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Newly elected EDMC mayor Shyam Sundar Aggarwal said his priority will be to make the East body self-reliant

Elected unopposed, Delhi’s three civic bodies get new mayors

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2021 02:02 AM IST
All the new mayors and deputy mayors, except Raja Iqbal Singh, were BJP nominees, and were elected unopposed since the party has a comfortable majority in all three corporations.
The delay in desilting last year had led to massive waterlogging in many parts of the city during monsoon.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
The delay in desilting last year had led to massive waterlogging in many parts of the city during monsoon.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Delhi: Civic bodies, PWD make drains monsoon-ready

By Ashish Mishra, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 03:12 AM IST
  • Last year, the desilting of drains by municipal bodies and PWD was delayed by over 1.5 months — starting only towards the end of May — due to the coronavirus lockdown and the subsequent shortage of labour.
"The BJP should resign from the charge of the MCDs immediately,” said Atishi, AAP MLA from Kalkaji, at a press conference at the party head office in central Delhi on Friday.(Screengrab)
"The BJP should resign from the charge of the MCDs immediately,” said Atishi, AAP MLA from Kalkaji, at a press conference at the party head office in central Delhi on Friday.(Screengrab)

BJP drove MCDs to bankruptcy, alleges AAP; BJP hits

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:42 AM IST
The BJP – which leads all three municipal corporations in the capital -- dismissed the allegations as “baseless” and said the money assured by the AAP government is not even one-third of what it actually owes the MCDs for the third quarter of the financial year 2020-21.
The court was hearing several PILs claiming non-payment of salaries and pensions of serving and retired employees, including teachers, doctors and sanitation workers, of the three corporations
The court was hearing several PILs claiming non-payment of salaries and pensions of serving and retired employees, including teachers, doctors and sanitation workers, of the three corporations

HC asks Delhi MCDs to list non-essential expenses

By Richa banka, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:00 AM IST
The court on Friday said employees are being denied their fundamental right of receiving salaries, a move that would affect the quality of life of the workers, as well as those dependent on them.
North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) workers protest demanding the release of eight months' backlogged salary, at Civic Center, in New Delhi, India, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) workers protest demanding the release of eight months' backlogged salary, at Civic Center, in New Delhi, India, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Civic body employees stage protest, threaten indefinite strike from January 7

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 03:11 AM IST
The symbolic protest was carried out by the Confederation of MCD Employees Union — an umbrella body of the civic employees unions.
A health worker conducts Covid-19 test at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, as coronavirus cases surge across the national capital, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
A health worker conducts Covid-19 test at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, as coronavirus cases surge across the national capital, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Delhi can soon become ‘corona capital’, AAP govt going haywire on pandemic: HC

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 03:49 PM IST
The high court said the Delhi government made many claims that they are topping charts in Covid-19 testing but the number of cases have overshot.
The report said seven councillors (3 north corporation, 3 SDMC, 1 EDMC) asked zero questions in 2019-20.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT File Photo)
The report said seven councillors (3 north corporation, 3 SDMC, 1 EDMC) asked zero questions in 2019-20.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT File Photo)

NGO report: MCD councillors skipped house meetings, asked fewer questions

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 05:24 AM IST
The report titled “Delhi Councillor Report Card 2020” is prepared annually by the Praja Foundation where it rates elected representatives of the three civic bodies on the basis of data accessed through RTI and public accounts.
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North Delhi Municipal Corporation engineers threaten strike over unpaid salaries

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2020 02:38 PM IST
Forum of engineers has threatened its members will go on a strike if North Delhi Municipal Corporation did not pay their unpaid salaries for three months
Manish Sisodia alleged that the municipal corporation had failed to pay salaries to its teachers and issue books to students even after the Delhi government gave them the required funds.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Manish Sisodia alleged that the municipal corporation had failed to pay salaries to its teachers and issue books to students even after the Delhi government gave them the required funds.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Will take over MCD schools if they fail in duties: Manish Sisodia

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 11:44 PM IST
The minister, who also holds the education portfolio, said the civic bodies were “diverting” funds provided for education by the Delhi government for other purposes.
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Now, Chandigarh MC engineering department submits proposal to hike water tariff

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2019 12:58 AM IST
In its proposal, the department has mentioned the existing water rates charged by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority, Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) and Delhi Municipal Corporation
Anil Baijal Monday ordered a joint inspection of the Chandni Chowk redevelopment project on May 29 by all stakeholders and the Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC), which had raised objections to the project.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Anil Baijal Monday ordered a joint inspection of the Chandni Chowk redevelopment project on May 29 by all stakeholders and the Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC), which had raised objections to the project.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Inspect Chandni Chowk project, orders Anil Baijal

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2019 05:29 AM IST
The decision comes after DUAC, which had objected to the shifting of utility services on the central verge, was not convinced with changes made by stakeholders
Around 500-600 tonne of malba is lifted from areas under the North civic body daily.(HT FILE)
Around 500-600 tonne of malba is lifted from areas under the North civic body daily.(HT FILE)

North body begins night vigils to check dumping of debris

By Baishali Adak
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2019 07:40 AM IST
Already, two trucks have been seized at Ram Nagar in Paharganj area since Thursday, and such vehicles are being fined 4000- 5000 per tonne of the malba they are dumping illegally.
The AAP suffered a 28 percentage point decline in its 2015 vote share, and it was the Congress which gained the most in terms of votes.(HT Photo)
The AAP suffered a 28 percentage point decline in its 2015 vote share, and it was the Congress which gained the most in terms of votes.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Will the capital be a cakewalk for BJP?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 07:33 AM IST
Delhi has seen drastic swings in fortunes of all three major parties since the 2013 assembly elections, when AAP made its political debut.
For most students of Delhi University’s (DU) north campus, taking a walk from the Vishwavidyalaya metro station to their respective colleges and departments, has become a delightful experience in the last few years.(Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
For most students of Delhi University’s (DU) north campus, taking a walk from the Vishwavidyalaya metro station to their respective colleges and departments, has become a delightful experience in the last few years.(Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

With barrier-free footpaths, DU is a pedestrian’s dream

New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2019 08:44 AM IST
With well- maintained footpaths and visibly fewer potholes and pitfalls on the entire Chhatra Marg stretch, a large number of students prefer to walk rather than taking cycle-rickshaws or e-rickshaws.
Firefighters seen outside Hotel Arpit Palace after a massive fire broke out at the hotel, at Karol Bagh, in New Delhi, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Firefighters seen outside Hotel Arpit Palace after a massive fire broke out at the hotel, at Karol Bagh, in New Delhi, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Arpit Palace fire: Karol Bagh a ticking time bomb as most buildings extended in violation of rules

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2019 12:58 PM IST
Alarmed by the state of affairs in Karol Bagh — which has a mix of residential and commercial structures — Jain directed the fire services department to “immediately” conduct inspections of buildings in the area that have more than four floors and begin sealing of non-conforming properties.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia seen with other AAP MLAs during Delhi Assembly session, at Delhi Vidhan Sabha, in New Delhi, on Thursday, January 3, 2019.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia seen with other AAP MLAs during Delhi Assembly session, at Delhi Vidhan Sabha, in New Delhi, on Thursday, January 3, 2019.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Delhi government accepts fifth finance panel report, says more funds to MCDs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2019 02:47 PM IST
Accepting more than half of the DFC’s recommendations, the Delhi government said it would give 12.5% of its total tax collection to the city’s five civic bodies. T
A survey by IIT-Delhi has found 2,099 vehicles abandoned along road sides in Delhi. This number does not include the seized vehicles lying outside police stations.(HT File Photo)
A survey by IIT-Delhi has found 2,099 vehicles abandoned along road sides in Delhi. This number does not include the seized vehicles lying outside police stations.(HT File Photo)

2,000 vehicles abandoned on Delhi roads causing traffic problems

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 03:38 PM IST
The survey found that of the total 2099, the maximum, 1009, were found in east Delhi. In west Delhi, 578 such vehicles were found, while 167 and 345 abandoned vehicles were found around south and north Delhi, respectively.
Car buyers will have to pay higher one-time parking charges in 2019 as the Delhi Transport Department has approved a recommendation for a hike by three municipal corporations of the city.(PTI)
Car buyers will have to pay higher one-time parking charges in 2019 as the Delhi Transport Department has approved a recommendation for a hike by three municipal corporations of the city.(PTI)

Car buying gets costly in Delhi as one-time parking charges hiked up to 18 times

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 10:23 PM IST
The transport department collects the parking charges on behalf of the MCDs, which claim that it is meant for creating parking infrastructure in Delhi. The proposal by the three MCDs to hike the charges was pending for quite sometime and was cleared by the transport commissioner on her last day in office, an official said.
A 500-metre stretch on the 60-foot- wide Bhishma Pitamah Marg in south Delhi has a timber and construction material market on one side and big showrooms on the other, due to which the movement of traffic is affected.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
A 500-metre stretch on the 60-foot- wide Bhishma Pitamah Marg in south Delhi has a timber and construction material market on one side and big showrooms on the other, due to which the movement of traffic is affected.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

It’s free-for-all in mixed land use Delhi neighbourhoods

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vibha Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 02:22 PM IST
Commercial activities on 2,138 streets in Delhi were regularised on the condition that civic agencies would provide parking facility, upgrade civic infrastructure. But rampant flouting of norms for 12 years led to the sealing drive on such roads.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at a rally in New Delhi. The three civic bodies of Delhi have passed a censure motion against the AAP government for its ‘lukewarm response’ in releasing funds.(Vipin Kumar /HT Photo)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at a rally in New Delhi. The three civic bodies of Delhi have passed a censure motion against the AAP government for its ‘lukewarm response’ in releasing funds.(Vipin Kumar /HT Photo)

Delhi civic bodies pass censure motion against AAP government

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vibha Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 02:03 PM IST
With just a week left for the presentation of their annual budgets for next financial year, the north, south and east Delhi Municipal Corporations are finding it hard to allocate funds under various heads since the Delhi government has not released sufficient money under plan head this year, said MCD officials.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visits a victim of a building collapse in Ashok Vihar, at a hospital in New Delhi, Wednesday, Sept 26, 2018.(PTI)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visits a victim of a building collapse in Ashok Vihar, at a hospital in New Delhi, Wednesday, Sept 26, 2018.(PTI)

Delhi building collapse: Political leaders including Kejriwal visit site, hospital

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2018 01:54 AM IST
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal visited the accident site at about 4 pm after visiting the injured at Deep Chand Bandhu hospital
Police on Tuesday registered a First Information Report (FIR) against Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party chief Manoj Tiwari for illegally breaking the lock of a sealed house.(HT File PHOTO)
Police on Tuesday registered a First Information Report (FIR) against Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party chief Manoj Tiwari for illegally breaking the lock of a sealed house.(HT File PHOTO)

FIR registered against Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari for breaking lock of sealed house

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2018 02:20 PM IST
A video footage of BJP chief Manoj Tiwari breaking a sealed lock of a house in an unauthorised colony during his Sunday visit to Gokulpuri went viral on social media.
A municipal corporation official seals a shop at Gandhi Nagar during a sealing drive in east Delhi.(PTI FILE)
A municipal corporation official seals a shop at Gandhi Nagar during a sealing drive in east Delhi.(PTI FILE)

Sealing drive set to intensify again in Delhi markets

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Vibha Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2018 11:20 PM IST
Delhi’s civic agencies started the drive in LSCs on December 22, sealing at least 51 units in south Delhi’s Defence Colony.
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