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The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021 will be introduced to create a framework for creation of the official digital currency and ban all other cryptocurrencies in the country.(AFP)

Regulating digital currency among 38 key bills on House agenda

PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 04:51 AM IST
The government’s top priority for this session will be the approval for the union budget, clearing the finance bill and the debate on the President’s speech.
There was an exodus of migrant workers from Mumbai following the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak and its resultant lockdown restrictions for over two months.(Representational Photo/AFP)
There was an exodus of migrant workers from Mumbai following the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak and its resultant lockdown restrictions for over two months.(Representational Photo/AFP)

Not many in Maharashtra adept at construction work, authorities find

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Tanushree Venkatraman
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2020 10:51 AM IST
Labourers from Maharashtra are more equipped for industrial or factory works, MMRDA chief said
Metro services have been shut since the lockdown began in March.(HT PHOTO)
Metro services have been shut since the lockdown began in March.(HT PHOTO)

Metros to resume from Sept 7 but won’t stop at overcrowded stations

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 09:41 PM IST
Metro rail services on selected lines will begin from September 7. Services on all metro lines will resume by September 12.
Passengers will have to follow strict guidelines on wearing masks and practicing social distancing norms failure of which may result in fines.(HT PHOTO.)
Passengers will have to follow strict guidelines on wearing masks and practicing social distancing norms failure of which may result in fines.(HT PHOTO.)

Unlock 4: Centre to issue guidelines for Metro services today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 12:09 AM IST
The home ministry had on Saturday issued guidelines for the fourth phase of the exercise to lift restrictions imposed to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), announcing that metro rail services can resume in a graded manner from September 7.
The CM said he gave directions to strengthen enforcement of rules such as wearing of masks in public places and strict adherence to social distancing norms in a bid to keep the raging contagion at bay.(ANI)
The CM said he gave directions to strengthen enforcement of rules such as wearing of masks in public places and strict adherence to social distancing norms in a bid to keep the raging contagion at bay.(ANI)

Double the number of Covid tests in Delhi, orders Kejriwal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 02:49 PM IST
Delhi recorded 1,544 and 1,693 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively
On Tuesday, Delhi recorded 1,544 new Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day spike in the viral outbreak in the national capital in 40 days, according to official data.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
On Tuesday, Delhi recorded 1,544 new Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day spike in the viral outbreak in the national capital in 40 days, according to official data.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi CM Kejriwal calls for Covid-19 assessment meeting

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 09:24 AM IST
The spike in daily Covid-19 cases is a worrying statistic, as the state government is pressing for the resumption of the Metro Rail services in the national capital that have been suspended since end-March
An Indian health worker arrange rapid kits to test for the coronavirus in Hyderabad.(AP)
An Indian health worker arrange rapid kits to test for the coronavirus in Hyderabad.(AP)

In Unlock 4, Delhi Metro could open in September but not schools

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan and Anisha Dutta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 05:07 AM IST
In the new guidelines for “Unlock 4”, bars too might be allowed to open, but they could be restricted to running takeaway services and over-the-counter sale of alcohol, the officials said.
Metro rail across the country, which has been shut since March 22, is likely to begin in a calibrated manner, similar to how railways and flight services were resumed with limited frequency and capacity.(HT PHOTO.)
Metro rail across the country, which has been shut since March 22, is likely to begin in a calibrated manner, similar to how railways and flight services were resumed with limited frequency and capacity.(HT PHOTO.)

In Unlock-4, metro services likely to resume; schools to remain shut: Officials

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan and Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 09:33 PM IST
On metro services, officials said that modifications are still being worked out in consultation with ministry of housing and urban affairs, local governments, metro rail corporations and security agencies.
Civic workers conduct door-to-door survey to check the spread of Covid-19 in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Civic workers conduct door-to-door survey to check the spread of Covid-19 in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

In Unlock 2 guidelines, lessons from Covid-19 situation in US, Europe

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 09:02 AM IST
Metro Rail services will remain suspended; cinema halls and gyms too will continue to be shut, according to the Unlock 2 guidelines issued by the Centre.
Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore, who is particularly keen to encourage people to take up cycling, is seen here with MP Kirron Kher inaugurating a cycle track in Sector 8, Chandigarh.(Hindustan Times)
Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore, who is particularly keen to encourage people to take up cycling, is seen here with MP Kirron Kher inaugurating a cycle track in Sector 8, Chandigarh.(Hindustan Times)

Guest Column: Fun, environmentally friendly and good for you, here’s how Chandigarh can become bicycle-friendly

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Lt-Gen Harwant Singh ( Retd )
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 09:55 PM IST
Laying out long-lasting tracks, making movement within the city safer, getting children hooked to the cycling habit can be managed with careful planning
Bus operators’ associations said that drivers and helpers experienced hiccups in some pockets, where a large number of people were waiting to board buses.(PTI)
Bus operators’ associations said that drivers and helpers experienced hiccups in some pockets, where a large number of people were waiting to board buses.(PTI)

No end to commuters’ woes in Bengal as limited number of buses hit streets

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India| posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2020 04:11 PM IST
Private bus operators claimed that the number of vehicles operated in Kolkata and its suburbs on Tuesday marginally increased compared to the day before, as 30 per cent of the fleet hit roads.
Workers clean the entrance gate of a shop in mall in Noida on Saturday ahead of its re-opening on June 8.(PTI Photo)
Workers clean the entrance gate of a shop in mall in Noida on Saturday ahead of its re-opening on June 8.(PTI Photo)

Shopping malls, restaurants and hotels to reopen from June 8: List of dos and don’ts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 09:19 AM IST
The Centre had issued a notification to phase-wise reopen some places and start activities from June 8. These things are being allowed in the first part. The second phase of relaxations till come in July.
According to officials, the discussions indicate that the Centre is preparing to further ease restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
According to officials, the discussions indicate that the Centre is preparing to further ease restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Inter-ministerial talks begin on SOPs for schools, Metro trains

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 12:10 AM IST
The biggest issue, according to one of the officials, is crowd management in metro and suburban rails while children’s safety would be of paramount importance in the schools.
A view of an illuminated dargah of Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer.(PTI)
A view of an illuminated dargah of Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer.(PTI)

Under Unlock 1, Rajasthan will not allow religious places to reopen

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Sachin Saini | Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 05:55 PM IST
All shops can open, government and private office can work in full capacity and travelling in private and commercial vehicles in registered capacity of the vehicles will be allowed, the Rajasthan government said.
The Centre has claimed that there shall be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods. Also, no separate permission or approval or any e-permit will be required for such movements. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
The Centre has claimed that there shall be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods. Also, no separate permission or approval or any e-permit will be required for such movements. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

In Unlock 1, re-opening of economic activities except in containment zones

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 09:19 PM IST
Key activities to resume from the second week of June include hotels, shopping malls and dine-in facilities in restaurants, which were closed since March 24.
Shiv Sena Youth Leader Aaditya Thackeray said it was shameful the way the metro rail project was being implemented.(HT PHOTO)
Shiv Sena Youth Leader Aaditya Thackeray said it was shameful the way the metro rail project was being implemented.(HT PHOTO)

‘Shameful, disgusting’: Aaditya Thackeray on tree cutting in Mumbai’s Aarey

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 11:13 AM IST
Aaditya Thackeray said that a project that should be executed with pride has turned out to be a shameful exercise for Mumbai’s metro rail.
Beijing wants to connect China and Nepal though rail link. But a proper investigation of the engineering challenges, geological disaster potential and environmental impact, along such a long corridor that, in effect, is a transect across the Himalayas, will be a large, complex and costly piece of work(PTI)
Beijing wants to connect China and Nepal though rail link. But a proper investigation of the engineering challenges, geological disaster potential and environmental impact, along such a long corridor that, in effect, is a transect across the Himalayas, will be a large, complex and costly piece of work(PTI)

The elusive China-Nepal rail link: High costs and risks, uncertain benefits

By Sam Cowan
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 11:50 AM IST
Nepal will push hard, but does China really have the will to invest money, men and resources in a tough terrain?
A few cities outside India have experimented with the idea of free rides in public transport but they have mostly failed(Priyanka Parashar/Mint)
A few cities outside India have experimented with the idea of free rides in public transport but they have mostly failed(Priyanka Parashar/Mint)

Cities need an action plan for women’s safety

By Arunendra Kumar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2019 08:55 PM IST
We need measures like smart CCTV cameras, last-mile connectivity and deployment of marshals in Metros and buses
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) on Monday said that track-laying for two Metro lines – Metro-2A (Dahisar-DN Nagar) and Metro-7 (Dahisar East-Andheri East) – has started on the Link Road and the Western Express Highway (WEH). (Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times)
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) on Monday said that track-laying for two Metro lines – Metro-2A (Dahisar-DN Nagar) and Metro-7 (Dahisar East-Andheri East) – has started on the Link Road and the Western Express Highway (WEH). (Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times)

Work on track: MMRDA starts laying rail lines for Metro 2A, 7

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 08:56 AM IST
While track-laying for Metro-7 started on Sunday, work on Metro-2A had begun earlier in the week.
The election is finally over, and the Modi government swept the polls with an unprecedented vote count.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The election is finally over, and the Modi government swept the polls with an unprecedented vote count.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Newly elected government must focus on transport to fuel growth

UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 07:58 AM IST
The ministry of housing and urban affairs has already launched the ambitious Smart Cities Mission. It is also supporting the development of the Metro rail in a big way.
The city has been dug up for the metro rail project. Seen in the picture is the ongoing construction work for the Pune Metro (Vanaz to Ramwadi corridor) on Paud road.(HT/PHOTO)
The city has been dug up for the metro rail project. Seen in the picture is the ongoing construction work for the Pune Metro (Vanaz to Ramwadi corridor) on Paud road.(HT/PHOTO)

Your space: Need to strengthen other means of transport

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2018 03:15 PM IST
While the metro work is progressing at a good rate, do you think the government and the Pune Municipal Corporation should ensure speedy implementation of other mass transport and infrastructure projects? Here’s what our readers have to say
The first look of the artist’s impression of the multi-modal hub.(HT Photo)
The first look of the artist’s impression of the multi-modal hub.(HT Photo)

Work on Swargate’s multi-modal transport hub to commence in 15 days

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 05:40 PM IST
The facility will integrate the public transport services — Metro rail, Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) and Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) buses, auto rickshaws and private vehicles. 
Residents protest against trees being cut for the Metro-3 project near Churchgate in Mumbai.(HT FILE)
Residents protest against trees being cut for the Metro-3 project near Churchgate in Mumbai.(HT FILE)

Civic chiefs can continue to give tree-cutting nod, but with riders: Bombay high court

Hindustan Times | By Kanchan Chaudhari
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2018 11:06 AM IST
Bombay high court says provision to allow felling of up to 25 trees can be exercised only in exceptional, emergency cases
Union minister Vijay Goel inspects a model at the Lucknow metro office in Lucknow.(HT Photo)
Union minister Vijay Goel inspects a model at the Lucknow metro office in Lucknow.(HT Photo)

Complete work on Lucknow Metro rail by March: Vijay Goel

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Tariq Khan
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 04:43 PM IST
With an eye on the Lok Sabha polls, Union minister of state for programme implementation Vijay Goel on Friday asked Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation to expedite work on the project and complete it by or before March 2018.
On the occasion of PMRDA completing three years, Bapat highlighted the status reports of various reports undertaken by the PMRDA.(HT Photo)
On the occasion of PMRDA completing three years, Bapat highlighted the status reports of various reports undertaken by the PMRDA.(HT Photo)

PMRDA has transformed Pune in three years, says Girish Bapat

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 03:11 PM IST
From Metro rail to township planning schemes, the PMRDA has been implementing some of the important infrastructure related projects in Pune.
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