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Officials also insisted that their efforts to avert waterlogging at Minto bridge underpass was successful to a great extent. (Raj K Raj/HT)

Delhi: PWD to focus on 50 problem areas in city

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2021 06:22 AM IST
Officials added they will construct an underground sump with enhanced pumping capacity in the area.
A waterlogged stretch in Delhi. PWD has identified 7 problem spots and short- and long-term solutions to tackling waterlogging in the stretches. (Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times)
A waterlogged stretch in Delhi. PWD has identified 7 problem spots and short- and long-term solutions to tackling waterlogging in the stretches. (Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times)

PWD finds waterlogging fix for 7 seasonal trouble spots in Delhi

By Pankhuri Yadav, New Delhi:
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2021 03:18 AM IST
PWD, which manages most of the arterial roads in the city, has identified seven most vulnerable points where waterlogging has been a chronic problem. It will implement short and long-term measures to tackle the issue.
The Iffco Chowk main road was heavily flooded. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
The Iffco Chowk main road was heavily flooded. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

PWD asks city residents to report instances of flooding

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2021 04:25 AM IST
  • The PWD has also set up a monsoon control room (toll-free number 1800-11-0093) for complaints.
Heavy traffic congestion near Indraprashtha metro station on Ring Road in New Delhi. ( Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
Heavy traffic congestion near Indraprashtha metro station on Ring Road in New Delhi. ( Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)

PWD told to stop revamp on Ring Road stretch

By Ashish Mishra, Soumya Pillai, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2021 08:39 AM IST
Senior forest department officials said the notice was issued after a complaint regarding digging and trenching on the stretch was forwarded to the south division from the west division, saying that work around the trees was damaging their roots.
A police officer, who did not want to be named, said, “Legal action has already been initiated in the matter.” (Representative Image)(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
A police officer, who did not want to be named, said, “Legal action has already been initiated in the matter.” (Representative Image)(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

PWD asks police to lodge case against new makeshift temple at Chandni Chowk

By Ashish Mishra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 02:05 AM IST
The old temple, which was located on the pavement of the carriageway towards Red Fort, had been demolished by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation on the directions of the Delhi high court on January 3.
The Gandhi Smarak Nidhi trust said there was a miscommunication because of which the trees were chopped.(Representational)
The Gandhi Smarak Nidhi trust said there was a miscommunication because of which the trees were chopped.(Representational)

Illegal tree felling in Gandhi memorial, police register FIR

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prawesh Lama
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 02:47 AM IST
The police collected evidence, took photographs and submitted a report to the Public Works Department. Police have also registered a first information report (FIR) under sections of Delhi Tree Conservation Act against unknown persons at the IP Estate police station.
PWD officials said that the year started with assembly elections in Delhi which also affected construction and planning of projects due to model code of conduct being in place for the polls.(HT photo)
PWD officials said that the year started with assembly elections in Delhi which also affected construction and planning of projects due to model code of conduct being in place for the polls.(HT photo)

After several hurdles in 2020, Delhi govt hopes to launch key infra projects by March next year

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 06:16 AM IST
Some of the important projects where deadlines were pushed include the tunnel road near Pragati Maidan, Ashram Underpass, Shastri Park and Seelampur flyovers, Benito-Juarez Road underpass and Barapullah phase-3 elevated road. Two flyovers at Shastri Park and Seelampur were opened in September this year, five months after their scheduled opening date.
An aerial view showing the newly constructed cycle cum walking rubber track at Nehru Nagar in New Delhi on Friday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
An aerial view showing the newly constructed cycle cum walking rubber track at Nehru Nagar in New Delhi on Friday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

500 metres of busy Ring Road now sports a gleaming cycle track, walkway with LED lights

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 07:33 AM IST
The PWD has created a 2.5m-wide rubber-coated cycle track and a separate pedestrian path along a 500m stretch of the Ring Road, from Nehru Nagar to Sriniwaspuri.
The National Green Tribunal in New Delhi.(HT archive)
The National Green Tribunal in New Delhi.(HT archive)

Maharashtra: In keeping with NGT orders, demolition of skywalk over heritage wetland begins

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 10:32 AM IST
The Sindhudurg district collector told the NGT that a departmental enquiry had been initiated against PWD authorities for failing to take remedial steps to destroy the skywalk
PWD minister Satyender Jain inspects Ashram Chowk after HT’s report pointed out the traffic mess in the area.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
PWD minister Satyender Jain inspects Ashram Chowk after HT’s report pointed out the traffic mess in the area.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Govt wants to shut road for repairs; police resist

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 02:04 AM IST
The government’s view was supported by experts, who said there was no other option, but opposed by Delhi Traffic Police, which is the final authority on road closures, on the grounds that the road in question is one of the city’s principal arteries.
The Minto Bridge underpass sinks almost every time the city is hit by a spell of heavy rain.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
The Minto Bridge underpass sinks almost every time the city is hit by a spell of heavy rain.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Minto Road to get own drain system

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2020 06:13 AM IST
PWD has floated tender for independent drainage at Minto Road, Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) Marg and its catchment area covering 1 km of Minto Road and 2 km of DDU Marg
Delhi Traffic Police will issue an advisory for vehicles after the construction work on the left carriageway is completed.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Traffic Police will issue an advisory for vehicles after the construction work on the left carriageway is completed.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Flyover repair work to impact traffic near Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan area

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 04:36 PM IST
Commercial vehicles coming from Ashram will be diverted to the Delhi-Noida-Delhi (DND) flyway in a bid to ensure smooth vehicular movement to the Ring Road via Mayur Vihar and Akshardham
Construction work underway on a boundary wall of the Delhi Cantt, at Dhaula Kuan in New Delhi on August 25.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Construction work underway on a boundary wall of the Delhi Cantt, at Dhaula Kuan in New Delhi on August 25.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Army’s Delhi station gets Forest department notice for damaging trees

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2020 01:12 PM IST
The Station Headquarters of the Army (Delhi Area) have run into a conflict with the PWD and the Delhi forest department for damaging at least 45 trees by carrying out trenching activity for construction of a boundary wall
People direct a DTC bus driver to help him drive through a waterlogged stretch of road in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
People direct a DTC bus driver to help him drive through a waterlogged stretch of road in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Five reasons that led to Delhi’s monsoon mess

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi & Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 05:37 PM IST
Seasonal monsoon rains played havoc with the national capital’s infrastructure in the past 24 hours, as Delhi’s stretched civic amenities came under severe stress amid the Covid-19 outbreak
A motorist wades through a water logged road near Rao Tularam Flyover following heavy rain in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
A motorist wades through a water logged road near Rao Tularam Flyover following heavy rain in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

No digging of roads in Delhi till monsoon ends

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 05:45 AM IST
According to municipal officials, digging of roads was one of the main reasons behind water logging and road cave-ins during the rainy season.
The transfer orders were issued on Monday evening.(HT file photo)
The transfer orders were issued on Monday evening.(HT file photo)

Himachal Pradesh govt transfers 14 IAS officers

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2020 12:43 PM IST
Arindam Chaudhary replaces Dorje Cherring Negi as special secretary, excise and taxation, Shimla
The traffic police has asked the PWD to assess details such as the vehicular volume at the intersection during normal as well as peak hours. (Photo by Sushil Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The traffic police has asked the PWD to assess details such as the vehicular volume at the intersection during normal as well as peak hours. (Photo by Sushil Kumar/Hindustan Times)

To decongest busy ITO junction, traffic police seeks a detailed study from PWD

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra and Soumya Pillai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 02:02 AM IST
Traffic unit’s deputy commissioner of police (central range) Anita Roy on Tuesday wrote to PWD officials asking for a detailed study of the ITO junction and the area in a 4-5km radius around it.
NHAI officials said all issues raised during the visit are being resolved. “The pipe will ensure that water does not collect at the spot on Rajiv Chowk,” said Vikas Malik, manager, NHAI.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
NHAI officials said all issues raised during the visit are being resolved. “The pipe will ensure that water does not collect at the spot on Rajiv Chowk,” said Vikas Malik, manager, NHAI.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Gurugram: NHAI, PWD rectify infra to prevent water logging at Rajiv Chowk, Atul Kataria Chowk

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Abhishek Behl
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 11:04 AM IST
NHAI officials said the matter had been raised by Gurugram MLA Sudhir Singla during his visit to the site on Saturday, after which they took it up with a contractor and a pipe was installed to ensure water does not collect.
A file photo of Bombay high court. (HT photo)
A file photo of Bombay high court. (HT photo)

HC discharges PWD engineer booked in irrigation scam related case

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 07:22 PM IST
Justice AM Badar noted that there was hardly any evidence against the PWD engineer.
Migrant workers on the banks of the Yamuna before they were moved to shelters.
Migrant workers on the banks of the Yamuna before they were moved to shelters.

Delhi govt says construction work can resume if labour is available on site

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 04:08 AM IST
A senior PWD official, on the condition of anonymity, however, said that a large number of workers have gone to their villages or towns.
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Land acquisition for Ferozepur road:Panel formed to look into compensation awarded to minister Rana Sodhi family

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Gagandeep Jassowal, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2020 10:14 PM IST
The matter is six-decade-old and goes back to 1962.
Local officials are evaluating whether US president’s armoured limousine can cross a particular bridge in Agra on way to the Taj. The bridge has been unsuitable for heavy vehicles.(HT Photo)
Local officials are evaluating whether US president’s armoured limousine can cross a particular bridge in Agra on way to the Taj. The bridge has been unsuitable for heavy vehicles.(HT Photo)

Why Donald Trump’s 6.4 tonne car ‘Beast’ is making Agra admin jittery

Hindustan Times, Agra | By Hemendra Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 11:48 AM IST
Officials in Agra are tight-lipped over details regarding the vehicle to be used by the visitors but superintending archaeologist (Agra circle), Archaeological Survey of India, Vasant Swarankar, maintained that the Supreme Court’s guidelines will be complied with.
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State fails to release 40 cr for Goindwal jail; another deadline likely to be missed

Hindustan Times, Tarn Taran | By Anil Sharma
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2020 10:19 PM IST
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Weather vagaries: Govt properties worth 234-cr destroyed in Himachal

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2020 11:24 PM IST
The heavy snowfall in January, however, was much lesser than what was experienced in January 2017, but it still managed to cause heavy losses to government and private properties
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After missing 4 deadlines, DAC project to be completed in August

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Mandeep Kaur Narula, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2020 10:01 PM IST
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Punjab: PWD suspends XEN, SDO for insubordination

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2020 10:23 PM IST
Former mayors Ajitpal Singh Kohli and Amarinder Singh Bajaj giving an MoU to DC Kumar Amit in Patiala on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
Former mayors Ajitpal Singh Kohli and Amarinder Singh Bajaj giving an MoU to DC Kumar Amit in Patiala on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
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16 IAS, 15 PCS officers transferred

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2019 11:04 PM IST
Sanjay Kumar will now be additional chief secretary, local government, in place of A Venu Prasad, who will now be secretary, water resources
An unsafe classroom in Government Primary School, Uchi Mangali, Ludhiana; and (below) students of a primary class sitting on mats in the cold weather in the school.(Gurpreet Singh/H)
An unsafe classroom in Government Primary School, Uchi Mangali, Ludhiana; and (below) students of a primary class sitting on mats in the cold weather in the school.(Gurpreet Singh/H)

Sad tale of unsafe classrooms

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2019 11:23 PM IST
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Patiala Congress protests against NDA govt’s ‘anti-people decisions’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Patiala/nabha
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2019 10:41 PM IST
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