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Officials of the Delhi government’s public works department (PWD) and the three civic bodies say most of the desilting work at big and small drains is over and 157 locations vulnerable for waterlogging were identified.(PTI)
Officials of the Delhi government’s public works department (PWD) and the three civic bodies say most of the desilting work at big and small drains is over and 157 locations vulnerable for waterlogging were identified.(PTI)

Prepared for rains, say agencies

New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2019 02:40 AM IST
Officials of the Delhi government’s public works department (PWD) and the three civic bodies say most of the desilting work at big and small drains is over and 157 locations vulnerable for waterlogging were identified.
The Bharat Darshan Park is planned on the lines of south Delhi’s Waste-to-Wonder Park at Sarai Kale Khan, which has attracted lakhs of visitors so far.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
The Bharat Darshan Park is planned on the lines of south Delhi’s Waste-to-Wonder Park at Sarai Kale Khan, which has attracted lakhs of visitors so far.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

Waste-to-Wonder replica at Punjabi Bagh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2019 04:32 AM IST
The Bharat Darshan Park is planned on the lines of south Delhi’s Waste-to-Wonder Park at Sarai Kale Khan, which has attracted lakhs of visitors so far.
State urban development minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday wrote to Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee’s member Bhure Lal, urging him to direct the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to refrain from sealing and demolishing commercial establishments at Lajpat Nagar’s Amar Colony.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
State urban development minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday wrote to Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee’s member Bhure Lal, urging him to direct the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to refrain from sealing and demolishing commercial establishments at Lajpat Nagar’s Amar Colony.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Sealing in Lajpat Nagar: Jain writes to Bhure Lal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 01:30 PM IST
In a letter to Lal, Jain said the validity of ‘the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second Act, 2011’ has been extended till December 31, 2020 by ‘the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second (Amendment) Act, 2017’.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) opposed the sealing drive.(HT Photo)
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) opposed the sealing drive.(HT Photo)

South civic body puts off sealing in Delhi’s Amar Colony

New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 04:57 AM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) opposed the sealing drive.
The number of dengue cases has reached 22, and there were seven cases of Chikungunya, the report stated.(HT Photo)
The number of dengue cases has reached 22, and there were seven cases of Chikungunya, the report stated.(HT Photo)

High temperature, scant rainfall, lead to fewer cases of dengue, malaria

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 04:24 AM IST
As per data provided by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which maintains record of vector-borne diseases reported across the city, the number of malaria cases in Delhi stood at 31 till Saturday(June 22).
SDMC officials said there have been days when over 20,000 people visited the park. Now the parks attracts so many visitors that the parking space has failed to take the load.(HT Photo)
SDMC officials said there have been days when over 20,000 people visited the park. Now the parks attracts so many visitors that the parking space has failed to take the load.(HT Photo)

At Waste to Wonder Park, south body plans more parking space

New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 07:24 AM IST
The park, which has replicas of the seven wonders of the world made of metal scrap, has turned out to be a hit among Delhiites and tourists ever since it opened in February this year.
A view of Ajmal Khan Road that is open only for pedestrians, at Karol Bagh.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A view of Ajmal Khan Road that is open only for pedestrians, at Karol Bagh.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Lajpat Nagar market set to be developed on Karol Bagh model

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2019 05:27 AM IST
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which will start work on the project within a month, said that the market will be redeveloped so it resembles an “open-air mall”.
South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has started using green or biodegradable flexes on its unipole advertisements because of the environmental harm caused by plastic flexes.(ImagesBazaar)
South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has started using green or biodegradable flexes on its unipole advertisements because of the environmental harm caused by plastic flexes.(ImagesBazaar)

SDMC goes for green flexes, not PVC, on unipoles

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Baishali Adak
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 06:02 PM IST
Flexes refer to vinyl sheets printed in colour so they are flexible, which makes them ideal for banners. These banners are usually made of poly-vinyl chloride (PVC), a synthetic material that does not degenerate.
During the visit, the mayor also interacted with the residents and sought to know the other issues of residents and instructed the officials accompanying her to take immediate necessary action to solve their problems.(HT Photo)
During the visit, the mayor also interacted with the residents and sought to know the other issues of residents and instructed the officials accompanying her to take immediate necessary action to solve their problems.(HT Photo)

South Delhi mayor order officials to take up ‘intensive cleaning’ of drains

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 07:08 AM IST
Ahead of the monsoon, Kangda visited different localities under Ranhola, Vikaspuri, Hastsal, Sainik Enclave, Vikas Nagar and Baprola wards in the west zone of the municipality.
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed displeasure on the encroachments around the Kushak drain and directed the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to remove them at the earliest.(HT File)
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed displeasure on the encroachments around the Kushak drain and directed the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to remove them at the earliest.(HT File)

Delhi High Court tells agencies to inspect Kushak drain, remove encroachments

New Delhi | By Richa Banka
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2019 04:18 AM IST
A bench of Justice G S Sistani and Justice Jyoti Singh also directed the Public Works Department (PWD) and SDMC to inspect the area together and highlight the action taken by them after cleaning the drain.
National Green Tribunal (NGT) gave the three municipalities time till the end Lok Sabha elections to start implementing provisions of the SWM bylaws.(HTPhotos)
National Green Tribunal (NGT) gave the three municipalities time till the end Lok Sabha elections to start implementing provisions of the SWM bylaws.(HTPhotos)

Waste segregation awareness in S Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Baishali Adak
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2019 07:48 AM IST
During an inspection by the Supreme Court-appointed Slaughterhouse Monitoring Committee, the units were found to be operating without mandatory licences and under unhygienic conditions.(Hindustan Times)
During an inspection by the Supreme Court-appointed Slaughterhouse Monitoring Committee, the units were found to be operating without mandatory licences and under unhygienic conditions.(Hindustan Times)

9 minors rescued after raids on meat processing units

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2019 06:01 AM IST
During an inspection by the Supreme Court-appointed Slaughterhouse Monitoring Committee, the units were found to be operating without mandatory licences and under unhygienic conditions.
Several ponds that have dense habitation around them and become dumping grounds for locals with ample floating garbage on the surface, include the Shamsi Talab, Aya Nagar pond and Ghitorni lake.(HT PHOTO)
Several ponds that have dense habitation around them and become dumping grounds for locals with ample floating garbage on the surface, include the Shamsi Talab, Aya Nagar pond and Ghitorni lake.(HT PHOTO)

‘Clear drains to prevent mosquito larvae breeding’: SDMC to civic agencies

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Baishali Adak
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 10:30 PM IST
Public health officials say hyacinth plant, floating garbage and silt on the surface of drains and water bodies prevents insecticides from reaching mosquito larvae, rendering the entire exercise ineffective.
n 2018, 2,798 dengue cases and four related deaths were recorded by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which tabulates data on vector-borne diseases for the entire city.(HT Photo)
n 2018, 2,798 dengue cases and four related deaths were recorded by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which tabulates data on vector-borne diseases for the entire city.(HT Photo)

After rain, north corporation takes anti-mosquito measures in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2019 06:35 AM IST
In Delhi, mosquito-borne diseases are usually reported between July and November.
Four cases of malaria have been reported till May 11 and five cases of chikungunya this year.(HT Photo)
Four cases of malaria have been reported till May 11 and five cases of chikungunya this year.(HT Photo)

Nine cases of dengue in Delhi this year; 10,280 notices issued

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2019 05:44 AM IST
Last year, 2,798 dengue cases and four deaths were recorded by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which tabulates data on vector-borne diseases in the city.
The order comes while hearing a plea filed by advocate Arpit Bhargava seeking to determine the structural safety of the buildings in the city .(HT Photo)
The order comes while hearing a plea filed by advocate Arpit Bhargava seeking to determine the structural safety of the buildings in the city .(HT Photo)

Give action plan on keeping Delhi buildings safe: HC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 07:27 AM IST
A bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Prateek Jalan also asked the government to list out buildings which, according to the government, are at high risk in the event of an earthquake.
The East Delhi Municipal Corporation said they had taken down the maximum number of such “poll-publicity material” at 3.4 lakh.(Sakib Ali / HT Photo used for representational purpose)
The East Delhi Municipal Corporation said they had taken down the maximum number of such “poll-publicity material” at 3.4 lakh.(Sakib Ali / HT Photo used for representational purpose)

Delhi civic bodies pull down 6 lakh publicity material

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 02:06 PM IST
Over six lakh publicity material including political posters, banners and hoardings put up on Delhi roads have been removed by civic bodies.
PM Modi tweeted this photo with Avtar Singh, Anju Kamalkant and Sunita Kangra, the newly elected mayors of North, East and South Delhi, April 28, 2019.(Photo Credit: @narendramodi)
PM Modi tweeted this photo with Avtar Singh, Anju Kamalkant and Sunita Kangra, the newly elected mayors of North, East and South Delhi, April 28, 2019.(Photo Credit: @narendramodi)

‘Feel proud to have been a chaiwala like PM Modi’, says newly elected North Delhi mayor

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 11:29 AM IST
The newly-elected mayor of North Delhi Avtar Singh and his wife ran a tea stall called ‘Tea Peepal Meridien’ under a tree at Chabi Ganj in Kashmere Gate from the year 1990 to 2000.
There is a need to make Swachhata (cleanliness) a more powerful public movement in the city, the new mayor of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), Sunita Kangra, said.
There is a need to make Swachhata (cleanliness) a more powerful public movement in the city, the new mayor of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), Sunita Kangra, said.

SDMC’s new mayor presses for Swachhata

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2019 05:33 AM IST
The 37-year-old councillor from Madipur, Friday, won the mayoral elections unopposed after being nominated by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
“Besides taxes, we pay a share of our profits to the authorities. We are paying for the laxity of the authorities,” Sehgal said.(HT Photo)
“Besides taxes, we pay a share of our profits to the authorities. We are paying for the laxity of the authorities,” Sehgal said.(HT Photo)

Mayapuri factory owners start beautification drive

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 08:00 AM IST
The traders are now painting their shutters bright blue and yellow, installing flower pots on their shops’ staircases, clearing the road of any garbage left behind and ensuring that no trash is burnt during day or night time.
Trucks being loaded with material removed during the anti-encroachment drive at Nizamuddin on Sunday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Trucks being loaded with material removed during the anti-encroachment drive at Nizamuddin on Sunday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Fresh drive launched as encroachments are back in Delhi’s Nizamuddin

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 07:05 AM IST
In its July 2018 order, the Supreme Court had ordered police to clear impounded vehicles parked in front of the local police station, the reason for long traffic jams at the nearby roundabout.
New Delhi, India - April 13, 2019: Sealed shops of Mayapuri industrial area are seen following an order from Monitoring Committee in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, April 13, 2019. As many as nine policemen and four paramilitary personnel were injured in the incident (Photo by Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - April 13, 2019: Sealed shops of Mayapuri industrial area are seen following an order from Monitoring Committee in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, April 13, 2019. As many as nine policemen and four paramilitary personnel were injured in the incident (Photo by Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Sealing drive in Mayapuri scrap market sparks clashes, 14 injured

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2019 05:29 AM IST
The drive was carried out by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation on orders of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee — which is under the Delhi government — in pursuance of a National Green Tribunal orders.
The East Delhi Municipal Corporation said it has registered a decline of 18% in this category.(HT Photo/ Representative Image)
The East Delhi Municipal Corporation said it has registered a decline of 18% in this category.(HT Photo/ Representative Image)

South Delhi Municipal Corporation rakes in Rs 944 crores house tax, highest income in 4 years

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 12:04 PM IST
Property tax is the highest source of revenue for all the municipal corporations in Delhi followed by toll tax, advertising and parking. The North Delhi Municipal Corporation recently declared a 20% rise in its property tax earning in 2018-19.
The Delhi CEO office said more than 2.79 lakh posters, banners and hoardings have been removed since the poll code came into force.(Parwaz Khan/Hindustan Times)
The Delhi CEO office said more than 2.79 lakh posters, banners and hoardings have been removed since the poll code came into force.(Parwaz Khan/Hindustan Times)

‘129 FIRs, DD entries against political parties, others for poll code violation’: Delhi CEO

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 02:20 PM IST
Police have registered 709 FIRs and arrested 707 people under the Excise Act, it said, adding that 257 FIRs have been registered under the Arms Act in which 296 people were arrested.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday put on hold the National Green Tribunal’s order imposing a penalty of Rs 5lakh each on educational institutions, including colleges under the Delhi University.(Amal KS/HT File PHOTO)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday put on hold the National Green Tribunal’s order imposing a penalty of Rs 5lakh each on educational institutions, including colleges under the Delhi University.(Amal KS/HT File PHOTO)

Supreme Court stays NGT order fining DU colleges for not harvesting rainwater

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2019 05:54 AM IST
The NGT had directed Directorate of Education of the Delhi government to impose environmental compensation of Rs 5 lakh each on 153 schools. The DU Registrar was ordered to recover the compensation of Rs 5 lakh each from six colleges that failed to install rainwater harvesting systems
At a function, SDMC officials gave away brown paper bags of compost to local residents(HTPhoto)
At a function, SDMC officials gave away brown paper bags of compost to local residents(HTPhoto)

In Delhi’s Tagore Garden, organic waste can get you free compost

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Baishali Adak
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 09:50 PM IST
Another official said the compost was prepared from waste handed over by over 400 families in the area. Beginning December last year, SDMC was encouraging residents of some blocks in the area to segregate their garbage at the household-level.
The initiative is part of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation’s (SDMC) “parking management and decongestion” plan in Lajpat Nagar market.(HT Photo)
The initiative is part of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation’s (SDMC) “parking management and decongestion” plan in Lajpat Nagar market.(HT Photo)

To decongest market, Lajpat Nagar traders’ body plans bicycle service

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2019 06:10 AM IST
Under the plan, four cycle stands will be set up in the market area. Each stand will have 10 bicycles — six designed for men and four for women. However, a person is free to use any bicycle they please, depending on their availability.
Advertisement revenue is the third biggest source of money for the corporation after property tax and toll tax.(AFP / Photo used for rerpresentational purpose only)
Advertisement revenue is the third biggest source of money for the corporation after property tax and toll tax.(AFP / Photo used for rerpresentational purpose only)

SDMC ups ad revenue by 10% this financial year

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Baishali Adak
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2019 11:24 AM IST
With the financial year closing on March 31, 2019, all the three corporations of Delhi are assessing their income from various remunerative projects and departments.
In a first, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) will install open gyms for children in its 101 schools by the end of April this year. (Representative Image)(AFP)
In a first, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) will install open gyms for children in its 101 schools by the end of April this year. (Representative Image)(AFP)

Open gyms in south civic body schools by end of April

New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 08:20 AM IST
According to senior officials of south civic body, the move was proposed by its education department in January this year with an aim to impart basic physical fitness training to its students.
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