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With India’s pledge to reduce carbon emissions by 30%-35% by 2030 and efforts to cut down on Rs 8 lakh crore-worth crude oil imports, the focus is also on green fuel and electricity as well as Electric Vehicles (EVs).(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO (Representative Image))

Govt to expanding road infrastructure, focus more on EVs in 2021

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 02:12 PM IST
In the words of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, the driving force behind roadways expansion and numerous infrastructure development projects, the government decided to turn the crisis due to the pandemic into an opportunity.
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Reigning in rule-breakers:4 traffic intersections in Ludhiana now zero-tolerance points

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2020 10:53 PM IST
Police said two non-gazetted officers (inspector, sub-inspector or assistant sub-inspector) along with four constables will be deployed at each of these intersections to challan those who break the rules
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Virbhadra spent 111-cr on chopper rides as CM: Mankotia

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2019 05:03 PM IST
He also demanded the government to issue a white paper on expenses incurred on chief minister, ministers, legislators and bureaucrats in last 10 years.
Torrential rain damaged road infrastructure in North Sikkim. (Photo ANI)
Torrential rain damaged road infrastructure in North Sikkim. (Photo ANI)

Stranded for four days after cloudburst, 427 tourists evacuated from North Sikkim

Gangtok | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 09:34 AM IST
The district administration arranged vehicles for all the 427 tourists to reach the state capital Gangtok, North Sikkim Collector Raj Yadav said.
Personnel carrying out repair work at the spot appeared puzzled themselves(HT Photo)
Personnel carrying out repair work at the spot appeared puzzled themselves(HT Photo)

Questions of responsibility persist

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 04:38 AM IST
First, it took place in the middle of the carriageway.
Growth in EVs in India is not just a question of pushing one technology over another(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)
Growth in EVs in India is not just a question of pushing one technology over another(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)

Our cities need sustainable mobility

By Arunabha Ghosh and Karthik Ganesan
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 12:22 PM IST
We must see the growth of electric vehicles as an opportunity to create more liveable cities
Vice-president Venkaiah Naidu releases a booklet on Climate Explorer on Day 1 of ‘Connect Karo’, organised by WRI India, on Thursday.(PIB)
Vice-president Venkaiah Naidu releases a booklet on Climate Explorer on Day 1 of ‘Connect Karo’, organised by WRI India, on Thursday.(PIB)

Speeding to blame for increase in pedestrian deaths

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2019 03:00 AM IST
On the first of the two-day global conclave by WRI India, ‘Connect Karo’, transport and road safety experts discussed how high vehicular speed was a primary reason behind unsafe public spaces for pedestrians and cyclists.
The dimishing green cover in Gurugram has many implications — including increased pollution and lack of protection from heat as well as water scarcity — for the residents.(HT File Photo)
The dimishing green cover in Gurugram has many implications — including increased pollution and lack of protection from heat as well as water scarcity — for the residents.(HT File Photo)

Cutting trees for building roads and buildings is not sustainable

By Kalpana Viswanath
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2019 03:37 PM IST
City planners should keep the pedestrians, not cars, at the centre of road infrastructure.
A dilapidated footpath at Andrews Ganj in south Delhi. Activists argue that accessible infrastructure is required not just for people with disabilities but also for the elderly, children, pregnant women, and people with medical condition or temporary disability.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
A dilapidated footpath at Andrews Ganj in south Delhi. Activists argue that accessible infrastructure is required not just for people with disabilities but also for the elderly, children, pregnant women, and people with medical condition or temporary disability.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

Delhi pavements are a nightmare for the disabled

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Risha Chitlangia
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2019 02:27 PM IST
Uneven pavements surface, broken ramps, and encroachment by hawkers, among other things, just add to the difficulties faced by disabled people while accessing road infrastructure in the national Capital.
Our streets are full of different kinds of vehicles ranging from bicycles, cycle rickshaws, two-wheelers, three-wheelers, buses and cars. Yet, the focus is always towards moving cars faster, even at a cost of other vehicles.(HT File)
Our streets are full of different kinds of vehicles ranging from bicycles, cycle rickshaws, two-wheelers, three-wheelers, buses and cars. Yet, the focus is always towards moving cars faster, even at a cost of other vehicles.(HT File)

Sharing road space, vehicles, data could end congestion in our cities

UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 03:50 PM IST
As we respond to vehicular congestion by building road infrastructure, excluding key factors, such as data and kind of vehicles, from design plans could leave cities under a mound of cars.
The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) “needs a thorough overhaul” as part of measures to improve roads and infrastructure along the disputed border with China, a parliamentary standing committee has said.(Arvind-Yadav/HT-Photo)
The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) “needs a thorough overhaul” as part of measures to improve roads and infrastructure along the disputed border with China, a parliamentary standing committee has said.(Arvind-Yadav/HT-Photo)

‘India needs to match China’s road infrastructure along border,’ says Parliamentary panel

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 11:08 PM IST
India has launched a massive programme to upgrade infrastructure along the frontier, especially in Arunachal Pradesh, following a string of intrusions by Chinese troops. However, experts believe the work needs to be speeded up to match infrastructure on the Chinese side.
A view of the congestion at Kisan Chowk.(Sunil Ghosh/ht photo)
A view of the congestion at Kisan Chowk.(Sunil Ghosh/ht photo)

After Parthala Chowk, diversions at Kisan Chowk

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Snehil Sinha
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2018 03:36 AM IST
An additional exit made to access a service lane at Kisan Chowk, also known as Gaur Chowk, will be closed as it has been encouraging driving on the wrong side of the road.
Experts said the roads, as well as the stormwater drains, are in a bad shape, and accumulated water on the road reduces the binding force of the bituminous road.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)
Experts said the roads, as well as the stormwater drains, are in a bad shape, and accumulated water on the road reduces the binding force of the bituminous road.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)

Potholed roads leave Gurugram vulnerable to flooding, accidents

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Anurit Kanti & Kartik Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 12:00 PM IST
The road infrastructure is known to deteriorate due to frequent rain during the monsoon, causing potholes to widen, which invariably causes waterlogging and accidents
Garbage being burnt near Kharadi lake with the smoke adding to the increasing levels of air pollution.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Garbage being burnt near Kharadi lake with the smoke adding to the increasing levels of air pollution.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)

Puneites breathe air that is 4x more dangerous than normal

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari and Nadeem Inamdar
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 05:13 PM IST
Experts claim Pune needs at least 30 continuous air monitoring stations; it currently has only five: one continuous and four manual.
Over half-a-dozen proposals related to upgrading of road infrastructure and medical facilities in Gorakhpur and Amethi were taken at the cabinet meeting presided over by chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(HT Photo)
Over half-a-dozen proposals related to upgrading of road infrastructure and medical facilities in Gorakhpur and Amethi were taken at the cabinet meeting presided over by chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(HT Photo)

UP cabinet decisions: Purvanchal Expressway to come up @ Rs 23,349 cr by 2020

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 03:02 PM IST
UP cabinet paves way for inviting bids, selection of developers; Medical facilities in Gorakhpur, Amethi to be upgraded.
There is no system of garbage collection and most of the villagers in Shivne dump garbage at road corners.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)
There is no system of garbage collection and most of the villagers in Shivne dump garbage at road corners.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

Long way to go for villages near Pune - Shivne, Uttam nagar

Hindustan Times,Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 03:42 PM IST
Residents say the lack of a Development Plan (DP) for the area has cost them dearly.
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