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India has thus far seen 2.4 million cases and around 47,000 deaths.(HT Photo)

Covid-19: What you need to know today

By R Sukumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 03:37 AM IST
The US, the world’s largest economy and also its most powerful country, has been laid low by the disease, with around 5.2 million cases and around 167,000 deaths. India has thus far seen 2.4 million cases and around 47,000 deaths.
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The Delhi government wants to replace its struggling Hop-on Hop-off (HoHo) tourist bus service with a revamped system by purchasing 25 new buses with partially open decks.(File photo for representation)
The Delhi government wants to replace its struggling Hop-on Hop-off (HoHo) tourist bus service with a revamped system by purchasing 25 new buses with partially open decks.(File photo for representation)

Open-deck buses to be added to Delhi’s HoHo service

By Sweta Goswami | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 11, 2019 07:34 AM IST
The new service, likely to be started by the end of the year, will also introduce inter-change stations in order to provide a flexible public transport network for tourists visiting different sites across the Capital.
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Picture for representation only.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Picture for representation only.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)

Muddling through monsoon is Mumbai’s de facto response

UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 12:13 AM IST
Mumbaiites did the best they could in the face of merciless monsoon and unpreparedness of the city’s administrators – helped each other out, relayed information on water-logged areas, extensively used social media, offered tea and snacks to the stranded, some even took in strangers for the night
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With the central government focusing on last-mile connectivity, transport planning experts say opening data of public transport systems (metro rail and buses) will help in improving mobility in cities.(HT Photo)
With the central government focusing on last-mile connectivity, transport planning experts say opening data of public transport systems (metro rail and buses) will help in improving mobility in cities.(HT Photo)

How data can help improve mobility

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2019 05:49 PM IST
Launched on November 23 last year, the ‘Open Transit Data’ platform provides free access to the static and dynamic data of the state-run public buses in Delhi.
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Transport department suggests that out of the 33 lakh private vehicles in Delhi, only 4.5 lakh run on CNG.(HT Photo)
Transport department suggests that out of the 33 lakh private vehicles in Delhi, only 4.5 lakh run on CNG.(HT Photo)

Why banning private vehicles is a bad idea

By Sweta Goswami | Hindustan Times, Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2018 10:47 AM IST
Environment activists punch hole in EPCA’s ‘blanket ban’ plan; say unlike Beijing and Paris, Delhi doesn’t have a robust transport network to fall back on and will come to a standstill
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Passengers travel by the Magenta line metro after the Kalkaji Mandir-Janakpuri West stretch became open to public on Tuesday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Passengers travel by the Magenta line metro after the Kalkaji Mandir-Janakpuri West stretch became open to public on Tuesday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Delhi Metro is second most unaffordable transport network in the world, say experts

By Soumya Pillai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 08:09 PM IST
With at least 30% of Delhi Metro users falling within Rs 20,000 monthly income group, a big chunk of their income is spent on travelling by the metro.
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