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Asymptomatic patients are allowed to stay in home isolation or can opt for government-run Covid Care Centres.(AP file photo. Representative image)

RWAs ask for paid isolation facility for asymptomatic patients

By Risha Chitlangia | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 02:34 AM IST
Resident Welfare Associations (RWA) say those who have elderly or persons with serious medical conditions at home would prefer to stay at a paid isolation facility to protect their family from the risk of contracting the infection.
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Representational image.(Unsplash)
Representational image.(Unsplash)

Over 2,500 student groups, RWAs make eco-bricks under ‘Why Waste’ campaign

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2020 08:31 AM IST
The “Why Waste” campaign, launched on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti by non-profit organisation United Way Delhi and its corporate partners, aims at reducing and reusing plastic and upcycling the non-biodegradable plastic waste generated at home and communities.
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In their written statement, Ramesh and Mukesh Kumar, the vendors, said they were not allowed to sell vegetables inside the colony while suppliers to the local vegetable shop and others were not barred from entering it.(HT file photo)
In their written statement, Ramesh and Mukesh Kumar, the vendors, said they were not allowed to sell vegetables inside the colony while suppliers to the local vegetable shop and others were not barred from entering it.(HT file photo)

Veggie vendors, locals oppose curbs imposed by south Delhi RWA, file police complaint

By Risha Chitlangia | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 04:29 AM IST
In the complaint filed on September 3 at the Malviya Nagar police station, the hawkers said the RWA charges them Rs 1,200 annually for vending in the area. The vendors were allowed to do business in the locality in August.
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RWAs, market associations, taxi and auto unions to help implement revised Covid management plan

By Risha Chitlangia | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 02:01 AM IST
The revised order, issued by the government’s Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), directs the district administration to enlist all SSGs with the help of RWAs, municipal corporations, the police, etc.
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An oxygen concentrator removes nitrogen from the ambient air to enrich it with about 93% concentrated oxygen for patients in need of respiratory support, with a mask, while a machine costs between Rs 50,000-70,000, one can be rented for Rs 4500-Rs6000 a month.(Hindustan Times)
An oxygen concentrator removes nitrogen from the ambient air to enrich it with about 93% concentrated oxygen for patients in need of respiratory support, with a mask, while a machine costs between Rs 50,000-70,000, one can be rented for Rs 4500-Rs6000 a month.(Hindustan Times)

RWAs create medical backup amidst tales of shortage of beds in Delhi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 01:43 AM IST
The RWA decided to procure the machines on rent after a resident, Pawan Madhok, had a tough time getting his wife, who tested positive for Covid-19 earlier last week, admitted to a hospital after her oxygen saturation levels dropped to 80.
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While several residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) in the city have allowed domestic help to return to work, there are some which have or are in the process of putting in place rules for their movement within colonies.(Photo: Vidya Subramanian/HT)
While several residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) in the city have allowed domestic help to return to work, there are some which have or are in the process of putting in place rules for their movement within colonies.(Photo: Vidya Subramanian/HT)

As Delhi returns to work, RWAs set guidelines for domestic help

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 03:56 AM IST
The Delhi government, in its order on Tuesday, had clearly stated that RWAs can’t ‘prevent persons from performing their services’.
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The Delhi CM also said print and electronic media, IT-related services, call centres, data centres, warehousing services, cold storages, private security firms and industrial estates with access control will also be allowed to remain open.(PTI)
The Delhi CM also said print and electronic media, IT-related services, call centres, data centres, warehousing services, cold storages, private security firms and industrial estates with access control will also be allowed to remain open.(PTI)

Delhi government allows self-employed workers, RWAs are wary

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 02:22 AM IST
The Union government announced on Friday that the lockdown, necessitated by the infectious outbreak, was being extended by two weeks till May 17.
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Chandigarh administration employees wearing PPE suits providing vegetables in Sector 30 on Tuesday, after the locality was sealed due to presence of Covid 19 infected people in the area.(Ravi Kumar/ HT photo)
Chandigarh administration employees wearing PPE suits providing vegetables in Sector 30 on Tuesday, after the locality was sealed due to presence of Covid 19 infected people in the area.(Ravi Kumar/ HT photo)

On Badnore’s call, RWAs, councillors help seal high-risk localities in Chandigarh

By Rajanbir Singh | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 06:58 PM IST
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Residents will be allowed to move out of the area only once a day.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Residents will be allowed to move out of the area only once a day.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

RWAs to restrict movement within nine Gurugram containment zones

By Leena Dhankhar and Archana Mishra | Hindustan Times, Gurugram, Gurugram
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2020 02:33 PM IST
The RWAs will have to maintain a register to record the reasons for why residents would be moving out of the containment area and this will be routinely checked by the local police.
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After the nationwide lockdown came into force on March 25, many people have been left with little or no money and do not have access to food and other essential goods. (Photo by Bharat Bhushan/Hindustan Times)
After the nationwide lockdown came into force on March 25, many people have been left with little or no money and do not have access to food and other essential goods. (Photo by Bharat Bhushan/Hindustan Times)

RWAs ask police to ensure people maintain social distance during food distribution

By Dhananjay Jha | Hindustan Times, Gurugram, Gurugram
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 02:48 PM IST
The RWAs had said in the letter that a large number of people gather at the food distribution centres and alleged that the people are not able to maintain social distance.
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A man walks through Sadar Bazaar, flanked by unused hand carts.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
A man walks through Sadar Bazaar, flanked by unused hand carts.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Covid-19: RWAs demand micro data, area-wise break-up of cases

By Risha Chitlangia | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2020 08:21 AM IST
With nearly 600 coronavirus cases reported in Delhi, members of RWAs across the city stress on the need for area-specific information.
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Recognising the negative impact of these orders, the Gautam Budh Nagar district administration and the police have finally decided to take stern action against these residents’ bodies.(PTI file photo. Representative image)
Recognising the negative impact of these orders, the Gautam Budh Nagar district administration and the police have finally decided to take stern action against these residents’ bodies.(PTI file photo. Representative image)

RWAs to be booked if imposing ‘weird’ restrictions on residents: Noida police chief

By Sanjeev K Jha | Hindustan Times, Noida
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2020 03:11 PM IST
These separate rules and regulations, many of them baseless and panic inducing, have been devised by RWAs and apartments owners’ associations (AOAs).
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The RWAs said they had been getting non-stop messages from concerned residents, inquiring about the probability of the virus being spread to their colony, which is located merely two kilometres away from Nizamuddin.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT photo)
The RWAs said they had been getting non-stop messages from concerned residents, inquiring about the probability of the virus being spread to their colony, which is located merely two kilometres away from Nizamuddin.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT photo)

Jangpura residents panic after Nizamuddin emerges as a Covid hotspot

By Fareeha Iftikhar & Kainat Sarfaraz | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2020 04:43 AM IST
Jangpura is located barely 2km from the Nizamuddin markaz where thousands had attended a religious congregation recently and 24 of them later tested positive.
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Holi sales worst in years, say Chandigarh traders; RWAs cancel celebrations

By Rajanbir Singh | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 01:16 AM IST
Among RWAs, both the Chandigarh Residents Associations Welfare Federation (CRAWFED) and the Federation Of Sector Welfare Associations (FOSWAC) have issued advisories to their members to cancel celebrations
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Women residents, RWAs in Chandigarh to help police control petty crimes

By Shub Karman Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 12:57 AM IST
The objective of the new initiative is to bridge the gap between the police and community
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RWAs admit that parking is a serious concern in their areas and want it to be regulated.(HT Photo)
RWAs admit that parking is a serious concern in their areas and want it to be regulated.(HT Photo)

Fulcrum of policy, RWAs say they want more power

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 11:10 AM IST
What the RWAs want is more power and they expect the government to come up with a policy before the parking rules — Delhi Maintenance and Management of Parking Places Rules, 2019, — are implemented.
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memorandums of understanding with two residents welfare association have been signed by Delhi government to endorse its ongoing anti-mosquito breeding campaign.(Photo: Shutterstock)
memorandums of understanding with two residents welfare association have been signed by Delhi government to endorse its ongoing anti-mosquito breeding campaign.(Photo: Shutterstock)

Delhi government ropes in RWAs for its anti-mosquito campaign

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 09:27 PM IST
The Delhi government said that chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will be addressing a convention of Delhi’s RWAs in Talkatora stadium on September 24.
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In 2016, the Delhi government during the two phases of implementation of odd-even --- January 1-15 and April 15-30, 2016 ---had exempted women drivers and two-wheelers, which are one of the major sources of pollution.(HT PHOTO.)
In 2016, the Delhi government during the two phases of implementation of odd-even --- January 1-15 and April 15-30, 2016 ---had exempted women drivers and two-wheelers, which are one of the major sources of pollution.(HT PHOTO.)

Odd-even rule makes a comeback in Delhi, evokes mixed response from RWAs

By Vatsala Shrangi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 05:34 PM IST
Resident welfare associations (RWAs) believe there is no harm in experimenting with the scheme again, as it does help reduce traffic congestion. But many residents and experts maintain that this time it should come without exemptions.
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The department of town and country planning (DTCP) has asked the developer of JMD Gardens, a group housing project on Sohna Road, to submit details of the interest-free maintenance security deposit (IFMS).(HT Photo)
The department of town and country planning (DTCP) has asked the developer of JMD Gardens, a group housing project on Sohna Road, to submit details of the interest-free maintenance security deposit (IFMS).(HT Photo)

DTP reserves order on transfer of maintenance to RWA of JMD Gardens, seeks IFMS details

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 12:58 PM IST
Raj Kumar, president of the RWA, told HT that residents were facing problems due to lack of maintenance, poor security, neglect of horticulture, seepage in many parts of the building and wanted the transfer of maintenance.
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The Ramprashtha City RWA has demanded that the drain passing through the society must be covered.(HT Photo/ Sourced)
The Ramprashtha City RWA has demanded that the drain passing through the society must be covered.(HT Photo/ Sourced)

DTCP to hold meetings with RWAs next month to resolve their issues

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2019 04:11 AM IST
According to DTCP officials, the meetings with RWAs will also be attended by developers and their senior representatives to ensure that these parleys yield results.
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Office bearers of RWAs and FONRWA at the meeting with Noida Authority officials.(HT photo)
Office bearers of RWAs and FONRWA at the meeting with Noida Authority officials.(HT photo)

Noida authorities to resume monthly meetings with RWAs

By Tanmayee Tyagi | Hindustan Times,Noida
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 04:21 PM IST
Office bearers of the federation of Noida residents’ welfare associations (FONRWA) and other RWAs of the city met senior authority officials on Saturday to discuss various civic issues in the city.
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While civic agencies admitted to the problem, they claimed helplessness in addressing the problem, especially related to dogs and monkeys.(HT Photo)
While civic agencies admitted to the problem, they claimed helplessness in addressing the problem, especially related to dogs and monkeys.(HT Photo)

RWAs complain to MCDs about stray animal menace

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 05:44 AM IST
The RWAs demanded civic agencies to take measures to deal with the problem, especially in residential neighbourhoods.
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The GMDA had disconnected water supply to South City 2 on July 9 due to non-payment of pending water bills.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The GMDA had disconnected water supply to South City 2 on July 9 due to non-payment of pending water bills.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

South City 2 RWA asks residents to give Rs 5K each for water dues as developer backtracks

By Dhananjay Jha | Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 05:11 AM IST
An agreement was also signed between RWA and Unitech for creating a joint bank account to collect water bills from the residents as way forward and clear the GMDA dues.
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Various societies and RWAs registered under the HRRS Act, though obliged to provide information in response to RTI requests, have not been proactive about the same, allege RTI activists.(HT Photo)
Various societies and RWAs registered under the HRRS Act, though obliged to provide information in response to RTI requests, have not been proactive about the same, allege RTI activists.(HT Photo)

High Court orders all registered RWAs to comply with RTI norms

By Prayag Arora-Desai | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2019 08:43 AM IST
The advantage of the ruling is that RWAs will have to become more transparent about their finances, and can no longer hide any information about their books, Takyar explained.
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“Later on May 1, the RWA members submitted an undertaking in this office, stating that the builder has transferred security and housekeeping to them.(HT Photo)
“Later on May 1, the RWA members submitted an undertaking in this office, stating that the builder has transferred security and housekeeping to them.(HT Photo)

Transfer upkeep of Palm Grove Heights to RWA: Registrar to Ardee Infra Ltd

By Dhananjay Jha | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2019 04:33 AM IST
However, members of the RWA said water, sewerage, electricity, layout details with the licence plan are yet to be transferred by the builder to RWA.
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“No approval from residents was sought and this entire money was wasted,” said SB Soni, a resident.(HT PHOTO)
“No approval from residents was sought and this entire money was wasted,” said SB Soni, a resident.(HT PHOTO)

Mahindra Aura residents protest delay in recognition of society’s RWA

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 05:49 AM IST
The residents also threatened to boycott the ongoing elections if the authorities did not take cognisance of their issues pertaining to the maintenance of the residential complex.
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There are more than 18,000 parks and gardens spread over 8,000 hectares, over various locations across the city .(HT FILE PHOTO)
There are more than 18,000 parks and gardens spread over 8,000 hectares, over various locations across the city .(HT FILE PHOTO)

RWAs apply to adopt over 100 parks, but few proposals for sewage plants

By Vatsala Shrangi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2019 04:06 AM IST
Delhi environment minister Imran Hussain in February had urged RWAs and NGOs in the national capital to adopt parks and set up STPs to recycle sewage water that could be used for their maintenance, in a bid to increase Delhi’s green cover as well as to conserve groundwater.
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According to the proposal by SDMC, the grant given to RWAs for the development of parks, especially engagement of gardeners, will be increased to Rs 13,500 per month per acre from existing Rs 8,000.(HT File)
According to the proposal by SDMC, the grant given to RWAs for the development of parks, especially engagement of gardeners, will be increased to Rs 13,500 per month per acre from existing Rs 8,000.(HT File)

South Delhi corporation to give RWAs more money for park maintenance

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 01:02 PM IST
Over 6,800 parks are managed by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation’s horticulture department while 1,104 colony parks are maintained by RWAs and NGOs under the private public partnership scheme.
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The Delhi Cabinet approved the revision of financial assistance to resident welfare associations (RWAs) and NGOs from Rs 1 lakh per acre to Rs 2 lakh per acre for maintenance and development of parks registered with the Delhi Parks and Gardens Society (DPGS).(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The Delhi Cabinet approved the revision of financial assistance to resident welfare associations (RWAs) and NGOs from Rs 1 lakh per acre to Rs 2 lakh per acre for maintenance and development of parks registered with the Delhi Parks and Gardens Society (DPGS).(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

RWAs and NGOs to get more financial aid from Delhi govt

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 03:37 AM IST
The Delhi Cabinet approved the revision of financial assistance to resident welfare associations (RWAs) and NGOs from Rs 1 lakh per acre to Rs 2 lakh per acre for maintenance and development of parks registered with the Delhi Parks and Gardens Society (DPGS).
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