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A view of Kondhve-Dhavde village. The village will be included in Pune Municipal Corporation in Pune, India, on Thursday, December 17, 2020.(HT PHOTO)

PMC prepares Rs 9,000-cr plan to develop newly included villages

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Siddharth Gadkari, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 04:55 PM IST
The money will be mainly spent on amenities like water, road, sewage and solid waste management, to create basic facilities which residents of these 23 areas residents want badly
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Representative image/HT

Ambience Mall case: Haryana petitions Supreme Court against HC orders

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hitender Rao, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 09:38 AM IST
The Punjab and Haryana high court had quashed the town and country planning department’s directive to de-license two land parcels (8 acres and 3.9 acres) out of 18.98 acres approved for constructing Ambience Lagoon Island residential complex in Gurugram.
Minister of state for road transport general VK Singh addressing a public rally ahead of DDC polls in Jammu on Tuesday.(PTI)
Minister of state for road transport general VK Singh addressing a public rally ahead of DDC polls in Jammu on Tuesday.(PTI)

J&K sees subdued campaign, candidates rely on social media

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 01:19 AM IST
Amid the Covid crisis, most candidates in fray for the 280 seats, are opting for door-to-door campaigning or are using social media platforms
A motorcyclist passes through a heavily waterlogged stretch of road, at Sector 95, in Noida on Wednesday.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
A motorcyclist passes through a heavily waterlogged stretch of road, at Sector 95, in Noida on Wednesday.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

Why Noida handles rain better than Gurugram

Hindustan Times, Noida/Gurugram | By Vinod Rajput, Abhishek Behl and Kartik Kumar, Noida/gurugram
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 04:44 AM IST
On Wednesday, when 70mm of rain poured down on Noida and 118mm on Gurugram, this difference manifested itself in water-logged roads, flooded homes and serpentine traffic jams that were seen in one city, but not the other.
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HT Image

ROAD ROW:CM asks dept not to disturb Baring College’s heritage status

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2020 11:12 PM IST
New elected Chandigarh mayor Raj Bala Malik.(HT PHOTO)
New elected Chandigarh mayor Raj Bala Malik.(HT PHOTO)

Administrator tells new Chandigarh mayor to take up waste mgmt on priority

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2020 12:43 AM IST
The administrator is learnt to have told her that cleanliness does not only mean sanitation drives but includes segregation of waste and proper management of municipal solid waste
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Shutrana MLA rues poor dvpmt, figures show constituency given 75 cr

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Navrajdeep Singh, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2019 11:31 PM IST
According to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a global climate science body, Mumbai is one of six Indian cities at critical risk from sea level rise(Hindustan Times)
According to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a global climate science body, Mumbai is one of six Indian cities at critical risk from sea level rise(Hindustan Times)

Sea level could rise 10 times faster by 2100; Mumbai at risk, says study

Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 03:06 AM IST
Sources cited in the report have estimated that approximately 28 million people across Mumbai, Kolkata, Surat, Chennai, Kochi and Vishakhapatnam are at risk with the global mean sea level projected to rise 10 times faster by 2100, if global greenhouse gas emissions are not curtailed.
The commissioner has also directed that no bulk users will be supplied with fresh water for non-potable purposes after 2022, once the BMC’s seven Waste Water Treatment Facilities (WWTFs) or STPs are ready for tertiary treatment of water.(HT FILE)
The commissioner has also directed that no bulk users will be supplied with fresh water for non-potable purposes after 2022, once the BMC’s seven Waste Water Treatment Facilities (WWTFs) or STPs are ready for tertiary treatment of water.(HT FILE)

‘Societies with sewage plants will have to use them’: BMC

Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya MS
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 04:43 AM IST
Municipal commissioner Praveen Pardeshi directed the Development Plan (DP) department to check all housing societies whose builders received the permission to construct their project on the condition of building an STP and reusing its treated water, and verify if they actually use their treated water.
Mahabaleshwar is currently the wettest location in the country this monsoon with over 8,000 mm rainfall in less than four months.(HT image)
Mahabaleshwar is currently the wettest location in the country this monsoon with over 8,000 mm rainfall in less than four months.(HT image)

MSRDC set to develop New Mahabaleshwar

Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 03:57 AM IST
The state urban development department issued a notification on Friday under the Maharashtra Regional Town Planning Act, 1966, appointing MSRDC as a “special planning authority” to develop the hill station across 52 villages of Jaoli, Patan and Satara tehsils in Satara district.
Modi 1.0 provided a clean government. Modi 2.0 has set goals to target the corrupt. powerful bureaucrats who built fortunes are being ousted. People who looted the exchequer are behind bars. Operation clean-up is underway. It will catalyse India’s economic potential(PTI)
Modi 1.0 provided a clean government. Modi 2.0 has set goals to target the corrupt. powerful bureaucrats who built fortunes are being ousted. People who looted the exchequer are behind bars. Operation clean-up is underway. It will catalyse India’s economic potential(PTI)

In 100 days, the Modi government’s focus, path, reforms and success

By Harsimrat Kaur Badal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2019 07:24 PM IST
It has sought to harness India’s human resource potential, eliminate corruption, and push infrastructure
Najafgarh Drain and Jheel, the longest drainage system of Delhi, became an alternative wetland for the resident and migratory water birds(Vipin Kumar/HT FILE)
Najafgarh Drain and Jheel, the longest drainage system of Delhi, became an alternative wetland for the resident and migratory water birds(Vipin Kumar/HT FILE)

Delhi Government mulls notifying Najafgarh lake as a wetland, survey soon

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2019 01:37 AM IST
Currently, the portion of the jheel in Delhi is privately owned across five villages, including Rawta, Ghumanhera, Jainpur, Shikarpur and Jhatikra.
Debi Goenka from Conservation Action Trust, another NGO working for environmental causes, said the move will be disastrous for the city.(HT image)
Debi Goenka from Conservation Action Trust, another NGO working for environmental causes, said the move will be disastrous for the city.(HT image)

Mumbai will drown if development is allowed on salt pans

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 05:41 AM IST
The state’s move has come at a time when it also declared plans to set up an expert committee to identify the reason behind floods in the state.
The petitioner contended that under slum redevelopment projects, the original inhabitants have been given much smaller permanent alternate accommodations.(HT image)
The petitioner contended that under slum redevelopment projects, the original inhabitants have been given much smaller permanent alternate accommodations.(HT image)

Bombay HC restrains BMC from acquiring any gaothan properties

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 05:27 AM IST
The petitioner has cited the example of Kharodi gaothan, where a slum-rehabilitation scheme has been implemented, despite steep resistance from the locals, and now efforts are being made to declare Karol gaothan in Kurla as a slum, although it has been duly recognised as a gaothan in the DP.
The state will move ahead only after the Centre makes the amendment, state officials involved in the process said on Monday.(HT image)
The state will move ahead only after the Centre makes the amendment, state officials involved in the process said on Monday.(HT image)

1,781 acres of salt pans spread across Mumbai to be opened up for real estate

Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 08:37 AM IST
Salt pans are crucial to Mumbai’s ecology, as according to a 2016 Mumbai Metropolitan Reg-ion Development Authority report, they safeguard the city against floods.
A view of a water body in a natural drain at Sikandarpur.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A view of a water body in a natural drain at Sikandarpur.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Exhibition held in Gurugram to show methods to revive city’s dying ponds

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 09:12 PM IST
A wastewater treatment expo, under Jal Shakti Abhiyan, will be held on Friday at John Hall in Civil Lines. The administration has targeted to rejuvenate 30 ponds in the district by October, which can directly impact over three lakh people living in the vicinity of these ponds, located in different villages.
The 36.6-metre-wide Colaba-Nariman Point road finds mention in the city’s Development Plan.(HT photo)
The 36.6-metre-wide Colaba-Nariman Point road finds mention in the city’s Development Plan.(HT photo)

Mumbai civic body plans to revive link between Colaba and Nariman Point

Hindustan Times,Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya MS
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 03:04 PM IST
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner Praveen Pardeshi directed the coastal road department to ask its consultants about the viability of the project and suggest a suitable design for it.
Top angle view of BKC from Wockhardt terrace, BKC, Bandra in Mumbai. After working on the plan since September 2016, BMC’s planning committee approved the final draft of the DP 2034 for these three areas in May 2019 and it has been sent to the state government for its approval.(Photo by Vidya Subramanian/ Hindustan Times)
Top angle view of BKC from Wockhardt terrace, BKC, Bandra in Mumbai. After working on the plan since September 2016, BMC’s planning committee approved the final draft of the DP 2034 for these three areas in May 2019 and it has been sent to the state government for its approval.(Photo by Vidya Subramanian/ Hindustan Times)

You can view BMC’s draft DP of 3 BKC plots online

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya MS
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 06:17 AM IST
While the Development Plan (DP) 2034 for the city has already been implemented, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) completed drafting another DP 2034 for the three plots of land in BKC recently.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Bhutan next month. Bhutan was also the first country Modi visited during his first stint as premier.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Bhutan next month. Bhutan was also the first country Modi visited during his first stint as premier.(PTI)

PM Narendra Modi to visit Bhutan with focus on bilateral ties

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 07:20 AM IST
PM Modi’s visit to Bhutan shows the government’s emphasis on improving bilateral ties with close neighbours.
The Transfer of Development Rights policy could particularly benefit new and developing sectors (58-115) in Gurugram, where neither has the government acquired land for open and green spaces, nor have the builders constructed internal sector roads, both blaming the high cost of land acquisition.(HT archive)
The Transfer of Development Rights policy could particularly benefit new and developing sectors (58-115) in Gurugram, where neither has the government acquired land for open and green spaces, nor have the builders constructed internal sector roads, both blaming the high cost of land acquisition.(HT archive)

New policy to allow owners to offer land for public infra, get certificate

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Abhishek Behl
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 07:41 AM IST
Officials said the government has come up with the TDR policy, because getting land under the new acquisition policy is very expensive and most departments don’t have enough resources.
Gurugram needs ‘pedestrian first’ policy, says expert Prerna Singh Bindra.(HT Photo)
Gurugram needs ‘pedestrian first’ policy, says expert Prerna Singh Bindra.(HT Photo)

Gurugram needs ‘pedestrian first’ policy to make streets walkable

UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 07:49 AM IST
Walking in Gurugram — and sadly in most cities — is a highrisk activity. We need to have wide, safe roads for pedestrians to move around without fear.
The builders said the BMC’s delay in giving approvals has left 350-400 projects stuck.(HT FILE)
The builders said the BMC’s delay in giving approvals has left 350-400 projects stuck.(HT FILE)

Realtors to protest Mumbai civic body delay in project nods

Hindustan Times | By Naresh Kamath, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2019 12:16 AM IST
The builders have alleged BMC officials are unable to decode the new Development Control and Promotion Regulations (DCPR) 2034
The department of town and country planning (DTCP) has given the task of preparing an infrastructure development plan for Gurugram and other major cities in Haryana to experts from IIT-Delhi and IIT-Roorkee. (Arvind Yadav/HT photo)
The department of town and country planning (DTCP) has given the task of preparing an infrastructure development plan for Gurugram and other major cities in Haryana to experts from IIT-Delhi and IIT-Roorkee. (Arvind Yadav/HT photo)

IIT experts to fix EDC formula for state’s key cities

Gurugram | By Abhishek Behl
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2019 01:31 AM IST
Till now, the department has been using an index-based system to calculate the EDC. This system was applicable till March this year.
According to the city’s Development Plan, 51% of the city’s total transportation is either on foot or on cycles.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
According to the city’s Development Plan, 51% of the city’s total transportation is either on foot or on cycles.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

How do slum-dwellers from Andheri travel?

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Tanushree Venkatraman
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 12:27 PM IST
According to the city’s Development Plan, 51% of the city’s total transportation is either on foot or on cycles.
“My main priority is redevelopment of old buildings and slums along with infrastructure development across the metropolis,” Rahul Shewale said.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
“My main priority is redevelopment of old buildings and slums along with infrastructure development across the metropolis,” Rahul Shewale said.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

‘Will try to get a special package for Mumbai’: Rahul Shewale

Mumbai | By Naresh Kamath
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2019 04:24 AM IST
“This is inevitable if want to implement our new DP (Development Plan),” said Rahul Shewale.
The price difference between under-construction and ready-to-move homes has reduced, it has not vanished altogether.(Representative Image/Mint/File Photo)
The price difference between under-construction and ready-to-move homes has reduced, it has not vanished altogether.(Representative Image/Mint/File Photo)

5-point checklist for homes under construction

By Anuj Puri
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 12:00 PM IST
Earlier, under-construction homes were a perennial favourite among Indian homebuyers because they cost less, have a longer shelf life and come with modern amenities, if the property is well-chosen.
On Wednesday, Balaji Complex at Nandivli in Dombivli was partially demolished by KDMC.(Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)
On Wednesday, Balaji Complex at Nandivli in Dombivli was partially demolished by KDMC.(Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)

If Dombivli building was illegal, how did banks sanction loans: Residents

Hindustan Times | By Sajana Nambiar
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 12:24 AM IST
The civic body claimed the building was in the way of a road to be built as part of the city’s development plan and no permissions were acquired during its construction
Forest areas inside Aarey Milk Colony are at risk because the government is yet to stop construction at these sites.(HT Photo)
Forest areas inside Aarey Milk Colony are at risk because the government is yet to stop construction at these sites.(HT Photo)

Construction is eating into the protective buffer around Mumbai’s forests

Hindustan Times | By Manoj R Nair
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 11:09 PM IST
The ban on construction in a 1-km radius, had been removed in the final ESZ notification
(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

2019 Lok Sabha elections: Mumbai MP Rahul Shewale talks about his performance

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 12:48 AM IST
The leader feels convincing voters to vote for the saffron combine, despite their bickering, will not be a problem as voters themselves wanted the two parties to join hands.
(iStock)
(iStock)

Better than 2018, but still a lacklustre Gudi Padwa for the realty sector

Hindustan Times | By Aishwarya Iyer
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2019 06:02 PM IST
Boomtime incentives like cars and gold coins remain a thing of the past. Experts explain why business is up, but only just.
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