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Rajiv Chowk underpass flooded due to rains.(HT PHOTO)

New drain channels to stop flooding in Gurugram

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 06:24 AM IST
The two underpasses were among eight of the city’s 11 that had high rainwater accumulation on August 19.
The Golf Course Road underpass was completely inundated following heavy rain in Gurugram on Wednesday.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
The Golf Course Road underpass was completely inundated following heavy rain in Gurugram on Wednesday.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Five reasons why Gurugram gets flooded every time it rains

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 02:45 PM IST
The city’s limited drainage capacity, disruption of the hydrological flow of natural drains, and delayed monsoon preparedness were the main reasons for Gurugram sinking after Wednesday’s rains, experts say
Officials together will keep a watch on over 300 cameras installed across the city. They will keep a special eye out for waterlogging, sewerage leaks, traffic breakdowns and jams. The flood control room will become operational from Monday.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Officials together will keep a watch on over 300 cameras installed across the city. They will keep a special eye out for waterlogging, sewerage leaks, traffic breakdowns and jams. The flood control room will become operational from Monday.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Special unit of traffic police, GMDA officials to check waterlogging

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 01:18 PM IST
A special flood control unit of the Gurugram traffic police has been set up for this purpose this year that will work along with MCG and GMDA officials.
Gurugram, India- April 21: A Grand Arch staff member chemically disinfects the entrance gate during lockdown against coronavirus, at The Grand Arch, Sector 58, in Gurugram, India, on 21 April 2020.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Gurugram, India- April 21: A Grand Arch staff member chemically disinfects the entrance gate during lockdown against coronavirus, at The Grand Arch, Sector 58, in Gurugram, India, on 21 April 2020.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Well-stocked Gurugram civic body shares protective gear

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 12:33 AM IST
Government bodies had decided that since the Kherki Daula toll plaza will be shifted to Panchgaon, an RRTS station shall be provided on the existing Kherki Daula toll plaza land(HT Photo)
Government bodies had decided that since the Kherki Daula toll plaza will be shifted to Panchgaon, an RRTS station shall be provided on the existing Kherki Daula toll plaza land(HT Photo)

RRTS plan to not hamper toll plaza at Panchgaon

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Rohit David, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 09:22 AM IST
NCRTC and GMDA are likely to submit a plan to set up a Rapid Metro station at Kherki Daula to the highways authority this week
The Gurugram traffic police is yet to announce the time till which these diversions will be in place.(HT Photo)
The Gurugram traffic police is yet to announce the time till which these diversions will be in place.(HT Photo)

Traffic to be diverted at Huda City Centre for underpass construction

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 01:40 PM IST
Traffic movement between Subhash Chowk and Signature Towers will be diverted through Leisure Valley and Sector 29; changes will come into effect from Saturday
On June 1, 2017, the Haryana Cabinet had approved the GMDA ordinance.(gmda.gov.in/ Logo Photo)
On June 1, 2017, the Haryana Cabinet had approved the GMDA ordinance.(gmda.gov.in/ Logo Photo)

VS Kundu to take charge as GMDA chief

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 12:04 PM IST
Varinder Singh Kundu has previously served as additional chief secretary of the tourism department in Haryana and has also been the additional chief secretary of the Haryana science and technology department.
The residents of South City 1 want the civic maintenance of the township to be brought under the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (in photo) including water supply, for a permanent solution.(HT File)
The residents of South City 1 want the civic maintenance of the township to be brought under the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (in photo) including water supply, for a permanent solution.(HT File)

Residents of Gurugram’s South City 1 move court over water supply

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 08:15 AM IST
A senior GMDA official familiar with the matter told HT that a bill of Rs 1.27 crore of one year, which has been pending for over a year, from the locality.
According to commuters, the problem persists because private companies in the area do not have sufficient space in their basements, which leads to illegal parking and traffic congestion.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
According to commuters, the problem persists because private companies in the area do not have sufficient space in their basements, which leads to illegal parking and traffic congestion.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Space crunch, unwillingness to pay keep Udyog Vihar, Golf Course Road, MG Road congested

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Alind Chauhan
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 06:27 AM IST
Traffic police data shows that most vehicles are towed from Golf Course Road (GCR), Mehrauli-Gurugram (MG) Road and Udyog Vihar.
GMDA cut supply to South City-1 last Wednesday.(HT archive)
GMDA cut supply to South City-1 last Wednesday.(HT archive)

South City-1 gets water after promising to pay Rs 1.27crore bill

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 11:33 AM IST
The development was the outcome of a meeting between the GMDA officials and members of South City-1 residents’ welfare association (RWA) in which the association assured the development authority that it would clear the dues by November 18.
On August 14, the Rajiv Chowk underpass near Medanta Hospital was closed for five hours after heavy rain lashed the city.(Yogendra Kumar/HT file)
On August 14, the Rajiv Chowk underpass near Medanta Hospital was closed for five hours after heavy rain lashed the city.(Yogendra Kumar/HT file)

GMDA plans to desilt drains between Rajiv Chowk and Iffco Chowk by April

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 03:47 AM IST
The GMDA officials said that the tender specifies usage of super suction machines for cleaning and removing blockage from the master drains lying between Rajiv Chowk and Iffco Chowk.
An Integrated Mobility Plan (IMP) for the Gurgaon Manesar Urban Complex was prepared almost a decade back.(HT FILE)
An Integrated Mobility Plan (IMP) for the Gurgaon Manesar Urban Complex was prepared almost a decade back.(HT FILE)

The success of Gurugram comprehensive mobility plan depends on implementation

UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 07:51 AM IST
The CMP is a document that is prepared to anticipate and work on fulfilling the transportation needs of people and goods in cities and their surroundings.
A recent study by Delhi’s School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) lends credence to what residents and experts have known and highlighted for long—Gurugram is not a pedestrian friendly city.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A recent study by Delhi’s School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) lends credence to what residents and experts have known and highlighted for long—Gurugram is not a pedestrian friendly city.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Gurugram scores poorly in terms of walkability, footpaths absent in developing sectors: Study

Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai, Gururgram
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 07:15 AM IST
Analysis by experts at the SPA also found that walkability decreases as one moves away from the city centre, with sectors near the Huda City Centre being highly walkable.
The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has shared a draft version of its Mobility Management Plan (MMP) for public feedback on its official website. (Representative Image)(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has shared a draft version of its Mobility Management Plan (MMP) for public feedback on its official website. (Representative Image)(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

GMDA releases draft mobility plan for public feedback

Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai, Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 06:54 AM IST
Moreover, only about 20% of the city’s roads have streetlights, with encroachments and unauthorized parking reducing the carrying capacity of roads—about 32% of which are two-lane carriageways—making them prone to traffic congestion.
The project was halted in November 2017 as the MCG needed to fell 600 trees that came in the way of the project.(HT image)
The project was halted in November 2017 as the MCG needed to fell 600 trees that came in the way of the project.(HT image)

Work on Old Delhi Gurgaon Rd given to GMDA, delayed by 6 more months

Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 07:07 AM IST
The development means that GMDA is going to prepare a fresh detailed project report (DPR) for the stretch, and revise cost estimates before proceeding towards the tendering process.
New contractors, who will receive 30% revenue share from the towing charges, have been empanelled and are expected to begin work in a day or two.(HT photo)
New contractors, who will receive 30% revenue share from the towing charges, have been empanelled and are expected to begin work in a day or two.(HT photo)

GMDA to tow illegally parked vehicles, charge steep fee in Gurugram

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 11:34 AM IST
The shift from the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) to the GMDA—which will manage it through an app—will make towing less prone to corruption and would be a step forward in streamlining the city’s parking policy.
The financial liability/debt, they said, arises from additional loans and interest accrued by the service (at least Rs1,800 crore, according to the operator), which nullifies any profits.(HT image)
The financial liability/debt, they said, arises from additional loans and interest accrued by the service (at least Rs1,800 crore, according to the operator), which nullifies any profits.(HT image)

Rapid Metro had profit in last quarter: IL&FS

By Prayag Arora-Desai
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 05:20 AM IST
Chetan Mittal, advocate for the HSVP and Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation Limited (HMRTC) concurred.
The GMDA, on July 16 this year, had sent notices to 366 STP owners directing them to install online analysers by August 31 as it does not have any record of whether these STPs function properly or if they dispose untreated sewer into city’s natural drains.(HT image)
The GMDA, on July 16 this year, had sent notices to 366 STP owners directing them to install online analysers by August 31 as it does not have any record of whether these STPs function properly or if they dispose untreated sewer into city’s natural drains.(HT image)

Builders move NGT, ask govt to upgrade sewage treatment

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 05:08 AM IST
The developers, in their petition, mentioned an earlier order of the NGT directing the Maharashtra government to upgrade its STPs to meet the city’s requirements rather than forcing developers to install online analysers.
A tender will be floated by October-end and a contractor would be selected by November-end, said GMDA officials. The project will be completed within two years.(HT Archive)
A tender will be floated by October-end and a contractor would be selected by November-end, said GMDA officials. The project will be completed within two years.(HT Archive)

Nod to widening of Golf Course Road to meet projected rise in traffic

Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2019 02:17 AM IST
The tender to engage a contractor will be floated over the next couple of months and work on the road is expected to begin by the end of November with a completion time of two years, said officials.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will address a rally in Rohtak on Sunday ahead of the assembly elections scheduled to take place the next month, will lay the foundation stone for two major projects in Gurugram.(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will address a rally in Rohtak on Sunday ahead of the assembly elections scheduled to take place the next month, will lay the foundation stone for two major projects in Gurugram.(ANI Photo)

PM Modi to lay foundation stone for Gurugram medical college from Rohtak

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 12:02 AM IST
The project, which was announced by CM Khattar in April 2018, is likely to be completed by 2022-2023, according to Umashankar.
GMDA supplies 450 million litres daily (MLD) water from its two water treatment plants located at Chandu Budhera and Basai.(HT Photo)
GMDA supplies 450 million litres daily (MLD) water from its two water treatment plants located at Chandu Budhera and Basai.(HT Photo)

GMDA to install 432 electromagnetic flow meters to check water theft

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 12:33 PM IST
GMDA on Wednesday floated a tender to install electromagnetic flow meters . It plans to select a contractor by the end of September and complete the installation work by the end of December.
Another point discussed to be included in the plan was the construction of commercial entities in the zone.(HT image)
Another point discussed to be included in the plan was the construction of commercial entities in the zone.(HT image)

Zonal plan to regulate activities at Sultanpur Park soon

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 08:35 PM IST
According to the statement, a proposal to ban groundwater extraction in the zone was discussed in the meeting.
The 6.3-kilometre-long Golf Course Extension Road (GCER) is an important road as it connects the Southern Peripheral Road and Sohna Road with the Gurugram-Faridabad Road and the Golf Course Road.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
The 6.3-kilometre-long Golf Course Extension Road (GCER) is an important road as it connects the Southern Peripheral Road and Sohna Road with the Gurugram-Faridabad Road and the Golf Course Road.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Ill-lit, potholed, high-speed road in Gurugram evokes concern

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 08:21 AM IST
GMDA chief executive officer V Umashankar said an immediate solution is not likely as they are redesigning the stretch between Ghata and Vatika Chowk to make it signal-free.
A polluted Najafgarh drain just before it joins the Yamuna river near Wazirabad in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)
A polluted Najafgarh drain just before it joins the Yamuna river near Wazirabad in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)

GMDA notifies 30 developers to install sewage analysers in 15 days or face water supply disconnection

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 06:10 AM IST
The GMDA’s stringent action plan against the defaulters has come in the backdrop of direct monitoring of the city’s untreated sewage disposal into Yamuna through the Najaphgarg drain by the National Green Tribunal (NGT).
An Illegal entry and exit paths for vehicles seen on Golf Course Extension Road near Sector-57 red light between Ghata Chowk and Vatika City Chowk, in Gurugram, India, on Monday, September 02, 2019.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
An Illegal entry and exit paths for vehicles seen on Golf Course Extension Road near Sector-57 red light between Ghata Chowk and Vatika City Chowk, in Gurugram, India, on Monday, September 02, 2019.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Residents write to police, Gurugram civic body seeking closure of illegal exit created on Golf Course Road

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha, Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 07:57 AM IST
The unauthorized exit, which has disturbed traffic on the Golf Course Road, was created so motorists could cross easily, residents claimed. The GMDA, the custodian authority of the Golf Course Road, however, said it was not aware that such an exit has been created, but assured that it would be closed promptly.
The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) would be able to make treated potable water available through pipeline for the residents of sectors 81 to 98 by mid-November.(HT File Photo)
The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) would be able to make treated potable water available through pipeline for the residents of sectors 81 to 98 by mid-November.(HT File Photo)

Gurugram sectors 81-98 expected to get piped water by November

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 07:18 AM IST
The GMDA floated a tender on Friday inviting applications from competent companies to apply for laying the 400-metre pipeline from under the Rewari-Delhi railway line to Sector 98 and complete the work within one-and-a-half months.
Power tripping leads to severe water outage in Gurugram.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Power tripping leads to severe water outage in Gurugram.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Erratic power supply disrupted Gurugram’s water supply 119 times in August

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 09:53 PM IST
Power tripping was recorded 43 times at the Basai plant, followed by 41 and 35 instances at the Chandu Budhera plant and Sector 16 boosting station, respectively, between August 1 and 27.
A sewage treatment plant at a residential society. Official claimed many STPs discharge untreated sewage into storm water drains and in the open illegally and they needed to be monitored.(HT Photo)
A sewage treatment plant at a residential society. Official claimed many STPs discharge untreated sewage into storm water drains and in the open illegally and they needed to be monitored.(HT Photo)

Private sewage plants under govt scrutiny

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2019 04:43 AM IST
The GMDA’s action plan against the owners of the defaulter STPs would include disconnection of water and sewer lines, lodging police complaints and referring the matter to the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) for further action.
The HVPN is the power transmission agency that maintains the electricity substations of 66 KV and above, and all the high transmission lines.(HT file photo)
The HVPN is the power transmission agency that maintains the electricity substations of 66 KV and above, and all the high transmission lines.(HT file photo)

Substation at Gwalpahari to come up by June next year

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 09:32 AM IST
The area has three villages — Bandhwari, Baliawas and Gwalpahari — and one condominium, Ansal Valley View, which get electricity supply through ad-hoc arrangement from the Sector 56 substation that is already overloaded.
The existing football and athletics stadium has a capacity to seat 12,000 people and has hosted numerous international football matches since it was opened in the year 2000. Image used for representational purpose only.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The existing football and athletics stadium has a capacity to seat 12,000 people and has hosted numerous international football matches since it was opened in the year 2000. Image used for representational purpose only.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

GMDA to develop new football turf at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 12:51 AM IST
As per V Umashankar, the chief executive officer (CEO) of GMDA, the new ground is being made to shift football from the existing common stadium for football and athletics. The move, he said, will be beneficial for both the sports.
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