed across the city to check violations such as waste burning, dumping of construction waste.(HT Photo)

Gurugram officials to ensure norms to curb pollution are followed on Diwali

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2018 01:57 PM IST
On Diwali, 96 officials of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram will be deployed across the city to check violations of the Graded Response Action Plan measures such as open waste burning, construction and dumping of construction and demolition waste.
A fine has been imposed on the executive engineer of I&FC for leaving construction material open on the stretch, allowing dust pollution in the area,” said sub-divisional magistrate Arun Gupta.(HT File Photo)
A fine has been imposed on the executive engineer of I&FC for leaving construction material open on the stretch, allowing dust pollution in the area,” said sub-divisional magistrate Arun Gupta.(HT File Photo)

Teams intensify crackdown, Delhi Jal Board, PWD among violators

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2018 09:44 AM IST
Even though construction activities have been temporarily banned in the city, construction material and debris was found lying uncovered.
The board has been put up at the entry point of Bains village, 15km from Ludhiana.(HT Photo)
The board has been put up at the entry point of Bains village, 15km from Ludhiana.(HT Photo)

Ludhiana village prohibits entry of illegal mining vehicles

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 11:56 AM IST
The signboard, installed at the entry point of the village, states that a fine of Rs 5,000 will be imposed on trucks, tractor-trailers and tippers found using the village road for transporting sand illegally.
UP Police has towed heavy trucks to the service lane of sector 94 after National Green Tribunal put a ban on entry of heavy vehicles in Delhi, in Noida, India,(HT File Photo)
UP Police has towed heavy trucks to the service lane of sector 94 after National Green Tribunal put a ban on entry of heavy vehicles in Delhi, in Noida, India,(HT File Photo)

Six unfit trucks, older than 10 years, seized in Greater Noida, seven arrested

Hindustan Times, Greater Noida | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 05:15 AM IST
Seven people were arrested by Bisrakh police on Tuesday for allegedly driving trucks that were deemed unfit, and six 10-tyre trucks were seized.
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