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New sports complex to tap south Kashmir’s talent reservoir

Being built at a cost of Rs 16 crore on 5.5 hectares, the new complex will have, apart from the indoor stadium, a cricket ground of international standards, a football ground, hockey stadium, skating rink, cycle track, modular synthetic basketball court, volleyball and badminton courts
The complex, which is being built in south Kashmir’s Bijbhera, is expected to be completed in 2021.(Waseem Andrabi/HT)
The complex, which is being built in south Kashmir’s Bijbhera, is expected to be completed in 2021.(Waseem Andrabi/HT)
Updated on Sep 21, 2020 10:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bijbehara | ByMir Ehsan, Bijbehara

Guest column: Once Chandigarh MC had fixed deposits of 500 crore, writes Pawan Kumar Bansal

Chandigarh municipal corporation had hoped for a grant of 1,073 crore in the current year but it was allocated just 425 crore, which was slashed by 20%, leaving it unable to carry out basic functions
Congress leader Pawan Kumar Bansal(HT Photo)
Congress leader Pawan Kumar Bansal(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 31, 2020 11:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByPawan Kumar Bansal

Severed human feet, ATM thefts: Crimes spike after lockdown, but police clueless

No leads have yet been found in the mysterious case of severed feet reportedly belonging to a dead woman and a foetus found dumped in a bush near the Press Club. Other crimes too remain unsolved
Severed human feet were found near Chandigarh’s Press Club on June 23. Police have yet to make any headway in the case.(HT Photo)
Severed human feet were found near Chandigarh’s Press Club on June 23. Police have yet to make any headway in the case.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 31, 2020 11:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByShailee Dogra, Chandigarh

Guest Column: Fun, environmentally friendly and good for you, here’s how Chandigarh can become bicycle-friendly

Laying out long-lasting tracks, making movement within the city safer, getting children hooked to the cycling habit can be managed with careful planning
Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore, who is particularly keen to encourage people to take up cycling, is seen here with MP Kirron Kher inaugurating a cycle track in Sector 8, Chandigarh.(Hindustan Times)
Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore, who is particularly keen to encourage people to take up cycling, is seen here with MP Kirron Kher inaugurating a cycle track in Sector 8, Chandigarh.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 13, 2020 09:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByLt-Gen Harwant Singh ( Retd )

Civic body finds 7 plots to create 8,140 PAP homes

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Updated on Dec 19, 2019 12:41 AM IST
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BySagar Pillai, Mumbai

2 months on, revival work at Kanjli wetland yet to begin

Govt had announced Rs 450 cr project in Sept, but admn is yet to allot contract to any firm
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Published on Dec 15, 2019 11:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByJatinder Mahal, Kapurthala

MC house approves 6-km cycle track for Mohali

Will originate from Phase 11, pass through NIPER, cross Kumbra Chowk, PCL light point, Spice Chowk, before culminating in Industrial Area, Phase 7
(From left) Mohali senior deputy mayor Rishab Jain, mayor Kulwant Singh and MC commissioner Bhupinder Pal Singh during the monthly House meeting of the Mohali municipal corporation on Thursday.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
(From left) Mohali senior deputy mayor Rishab Jain, mayor Kulwant Singh and MC commissioner Bhupinder Pal Singh during the monthly House meeting of the Mohali municipal corporation on Thursday.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Updated on Oct 25, 2019 12:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Mohali

Rs 25 Cr to be spent on each Metro station

The state, in its estimates for the Metro projects earlier, had allocated Rs 2crore-Rs 2.65 crore for improvement of each station.
The chief minister-led authority recently passed the multi-modal integration plan for corridor improvement.(HT image)
The chief minister-led authority recently passed the multi-modal integration plan for corridor improvement.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 03:32 AM IST
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Probe into delay of 55-acre theme park in Noida

The move to probe the theme-based sports park came after the authority’s chief executive officer Ritu Maheshwari inspected at the site and was not satisfied with the pace of the work.
This park is located amid newly built group housing complexes.(HT Photo)
This park is located amid newly built group housing complexes.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 27, 2019 03:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Noida | ByVinod Rajput

Sector 23 residents protest tree felling

An order by the forest department, dated April 3, stated that the felling of trees would be carried out for a road-widening project for a cycle track, which is to be built from Rezengla Chowk to Delhi-Bijwasan border(HTPhotos)
An order by the forest department, dated April 3, stated that the felling of trees would be carried out for a road-widening project for a cycle track, which is to be built from Rezengla Chowk to Delhi-Bijwasan border(HTPhotos)
Updated on May 20, 2019 11:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

Cycle tracks make way for cars in Gurugram

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.
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)
Published on May 15, 2019 04:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByKartik Kumar

Revival of Wazirabad bundh wins sustainability award

In a span of three years, with Rs 14 crore sourced from corporate social responsibility funds of various Gurugram-based private companies, the bundh now stands desilted, clean and alive with indigenous vegetation.
For cyclists and pedestrians travelling from Chakkarpur to Wazirabad, the cycle tracks and paths built along the bundh offer an alternative mobility route that’s safer.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
For cyclists and pedestrians travelling from Chakkarpur to Wazirabad, the cycle tracks and paths built along the bundh offer an alternative mobility route that’s safer.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 06, 2019 12:39 AM IST
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Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent, Gurugram

Women in workforce a key metric of gender equality

The study also states that the GDP of the country can be increased by $770 billion by 2025 if gender equality is advanced and the number of women in the workforce is increased.
A key concern that has been voiced by many is the declining women’s workforce participation in India in the past decade. While it has always been low at around 35 %, it has fallen to 25% since 2004.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A key concern that has been voiced by many is the declining women’s workforce participation in India in the past decade. While it has always been low at around 35 %, it has fallen to 25% since 2004.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Mar 21, 2019 01:31 AM IST
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Gurugram | ByKalpana Viswanath

#theyearthatwas: 2018 saw Pune bicycle plan lose momentum

The first-of-its-kind bicycle plan was then launched as part of the Smart City mission project first at Savitribai Phule Pune University, and later at Aundh where bicycle tracks were integrated into the Urban street design along with wide footpaths.
Vehicles are parked on the cycle track in Aundh. Expensive red paint used to segregate the track has worn out and cannot be seen.(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)
Vehicles are parked on the cycle track in Aundh. Expensive red paint used to segregate the track has worn out and cannot be seen.(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 19, 2018 04:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByPrachi Bari

Bicycle tracks in Lucknow trigger political slugfest

Against construction of tracks has shrunk the existing roads: Rita Joshi. For the idea behind these lanes was to facilitate common man: Akhilesh
Subhankar Chakraborty/ HT photo
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Published on Dec 19, 2018 07:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Cycle track along pipeline set to enter last lap of construction in Mumbai

The Brihanmumbai Muncipal Corporation (BMC) project, between Mulund and Matunga, called Green Wheels Along Blue Lines is estimated to cost Rs312crore, for which the corporation has set aside Rs100 crore in the 2018-19 civic budget.
The BMC decided to convert this into a cycle track, to stop the reclamation of the space through encroachments.(HT Photo)
The BMC decided to convert this into a cycle track, to stop the reclamation of the space through encroachments.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 24, 2018 12:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByEeshanpriya M S, Mumbai

Last-mile connectivity a major issue on yet-to-open 9.4km Ghaziabad Metro line

The line is expected to open by November and will cater to nearly one lakh passengers, DMRC officials said
Ghaziabad, India -September 15, 2018: A view of New Bus Stand road, in Ghaziabad, India, on Saturday, September 15, 2018. To find out probable traffic bottlenecks outside the eight stations on the upcoming Metro stretch, the Ghaziabad development authority (GDA) has formed a committee of officials which will suggest alternate routes and means of accommodating passengers when the 9.41km metro route becomes operational by November. A meeting in this regard was also held with the officials of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Wednesday. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)** To go with Peeyush Khandelwal's story
Ghaziabad, India -September 15, 2018: A view of New Bus Stand road, in Ghaziabad, India, on Saturday, September 15, 2018. To find out probable traffic bottlenecks outside the eight stations on the upcoming Metro stretch, the Ghaziabad development authority (GDA) has formed a committee of officials which will suggest alternate routes and means of accommodating passengers when the 9.41km metro route becomes operational by November. A meeting in this regard was also held with the officials of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Wednesday. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)** To go with Peeyush Khandelwal's story
Updated on Sep 23, 2018 03:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | ByPeeyush Khandelwal

Chandigarh, the city that’s not elsewhere

Is Chandigarh not the land of opportunity? The place that has jobs, wide eyes and roads; money, and big cars and houses, and all that jazz! At some point, that’s not enough.
‘La Main Ouverte’, 1954: The Open Hand monument in Chandigarh defined as ‘Open to Give, Open to Receive’. Not all of the city’s architecture carries that spirit, or maybe the fault is in its interpretation.(Image: FLC/ADAGP)
‘La Main Ouverte’, 1954: The Open Hand monument in Chandigarh defined as ‘Open to Give, Open to Receive’. Not all of the city’s architecture carries that spirit, or maybe the fault is in its interpretation.(Image: FLC/ADAGP)
Updated on Jul 14, 2018 11:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAarish Chhabra, Chandigarh

Safety in slow lane for Pune cyclists

The increasing number of accidents are causing cyclists to rethink using this eco-friendly mode of transport.
The cyclists are vulnerable and so making roads safer for them is a must.(Ravindra Joshi/HT)
The cyclists are vulnerable and so making roads safer for them is a must.(Ravindra Joshi/HT)
Updated on May 18, 2018 02:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByPrachi Bari and Parth Welankar

BTW: The charm of being sad in Chandigarh

Being sad in Chandigarh is a comfortable thought. The wide open spaces are swept in all months by a constant breeze that makes it seem possible to just float; float, not swim.
Sukhna Lake seems to relive her birth every monsoon, and thereby tells you that nothing is permanent. Not even your sadness.(HT Photo)
Sukhna Lake seems to relive her birth every monsoon, and thereby tells you that nothing is permanent. Not even your sadness.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2018 07:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAarish Chhabra
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