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Udyog Vihar was identified as one of the major hotspots of the city in terms of pollution by the HSPCB when the report was submitted to the Supreme Court.(Yogesh Kumar / HT Photo)

Remove abandoned vehicles, garbage from Udyog Vihar or face prosecution, MCG told

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha, Gurugram
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 11:21 AM IST
An HT team visited one of the major dumping sites at Udyog Vihar Phase 5 and found unattended garbage as well as abandoned vehicles on the roads.
General view of Melbourne Cricket Ground.(Getty Images)
General view of Melbourne Cricket Ground.(Getty Images)

Australia vs New Zealand: Steve Smith wants MCG to retain Boxing Day Test despite pitch concerns

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 04:46 PM IST
A Sheffield Shield match at the MCG was abandoned on Sunday because of a dangerous pitch with several Western Australia batsmen sustaining blows to the body from deliveries that reared up at them.
Representative image: General view of Melbourne Cricket Ground.(REUTERS)
Representative image: General view of Melbourne Cricket Ground.(REUTERS)

Unsafe MCG pitch forces abandonment of Sheffield Shield match

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2019 09:12 AM IST
The match hosted by Victoria was suspended on Saturday after Western Australia batsmen sustained blows to the body from deliveries rearing up at them before being abandoned after a further pitch inspection on Sunday.
Free parking board is seen outside a mall at Sohna road, in Gurugram. MCG has received complaints that three malls on Sohna Road were charging for parking despite advertising-free services for the same outside their entrance.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Free parking board is seen outside a mall at Sohna road, in Gurugram. MCG has received complaints that three malls on Sohna Road were charging for parking despite advertising-free services for the same outside their entrance.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Sealing on cards for Gurugram malls flouting free parking rule

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2019 06:23 AM IST
In June 2017, the MCG had decided to give property tax exemption to malls and commercial buildings where basements offered free parking to commuters. The move was aimed at reducing the problem of on-road parking in the city by offering residents the option of availing free parking facility at such establishments in congested areas.
Officials of Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG0 said they discussed how consumers who visited citizen services centres to get errors in bills rectified should be facilitated.(HT Photo)
Officials of Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG0 said they discussed how consumers who visited citizen services centres to get errors in bills rectified should be facilitated.(HT Photo)

MCG to resolve issues pertaining to payment of water, other bills

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 08:26 AM IST
The meeting was attended by chief accounts officer Bharat Bhushan Kalra and nodal officer for water-sewerage bills Rajesh Bansal. Additionally, representatives of the outsourcing agency and banks that facilitate these payments were present at the meeting.
Ali Gosh Khan Baoli in Farrukhnagar area of Gurugram is among the popular heritage sturctures that draw the attention of locals and tourists alike.(HT Photo)
Ali Gosh Khan Baoli in Farrukhnagar area of Gurugram is among the popular heritage sturctures that draw the attention of locals and tourists alike.(HT Photo)

Gurugram administration plans to start heritage walks, map structures

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 07:12 AM IST
Swati Rajmohan, a Chief Minister’s Good Governance associate, said the administration’s objective was to encourage cultural engagement in the district through events and the proposal to start heritage walks was one such initiative.
For art enthusiasts, who were left disappointed after the closure of Epicentre in 2017, known for hosting music, dance and theatre festivals, Kala Gram is likely to fill the existing cultural void.(HT File)
For art enthusiasts, who were left disappointed after the closure of Epicentre in 2017, known for hosting music, dance and theatre festivals, Kala Gram is likely to fill the existing cultural void.(HT File)

State-run cultural society to soon come up in Gurugram

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Archana Mishra, Gurugram
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 08:31 AM IST
Kala Gram will provide training in various art forms, such as classical music, instrumental music, dance and theatre, among others. It will also promote the arts by hosting events and stage performances of artistes from all across the country.
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.
A worker at the construction site of the first plastic road in the city, at Sector 51, in Gurugram.(Yogendra Kumar/ HT File)
A worker at the construction site of the first plastic road in the city, at Sector 51, in Gurugram.(Yogendra Kumar/ HT File)

MCG makes use of plastic waste a must for paving roads in Gurugram

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 10:33 AM IST
The development comes in the backdrop of MCG starting construction of 10-kilometre roads with plastic waste — four km in Sushant Lok 1 and six km in Palam Vihar last week.
A general view of the Bandhwari landfill in Gurugram, India.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A general view of the Bandhwari landfill in Gurugram, India.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Anti-pollution body seeks nod to prosecute MCG for flouting rules at Bandhwari yard

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 07:21 AM IST
According to HSPCB’s regional officer in Gurugram, Kuldeep Singh, they have approached the watchdog’s chairperson Ashok Kheterpal for permission.
On some days, the count even reaches 300.(HT Photo representative image)
On some days, the count even reaches 300.(HT Photo representative image)

250 vehicles being towed daily for violating parking rules in Gurugram

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Alind Chauhan
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 08:15 AM IST
The change came after the GMDA, in September, took over the duty of towing vehicles from the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) at the behest of the traffic police, and developed an app for internal use to make the process transparent.
Haryana Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar visited Gurugram on Thursday, November 7, 2019.(Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)
Haryana Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar visited Gurugram on Thursday, November 7, 2019.(Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)

Gurugram: EcoGreen Energy fined Rs 25 lakh, panel to inspect work daily

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 01:18 PM IST
In compliance with the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) orders, the Haryana pollution control board had issued a notice and imposed a fine of Rs 25 lakh on Ecogreen Energy on Tuesday for failing to collect waste from multiple locations across the city in violation of the Graded Response Action Plan (Grap).
Highlights of Australia vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I.(AP)
Highlights of Australia vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I.(AP)

Australia vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I at MCG highlights: As it happened

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 05:26 PM IST
Catch all the highlights and scorecard of Australia vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I through our commentary page.
At least 1,900 outsourced employees of the MCG are currently under the scanner after a report was submitted two weeks ago on a 20 month-long investigation.(HT FILE)
At least 1,900 outsourced employees of the MCG are currently under the scanner after a report was submitted two weeks ago on a 20 month-long investigation.(HT FILE)

MCG’s contractual junior engineers can no longer clear bills

Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 04:45 AM IST
MCG officials said measurement registers can contain details of building plans, property type, quality of materials used in construction projects, and licences.
The Bandhwari landfill site in June 2018. In April this year, the MCG had requested the state government to stop dumping garbage from Faridabad at Bandhwari.(Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times/photo for representational purpose only)
The Bandhwari landfill site in June 2018. In April this year, the MCG had requested the state government to stop dumping garbage from Faridabad at Bandhwari.(Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times/photo for representational purpose only)

Faridabad to get 30-acre landfill

Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2019 03:19 AM IST
The move follows NGT’s order asking govt to remove 25 lakh tonnes of legacy waste at Bandhwari landfill within six months; activists raise objections to the new site.
Lokayukta has expressed its dissatisfaction on the decision of the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) department for reinstating six executive engineers of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) in July 2016, barely two weeks after they were suspended by the state government.(HT FILE)
Lokayukta has expressed its dissatisfaction on the decision of the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) department for reinstating six executive engineers of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) in July 2016, barely two weeks after they were suspended by the state government.(HT FILE)

No enquiry officer appointed to investigate: Lokayukta to ULB

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2019 02:12 AM IST
For over a year, the Lokayukta has been hearing the complaint of a city-based activist, demanding from the ULB to make public the details of the offence committed by the six executive engineers and the findings of the inquiry.
Rathee, who is a sitting municipal councillor and has been associated with the AAP for the last five years(HT FILE)
Rathee, who is a sitting municipal councillor and has been associated with the AAP for the last five years(HT FILE)

RS Rathee declared AAP candidate for Gurgaon

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 07:15 AM IST
Rathee has been vocal about the alleged presence of ghost workers in the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG). He had also taken up the issue of shifting the Sirhaul toll plaza, which was later removed by order of the High Court.
Earlier this month, the district administration also conducted a drive to trace defunct RWH systems in government and residential buildings.(HT image)
Earlier this month, the district administration also conducted a drive to trace defunct RWH systems in government and residential buildings.(HT image)

No rainwater harvesting units in 428 distt schools

Gurugram | By Archana Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 02:28 AM IST
The district development and panchayat officer, Narendra Sarwan, said that the department is on a mission to get RWH systems functional in government schools.
The MCG has floated a ₹46.24 lakh tender for the drains work, and bids for the same will end on September 16.(HT File Photo( Representational image))
The MCG has floated a ₹46.24 lakh tender for the drains work, and bids for the same will end on September 16.(HT File Photo( Representational image))

Drains on Delhi-Gurugram expressway to be fixed, rebuilt

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 10:32 AM IST
Due to the lack of a proper drainage system, the stretch between Narsinghpur and Khandsa would be inundated even after short spells of rain. As a result, the service lane and three lanes of the four-lane carriageway on the e-way carrying traffic towards Jaipur would be cut-off for commuters.
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) and the Haryana State Pollution Control (HSPCB) have instructed the construction work to expand a gaushala in the Aravallis, near Ghata village, be halted.(HT Photo)
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) and the Haryana State Pollution Control (HSPCB) have instructed the construction work to expand a gaushala in the Aravallis, near Ghata village, be halted.(HT Photo)

Expansion of gaushala in Aravallis halted

Gurugram | By Prayag Arora Desai
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 07:42 PM IST
Authorities acted on the matter after being alerted to it by a local environmentalist, who pointed out that the area in question is Aravalli land, recorded by the revenue department as ‘gair mumkin pahad’, rendering it a ‘deemed forest’ and a no-construction zone.
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.
MCG and Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) have received many complaints from residents, activists and councillors, demanding the removal of flex boards, many of which have come up ahead of assembly elections, and regulations on such advertisements.(HT FILE)
MCG and Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) have received many complaints from residents, activists and councillors, demanding the removal of flex boards, many of which have come up ahead of assembly elections, and regulations on such advertisements.(HT FILE)

Flex boards, illegal posters, banners to be removed: MCG

Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 09:11 PM IST
MCG and Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) have received many complaints from residents, activists and councillors, demanding the removal of flex boards, many of which have come up ahead of assembly elections, and regulations on such advertisements.
Property tax is MCG’s main source of revenue. The MCG had collected ₹196 crore through property tax in the 2018-19 fiscal, and ₹342.24 crore in the 2017-18 fiscal.(HT File Photo)
Property tax is MCG’s main source of revenue. The MCG had collected ₹196 crore through property tax in the 2018-19 fiscal, and ₹342.24 crore in the 2017-18 fiscal.(HT File Photo)

MCG submits complaint to Gurugram police against two for obstructing property tax survey

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 09:37 AM IST
As per MCG commissioner Amit Khatri, the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994, empowers an MCG official to survey any building, plot, or commercial property falling within its jurisdiction.
The move comes after an investigation of 1,950 such employees found several discregancies in hiring the process.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The move comes after an investigation of 1,950 such employees found several discregancies in hiring the process.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Municipal Corporation of Gurugram will let go of 27 over age employees

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 09:29 AM IST
During a House meeting, MCG councillor RS Rathee had submitted a report on a 20 month-long investigation of the 1,950 contractual workers. The report said that only 1,594 such workers could be traced, raising suspicions of ghost workers in the civic body.
The MCG office in Sector 34 which currently houses offices for zones 1 and 4.(HT File Photo)
The MCG office in Sector 34 which currently houses offices for zones 1 and 4.(HT File Photo)

Municipal Corporation of Gurugram shortlists two sites for new zonal offices

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2019 05:30 AM IST
Besides poor transportation, MCG officials acknowledged they are also running out of space in their existing office, prompting them to branch out to other locations in the city.
A Gurugram court, on Tuesday, declined to give relief to a guest house owner, who was given a show-cause notice by the department of town and country planning (DTCP) for operating three such establishments.(HT File Photo)
A Gurugram court, on Tuesday, declined to give relief to a guest house owner, who was given a show-cause notice by the department of town and country planning (DTCP) for operating three such establishments.(HT File Photo)

Gurugram court refuses to stay closure of guest house operating in city’s residental area

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 11:48 PM IST
After hearing the arguments submitted by the petitioner and the department, which pointed out that operating a guest house in a private residential colony was not allowed and was against the new rules, civil judge Antarpreet Singh declined to grant stay against the DTCP notice, DTCP counsel Arvind Sharma said.
The Qutub Plaza complex in DLF Phase 1, one of the most popular markets in the city, faces the risk of being shut.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
The Qutub Plaza complex in DLF Phase 1, one of the most popular markets in the city, faces the risk of being shut.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Gurugram’s Qutub Plaza market faces closure over lack of fire safety equipment

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 07:57 AM IST
On Monday, the MCG got an approval from the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) to seal the complex. Prior to sealing, the fire department will be issuing a final notice to the market association to comply with fire safety norms as per the Haryana Fire Service Act.
Devotees immerse idol goddess Durga in Yamuna river at Kalindi Kunj.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Devotees immerse idol goddess Durga in Yamuna river at Kalindi Kunj.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Gurugram puja committees join hands to keep Yamuna clean

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sharanya Munsi
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 11:34 AM IST
JPC was formed last year to organise idol immersions in an environmentally responsible way by not submerging idols in rivers and natural ponds.
The department of town and country planning (DTCP) on Monday said that it has issued fresh notices to 90 house owners for converting their residences into illegal guest houses mainly in DLF phases 1,2 and 3(Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)
The department of town and country planning (DTCP) on Monday said that it has issued fresh notices to 90 house owners for converting their residences into illegal guest houses mainly in DLF phases 1,2 and 3(Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)

90 illegal guest house owners private colonies in Gurugram issued fresh notices

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2019 07:03 AM IST
Apart from this, the department is also contemplating to take up the matter of guest houses that have taken permission under the Sarai Act of the MCG, as the house owners have not taken permission to change the land use of the plot.
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will be issuing notices to the owners and association heads of four properties in the city asking them to upgrade their fire safety norms.(HT File Photo)
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will be issuing notices to the owners and association heads of four properties in the city asking them to upgrade their fire safety norms.(HT File Photo)

Gurugram civic body to issue notices to four properties to upgrade fire safety norms

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2019 06:47 AM IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram has also been given the approval to seal Ultra Home Construction Private Limited in IMT Manesar and issue notices to 12 private and public schools, asking them to comply with fire safety norms.
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