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All over India, there are efforts inviting citizens to re-imagine belonging. To make the city their own.(HTPHOTO)

Stewards, not bystanders: Civil society creates new opportunity to co-design cities

By Rohini Nilekani
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 12:26 PM IST
Citizens now have more opportunities to take active part in building urban resilience
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Environment minister Gopal Rai offers a flower to a commuter at Rajpath as part of the campaign.
Environment minister Gopal Rai offers a flower to a commuter at Rajpath as part of the campaign.

Delhi Cabinet ministers to urge drivers to turn off ignition from Oct 28

By Soumya Pillai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 02:16 AM IST
Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai’s office said from October 28, cabinet ministers including Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia will also join this campaign and will visit different traffic signals, urging drivers to participate in the ‘red light on, gaadi off campaign’.
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Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said that the Delhi government will write to all MPs, MLAs, councillors, RWAs, industrial and other social agencies to take part in this campaign.(PTI)
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said that the Delhi government will write to all MPs, MLAs, councillors, RWAs, industrial and other social agencies to take part in this campaign.(PTI)

‘Awareness campaign, no penalty’: All you need to know about Delhi government’s ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2020 06:52 PM IST
Gopal Rai said that the Delhi police has identified 100 key traffic signals and the Delhi government will deploy a total of 2,500 environment marshals to carry out this campaign.
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This image was shared on September 15.(Instagram/@punepolicecity)
This image was shared on September 15.(Instagram/@punepolicecity)

Pune Police’s ‘I can make it!’ post conveys an important message about road safety. Seen it yet?

By Sanya Budhiraja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2020 12:29 PM IST
“Haste makes waste,” says a line of the caption shared alongside the post.
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Beer bottles, waste lie scattered on a foot overbridge in Mohali.(HT Photo)
Beer bottles, waste lie scattered on a foot overbridge in Mohali.(HT Photo)

Ad hoardings removed from 3 Mohali foot overbridges

By Hillary Victor | Hindustan Times, Mohali, Mohali
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 09:35 PM IST
The Punjab government’s new advertisement policy bans any such displays on any structure within a 100 metre radius of a traffic signa.
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Five authors tell a tale in less than 100 words(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)
Five authors tell a tale in less than 100 words(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)

Five authors spin a short story

By Team HT Brunch | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 07:04 AM IST
We challenged young authors to tell a tale in less than 100 words. The catch? There’s an emotion attached
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Around 18,000 motorists use the Parthala Chowk stretch in peak hours, says an authority survey.
Around 18,000 motorists use the Parthala Chowk stretch in peak hours, says an authority survey.

Three agencies apply for Parthala flyover project, work may begin next month

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Noida, Noida
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 07:25 AM IST
The authority had, on July 4, floated a tender to finalise a private agency to construct the flyover and provide signal-free smooth commute on this stretch.
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Priyanka Chopra: That powerful pout.(Shutterstock)
Priyanka Chopra: That powerful pout.(Shutterstock)

Essay: No lipstick, only masks

By Shoma A. Chatterji | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 05:11 PM IST
Lipstick is not just a cosmetic; it is an object with emotional, cultural and political resonance. So what do we do in an era when lipstick has been rendered redundant?
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Police taking the breathalyzer test of a vehicle driver in Ludhiana.(HT PHOTO)
Police taking the breathalyzer test of a vehicle driver in Ludhiana.(HT PHOTO)

482 challans issued in all, 107 for drunken driving in Ludhiana

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 10:54 PM IST
98 challans were issued for triple riding, 14 for the use of mobile phones and other for wrong parking, riding without helmet and violating traffic signals
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Traffic in India is a famously untameable beast. And since we’ve steadfastly refused to learn to stop honking so far, we might just have to learn it the hard way. Honk More, Wait More!(Hindustan Times)
Traffic in India is a famously untameable beast. And since we’ve steadfastly refused to learn to stop honking so far, we might just have to learn it the hard way. Honk More, Wait More!(Hindustan Times)

Tackling sound pollution

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2020 05:44 PM IST
The Mumbai Police has found an innovative way
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Hrithik Roshan and Ameesha Patel in a still from Kaho Naa...Pyaar Hai.
Hrithik Roshan and Ameesha Patel in a still from Kaho Naa...Pyaar Hai.

20 years of Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai: Hrithik Roshan getting 30000 wedding proposals to Kareena Kapoor in a scene, here are 6 lesser known facts

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 12:38 AM IST
Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai: Hrithik Roshan made a remarkable debut with the film which went on to make its way to the Limca Book of Records. Here’s how.
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Day after MV Act is implemented in Punjab, 115 challaned in Mohali

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mohali, Mohali
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2019 01:04 AM IST
Most of the challans were issued for zebra crossing, wrong parking and red light jumping
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Khanna bizman killed in bus-car crash in Chandigarh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 11:56 PM IST
The driver of Himachal Roadways bus was arrested and later released on bail
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The project was halted in November 2017 as the MCG needed to fell 600 trees that came in the way of the project.(HT image)
The project was halted in November 2017 as the MCG needed to fell 600 trees that came in the way of the project.(HT image)

Work on Old Delhi Gurgaon Rd given to GMDA, delayed by 6 more months

By Kartik Kumar | Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 07:07 AM IST
The development means that GMDA is going to prepare a fresh detailed project report (DPR) for the stretch, and revise cost estimates before proceeding towards the tendering process.
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A view of heavy traffic at Lajpat Nagar, in New Delhi.(Amal KS/ Hindustan times)
A view of heavy traffic at Lajpat Nagar, in New Delhi.(Amal KS/ Hindustan times)

Traffic offences caused by faulty road designs, signals in Delhi

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 10:51 PM IST
Two separate studies conducted by IRTE in 2007 and 2017 have found nearly 23% of traffic violations in Delhi are committed on account of faulty roads, over 80% of road signage and traffic signals do not conform to UN Convention of Road Signs and Signals, 1968
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A senior citizen died after she was allegedly hit by a truck near a traffic signal in Sector 40 on Wednesday morning(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A senior citizen died after she was allegedly hit by a truck near a traffic signal in Sector 40 on Wednesday morning(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Senior citizen dies in Gurugram after truck hits her

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 02:27 AM IST
The police said the woman was rushed to a private hospital in Sector 51, where she was declared dead on arrival.
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Two-wheeler riders line-up for pollution check at a petrol pump opposite the Old CP Office, on Wednesday, as traffic police started enforcing the amended Motor Vehicle Act.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Two-wheeler riders line-up for pollution check at a petrol pump opposite the Old CP Office, on Wednesday, as traffic police started enforcing the amended Motor Vehicle Act.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Gurugram: Violators line up to pay fines as DGP tells cops to not harass motorists

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram, Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 05:15 AM IST
Three days after the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, which steeply raised penalties for traffic violations, came into force, confusion prevailed on Wednesday as motorists queued up to pay the hefty fines at the challan branch of the office of commissioner of police.
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The 6.3-kilometre-long Golf Course Extension Road (GCER) is an important road as it connects the Southern Peripheral Road and Sohna Road with the Gurugram-Faridabad Road and the Golf Course Road.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
The 6.3-kilometre-long Golf Course Extension Road (GCER) is an important road as it connects the Southern Peripheral Road and Sohna Road with the Gurugram-Faridabad Road and the Golf Course Road.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Ill-lit, potholed, high-speed road in Gurugram evokes concern

By Kartik Kumar | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 08:21 AM IST
GMDA chief executive officer V Umashankar said an immediate solution is not likely as they are redesigning the stretch between Ghata and Vatika Chowk to make it signal-free.
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This simple image tugged at people’s heartstrings.(Twitter/Dev Choudhary)
This simple image tugged at people’s heartstrings.(Twitter/Dev Choudhary)

This woman’s act of kindness is winning Twitter. See picture

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 12:21 PM IST
The image was shared on Twitter on August 30 by IAS officer Dev Choudhary.
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GMDA has decided to install a traffic signal at Rampura chowk and carry out other traffic improvements at the busy intersection.(HT file photo)
GMDA has decided to install a traffic signal at Rampura chowk and carry out other traffic improvements at the busy intersection.(HT file photo)

Rampura chowk to have a traffic signal soon but wait for lights on highway to continue

By Abhishek Behl | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 12:14 AM IST
Rampura Chowk, which is part of the Delhi-Jaipur expressway, has become extremely busy after thousands of residents shifted to developing sectors 81 to 95 beyond Kherki Daula.
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Jersey barriers were used at Bakhtawar Chowk to extend the median length. This, however, led to heavy congestion.(HT FILE)
Jersey barriers were used at Bakhtawar Chowk to extend the median length. This, however, led to heavy congestion.(HT FILE)

Signals making a return in Gurugram despite infra projects

By Kartik Kumar | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2019 01:15 AM IST
Road design changes introduced to alter traffic flow did not yielded desired results. Changes saw more snarls as congestion moved from one spot to another, hence the revert to original road design.
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The system, expected to be operational within a year, will comprise its own set-up of around 1,000 CCTV cameras, radars and a command and control room for monitoring and sending out alerts to motorists about traffic snarls.(HT image)
The system, expected to be operational within a year, will comprise its own set-up of around 1,000 CCTV cameras, radars and a command and control room for monitoring and sending out alerts to motorists about traffic snarls.(HT image)

Rs 891-crore smart plan to unclog Mumbai’s roads gets state nod

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 05:23 AM IST
The state-of-the-art system will decide signal timings based on density of traffic, identify vehicles violating traffic rules and also create green corridors during emergencies.
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Vivaan Shah, Bilal Siddiqi and Gurmehar Kaur pen exclusive rainy day reads for HT Brunch. Styling by Henna Akhtar; Make-up and hair by Cash Make-up artistry; On Vivaan: Suit, NM Design Studio; T-shirt, Zara; shoes, Berleigh; On Bilal: Suit, NM Design Studio; T-shirt, Tommy Hilfiger; shoes, Berleigh; On Gurmehar: Jumpsuit, Zara; shoes, Heel & Buckle London(Subi Samuel)
Vivaan Shah, Bilal Siddiqi and Gurmehar Kaur pen exclusive rainy day reads for HT Brunch. Styling by Henna Akhtar; Make-up and hair by Cash Make-up artistry; On Vivaan: Suit, NM Design Studio; T-shirt, Zara; shoes, Berleigh; On Bilal: Suit, NM Design Studio; T-shirt, Tommy Hilfiger; shoes, Berleigh; On Gurmehar: Jumpsuit, Zara; shoes, Heel & Buckle London(Subi Samuel)

HT Brunch Cover Story: How millennials write…three 20-somethings write exclusive monsoon-themed stories

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 12:21 AM IST
Turns out, their way of romanticising the rains is quite different from that of generations gone by
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Vehicles moved slowly on Bakhtawar Singh Road, near Medanta hospital, in Gurugram on Tuesday. HVZ has executed certain engineering changes at Bakhtawar Chowk.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Vehicles moved slowly on Bakhtawar Singh Road, near Medanta hospital, in Gurugram on Tuesday. HVZ has executed certain engineering changes at Bakhtawar Chowk.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Traffic slows down at altered Bakhtawar Chowk in Gurugram

By Kartik Kumar | Hindustan Times, Gurugram, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2019 05:02 AM IST
Motorists travelling on CH Bakhtawar Singh Road from Rajiv Chowk to Bakhtawar Chowk no longer had enough space to make a U-turn at the junction, and had to wait until the traffic signal turned green to do so.
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Transgender persons snatches chain.
Transgender persons snatches chain.

Transgender persons snatch chain from software engineer

UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 10:41 AM IST
The e-rickshaw, after crossing the traffic signal in Sector 40, was going towards the traffic signal near Kanhai village when the three transgender persons boarded it,they snatched my gold chain.
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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

By Kartik Kumar | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
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).
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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’

By Ashish Mishra | New Delhi
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”.
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New auto-rickshaw fares came into effect in the national Capital on Tuesday but only a few commuters and auto drivers were aware of the 18.75% hike.(AP Photo)
New auto-rickshaw fares came into effect in the national Capital on Tuesday but only a few commuters and auto drivers were aware of the 18.75% hike.(AP Photo)

Auto-rickshaw fares hiked but not many know about it

By Namita Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 07:31 AM IST
As per the revised rates, the meter down charge will be Rs 25 for the first 1.5km, instead of existing 2km.
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The government issued a notification on Wednesday, which will serve as a directive to the state transport authority which will now issue a public notice to inform people about the revised fares.(AP file photo)
The government issued a notification on Wednesday, which will serve as a directive to the state transport authority which will now issue a public notice to inform people about the revised fares.(AP file photo)

Auto fares in Delhi hiked 18%, rides to become costlier from today

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 10:23 AM IST
Under the revised rates, the meter down charge will be Rs 25 for the first 1.5 km, instead of existing 2 km. The per km charge has been increased from existing Rs 8 to Rs 9.5, which is a hike of around 18.75%.
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