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2 UT traffic policemen dismissed for accepting 500 bribe

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shailee Dogra, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 11:36 PM IST
Stopped Jammu resident for jumping traffic lights, demanded and accepted money from him. Both suspended in August last year after complaint on Twitter, enquiry officer gets pulled up
Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore, who is particularly keen to encourage people to take up cycling, is seen here with MP Kirron Kher inaugurating a cycle track in Sector 8, Chandigarh.(Hindustan Times)
Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore, who is particularly keen to encourage people to take up cycling, is seen here with MP Kirron Kher inaugurating a cycle track in Sector 8, Chandigarh.(Hindustan Times)

Guest Column: Fun, environmentally friendly and good for you, here’s how Chandigarh can become bicycle-friendly

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Lt-Gen Harwant Singh ( Retd )
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 09:55 PM IST
Laying out long-lasting tracks, making movement within the city safer, getting children hooked to the cycling habit can be managed with careful planning
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Man robbed off scooter, 60,000 near Sector 37 in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 01:01 AM IST
Victim was returning after collecting money from vegetable vendors on behalf of wholesalers on Tuesday night when incident took place
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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

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Question-Hour at the Traffic Lights

Hindustan Times | By Malavika Sangghvi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 01:05 AM IST
POETICLICENSE: Introducing an occasional new department: Rhymes for our times...
Occupying the passenger seat is not always a passive activity(Photo Imaging : Sunil Kumar Mallik)
Occupying the passenger seat is not always a passive activity(Photo Imaging : Sunil Kumar Mallik)

Humour: Five kinds of petrolheads

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 12:26 AM IST
A bird’s-eye view of car enthusiasts from the comfort of the passenger seat
The Bombay high court (HC) and the environment department have directed the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) to check the feasibility of “blue traffic light”. ( Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)
The Bombay high court (HC) and the environment department have directed the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) to check the feasibility of “blue traffic light”. ( Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)

Check the feasibility of blue traffic lights: HC to Maha pollution board

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 03:32 AM IST
According to the idea, an additional blue light should blink for 10 seconds after the red light comes on, and blink again for 10 seconds before the light turns green.
.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

‘Yamaraj’ appears on city streets to spread road safety message

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Amarpal Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 10:53 PM IST
“Yes! I am Yamaraj. I am here to warn you,” said Kumar Gaurav, an artiste-cum-social activist, who in the garb of Yamaraj, has taken his NGO Yuva’s road safety campaign to the streets.
The accident took place between an SUV and a truck at the Chhat light point on the intersection of Airport Road and Patiala Road in Zirakpur in wee hours of Monday. The SUV driver was killed.(HT PHOTO)
The accident took place between an SUV and a truck at the Chhat light point on the intersection of Airport Road and Patiala Road in Zirakpur in wee hours of Monday. The SUV driver was killed.(HT PHOTO)

Fog claims another life in Zirakpur

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2019 01:00 AM IST
On Sunday, three people were killed and two injured after a vehicle overturned after hitting the divider due to fog on the Zirakpur flyover
A faded zebra crossing and cycle track at the Sector 34/44 roundabout in Chandigarh. Keshav Singh/HT(Keshav Singh/HT)
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
Efficient governance would control parking, prevent encroachment, and make traffic flow more freely by enforcing rules. In Delhi, governance is so poor that the bus-lane experiment failed because traffic other than buses was not prevented from driving down the lanes(Yogesh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Efficient governance would control parking, prevent encroachment, and make traffic flow more freely by enforcing rules. In Delhi, governance is so poor that the bus-lane experiment failed because traffic other than buses was not prevented from driving down the lanes(Yogesh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

To decongest the cities, India needs fewer cars | Opinion

By Mark Tully
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 07:09 AM IST
There are ways like parking and congestion charges which would discourage people from buying cars. They can only be implemented if governance, that is the enforcement of rules, is far stricter
The floating traffic light video is being shared by many.(Twitter/@vivekagnihotri)
The floating traffic light video is being shared by many.(Twitter/@vivekagnihotri)

Is the video of traffic light floating on waterlogged street from Mumbai? Here’s the truth

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 05:43 PM IST
Several people shared the video on Twitter and Facebook implying that the waterlogged street, seen in the video, is in Mumbai.
Smart traffic signals light installed at Kanhai chowk near Huda City Centre metro station, in Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)
Smart traffic signals light installed at Kanhai chowk near Huda City Centre metro station, in Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)

Decision to install traffic lights in Gurugram a step in the right direction

UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 12:34 PM IST
Re-introducing traffic lights instead of U-turns will improve road safety, increase transit ridership and enhance non-motorised usage. All in all, it is perhaps the most sensible decision taken by the traffic police.
Traffic signals are to be reintroduced at three junctions on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway.(PTI image)
Traffic signals are to be reintroduced at three junctions on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway.(PTI image)

Gurugram traffic lights likely to return at key junctions on e-way

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 08:18 PM IST
Traffic signals were removed from the three junctions after an underpass was constructed at each of these points in 2017-18 by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
The administration’s primary focus is to improve design elements at Bakhtawar Chowk and Rajiv Chowk, to facilitate the movement of vehicles at these important junctions.(AFP Photo/Prakash Singh)
The administration’s primary focus is to improve design elements at Bakhtawar Chowk and Rajiv Chowk, to facilitate the movement of vehicles at these important junctions.(AFP Photo/Prakash Singh)

Traffic infrastructure at Bakhtawar and Rajiv Chowk to be revamped

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 03:37 AM IST
According to Mohammed Imran Raza, additional deputy secretary, and secretary of the Regional Transport Authority (RTA), traffic infrastructure at these two junctions will be redesigned to minimise road fatalities by July-end.
A senior PWD official, who is familiar with the project, confirmed the development and said that redevelopment of the stretch was very much required as the road witnesses a heavy vehicular and pedestrian movement.(HT Photo)
A senior PWD official, who is familiar with the project, confirmed the development and said that redevelopment of the stretch was very much required as the road witnesses a heavy vehicular and pedestrian movement.(HT Photo)

1.7km stretch in Delhi’s CR Park to become a ‘model street’

New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 06:34 AM IST
The residents under the aegis of CR Park Green Community Initiative, a group of residents and urban planners, have tied up with government agencies such as Public Works Department (PWD) and the Delhi traffic police to develop Bipin Chandra Pal Road into a “model street”.
People evacuated from a Carnegie Hall concert during a blackout due to widespread power outages in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S, listen to the choir singing on the street in this still frame obtained via social media video July 13, 2019. BRIALLEN HOPPER via REUTERS(BRIALLEN HOPPER)
People evacuated from a Carnegie Hall concert during a blackout due to widespread power outages in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S, listen to the choir singing on the street in this still frame obtained via social media video July 13, 2019. BRIALLEN HOPPER via REUTERS(BRIALLEN HOPPER)

Choir, Broadway casts perform on New York street during blackout

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 01:51 PM IST
The outages struck at around 7 p.m. (2300 GMT), just as many shows were starting at theaters in Midtown and at the Lincoln Center plaza on New York City’s Upper West Side.
Fiddling with the music player in your car while driving is as bad as speaking on the phone, finds a study by a two-member team from the IIT-B.(REUTERS/Mike Blake)
Fiddling with the music player in your car while driving is as bad as speaking on the phone, finds a study by a two-member team from the IIT-B.(REUTERS/Mike Blake)

Fiddling with car music system while driving as bad as talking on phone: Study

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Snehal Fernandes
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 01:46 AM IST
The study assumes significance, said researchers, as operating a music player while driving is not “perceived as risky” unlike a mobile phone conversation.
The woman told police that on her way to the parking space, a young man came from behind and snatched her gold mangalsutra.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The woman told police that on her way to the parking space, a young man came from behind and snatched her gold mangalsutra.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Minutes after snatching gold chain at India Gate, man gets caught at traffic signal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prawesh Lama
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 07:16 AM IST
Police later identified the snatcher as Faizan Ali, a resident of Brahmapuri in north-east Delhi. Police said that a team patrolling the area arrested Ali.
Over the last 14 months, traffic signals at several junctions have been plagued by defects that are endangering the lives motorists and pedestrians on a daily basis.(PTI)
Over the last 14 months, traffic signals at several junctions have been plagued by defects that are endangering the lives motorists and pedestrians on a daily basis.(PTI)

Partial civic transfer creates chaos on roads

Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 08:06 AM IST
With the transfer set to be completed on April 1, the GMDA will soon become the sole agency for maintaining traffic signals in the city.
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.
Too many Indian strawberry farmers use high yield varieties that sacrifice taste for quantity(Getty Images)
Too many Indian strawberry farmers use high yield varieties that sacrifice taste for quantity(Getty Images)

Strawberries, cherries and the angels...

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2019 12:01 AM IST
Why do fresh strawberries often taste so thin and sour without added sugar? It has to do with the way we grow them in India
Scaffoldings of hoardings on Katraj - Dehuroad bypass highway in Pune, on Friday(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Scaffoldings of hoardings on Katraj - Dehuroad bypass highway in Pune, on Friday(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

A month after hoarding collapse: Pune Municipal Corporation removes 139 illegal hoarding in the city

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2018 03:48 PM IST
Areas like Ahmednagar road, Warje and Hadapsar, Katraj-Ambegaon had maximum number of illegal hoardings.
Contrary to the impression that more accidents occur in bad weather, the report says that over half of the casualties occurred in accidents that happened on clear and sunny days.(HT File)
Contrary to the impression that more accidents occur in bad weather, the report says that over half of the casualties occurred in accidents that happened on clear and sunny days.(HT File)

Over 5,000 killed in road mishaps in Haryana in 2017, says report

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 09:43 AM IST
Union ministry of roads transport and highways reveals over 4,400 mishaps took place because of over-speeding,180 were caused by drunken driving, 432 due to driving on wrong side and 147 due to jumping traffic light.
Turning off engines will help save fuel and lead to a decrease in pollution.(HT Photo)
Turning off engines will help save fuel and lead to a decrease in pollution.(HT Photo)

Switching off engines at signals can save Rs 250 crore every year: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 09:33 AM IST
A sample study found that only 20% of commuters naturally switched off their vehicles while waiting at traffic lights
Few days ago, a group of seven families, comprising 10 adults and as many as 15 children, from Chittorgarh (Rajasthan), came to the city and encroached on a part of footpath near Bhai Bala Chowk.(HT Photo)
Few days ago, a group of seven families, comprising 10 adults and as many as 15 children, from Chittorgarh (Rajasthan), came to the city and encroached on a part of footpath near Bhai Bala Chowk.(HT Photo)

Lack of infrastructure impedes government’s rehab policies for beggars, street kids in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Amarpal Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2018 01:59 PM IST
These children, who mostly hail from Rajasthan, besides selling different items are at times also found begging for alms.
Rupali Ganguli is best known as Monisha from Sarabhai vs Sarabhai.(Instagram)
Rupali Ganguli is best known as Monisha from Sarabhai vs Sarabhai.(Instagram)

TV actor Rupali Ganguly attacked, left bleeding: I was abused in front of my son

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2018 11:58 AM IST
Television actor Rupali Ganguly says two men attacked her at a traffic light in Mumbai and broke her car’s window.
Lahamate was on her way to attend the MBBS graduation ceremony of her brother, Abhinay, who completed his studies from Sir JJ Hospital.(HT)
Lahamate was on her way to attend the MBBS graduation ceremony of her brother, Abhinay, who completed his studies from Sir JJ Hospital.(HT)

Mumbai dentist hit by car while crossing at Marine Drive dies

Hindustan Times | By Sadaguru Pandit and Megha Sood, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2018 11:37 PM IST
Lahamate was on her way to attend the MBBS graduation ceremony of her brother, Abhinay, who completed his studies from Sir JJ Hospital.
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