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A mild haze along Rajpath, New Delhi, on September 24.(Sanjeev Verma/HT photo)

State environment ministers to meet on Oct 1 to review air pollution management plan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 01:23 PM IST
State pollution control boards, municipal corporations and various urban bodies like Delhi Development Authority and New Delhi Municipal Council will also attend the virtual meeting
The longest stretch of trees, about 11km, was in north-east Delhi(Ravi Choudhary/ HT file photo)
The longest stretch of trees, about 11km, was in north-east Delhi(Ravi Choudhary/ HT file photo)

11 km from New Seelampur to Shiv Vihar is Delhi’s longest stretch bereft of trees

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 06:44 PM IST
Several environment experts and urban planners have agreed that this complete absence of green cover in many parts in Delhi is problematic. They said these areas were mostly unauthorised neighbourhoods, where nearly 50% of the city’s population lives.
The Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee has directed civic agencies in Delhi to “immediately” comply with its sealing orders against commercial properties found violating development control norms.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)
The Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee has directed civic agencies in Delhi to “immediately” comply with its sealing orders against commercial properties found violating development control norms.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)

Resume sealing in Delhi immediately, Supreme Court panel orders municipalities

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 06:11 AM IST
SC also directed the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to act against shops in Connaught Place for violating lease deeds and the Master Plan of Delhi-2021 (MPD-2021) provisions.
NDMC maintains the area under Lutyens’ Delhi.(HT Photo)
NDMC maintains the area under Lutyens’ Delhi.(HT Photo)

Lutyens’ Delhi sixth cleanest in country

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Baishali Adak
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 10:16 AM IST
In another category, the three civic bodies of Delhi were almost at the bottom of 49 Urban Local Bodies
Besides monkey bites, there have been several cases of the simians chasing and snatching food and work files of officials.(HT image)
Besides monkey bites, there have been several cases of the simians chasing and snatching food and work files of officials.(HT image)

Parliamentarian suffers monkey bite

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 04:35 AM IST
The Lutyens’ Delhi area, which has avenues lined by big fruiting trees like that of mango and jamun, is home to a large population of monkeys.
Veterinarians said that cats and rodents carry many types of diseases including protozoan, viral and fungal ones.(Representative Image/AP File Photo)
Veterinarians said that cats and rodents carry many types of diseases including protozoan, viral and fungal ones.(Representative Image/AP File Photo)

Look what the cat dragged in: Disease at the zoo

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 08:13 AM IST
Zoo officials plan to reach out to the New Delhi Municipal Council to find a solution to the problem, particularly the cats.
Over the last seven years, the gap between the revenue earned and expenses incurred by power distribution companies (discoms) in the national capital has shown a steady declinePhoto by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Over the last seven years, the gap between the revenue earned and expenses incurred by power distribution companies (discoms) in the national capital has shown a steady declinePhoto by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Discoms improving operating costs: DERC

New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 12:59 AM IST
According to the commission, which is an independent quasi-judicial body that fixes power tariffs in the city, and the Delhi government, the regulatory assets have remained below 10,000 crore consecutively in the last four years.
The Delhi government will conduct its mega plantation drive for this year on August 9 and has aimed to plant over 300,000 tree saplings and shrubs across the national capital.(Hindustan Times)
The Delhi government will conduct its mega plantation drive for this year on August 9 and has aimed to plant over 300,000 tree saplings and shrubs across the national capital.(Hindustan Times)

In mega drive on August 9, Delhi govt to plant 3 lakh saplings in a day

New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 10:26 PM IST
Last year, 500,000 saplings were planted in a day. Scarcity of land has forced the forest department to reduce the overall plantation target of this year to 2.4 million from last year’s 3.2 million.
It is August and Delhi is almost in the midst of the monsoon season(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
It is August and Delhi is almost in the midst of the monsoon season(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Plantation season starts in Delhi

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 08:53 PM IST
The New Delhi Municipal Council and Delhi Jal Board in separate drives planted more than one lakh saplings of trees and shrubs on Saturday across various locations including road sides, schools and at least two embassies in Delhi.
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will develop rainwater harvesting chambers at nearly 60 locations under its jurisdiction(HT Photo)
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will develop rainwater harvesting chambers at nearly 60 locations under its jurisdiction(HT Photo)

NDMC will harvest rainwater to check falling water table

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 02:47 PM IST
Another senior NDMC official said a list of 60 places where rain water harvesting chambers will be developed has been sent to the Central Ground Water Board for permission.
On Saturday, the civic agency carried out a mock drill to test the new traffic circulation and pedestrian movement plan.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
On Saturday, the civic agency carried out a mock drill to test the new traffic circulation and pedestrian movement plan.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

NDMC: Trial run for pedestrian-friendly CP only for today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2019 04:25 AM IST
The initial plan, which was aimed at completely pedestrianising the inner circle of Connaught Place to allow free movement to pedestrian, has been changed considerably.
The body had also written to Delhi lieutenant governor Anil Baijal and Urban development ministry, stating that banning vehicles on weekend will hamper their business.(HTFile)
The body had also written to Delhi lieutenant governor Anil Baijal and Urban development ministry, stating that banning vehicles on weekend will hamper their business.(HTFile)

Connaught Place to be traffic-free on June 30, July 1

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2019 05:15 AM IST
A senior official from the civic body said Kumar had visited Connaught Place on Monday along with other officials to inspect the area to implement the traffic-free plan on a trial basis.
In several parts of the city, government officials, students, senior citizens and women celebrated yoga day by collectively performing asanas (poses).(HT Photo)
In several parts of the city, government officials, students, senior citizens and women celebrated yoga day by collectively performing asanas (poses).(HT Photo)

With mats and asanas, Delhi keeps its date with yoga day

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 05:39 AM IST
In several parts of the city, government officials, students, senior citizens and women celebrated yoga day by collectively performing asanas (poses).
The North Corporation has tied up with The Raahgiri Foundation, Centre for Green Mobility, Jagori and Safetipin apart from other stakeholders for the event.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file)
The North Corporation has tied up with The Raahgiri Foundation, Centre for Green Mobility, Jagori and Safetipin apart from other stakeholders for the event.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file)

Night Raahgiri at Delhi’s Karol Bagh for women safety

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 04:28 AM IST
The event will be held on Ajmal Khan Road, which has been completely pedestrianised, after 9 pm till midnight.
An aerial view of Connaught Place inner circle in New Delhi(Ravi Choudhary/ Hindustan Times)
An aerial view of Connaught Place inner circle in New Delhi(Ravi Choudhary/ Hindustan Times)

For 2 weekends, CP’s inner circle to go traffic-free

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 07:09 AM IST
The pilot project will be carried out in association with the traffic police and The Raahgiri Foundation.
After that, he ordered an immediate audit of all buildings under us which will be repeated every six months.(HT Photo)
After that, he ordered an immediate audit of all buildings under us which will be repeated every six months.(HT Photo)

New Delhi Municipal Council orders fire audit of its high-rise buildings

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 06:53 AM IST
A fire had erupted in the kitchen area of Palika Kendra after which five fire tenders were called to douse it. No one was injured as it happened during the off-duty hours.
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has started redevelopment work on the lawns containing the giant steel sprouts near the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) roundabout on Aurobindo Marg.(HT Photo)
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has started redevelopment work on the lawns containing the giant steel sprouts near the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) roundabout on Aurobindo Marg.(HT Photo)

Work on second innings for AIIMS lawns begins, to be finished by August

New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2019 03:46 AM IST
According to NDMC officials, work began on Monday and is likely to be completed within three months. To avoid inconvenience to traffic, the council has barricaded the area.
Shanti Path, located in New Delhi’s diplomatic enclave, is surrounded by green landscape on its either side.(HT File / Representative Photo)
Shanti Path, located in New Delhi’s diplomatic enclave, is surrounded by green landscape on its either side.(HT File / Representative Photo)

Water bodies, art installations part of NDMC’s Shanti Path makeover plans

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2019 11:17 AM IST
According to NDMC officials, the project is currently in its initial stage and a detailed plan will be made in consultation with the Delhi Urban Arts Commission (DUAC).
NDMC officials say that it would take around six months to complete the project after the work starts on ground.(HT File PHOTO)
NDMC officials say that it would take around six months to complete the project after the work starts on ground.(HT File PHOTO)

AIIMS sprouts to stay; lawns to get a makeover with fountains, lights

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2019 04:46 AM IST
The project plan, a copy of which is with the Hindustan Times, indicates the landscape will be developed by adding a water element, i.e., fountains, especially around the sprouts. Ornamental flowers and plants, and decorative lighting, among others, will also be added.
NDMC officials said they want to inculcate a sense of road safety among children.(HT PHOTO/ Representative Image)
NDMC officials said they want to inculcate a sense of road safety among children.(HT PHOTO/ Representative Image)

Soon, students of NDMC schools to get training in road safety, traffic rules

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2019 05:59 AM IST
NDMC officials said the aim behind starting such a programme is to inculcate a sense of road safety and awareness of traffic rules among schoolchildren so that the increasing number of road accidents could be reduced. The programme is likely to be started by the end of April.
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) dismissed an official from service after his involvement was confirmed in the “fraudulent settlement” of dues in the Le Méridien licence fee matter. (Photo by Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) dismissed an official from service after his involvement was confirmed in the “fraudulent settlement” of dues in the Le Méridien licence fee matter. (Photo by Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

NDMC official fired in Le Méridien fee case

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2019 04:17 AM IST
An NDMC inquiry committee found Kishore Prasad, a senior assistant estate officer, was part of the team that had changed the formula for calculation of license fee for the hotel.
The cleanliness awards are given by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
The cleanliness awards are given by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

Indore gets ‘cleanest city’ tag for third straight year

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2019 01:44 PM IST
New Delhi Municipal Council area was given the ‘Cleanest Small City’ award, Uttarakhand’s Gauchar was adjudged the ‘Best Ganga Town’ in the central government survey.
The Delhi government’s proposal to transplant at least 80% trees while approving future construction projects could come at a price.(HT Photo)
The Delhi government’s proposal to transplant at least 80% trees while approving future construction projects could come at a price.(HT Photo)

Transplanting trees could be a costly affair, warn experts

New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2019 12:13 AM IST
The draft policy on tree transplantation says that construction projects that require removal of more than 10 trees will be considered for transplantation.
South Delhi corporation has resources to tide over fund crunch (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
South Delhi corporation has resources to tide over fund crunch (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

South Delhi corporation has resources to tide over fund crunch, says finance panel chief

New Delhi | By Harikrishnan Nair
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2019 01:11 AM IST
The uptick would be for the north and east municipal corporations, which would receive a higher devolution of GNCTD taxes.
A view of the ‘happiness space’ at North Block on Wednesday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
A view of the ‘happiness space’ at North Block on Wednesday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Enjoy nature and relax at Delhi’s ‘happiness areas’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2019 07:25 AM IST
The NDMC will soon have five “happiness areas” for citizens to unwind. Such areas will be large green spaces with trellis, pergola, lily pond and other flowers. The areas have been developed at Windsor Place, Kautilya Park, Jalebi Chowk near North Block, Yashwant Place and Nyaya Marg.
The CM said that his government would make best efforts for water tanker supplies to the NDMC as may be required during that period as rationalisation and diversion from other acute crisis areas of Delhi is not always possible.(HT)
The CM said that his government would make best efforts for water tanker supplies to the NDMC as may be required during that period as rationalisation and diversion from other acute crisis areas of Delhi is not always possible.(HT)

Kejriwal writes to Modi, asks Haryana to release enough water to keep Wazirabad pond full

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2019 09:45 AM IST
In his letter, Kejriwal said supply of about one-third of the total amount of water needed in the areas that fall under the jurisdiction of the New Delhi Municipal Council and the Central Delhi command was likely to get affected due Haryana’s “reluctance” to keep the Wazirabad pond full.
Both in CP and Khan Market, the main point of concern has been single entry and exit staircase to most restro-bars that are less than 1.5 metre in width(Mohd Zakir/HT File Photo)
Both in CP and Khan Market, the main point of concern has been single entry and exit staircase to most restro-bars that are less than 1.5 metre in width(Mohd Zakir/HT File Photo)

Delhi hotel fire: Khan Market, CP, Hauz Khas markets on radar for fire safety risks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Baishali Adak
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2019 11:28 AM IST
Three of Delhi’s major markets — Connaught Place, Khan Market and Hauz Khas — have been on the radar for fire safety risks and structural stability concerns for a decade now.
NDMC had earlier installed 55 smart poles in the city which also serve as air quality monitors.(Mohd Zakir/HT File)
NDMC had earlier installed 55 smart poles in the city which also serve as air quality monitors.(Mohd Zakir/HT File)

NDMC to install smart poles with ‘panic buttons’ at schools, Metro stations, markets

Hindustan TImes, New Delhi | By Vibha Sharma, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 03:45 PM IST
NDMC officials said the ‘panic button’ will help people contact officials at the civic agency’s command centre in cases of emergency.
School girls in action during a football practice session, at N.P Bengali Girls Senior Secondary School, in New Delhi, on Friday, January 4, 2019.(Vipin KUmar/HT Photo)
School girls in action during a football practice session, at N.P Bengali Girls Senior Secondary School, in New Delhi, on Friday, January 4, 2019.(Vipin KUmar/HT Photo)

‘A dream come true’: NDMC’s football training project for under-10 girls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vibha Sharma, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2019 02:53 PM IST
Nine months ago, NDMC started grooming 90 girls, mostly from underprivileged families, into football players. A look at the project’s progress.
The Delhi government on Monday ordered withdrawal of last week’s order steeply hiking the one-time mandatory parking charge in the city (File Photo)(HT PHOTO)
The Delhi government on Monday ordered withdrawal of last week’s order steeply hiking the one-time mandatory parking charge in the city (File Photo)(HT PHOTO)

Delhi government blocks steep hike in one-time parking charges

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2018 08:29 PM IST
An order by Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot said that the December 21 order “appears to be irregular for many reasons”.
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