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The Signature Bridge connecting Wazirabad and other parts of north Delhi with northeastern parts across the Yamuna was inaugurated for traffic in November last year.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Signature Bridge to be shut from Nov 4 to 15

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 12:36 PM IST
The closure of the bridge for traffic coincides with the odd-even road rationing scheme that comes into effect on November 4. Police said they have given the no objection certificate to the government and asked them to expedite the pending work.
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The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has imposed an environment compensation of Rs 5.5 lakh on the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation Ltd (DTTDC) for choking the Yamuna’s flow with debris from the Signature Bridge.(AP Photo)
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has imposed an environment compensation of Rs 5.5 lakh on the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation Ltd (DTTDC) for choking the Yamuna’s flow with debris from the Signature Bridge.(AP Photo)

DTTDC fined Rs 5.5 lakh for choking Yamuna

By Joydeep Thakur | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2019 04:36 AM IST
On April 19, in another report, HT highlighted how conditions for environmental clearance of the bridge, essential for any project costing more than Rs 50 crore, had been violated.
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HT had on April 17 reported how the construction and demolition debris had almost choked the river below the bridge, leaving a gap of only few metres for the river to pass flow as a trickle.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
HT had on April 17 reported how the construction and demolition debris had almost choked the river below the bridge, leaving a gap of only few metres for the river to pass flow as a trickle.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Agencies start clearing debris choking Yamuna

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2019 06:25 AM IST
On Friday, when HT visited the spot again, it found at least two earth moving machines and two dumper trucks, loaded with debris collected from the spot, were parked below the bridge.
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Even five months after construction, debris, which has not been removed, is choking the flow of the river Yamuna.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Even five months after construction, debris, which has not been removed, is choking the flow of the river Yamuna.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Signature Bridge violated green norms: Experts

By Joydeep Thakur | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 07:26 AM IST
In a spot check, HT had found that almost of the entire stretch of the river — from its eastern bank to the western bank — was blocked by construction and demolition waste and soil leaving only a few metres for the river to pass through, like a trickle.
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Delhi Tourism’s HOHO buses start, at an interval of 40 minutes, from Baba Kharak Singh Marg for the 20 sites comprising monuments, museums and popular markets of Delhi.(HT File)
Delhi Tourism’s HOHO buses start, at an interval of 40 minutes, from Baba Kharak Singh Marg for the 20 sites comprising monuments, museums and popular markets of Delhi.(HT File)

Delhi Tourism’s HOHO bus service stares at uncertain future as losses mount

By Gulam Jeelani | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2018 03:59 PM IST
The number of tourists availing Delhi Tourism’s Hop-On-Hop-Off bus service has dropped to below 80 per day, much lower than the 250 minimum required to keep the service profitable. The number of buses too have dropped — from 15 low-floor CNG buses in 2010 to just five today.
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