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Fire tenders douse the fire at Ghazipur landfill, in New Delhi on Sunday.(ANI)

EDMC to face strict action for Ghazipur landfill fire: Rai

UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2021 04:16 AM IST
Gopal Rai said the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) inspected the landfill and prepared a detailed report that showed lapses on the part of the EDMC.
New Delhi: MCD sanitation workers shout slogans during a protest against AAP government, demanding to clear their outstanding remuneration, outside Delhi CM's residence in New Delhi, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI18-12-2020_000079A)(PTI)
New Delhi: MCD sanitation workers shout slogans during a protest against AAP government, demanding to clear their outstanding remuneration, outside Delhi CM's residence in New Delhi, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI18-12-2020_000079A)(PTI)

'Anarchy can't be tolerated': Delhi High Court on sanitation workers’ strike

By Richa banka
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 02:36 AM IST
The strike by sanitation workers of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), which began on January 15 demanding the payments of salaries pending since December 2020, was called off on Thursday, after the EDMC cleared all dues.
Teachers employed by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) raise slogans to protest the non payment of salaries outside EDMC headquarters, in New Delhi in November.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Teachers employed by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) raise slogans to protest the non payment of salaries outside EDMC headquarters, in New Delhi in November.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Delhi: Municipal corporation employees go on indefinite strike over non-payment of salaries

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 12:08 PM IST
Employees in different departments of the civic bodies have not been paid salaries for the last four or five months
The employees union said the strike will include teachers, engineers, the staff of horticulture department, clerical staff, Domestic Breeding Checkers (DBC) workers, and class-4 employees such as beldars and labourers.(File photo)
The employees union said the strike will include teachers, engineers, the staff of horticulture department, clerical staff, Domestic Breeding Checkers (DBC) workers, and class-4 employees such as beldars and labourers.(File photo)

Municipal employees to go on indefinite strike from January 7 to demand pending wages

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:14 AM IST
According to office bearers of Confederation of MCD Employees Union — an umbrella body of employees’ unions — thousands of employees from the various department in the three civic body will observe “indefinite pen-down strike” from 10 am January 7.
AAP and BJP councillors shout slogans during a protest inside the East MCD House in New Delhi.(PTI)
AAP and BJP councillors shout slogans during a protest inside the East MCD House in New Delhi.(PTI)

Scuffle in EDMC House over alleged scam in north Delhi municipality

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 03:20 AM IST
EDMC mayor Nirmal Jain suspended two AAP councillors, including leader of the opposition Manoj Kumar Tyagi from the House for 15 days and also issued disciplinary action warning against AAP councillor Geeta Rawat.
Mayor of North Delhi Jai Prakash and other senior functionaries during a protest outside Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence in New Delhi on Dec. 12, 2020.(PTI Photo)
Mayor of North Delhi Jai Prakash and other senior functionaries during a protest outside Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence in New Delhi on Dec. 12, 2020.(PTI Photo)

Mayors launch indefinite hunger strike in front of Delhi CM’s residence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 06:00 AM IST
Apart from this, the Delhi unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that nearly 40,000 party workers had observed a one-day fast in support of the mayors and to demand that Rs 13,000 crore be released to the municipal corporations.
An East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EMCD) worker sprays disinfectant.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
An East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EMCD) worker sprays disinfectant.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

East Delhi Municipal Corporation budget: 3 new taxes proposed to hike revenue

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 04:35 AM IST
The total budget projection of the East corporation for the financial year 2021-22 is Rs 4,647 crore. With the proposed new taxes, the civic body aims to boost its revenue by Rs 50 crore annually.
Tahir Hussain.(File photo)
Tahir Hussain.(File photo)

Delhi HC stays EDMC decision to disqualify councillor Tahir Hussain

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 02:41 PM IST
Staying the August 26 decision, the single-judge bench posted the matter for further hearing on March 17, 2021
Delhi’s famous Connaught Place market (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)
Delhi’s famous Connaught Place market (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)

Delhi socio-economic survey: All you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 01:43 PM IST
The survey, commissioned by deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, was conducted from November 2018-2019 and covered 20.05 lakh households.
The chemical will be sprayed from a power sprayer mounted on a truck placed over the special train.(Photo courtesy:SDMC)
The chemical will be sprayed from a power sprayer mounted on a truck placed over the special train.(Photo courtesy:SDMC)

Mosquito terminator train to beat vector-borne diseases in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
PUBLISHED ON SEP 10, 2020 01:24 PM IST
The train will spray anti-larvae chemicals up to 60 metres on both sides of the railway tracks across Delhi to mitigate the threat of diseases such as dengue, malaria and chikungunya
Suspended AAP councillor Tahir Hussain (right) is accused of being involved in the Delhi riots that took place in February.(PTI)
Suspended AAP councillor Tahir Hussain (right) is accused of being involved in the Delhi riots that took place in February.(PTI)

East Delhi Municipal Corporation terminates Tahir Hussain’s membership

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 05:03 AM IST
Nirmal Jain, EDMC mayor, cited the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act and said if a councillor remains absent from meetings of the corporation for three successive times, without permission, his/her membership can be ended.
Hydrogen peroxide will now be used as a disinfectant spray by EDMC.(Sourced)
Hydrogen peroxide will now be used as a disinfectant spray by EDMC.(Sourced)

EDMC to partially replace sodium hypochlorite with hydrogen peroxide as disinfectant

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Baishali Adak
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 12:29 PM IST
Recommended only for use on “non-living surfaces,” after sodium hypochlorite began to be used in disinfection tunnels to “mist spray” on people passing through them, the WHO brought out an advisory against it.
Ghazipur Slaughter House at Ghazipur in East Delhi.(Vandana Ramnani/ HT file photo)
Ghazipur Slaughter House at Ghazipur in East Delhi.(Vandana Ramnani/ HT file photo)

East civic body shuts Ghazipur slaughterhouse

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Baishali Adak
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2020 10:46 AM IST
EDMC officials said while the union government order talks about keeping “meat shops” open, the slaughterhouse is a large space that has a complex web of activities.
A view of a street littered with bricks after clashes between opposing groups over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Karawal Nagar in New Delhi on February 26, 2020.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
A view of a street littered with bricks after clashes between opposing groups over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Karawal Nagar in New Delhi on February 26, 2020.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

2,000 kg red bricks used to attack cleared from roads in Delhi’s riot-hit areas

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Baishali Adak
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 06:07 AM IST
“At least 2,000kg of eenta (red brick pieces) was carted away from Kardampuri alone,” a senior EDMC official said.
The East Delhi Municipal Corporation experts have suggested planting a specific shrub — nerium oleander — that cows and goats avoid.(HT Photo)
The East Delhi Municipal Corporation experts have suggested planting a specific shrub — nerium oleander — that cows and goats avoid.(HT Photo)

Stray cattle foil plan to Europeanise Delhi’s Krishna Nagar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Baishali Adak
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2020 02:05 AM IST
Krishna Nagar is the only market in trans-Yamuna area of Delhi which was chosen by the EDMC to be made ‘vehicle-free’ after orders from the Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) in April 2019.
Demonstrators during a protest at Vijay Chowk, following the December 22 gang rape of 23 year-old paramedical student.(HT Archive)
Demonstrators during a protest at Vijay Chowk, following the December 22 gang rape of 23 year-old paramedical student.(HT Archive)

Counsellors help east MCD crack down on sexual assault against primary school kids

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Baishali Adak
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2019 11:11 AM IST
HT has accessed the report submitted by EDMC to the Juvenile Justice Committee of Delhi High Court in May this year. It mentions that 227 instances were detected between August 2018 to April 2019. Read on to know more...
EDMC proposed an increase in property tax rates across almost the entire 759 residential colonies(HT Photo)
EDMC proposed an increase in property tax rates across almost the entire 759 residential colonies(HT Photo)

Property tax might be hiked in east Delhi: EDMC Commissioner

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Baishali Adak
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 03:45 PM IST
The political wing of EDMC said they will most likely not support the tax rate hikes.
Municipal officials on Wednesday said they were all set to enforce rules notified in the new parking policy and had begun work on preparing area-wise parking plans and differential parking charges.(REUTERS)
Municipal officials on Wednesday said they were all set to enforce rules notified in the new parking policy and had begun work on preparing area-wise parking plans and differential parking charges.(REUTERS)

Civic bodies all set to enforce new parking policy

New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 02:33 AM IST
The rules say civic agencies will have to tow away vehicles parked on footpaths, be it residential or other public spaces.
The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) on Sunday flagged off the ‘Mosquito Terminator Train’ in cooperation with the Northern Railways to prevent mosquito breeding in the areas adjoining the railway tracks.
The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) on Sunday flagged off the ‘Mosquito Terminator Train’ in cooperation with the Northern Railways to prevent mosquito breeding in the areas adjoining the railway tracks.

Anti-mosquito train flagged off in Delhi

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2019 03:55 AM IST
Delhi has reported 35 cases of dengue over the past two weeks, taking its total number from January 1 to August 31 this year to 92 only.
Garbage slide at Ghazipur in New Delhi, India on Friday September 01, 2017.(Photo: Mohd Zakir / Hindustan Times)
Garbage slide at Ghazipur in New Delhi, India on Friday September 01, 2017.(Photo: Mohd Zakir / Hindustan Times)

2 years after it fell, Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill stands tall, swells

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Baishali Adak
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 07:34 PM IST
At least 1 million metric tonne of garbage piled on it since September 1, 2017 (the date of the incident), taking its total mass from 13 to 14 million metric tonnes. The garbage added is 7 times the weight of the Signature Bridge, can fill up 15 Hauz Khas Lakes and create another 28-storey ‘Civic Center’ (the tallest building in Delhi).
A senior North corporation official, who did not wish to be named, said, “Finer points were ironed out at the August 2 meeting such as the formation of anti-polythene raiding teams.”(HT image)
A senior North corporation official, who did not wish to be named, said, “Finer points were ironed out at the August 2 meeting such as the formation of anti-polythene raiding teams.”(HT image)

Civic bodies intensify anti-polythene drive

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 02:06 AM IST
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) confiscated 2000 kgs of polythene and recovered Rs. 2.5 lakh from areas such as Pushp Vihar, Sangam Vihar and Panchsheel.
The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) has floated a global tender inviting companies from across the world to operate and manage the Ghazipur slaughterhouse at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border near the National Highway 24.(HT Photo)
The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) has floated a global tender inviting companies from across the world to operate and manage the Ghazipur slaughterhouse at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border near the National Highway 24.(HT Photo)

East Delhi corp floats global tender for Ghazipur slaughterhouse

New Delhi | By Baishali Adak
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2019 01:59 AM IST
The Ghazipur slaughterhouse was set up in 2009 after the Delhi High Court shut the conventional and open Idgah Abattoir in Chandni Chowk and ordered for a modern and scientific slaughterhouse to be built.
Water logging was reported from some parts of the city, according to the civic bodies and the Delhi traffic police. The traffic police received at least five calls which reported about trees being uprooted due to rains.(HT Photo)
Water logging was reported from some parts of the city, according to the civic bodies and the Delhi traffic police. The traffic police received at least five calls which reported about trees being uprooted due to rains.(HT Photo)

Rain over 10 days brings city’s deficit down to 30%

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2019 04:25 AM IST
While Delhi was reeling under 85% rain deficiency till July 17, the deficiency has come down to around 30% on July 27. Since June 1, Delhi has received 163mm rain.
The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC)’s only nursing school, Rajmata Vijayraje Scindia nursing school at Swami Dayanand Hospital, will soon be upgraded to a nursing college.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC)’s only nursing school, Rajmata Vijayraje Scindia nursing school at Swami Dayanand Hospital, will soon be upgraded to a nursing college.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

EDMC to turn its nursing school into college, will offer BSc Nursing

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 12:10 AM IST
The Swami Dayanand Hospital is a 370-bed facility in Dilshad Garden, Shahdara. It is the largest health institution of the civic body and caters to about 20 lakh patients a year, mostly from Delhi’s trans-Yamuna areas, as well as neighbouring western UP.
Delhi Fire Services officials say department gets a large number of calls from industrial areas across the city. An official said in most cases, it is difficult to figure out whether the units are authorised or not.(Salman Ali/HT Photo)
Delhi Fire Services officials say department gets a large number of calls from industrial areas across the city. An official said in most cases, it is difficult to figure out whether the units are authorised or not.(Salman Ali/HT Photo)

Loophole in building by-laws allows units to bypass fire safety in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2019 04:29 AM IST
Saturday’s fire in Delhi’s Jhilmil that claimed three lives has put the focus back on fire safety norms, or the lack of them, in Delhi’s industrial areas.
Many households release sewage into storm water drains, which reaches the Yamuna and pollutes the river.(HT archive)
Many households release sewage into storm water drains, which reaches the Yamuna and pollutes the river.(HT archive)

Penalty for not connecting houses to DJB’s sewer lines

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2019 04:11 AM IST
According to the DJB, sewer lines have been installed in at least 60% of the geographical area of the national capital. At least 80% of the population has been covered.
An aerial view of the Lal Quarter Market, at Krishna Nagar area, in New Delhi, India.(Biplov Bhuyan / Hindustan Times)
An aerial view of the Lal Quarter Market, at Krishna Nagar area, in New Delhi, India.(Biplov Bhuyan / Hindustan Times)

East Delhi’s Lal Quarter market to be walking haven

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Baishali Adak
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 07:30 AM IST
The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) has chalked out a “traffic re-management plan” for the Lal Quarter Market in Krishna Nagar. EDMC officials said it is the “most organised market” in the dense and chaotic trans-Yamuna neighbourhood, and hence is the first choice for the corporation’s “market decongestion plans”.
Experts said that such local protests against dumping sites have become common. “This is again an example of the NIMBY (Not in My Backyard) syndrome.(HT Photo)
Experts said that such local protests against dumping sites have become common. “This is again an example of the NIMBY (Not in My Backyard) syndrome.(HT Photo)

Silt dumping turns costly for east Delhi Municipal Corporation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Baishali Adak
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 05:27 AM IST
East corporation officials say that now their trucks have to travel four times the distance they used to cover earlier. The cost involved — including fuel and manpower — has also doubled.
The project was launched on Sunday morning in the presence of Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal.(HT Photo)
The project was launched on Sunday morning in the presence of Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal.(HT Photo)

Babarpur’s first tryst with mechanical waste cleaning, L-G assures citizens of lasting solution

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 05:13 AM IST
Locals in the area, so far, had only seen their complaints about stinking open drains being resolved “occasionally” with the help of earth movers and manual cleaners.
Last month, a fire engulfed a four-storey commercial complex in Gujarat’s Surat which housed a coaching centre and killed 22 students.(HT Photo)
Last month, a fire engulfed a four-storey commercial complex in Gujarat’s Surat which housed a coaching centre and killed 22 students.(HT Photo)

East Delhi Municipal Corporation surveys, seals two centres

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 06:41 AM IST
The EDMC on Friday sealed the two coaching centres for not paying conversion charges for long and violating building bylaws.
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