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Heavy Traffic on Western Express Highway near Pathan Wadi bridge at Malad in Mumbai. ( ANI)

The return of traffic congestion

UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 07:48 PM IST
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A bottleneck has been created on the site with two-lane traffic diverted to a single bridge. Earlier, only one-way traffic was allowed on both bridges.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
A bottleneck has been created on the site with two-lane traffic diverted to a single bridge. Earlier, only one-way traffic was allowed on both bridges.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)

Widening of Ludhiana’s BRS Nagar Canal bridge: Taken by surprise, commuters fume over bottleneck

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 10:53 PM IST
While maintaining that the project was much needed in view of the increasing traffic congestion in the area, locals derided the timing of the undertaking
Tourist Rush at Tikkar taal in Morni.
Tourist Rush at Tikkar taal in Morni.

Vehicle movement restricted in Morni on weekends, holidays

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Panchkula
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 11:03 PM IST
Step taken to prevent ‘obstruction, injury and annoyance’ to local residents due to regular traffic congestion there of late
The regional weather forecasting centre said that the rain was triggered by a low pressure that had developed a few days ago.(AP)
The regional weather forecasting centre said that the rain was triggered by a low pressure that had developed a few days ago.(AP)

Heavy rains lash Kolkata; house collapse leaves one dead

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 09:41 AM IST
A 45-year-old man and his mother were rescued and rushed to the hospital for treatment. The incident occurred around 5.30 am in Beliaghta area
People living in the nearby houses have complained of overcrowding in the Sector 8 market.(Keshav Singh/HT)
People living in the nearby houses have complained of overcrowding in the Sector 8 market.(Keshav Singh/HT)

In rush for alcohol, food, residents give social distancing a go-by at Chandigarh’s Sector 8 market

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rajanbir Singh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 01:50 AM IST
Many youngsters from other sectors come here and cause law and order problems, allege local residents
On Wednesday, the area had witnessed bumper-to-bumper traffic owing to strict barricading of Meerut-Delhi Expressway.(HT Photo)
On Wednesday, the area had witnessed bumper-to-bumper traffic owing to strict barricading of Meerut-Delhi Expressway.(HT Photo)

Police ease checking, traffic snarls down at most Delhi borders

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 02:12 AM IST
The Delhi government had on June 1 sealed its borders with all its neighbouring states for seven days to stem the spread of Covid-19.
Employment continued to fall in response to weak demand.
Employment continued to fall in response to weak demand.

Services PMI picks up from record low

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Asit Ranjan Mishra
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2020 05:10 AM IST
Still, activity picked up a shade in May with the services Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) reading at 12.6, slightly better than the record 5.4 low reported in April, but still well below the 50-mark that separates contraction from expansion, according to data released by IHS Markit.
Haryana government has decided to impose strict curbs at inter-state borders with Delhi. (Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Haryana government has decided to impose strict curbs at inter-state borders with Delhi. (Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Curbs at Gurugram-Delhi borders to be tightened

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 01:11 AM IST
The police had relaxed the restrictions at Delhi-Gurugram borders earlier this week due to traffic congestion during the peak rush hours.
The Delhi government has allowed private offices to operate with full strength, stressing that offices should permit a majority of their staff to work from home.(PTI)
The Delhi government has allowed private offices to operate with full strength, stressing that offices should permit a majority of their staff to work from home.(PTI)

Days after relaxation in lockdown norms, heavy traffic at Delhi’s ITO area

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2020 01:59 PM IST
Several cars, two-wheelers, auto-rickshaws and a few buses were seen on the roads as people started going to their workplaces in the national capital amid the lockdown.
The number of barricades was increased and police said they checked each claim of commuters to ensure that only those involved in essential services were allowed to cross borders in accordance guidelines governing the lockdown imposed to check the Covid-19 spread.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
The number of barricades was increased and police said they checked each claim of commuters to ensure that only those involved in essential services were allowed to cross borders in accordance guidelines governing the lockdown imposed to check the Covid-19 spread.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Confusion, snarls at Delhi-Haryana border on day 1 of Covid-19 travel curbs

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 03:46 AM IST
Over 200 people were stopped from crossing the border into Gurugram at Sirhaul for the want of papers and police said they will book those who have no valid reason to travel from Wednesday them instead of sending them back.
HT Image
HT Image

605 challaned in 11 days for stopping vehicles illegally on busy roads in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rajanbir Singh
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 12:48 AM IST
Of 605 challans issued for stopping illegally on these roads, 80% have been against cabbies and auto-rickshaw drivers
E-scooters can be hacked to eavesdrop on riders.(Unsplash)
E-scooters can be hacked to eavesdrop on riders.(Unsplash)

E-scooters can be hacked to eavesdrop on riders

Houston | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 08:05 AM IST
Micromobility vehicles such as e-scooters -- which are seen as potential solution to help tackle traffic congestion in cities -- may pose security and privacy risks for the riders.
The Tom Tom Traffic Index covers 416 cities from 57 countries(HT FILE)
The Tom Tom Traffic Index covers 416 cities from 57 countries(HT FILE)

Can’t tom-tom traffic situation if there’s no quality

Hindustan Times | By Ayaz Memon
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 12:29 AM IST
Mumbai has slipped from no 1 to no. 4 as the world’s most congested city.
Food trucks, such as those in Gurugram’s Leisure Valley, may make a comeback in Delhi soon.(PHOTO: Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Food trucks, such as those in Gurugram’s Leisure Valley, may make a comeback in Delhi soon.(PHOTO: Sanjeev Verma/HT)

Food trucks in Delhi: Get, set and ready to go!

Hindustan Times | By Henna Rakheja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 03:08 PM IST
As SDMC prepares to issue new licences to food trucks, the restaurateurs rejoice and share which spots would be perfect for a food truck park in Delhi.
Anti-encroachment drive in progress in the area in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Anti-encroachment drive in progress in the area in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

MC’s anti-encroachment drive: 29 FIRs registered

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2020 10:57 PM IST
Police chief warns of cancelling passports and arms licences of the defaulters
On traffic congestion under the flyover, the SDM said the road is currently being repaired and the work will be finished soon.(HT PHOTO)
On traffic congestion under the flyover, the SDM said the road is currently being repaired and the work will be finished soon.(HT PHOTO)

Ensure Kharar flyover is completed by July: SDM to NHAI

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Idrees Bukhtiyar, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2020 12:39 AM IST
The 369-crore project entails widening of the road between Balongi and Kharar T-point, including two flyovers and three minor bridges.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said if re-elected he will make roads in Delhi like that of London and Tokyo in the next five years.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said if re-elected he will make roads in Delhi like that of London and Tokyo in the next five years.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Will make Delhi roads like that of London, Tokyo if re-elected: Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2020 07:27 PM IST
Delhi Elections 2020: Speaking at his fifth town-hall meeting, anchored by ABP news channel, Kejriwal said his focus is to beautify Delhi and 40 roads are being redesigned in the city.
Vehicles stuck in a traffic jam at Bharat Nagar Chowk in Ludhiana on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
Vehicles stuck in a traffic jam at Bharat Nagar Chowk in Ludhiana on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)

Rath Yatra throws traffic out of gear in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2019 10:14 PM IST
Traffic congestion was witnessed at Ferozepur Road, Pakhowal Road, Gurdev Nagar, College Road, Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar Road, Barewal Road, South City, Dandi Swami Road and several other parts of the city. 
A traffic jam near Solang Nalla in Manali on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)
A traffic jam near Solang Nalla in Manali on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)

High tourist inflow leads to traffic congestion in Manali

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2019 05:49 PM IST
Hundreds of vehicles were stuck in a 4-km long traffic jam on the Manali-Solang Highway
The UT engineering department had started the work to transplant 143 trees on November 19, a day before the Punjab and Haryana high court put a stay on the move on an NGO’s petition.(HT PHOTO)
The UT engineering department had started the work to transplant 143 trees on November 19, a day before the Punjab and Haryana high court put a stay on the move on an NGO’s petition.(HT PHOTO)

Tribune flyover: Myopic planning won’t let city fly over traffic woes

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2019 01:09 AM IST
The project lacks comprehensive study to ease the city of traffic-related problems
Abandoned cars and vehicles seen parked outside a residential area at Nizamuddin in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Abandoned cars and vehicles seen parked outside a residential area at Nizamuddin in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

4 million ‘junk’ vehicles clog Delhi roads leading to congestion

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 09:17 AM IST
Number of overage vehicles on Delhi roads mount as agencies struggle to scrap them or enforce action against their owners.
Registered vendors in the Sector 17 Plaza and Shastri Market in Sector 22 are to be rehabilitated at the Sector 15 site.(HT Photo)
Registered vendors in the Sector 17 Plaza and Shastri Market in Sector 22 are to be rehabilitated at the Sector 15 site.(HT Photo)

Chandigarh’s biggest vending zone in Sector 15 gets nod

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2019 12:58 AM IST
Addressing locals’ concerns, sites to be reduced from 1,000 to 850 to provide more parking space
Autonomous or driverless vehicles are likely to have profound effects on cities. Being able to understand their impact will help to shape how our communities respond to the challenges ahead.(Unsplash)
Autonomous or driverless vehicles are likely to have profound effects on cities. Being able to understand their impact will help to shape how our communities respond to the challenges ahead.(Unsplash)

Driverless cars could lead to more traffic congestion

Washington D.C. [USA] | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 08:59 AM IST
Autonomous or driverless vehicles are likely to have profound effects on cities. Being able to understand their impact will help to shape how our communities respond to the challenges ahead.
Ludhiana’s first woman bike-taxi driver poses with her two-wheeler in Ludhiana on Tuesday. She took the job as it was regular and was the pathway to her independence.(HT Photo)
Ludhiana’s first woman bike-taxi driver poses with her two-wheeler in Ludhiana on Tuesday. She took the job as it was regular and was the pathway to her independence.(HT Photo)

City’s first woman bike-taxi driver takes streets by storm

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Harvinder Kaur, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2019 11:29 PM IST
Before she joined the bike service, Preet worked as a medical attendant and took care of patients in their homes
Parking illegally in public spaces or using on-street parking for more than an hour is going to cost Delhi residents dearly(HT Photo)
Parking illegally in public spaces or using on-street parking for more than an hour is going to cost Delhi residents dearly(HT Photo)

New rules: On-street parking in Delhi to cost more

New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 12:03 PM IST
While the base fee will be revised every year, the civic agencies have been asked to determine the rates for its surface and off-site parking lots in multiples of the BPF.
Vehicle registrations in the national capital have declined in the first eight months of 2019.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Vehicle registrations in the national capital have declined in the first eight months of 2019.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Car registrations down in Delhi for first time in 6 years

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 11:36 AM IST
Data on car registrations indicated that except in 2017, demand in Delhi has been declining gradually over the years. This year, the decline in the number of registrations has accelerated to a steep 10.7%. Transport minister Kailash Gahlot said Delhi, one of the biggest markets for automobiles in India, has suffered in terms of revenue as well.
Vehicle registrations in the national capital have declined in the first eight months of 2019.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Vehicle registrations in the national capital have declined in the first eight months of 2019.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Car registrations down in Delhi for first time in 6 years

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 09:56 PM IST
Data on car registrations indicated that except in 2017, demand in Delhi has been declining gradually over the years. This year, the decline in the number of registrations has accelerated to a steep 10.7%. Transport minister Kailash Gahlot said Delhi, one of the biggest markets for automobiles in India, has suffered in terms of revenue as well.
The octroi check points at Airoli, Dahisar, Mulund (East), Turbhe Village (Mankhurd), and LBS Marg (Mulund West) together take up around 17 hectares of land. This area has been lying vacant since the abolition of the octroi tax.(HT FILE)
The octroi check points at Airoli, Dahisar, Mulund (East), Turbhe Village (Mankhurd), and LBS Marg (Mulund West) together take up around 17 hectares of land. This area has been lying vacant since the abolition of the octroi tax.(HT FILE)

5 octroi checkpoints will be redeveloped into bus terminals

Mumbai | By Sagar Pillai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 06:21 AM IST
BMC on Tuesday invited Request for Proposal (RFP) to appoint project management consultant firms for the redevelopment of the nakas
The flyover in Palarivattom will be demolished and a new bridge will be built.(Photo: Hindustan Times)
The flyover in Palarivattom will be demolished and a new bridge will be built.(Photo: Hindustan Times)

Just 3 years after construction, Rs 47-crore Kochi flyover to be demolished

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 11:16 AM IST
Built in 2016 with a cost of Rs 47.7 crore, the flyover on the National High Way 66 bypass in Palarivattom was closed for traffic in May this year after major cracks were seen in its pillars and girders
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