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A faded zebra crossing and cycle track at the Sector 34/44 roundabout in Chandigarh. Keshav Singh/HT(Keshav Singh/HT)

110 road stretches in Chandigarh need MC’s attention, says traffic police survey

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2019 01:10 AM IST
As many as 90 people have died in road accidents in Chandigarh this year, even as the traffic department had set a target to bring down such fatalities to 85 from 98 reported last year
The real-time traffic monitoring system was installed at the Nitin Company and Teen Haath Naka junctions on a trial basis on September 4. Officials pulled it down on Friday.(HT image)
The real-time traffic monitoring system was installed at the Nitin Company and Teen Haath Naka junctions on a trial basis on September 4. Officials pulled it down on Friday.(HT image)

Real-time traffic signal plan in Thane backfires

Thane | By Priyanka Dhomse
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 04:30 AM IST
This is because the real-time traffic monitoring worsened congestion instead of resolving it.
Board on tree at Kharkar ali near police school Thane,Thane activist claimed that the traffic police have violated the Tree Act by pinning the No Parking Boards on the trees at several spots in the city.(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)
Board on tree at Kharkar ali near police school Thane,Thane activist claimed that the traffic police have violated the Tree Act by pinning the No Parking Boards on the trees at several spots in the city.(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)

Activist wants action against traffic dept over signboards nailed on trees in Thane

Hindustan Times, Thane | By Priyanka Dhomse
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 10:56 AM IST
Activist Rajiv Dutta has written to the Thane police commissioner and other agencies demanding action be taken over harming the trees.
With thousands of potholes being reported every monsoon, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has now made it compulsory for all wards to conduct a road roughness index test before opening up a repaired road for vehicular movement.(Hindustan Times)
With thousands of potholes being reported every monsoon, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has now made it compulsory for all wards to conduct a road roughness index test before opening up a repaired road for vehicular movement.(Hindustan Times)

Potholes can’t give city rough time anymore?

Mumbai | By Mehul R Thakkar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 12:04 AM IST
BMC makes it mandatory to conduct road roughness index test before opening up a road for vehicles; if score is not good, contractor will have to fix it
Potholes near Bandra (West) bus stop.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Potholes near Bandra (West) bus stop.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

150% rise in potholes in Mumbai in 10 years

Hindustan Times | By Mehul R Thakkar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 12:56 AM IST
According to the data provided by the civic body, citizens reported 7,775 potholes between 2009 and 2014 (June to June), compared to 19,597 between 2014 and 2019.
A probe panel has held the bus driver responsible for the recent accident on Yamuna Expressway .(ANI File)
A probe panel has held the bus driver responsible for the recent accident on Yamuna Expressway .(ANI File)

Over-speeding, drink driving top reasons for accidents

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2019 01:30 PM IST
Talking on phone while driving was found to be the third biggest cause of road accidents. It caused 3,828 accidents killing 1,956 people and grievously injuring 1882 others.
Forest department officials said that this was also being done to keep wildlife away from human habitations skirting the Aravallis.(HT Photo)
Forest department officials said that this was also being done to keep wildlife away from human habitations skirting the Aravallis.(HT Photo)

Wildlife dept team to fill water pits for animals in Aravallis

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2019 02:48 AM IST
A special three-member team was formed on Monday to inspect the condition of water pits for animals. The department had identified a total of 35 water pits for animals last year.
Traffic snarls at Bhuteshwar Mandir Chowk near Sadar Bazaar in Sector 11 might soon be resolved with the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority’s (GMDA) plan to turn the crowded intersection into a clockwise roundabout by July.(PTI)
Traffic snarls at Bhuteshwar Mandir Chowk near Sadar Bazaar in Sector 11 might soon be resolved with the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority’s (GMDA) plan to turn the crowded intersection into a clockwise roundabout by July.(PTI)

Roundabout to ease traffic woes at Sec 11 junction

Gurugram | By Prayag Arora Desai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2019 01:47 AM IST
In 2017, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) had hired a private consultant to suggest remedial measures, following which the traffic department implemented a one-way system for vehicles approaching the chowk from Khandsa village, which were diverted along a different route.
New Delhi, India - March 19, 2019: Pedestrians cross a busy road due to closed foot overbridge, at Maharani Bagh, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (Photo Amal KS / Hindustan Times)
New Delhi, India - March 19, 2019: Pedestrians cross a busy road due to closed foot overbridge, at Maharani Bagh, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (Photo Amal KS / Hindustan Times)

Delhi’s Maharani Bagh pedestrian bridge shut after damage

New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2019 06:23 AM IST
The PWD will dismantle the facility as it is “beyond repair”. Officials said the FOB was anyway scheduled to be razed in the coming months for the Ashram flyover extension project.
Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)
Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)

BMC reduces licence fees for parking lot contractors by 20%; Opposition alleges nexus

Hindustan Times | By Eeshanpriya M S, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2019 12:17 AM IST
This is the second time the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is relaxing the licence fee for contractors, which is a percentage of the estimated amount of monthly profit the contractor will make from parking charges
Tejaswini Satpute, DCP traffic, poses with students and staff at MIBM’s fest Mangalya 7.0 in Shivajinagar on Monday.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Tejaswini Satpute, DCP traffic, poses with students and staff at MIBM’s fest Mangalya 7.0 in Shivajinagar on Monday.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

DCP Satpute who inaugurated MIBM Pune’s ‘Magalaya 7.0’ asks students to focus on time management

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 02:39 PM IST
While delivering her key note address at a programme, Satpute urged the students to enjoy their college days and do things that are worth cherishing and not regretting
Management games include clash of thoughts (debate), power of imagination (new product development), catch 22 (case study), vigyapan (ad mad).(HT PHOTO)
Management games include clash of thoughts (debate), power of imagination (new product development), catch 22 (case study), vigyapan (ad mad).(HT PHOTO)

Pune’s innovative minds compete at MIBM’s ‘Mangalya 7.0’

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2019 03:55 PM IST
The theme of the fest is ‘Start-up India’ where students will depict class and style through various innovative management games.
A huge traffic at Goregaon on the WEH on Friday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
A huge traffic at Goregaon on the WEH on Friday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Mumbai roads shrink, but vehicle numbers expand

Hindustan Times | By Farhan Shaikh, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2019 01:24 AM IST
Redesigning, improving city’s roads a must to reduce deaths as rise in vehicles compounds traffic woes, say experts
The traffic department claims that crackdown is proving to be a success. Here, most of the riders on Karve road are seen wearing helmets.(RAVINDRA JOSHI/HT PHOTO)
The traffic department claims that crackdown is proving to be a success. Here, most of the riders on Karve road are seen wearing helmets.(RAVINDRA JOSHI/HT PHOTO)

#sayyestohelmets: 66.5% people ‘follow helmet rule’ in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2019 02:44 PM IST
A total of 22 divisions in Pune region covered, 723 riders found wearing helmets out of 1,087
The women’s counter at Sarai Kale Khan RTO in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
The women’s counter at Sarai Kale Khan RTO in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Women’s counter at RTO is a big relief

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Lolita Bhaduri
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2019 03:54 PM IST
At the Sarai Kale Khan RTO, a board reads “GOOD NEWS - Special counter for women applicants”. It is a calm, well lit, organised, grid of an office — a far cry from the pandemonium of 1995 and 2015.
In 2017, Mumbai, Pune, Nashik and Nagpur were among the top 50 cities that saw road accidents, according to a report prepared by the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.(Hindustan Times)
In 2017, Mumbai, Pune, Nashik and Nagpur were among the top 50 cities that saw road accidents, according to a report prepared by the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.(Hindustan Times)

Maharashtra traffic police to spend Rs 50 crore on high-tech equipment for road safety

Hindustan Times | By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2019 11:31 AM IST
The traffic department will get 32 vehicles, 90 speed guns, 658 breath analysers (alco-meters), 2,070 body-worn cameras and 425 car dashboard cameras, among others
The Lower Parel bridge was demolished after being found at risk of collapsing(HT Photo)
The Lower Parel bridge was demolished after being found at risk of collapsing(HT Photo)

Risky bridges: 6 more months to demolish 15 unsafe structures

Hindustan Times | By Steffy Thevar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2018 12:11 AM IST
About five tenders have already been invited for the bridges in eastern suburbs and two in the city area
Potholed roads seen at the Delhi-Meerut Road NH58, at Murad Nagar.(HT File Photo)
Potholed roads seen at the Delhi-Meerut Road NH58, at Murad Nagar.(HT File Photo)

Rain hits road repair works in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2018 03:12 AM IST
The dug-up roads, which are now inundated with rainwater, have been causing snarls across the city, Delhi Traffic Police said
The Delhi Traffic Police has started a crackdown on lane violations to make commuting safer. In the last three months, the traffic department fined 563 drivers for moving across lanes, as part of a special drive.(Raj K Raj/HT file PHOTO)
The Delhi Traffic Police has started a crackdown on lane violations to make commuting safer. In the last three months, the traffic department fined 563 drivers for moving across lanes, as part of a special drive.(Raj K Raj/HT file PHOTO)

Drive against lane violation, 563 fined in three months

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2018 01:47 AM IST
The Delhi Traffic Police has started a crackdown on lane violations to make commuting safer. In the last three months, the traffic department fined 563 drivers for moving across lanes, as part of a special drive.
Representational photo.(HT Photo)
Representational photo.(HT Photo)

Mumbai’s road menace: Bikers on the wrong side

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2018 08:06 PM IST
Mumbai Police’s traffic department doesn’t seem to treat this wrong-side riding as a serious crime yet, serious enough to warrant large-scale nabbing and in-your-face education campaigns
The newly-built Thakurli railway overbridge has already developed potholes.(HT Photo)
The newly-built Thakurli railway overbridge has already developed potholes.(HT Photo)

Thakurli rail overbridge opening set to rejig Dombivli’s traffic

Hindustan Times | By Sajana Nambiar, Dombivli
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2018 12:43 AM IST
Link between Dombivli and Thakurli will ease congestion; cops plan diversions for a smooth drive
The Metro 3 work is expected to cause traffic issues in the monsoon season(HT Photo)
The Metro 3 work is expected to cause traffic issues in the monsoon season(HT Photo)

Mumbai traffic cops get ready to handle monsoon chaos owing to Metro-3 work

Hindustan Times | By Megha Sood, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2018 12:30 PM IST
COLABA-BANDRA-SEEPZ LINE: 2,000 constables, 750 wardens trained to divert traffic in case of heavy rain; dept to communicate using Twitter, radio channel
The Teli Gali junction is a traffic bottleneck.(HT Photo)
The Teli Gali junction is a traffic bottleneck.(HT Photo)

Work on Mumbai’s Andheri road overbridge to start in October

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Pillai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 11:47 PM IST
The aim is to reduce traffic at two narrow junctions – Hotel Regency junction and Teli Gali junction – in the vicinity.
Last year, the Centre issued directives to all state governments to ensure that by 2020, road fatalities are reduced by 50%.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Last year, the Centre issued directives to all state governments to ensure that by 2020, road fatalities are reduced by 50%.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Jaipur traffic police crack down on low-floor buses

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 10:05 PM IST
The traffic department has issued 25 challans for speeding, 20 for driving without a licence, 52 for parking in no-parking zones, 12 for jumping the red light and four for overloading, all within a span of eight days
In a fortnight, traffic police have caught 5,075 people using mobile phones while driving.
In a fortnight, traffic police have caught 5,075 people using mobile phones while driving.

Pune police traffic department to cancel licences of people caught speaking on phones while driving

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 03:15 PM IST
The increase in the number of violations and accidents have pushed the police department to take this decision.
Chandigarh SSP Traffic requested Ayushmann Khurana on twitter to help make the city honk free.
Chandigarh SSP Traffic requested Ayushmann Khurana on twitter to help make the city honk free.

Chandigarh police wants Ayushmann Khurana to promote ‘no honking’ campaign

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shub Karman Dhaliwal
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 06:54 PM IST
Traffic officials said that Ayushmann has a connect with the city and holds special place in the hearts of Chandigarh residents
Tyre killer installed by Amanora township to crub wrong side driving on Monday.(HT PHOTO)
Tyre killer installed by Amanora township to crub wrong side driving on Monday.(HT PHOTO)

Amanora removes tyre killers after police order, but wants them reinstalled

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 02:40 PM IST
The tyre busters are spike-like structures, installed on the road, which tear into the tyres of vehicles coming from the wrong direction of the road
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