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A healthcare worker collects swab samples from passengers at a Covid-19 testing centre at the Pune International Airport, on Saturday.(HT PHOTO)

271 passengers tested in 3 days at airport, only nine Covid-19 +ve

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Steffy Thevar
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 05:07 PM IST
On the first day, 130 flight passengers did not have a negative RT-PCR report with them and so, they were tested
People use umbrella to protect themselves from rain near Ganjwe chowk in Pune.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
People use umbrella to protect themselves from rain near Ganjwe chowk in Pune.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

Pune district enjoys better than average rainfall in September

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Jigar Hindocha
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 05:31 PM IST
The recorded rainfall received at Shivajinagar and Lohegaon over Sunday and Monday, stood at 36.9 mm and 10.8mm, respectively
From September 13-14 – the city will receive moderate showers, while isolated heavy rain is expected in the ghat areas.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
From September 13-14 – the city will receive moderate showers, while isolated heavy rain is expected in the ghat areas.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Pune registers 31mm rainfall on Friday, Khadakwasla discharge begins

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Jigar Hindocha
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 05:40 PM IST
According to the India Meteorological Department, till 5:30 pm, Pune received 18mm rain, with Lohegaon recording 17mm rain
During the meeting, the extension of Lohegaon Airport as planned by the Airports Authority of India was discussed.(HT image)
During the meeting, the extension of Lohegaon Airport as planned by the Airports Authority of India was discussed.(HT image)

Divisional commissioner asks PMC to expedite land acquisition for Lohegaon airport expansion

Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 09:54 PM IST
Private land owners are ready to handover their land, but there are differences over the compensation and the TDR model.
According to the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA), an aviation consultancy, the passenger growth at Mumbai’s CSMIA is slow.(HT Photo)
According to the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA), an aviation consultancy, the passenger growth at Mumbai’s CSMIA is slow.(HT Photo)

Mumbai airport touches a high with 13.4 million international fliers in 2018-19

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2019 04:18 AM IST
The international passenger traffic in Mumbai went up to 13.4 million in 2018-19, from 12.2 million in 2017-18. Pune recorded a 5.4% rise in international passengers – 2.71 lakh in 2018-19 from 2.57 lakh in 2017-18.
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) recorded an 8.1% rise in international passenger traffic in 2018-19.(HT Photo)
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) recorded an 8.1% rise in international passenger traffic in 2018-19.(HT Photo)

Lohegaon airport flying higher than Mumbai, Nagpur for domestic traffic

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 01:57 AM IST
Pune’s Lohegaon airport reported an increase in domestic passengers to 7.8 million in 2018-19 from 6.5 million in 2017-18. Nagpur saw 2.08 million passengers in 2018-19, compared to 1.7 million in 2017.
The SpiceJet flight that was scheduled to depart at 8 pm on Sunday (April 28), took off the next day at 10 30 am.(HT Photo)
The SpiceJet flight that was scheduled to depart at 8 pm on Sunday (April 28), took off the next day at 10 30 am.(HT Photo)

188 passengers stranded at Pune airport for 14 hours

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 01:32 PM IST
After an initial delay, the passengers first boarded the flight at 10.30 pm on Sunday evening and had to remain seated inside the aircraft for nearly four hours. They were asked to disembark after that as the snag couldn’t be rectified.
Lohegaon airport runway in Pune was shut down for an hour due to technical glitch.(HT/PHOTO)
Lohegaon airport runway in Pune was shut down for an hour due to technical glitch.(HT/PHOTO)

Technical snag in IAF aircraft leads to 1 hour runway shutdown at Pune airport

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 02:37 PM IST
An Air India flight to Chandigarh from Pune along with the incoming flight from Hyderabad was also delayed
Pune airport registered the third highest growth percentage in passenger flow in 2017-18.(HT/PHOTO)
Pune airport registered the third highest growth percentage in passenger flow in 2017-18.(HT/PHOTO)

2018, the year that was: Lohegaon airport expected to grow at a rate of 15 per cent in 2019

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2018 03:09 PM IST
A comparative study of the growth figures of other main airports of the country suggests that Pune airport registered the third highest growth percentage in passenger flow in 2017-18. It was ranked 10th in 2016-17
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(HT/PHOTO)
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(HT/PHOTO)

Defence minister resolves issues ailing two projects in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2018 02:58 PM IST
Union minister of transport Nitin Gadkari and guardian minister Girish Bapat had met the defence minister on Wednesday in New Delhi to sort out the various pending projects of the city
The deceased has been identified as Nilesh Bhimaji Kamble, 39, resident of Sathe vasti,  Wadgaon Sheri.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/ HT representational photo)
The deceased has been identified as Nilesh Bhimaji Kamble, 39, resident of Sathe vasti,  Wadgaon Sheri.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/ HT representational photo)

Horror @ Pune: Drunk dad drops dead, mother and kids burn body outside house

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2018 03:48 PM IST
The wife, Vidya Nilesh Kamble, 35, was out shopping on Tuesday night when her husband came home drunk and demanded food. When the daughter refused to comply he started hitting the two children, according to police sub inspector S Saste of Lonikand police station, Pune rural police. 
Police said the accused took the victim to the secluded spot in the Forest Park near Lohegaon where he assaulted and strangled her to death on September 26, 2018.(Shankar Narayan/HT Photo)
Police said the accused took the victim to the secluded spot in the Forest Park near Lohegaon where he assaulted and strangled her to death on September 26, 2018.(Shankar Narayan/HT Photo)

Pune teen taken to vacant spot, allegedly strangled to death on her 19th birthday by ex-boyfriend

Hinudstan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 09:20 AM IST
According to the police, the girl had turned 19 on Wednesday and her former partner approached her saying he would like to cut a cake with her in private. He took her to the secluded spot in the Forest Park near Lohegaon where he assaulted and strangled her to death.
Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune. The survey is meant to understand the current status of people, total population count, number of people living in slums, in houses and who are homeless, in the 11 merged villages.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune. The survey is meant to understand the current status of people, total population count, number of people living in slums, in houses and who are homeless, in the 11 merged villages.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics to start survey of 11 merged villages

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 05:25 PM IST
The Pune municipal corporation has started the process of the development plan for the 11 merged villages although the rest of the process will be done after Gokhale institute finishes the socio-economic survey.
The quality of air in the city has slipped from the ‘good’ benchmark to ‘satisfactory’ benchmark within a short period of one year.(HT PHOTO)
The quality of air in the city has slipped from the ‘good’ benchmark to ‘satisfactory’ benchmark within a short period of one year.(HT PHOTO)

Pune’s falling air quality index cause for alarm

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Jui Dharwadkar
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2018 02:41 PM IST
On Tuesday, system of air quality and weather forecasting and research (SAFAR) showed that most areas in the city had ‘satisfactory’ air quality but the air quality at Lohegaon was moderate with high presence of nitrogen dioxide.
Shopkeepers in the vicinity of Parvati water filing station on Sinhagad road claim that tanker operators pay bribes to fill their tankers without any register record.(RAVINDRA JOSHI/HT PHOTO)
Shopkeepers in the vicinity of Parvati water filing station on Sinhagad road claim that tanker operators pay bribes to fill their tankers without any register record.(RAVINDRA JOSHI/HT PHOTO)

HT Investigation - Pune’s water mafia exposed- Part II: Open theft at PMC water tanker filling points

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Team HT
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 02:41 PM IST
Theft of potable water by Pune’s water mafia is rampant at PMC’s filling stations. This water is then sold at exorbitant rates to water-starved housing societies and commercial establishments.
The Pune police crime branch arrested Dhaktode, Aayodya Vaidya’s(in picture) boyfriend, from Kalepadal area in Hadapsar.(HT PHOTO)
The Pune police crime branch arrested Dhaktode, Aayodya Vaidya’s(in picture) boyfriend, from Kalepadal area in Hadapsar.(HT PHOTO)

Pune horror: Married hairdresser confesses to stabbing, burning lover to death

UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 02:34 PM IST
The deceased woman, who was married twice earlier, worked in a private plastic company in the city.
Investigating officials said that the body was found around 10am on Friday and sent to Sassoon General Hospital for medical and forensic examination.(HT REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Investigating officials said that the body was found around 10am on Friday and sent to Sassoon General Hospital for medical and forensic examination.(HT REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

Dismembered half-burnt body of woman found in Pune’s Lohegaon

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2018 10:11 PM IST
The victim was hacked to two pieces from the middle and her right leg was also chopped off with body parts abandoned at separate locations. According to the police officials, the victim, in her twenties, was murdered.
A traffic warden sits under the cover of an umbrella in the scorching heat as a commuter passes by near Sangamwadi on Tuesday.(Sanket Wankhade)
A traffic warden sits under the cover of an umbrella in the scorching heat as a commuter passes by near Sangamwadi on Tuesday.(Sanket Wankhade)

Pune boiling as mercury crosses 40°C; heatwaves to continue this week

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 02:35 PM IST
Officials added that while most parts of the country will be experiencing normal temperature with occasional rainfall in the coming week, Maharashtra will largely remain dry and heat waves will continue at several parts of Vidarbha.
Suresh Prabhu, union minister of civil aviation, on Tuesday tweeted, “Today, have accorded site clearance to the new greenfield airport for Pune at Purandar.”(PTI PHOTO)
Suresh Prabhu, union minister of civil aviation, on Tuesday tweeted, “Today, have accorded site clearance to the new greenfield airport for Pune at Purandar.”(PTI PHOTO)

Union ministry’s site clearance to Purandar airport in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 03:37 PM IST
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, in the year 2016, announced the setting up of a Greenfield international airport at Purandar in Pune district.
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis stressed on developing a flawless cargo facility in Purandar airport and not compromise on anything regarding the project.(PTI PHOTO)
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis stressed on developing a flawless cargo facility in Purandar airport and not compromise on anything regarding the project.(PTI PHOTO)

Develop Purandar airport at par with international standards: CM

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 05:22 PM IST
Devendra Fadnavis chairs a meeting in Mumbai to review the progress of various airports, including Purandar and Lohegaon international airports.
In a bid to check gold smuggling, the government offers rewards to informers who provide important and relevant information which might lead to seizure of gold , goods, currency or to different types of detection of Indian customs duty evasion.(HT PHOTO)
In a bid to check gold smuggling, the government offers rewards to informers who provide important and relevant information which might lead to seizure of gold , goods, currency or to different types of detection of Indian customs duty evasion.(HT PHOTO)

Custom officials watch out for Dubai-Pune air route after gold seizures

Hindustan Times,Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 02:54 PM IST
According to the customs department, passengers arriving from Dubai by air at Lohegaon airport with gold must be prepared beforehand to declare it to customs authorities at the green channel
With over 80 flights operating from Lohegaon airport on daily basis, the airport currently handles around 15,000 passengers daily.(HT PHOTO)
With over 80 flights operating from Lohegaon airport on daily basis, the airport currently handles around 15,000 passengers daily.(HT PHOTO)

IAF gives clearance to Pune Airport to start work of expansion

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2018 10:27 PM IST
The expansion project includes construction of a new terminal building at a cost of Rs 500 crore, a multilevel car parking for Rs 120 crore and a new cargo complex at a cost of about Rs 300 crore. 
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