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East Delhi gets a green patch by Sanjay Lake side after 15-year wait

The Delhi Development Authority has completed redevelopment of 20 acres along the lake in the first phase.

Delhi Development Authority has completed first phase of Sanjay Lake redevelopment.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 13, 2017 11:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

UER-2: Land acquisition, encroachments delay third ring road around Delhi

The 79-km semi-circular stretch or the urban extension road 2 (UER 2), which the DDA has projected as the third ring road, is being built to provide a direct link to NH-10 (towards Rohtak) and NH-8 (towards Gurgaon) for vehicles entering the city from Karnal.

The Urban Extension Road-II was planned as a ring road around Delhi to decongest several arterial roads.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 17, 2017 02:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

DDA housing scheme 2017: Fewer buyers so far, 27000 forms sold in 10 days

Around 27,000 forms of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) housing scheme were sold till Friday from bank counters across Delhi, according to the data by the land owning agency. Besides, over 1 lakh people have visited the section on DDA website where online registrations are being done.

People buy the application form for DDA 2017 housing scheme at a bank counter on KG Marg in New Delhi. The DDA is offering 13,000 flats in its latest housing scheme.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 11, 2017 11:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

DDA housing scheme 2017: Lack of facilities, overpricing tarnishes flats on offer

Most of the 12,072 flats on offer under the Delhi Development Authority’s housing scheme 2017 lack basic civic amenities, found a ground study by Hindustan Times.

Women carry potable water from tankers to their flats as pipelines haven’t reached the flats in Rohini sector 35.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2017 11:08 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

In pics | What the costliest flat in DDA housing scheme 2017 looks like

Take a look at the HIG flats in Jasola that have been put up for sale in the latest DDA housing scheme.

There are 87 HIG flats on offer in DDA Housing scheme 2017. The costliest ones are at Jasola in southeast Delhi.(Arun Sharma/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2017 11:10 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

DDA housing scheme 2017: Don’t apply, say old allottees waiting for roads, water

Residents of DDA flats in Rohini sector 34 regret their decision of taking up the houses. With basic facilities like roads and drinking water not available here, residents warn applicants not to get ‘caught’ in the latest housing scheme floated by DDA.

The DBJ water lines have not been laid in Rohini sector 34 and the residents have to purchase potable water.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 01, 2017 12:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

DDA scheme: Banks may offer loans for registration amount only to salary account holders

For the LIG (lower income group) category, the registration fee is R 1,00,000 while for the middle income group and high income group flats, R 2,00,000 will be charged.

For the LIG (lower income group) category, the registration fee is R 1,00,000 while for the middle income group and high income group flats, R 2,00,000 will be charged.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 03, 2017 11:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

DDA housing scheme 2017: Here is how you can apply for a flat in Delhi

Find out about all formalities and the registration fees required to apply for DDA’s latest housing scheme.

Last week DDA launched its housing scheme will 13000 flats on offer.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 01, 2017 12:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Delhi building collapse: No lessons learnt from 2010 Lalita Park disaster

A four-storey building collapsed in east Delhi’s Laxmi Nagar area on Sunday morning, injuring at least five people.

A four-storey building collapsed in east Delhi’s Laxmi Nagar area on Sunday morning, injuring at least five people.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 02, 2017 11:40 PM IST
HIndustan Times | By, New Delhi

Forms for DDA flats available in banks from today, draw of lots in November

The DDA housing scheme offering 12000 flats was launched by Union minister Venkaiah Naidu on Friday. The forms and brochures for the scheme are available in select banks from Saturday.

There are 87 three-bedroom high income group (HIG) flats, 404 two-bedroom middle income group (MIG) flats. The rest 11,197 are one-bedroom lower income group flats (LIG) flats and 384 janata flats.(HT FILE)
Updated on Jul 01, 2017 12:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

1 lakh new DDA flats in Delhi by 2022, says Venkaiah Naidu; city needs 24 lakh

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has set a target of building 20,000 new flats every year to fulfil the increasing housing needs of the city, said Union housing and urban poverty alleviation minister M Venkaiah Naidu.

Union housing and urban poverty alleviation minister M Venkaiah Naidu (centre) at the launch of DDA Aawasiya Yojana.(PIB)
Updated on Jul 10, 2017 12:42 PM IST
By, New Delhi

DDA housing scheme inaugurated, 13000 flats on offer in Delhi

Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu will launch the scheme on Friday afternoon after which forms and brochures will be available in select banks across Delhi

Under the scheme, there are around 350 two-room Middle Income Group (MIG) flats, while the rest are either one-bedroom Lower Income Group Flats (LIG) flats or janata flats(Sushil Kumar/HT FILE)
Updated on Jul 10, 2017 12:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Not in my name: Social media comes handy in mobilising protestors yet again

Most protestors present at the venue said that their level of tolerance was tested and were only waiting for someone to give a call so they could join the protest.

Many citizens and celebrities joined hands in support of the campaign 'Not in My Name' against the lynching of a Muslim at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 29, 2017 05:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Bugged Delhi battles mosquito breeding as monsoon at door

Civic bodies launch apps, give tablets to breeding checkers, but are yet to fix shortage of staff and raise fine.

Workers from SDMC’s malaria department use a tablet to note down information at Kishangarh village near Vasant Kunj in New Delhi on Friday.(Vipin Kumar/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2017 05:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Two men protest against Satyendar Jain in Delhi Assembly, get 30 days in jail

Two youths, one of whom had contested from AAP in 2013 assembly, were detained and thrashed after they threw papers on Satyendra Jain from the gallery.

One of the two men, who were thrashed inside the Delhi assembly, is a former AAP leader who had contested the polls in 2013.(Picture: Sourced)
Updated on Jul 16, 2017 07:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByFaizan Haider and Abhinav Rajput, New Delhi

DDA ready to launch housing scheme with 13,000 flats, forms on June 30

The land owning agency is offering around 13,000 flats under the scheme, of which 350 are two-room middle income group (MIG) flats. The rest are either one-bedroom lower income group flats (LIG) flats or janta flats.

The land owning agency is offering around 13,000 flats under the scheme, of which 350 are two-room middle income group (MIG) flats. The rest are either one-bedroom lower income group flats (LIG) flats or janta flats.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 10, 2017 12:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

MCDs favour higher parking rates during peak hours, surface sites

The last time the three corporations revised their rates was in 2014 when it increased the minimum hourly charges to Rs20 for cars from Rs10 per hour. For the two wheelers, the rates were doubled to Rs10.

The last time the three corporations revised their rates was in 2014 when it increased the minimum hourly charges to Rs20 for cars from Rs10 per hour. For the two wheelers, the rates were doubled to Rs10.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 27, 2017 05:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Delhi east corp to invoke ESMA, as striking cleanliness workers refuse to budge

ESMA, legislated by Parliament of India, was established to ensure the delivery of certain services, which if obstructed would affect the normal life of people.

Garbage lied unattended on Parwana Road in East Delhi.
Updated on Jun 26, 2017 11:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

South Delhi civic agency makes building plan approval process fully online

The web portal has advanced features which uses Google earth to tell people if their house comes under the jurisdiction of ASI, DMRC, etc.

The web portal has advanced features which uses Google earth to tell people if their house comes under the jurisdiction of ASI, DMRC, etc.(Hindustan Times Media)
Updated on Jun 26, 2017 04:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Delhi L-G Baijal clears key infrastructure projects to decongest Delhi

Some of the key projects cleared by the governing body of UTTIPEC, headed by the L-G, includes extension of the Ashram flyover till the DND flyover, construction of an underground tunnel below the ITPO (Pragati Maidan area.

New Delhi, India - June 20, 2017: Traffic Jam on inner ring road near South Ex, after heavy rainfall, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. (Photo by Burhaan Kinu/ Hindustan Times)(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 22, 2017 11:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

No space in cow shelters, stray cattle problem may worsen in Delhi

In 2002, the Supreme Court ordered authorities to rid Delhi’s streets of cattle and shut all dairies functioning out of urban areas so that abandoned animals do not find their way to Delhi’s busy streets.

TThe Ghuman Hera Gramin Gaushala in Najafgarh .(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 21, 2017 11:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Intermittent rain leads to spike in chikungunya in Delhi

Medical experts say that the mosquito-borne diseases spread mainly after the monsoon.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 20, 2017 12:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Abuses, threats, tablets: A day in the life of Delhi mosquito breeding controller

Domestic breeding checkers complain that people don’t cooperate with them and often abuse them. They can’t challan people who don’t let them in their houses.

Domestic breeding checkers visit houses in the locality assigned to them and check desert coolers and water tanks check for mosquitoes breeding.(HT file photo)
Updated on Jun 19, 2017 07:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

After demonetisation, Delhi traders fear technology-based GST

But the government assures that once GST is rolled out and its benefits are felt, these initial hiccups will disappear.

Old Delhi traders kept their shutters down in protest against GST on Thursday.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 16, 2017 11:57 PM IST
HIndustan Times | BySuchetana Ray and Abhinav Rajput, New Delhi/gurgaon

Smoke in Delhi Metro: ‘Saw women shouting, thankfully there was no stampede’

Passengers panicked after they noticed smoke coming out of AC vent in the women’s compartment at Laxmi Nagar Metro station, on the Blue Line, on Thursday. The incident comes two days after a bird hit paralysed the Metro services on the snag-prone line for over three hours.

Massive rush at Rajiv Chowk Metro station on Tuesday after a bird hit paralysed services on Blue Line for over three hours. The Blue Line is DMRC’s busiest and one of the longest lines. It is also the most snag-prone.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 16, 2017 10:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Smoke in Delhi Metro compartment triggers panic at Laxmi Nagar station

Passengers panicked on seeing smoke in the women’s compartment of a train at Laxmi Nagar Metro station. DMRC officials said smoke was caused by a short circuit. Incident comes two days after a bird hit stopped services on the busy Blue Line of Delhi Metro for three hours.

A bird hit triggered a short circuit on the Blue line on Tuesday, delaying services for three hours. Another minor electrical glitch was reported from a train at Laxmi Nagar on Thursday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 16, 2017 08:20 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Hotels, restaurants in East Delhi open toilets for women, kids

South Delhi Municipal Corporation was the first civic body to give free access to toilets of any hotel or restaurant around a month ago. The north Delhi municipal corporation has already announced that they are working in this direction. If applicable, people would be able to use the facility in most parts of Delhi.

However, men have been kept of out of the scheme due to privacy issues cited by various hotel associations, he said.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 14, 2017 12:18 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Wheelchair-bound para-athlete says she was forced to sleep on floor of train

34-year-old Swaraj, who uses a wheelchair, had requested a lower berth while booking a ticket on the Nagpur-New Delhi Garib Rath Express under physically handicapped quota but got the top seat.

Survana Raj, a para-athlete, says she had to sleep on the floor of train after she was allotted an upper berth on a Nagpur-Delhi train(Twitter/ ANI)
Updated on Jun 11, 2017 09:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Meet Ummul Kher who battled bone disorder, unsupportive parents, lived in a slum and cracked UPSC exam

Ummul Kher suffers from fragile bone disorder and her parents said they would ‘disown’ her if she stayed in school. She left home, got into JNU and is now set to become an IAS officer.

Ummul Kher, 28, got All India Rank 420, and hopes to get IAS under disability quota.(Photo: Sourced)
Updated on Jun 11, 2017 10:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
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