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Abhishek Behl

Abhishek Behl is principal correspondent, Hindustan Times in Gurgaon Bureau. He covers infrastructure, planning and civic agencies in the city. He has been covering Gurgaon as correspondent for the last 10 years, and has written extensively on the city.

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JJP shares 5 picks for Haryana; rapper to contest Gurugram seat

Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) announces Lok Sabha nominees in Haryana, including singer Fazilpuria for Gurugram against BJP incumbent.

Fazilpuria, 34, is from the Fazilpur Jharsa village in Gurugram district and shot to fame for his song in the Bollywood movie, Kapoor & Sons.
Updated on Apr 17, 2024 06:04 AM IST

Gurugram H-Rera penalises developer for violating norms

The court observed that a promoter shall not accept a sum of more than 10% of the total cost without first entering into a written agreement for sale with such person

The court also imposed a penalty of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25,000 in each case and directed that the complainant should be paid the amount within 30 days from the date of this order under Section 63 of the Act 2016. (HT Archive)
Updated on Apr 17, 2024 05:44 AM IST
By, Gurugram

Focus on RRTS, Metro in next term: Gurugram MP Rao Inderjit

Gurugram MP Rao Inderjit Singh, who is the BJP’s candidate for the Gurugram Lok Sabha constituency, on Sunday, launched his election campaign in the city

BJP candidate Rao Inderjit Singh has been an MP five times from Gururgam. (HT Archive)
Updated on Apr 15, 2024 07:38 AM IST

GMDA to test utilities along Dwarka Expressway

According to GMDA officials, the pending works need to be identified and completed to ensure these utilities become operational

The Dwarka Expressway stretches for 29km from Mahipalpur in Delhi to Kherki Daula on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway. (Parveen Kumar/HT photo)
Updated on Apr 15, 2024 07:40 AM IST

Drive to check fitness of 2,600 buses used by 527 Ggm schools to begin today

The district administration said that 527 schools have been divided into five clusters and their buses will be checked according to the prescribed standards and safety rules at five designated places in Gurugram, Sohna and Pataudi

On Thursday, the district administration and city police got 45 school buses checked, of which 16 were challaned and 11 were impounded as these did not meet the fitness parameters. (HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Apr 13, 2024 06:40 AM IST

NCRTC allowed to shift utilities on Delhi-Gurgaon expressway

The utility pipelines have to be shifted by the NCRTC to clear the path for construction of a Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor along the stretch

NCRTC has identified seven stretches on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway where the master sewer line needs to be shifted. (ANI PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 05:26 AM IST

GMDA begins clearing encroachments on green belts, warns violators

GMDA officials said that the anti-encroachment drive will be carried out continually from Wednesday onwards across city roads and on GMDA land till these are cleared and the land is restored to its original state

The enforcement team of the authority demolished four illegal plant nurseries along the SPR in Sector 65 and a shop selling building material that was built in violation of rules. (HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 06:20 AM IST

HRera rejects extension for Godrej Air Phase 4 project, freezes account

HRera issued directions to freeze the bank account used for the project, directing the developer not to create any third-party rights in the project

The promoter obtained permission in 2018 and was to complete it by 2023. (HT Archive)
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 05:56 AM IST

Gurugram admin approves Chintels' plan to demolish 5 towers

Gurugram allows demolition of unsafe towers at Chintels Paradiso complex. Developer plans to start on May 1, complete by Dec 15, following fatal incident

Gurugram, India - February 14, 2022: A view of the rubble seen after few floors collapsed inside an apartment building at Chintels Paradiso in Sector 109 in Gurugram, India, on Monday, February 14, 2022. (Photo by Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times) (Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 06:38 AM IST

NGT bans further constructions at Gurugram’s Mayfield Garden

NGT issued these directions last Thursday while hearing a petition from the Orchid Island residents welfare association (RWA)

According to the RWA, 34,000 people live in Mayfield Garden, spread across 327 acres, which was launched in 2002-2004 by a group of five developers. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 08, 2024 05:48 AM IST
By, Gurugram

Chintels developer awaits admin’s nod for May 1 demolition

The developer, in its demolition proposal, plans to begin the demolition exercise on May 1, and has said that the entire site will be cleared by December 15

Chintels Paradiso located at Sector-109 near the Euro International School, in Gurugram, Haryana. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 05:52 AM IST

Geotechnical survey of Gurugram Metro on track

Ground work on the Gurugram Metro extension project began on March 20, when the first borehole was dug near the Millennium City Metro station

An official of the project contractor executing the geotechnical survey on Monday said they are digging one borehole every 100 metres along the proposed route. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 06:44 AM IST

Gurugram: Unitech homebuyers hail end of struggle

Homebuyers of Unitech Vistas in Gurugram said they had invested their entire savings on the project and some had even exited the project at a substantial loss

Unitech Vistas project was launched in 2008 with 1,287 flats which were to be delivered in 2012. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 01, 2024 06:16 AM IST
By, Gurugram

After 12 years, Unitech begins construction on 2 Gurugram projects

Unitech starts construction on delayed Gurugram projects after Supreme Court intervention. Projects expected to be completed in 18 to 36 months.

Unitech Vistas in Gurugram’s Sector 70 on Sunday. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 01, 2024 06:06 AM IST

Silt, oil in raw water hits filtration at Basai plant, supply affected

The Basai water treatment plant in Gurugram is treating 35-40 MLD less water daily due to increased silt and oil, leading to irregular supply for a week.

The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) said the water supply will remain irregular for a week and city residents should use water judiciously for the next few weeks. (Representational Image)
Updated on Mar 29, 2024 06:12 AM IST

45 polling stations to be set up in Gurugram condos to boost urban voter count

The district administration said that residents of high-rises can now cast their votes in their own condominiums and added that the polling stations will cover at least 50,000 urban voters in Gurugram

The Gurugram district administration has set up 45 polling stations at community centres and clubs within residential colonies to ensure higher voter turnout in Lok Sabha polls. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 29, 2024 06:10 AM IST

NHAI revises toll for Delhi-Ggm expressway, Sohna elevated road

NHAI officials, aware of the matter, said that revision of toll is an annual exercise, and the rates are connected with the changes in the wholesale price index

For commuters using monthly passes, the monthly rate for a pass for a personal car has been revised from <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>920 to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>930 while the pass for a commercial car, jeep will now be <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,225 while earlier it was <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,215. (ANI PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 28, 2024 05:28 AM IST

12 cyber criminals involved in 4,995 frauds, arrested

A senior Gurugram police official said that after reviewing the data from the mobile phones and SIM cards seized from the 12 accused, it was found that they were allegedly involved in 4,995 cybercrimes

The Gurugram Police on Tuesday said that 12 cyber criminals arrested over the last three months were found to be involved in a large number of financial crimes. (Representational Image)
Updated on Mar 27, 2024 06:14 AM IST

NHAI to install 125 cameras on Dwarka e-way, Delhi-Ggm road in closed loop

The control room for this traffic management system will be set up at the toll plaza near Bajghera on the Dwarka expressway, said NHAI officials. It will take around four to five months for this entire system to be set up

The Gurugram section of the Dwarka expressway was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 11, and the road was also connected with Delhi, allowing commuters high speed access to both the cities. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo.)
Updated on Mar 22, 2024 06:42 AM IST

Ggm Metro extension work begins, board holds first meet

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone of the Gurugram metro project on February 16 in Rewari

The Gurugram Metro extension project will cover a distance of 28.5 kilometres from Huda City Centre to Cyber City, via Subhash Chowk, Krishna Chowk and Sector 22. The route will have 27 stops, including an interchange station. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo (Representational))
Updated on Mar 21, 2024 05:48 AM IST

5,000 homebuyers hit as HRERA revokes registration of 5 Mahira projects

HRERA said it had decided to revoke the registrations as the developer failed to comply with provisions of the RERA Act and did not complete the projects on time

A senior HRERA official said that directions have been issued that the promoters should not be allowed to access the website of the authority in relation to these projects and the promoters be listed as defaulters on the HRERA website. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 20, 2024 05:12 AM IST

Elevated link to connect Dwarka e-way with Sohna in pipeline

Currently, vehicles from the Dwarka expressway use the clover leaf road to cross the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway and take the Southern Peripheral Road at the surface level to reach Vatika Chowk on Sohna Road

The 3.6-kilometre-long proposed elevated stretch from Vatika Chowk to the clover leaf on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway will have a trumpet tower of similar structure to facilitate the movement of vehicles from the Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) side to the Sohna elevated road. (HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Mar 19, 2024 06:12 AM IST

GMRL likely to hold first board meeting on March 20

The Haryana government on January 25, had approved the formation of the Gurugram Metro Rail Ltd for metro connectivity from Millennium City Centre to Cyber Hub Gurugram

The proposed 28.5-km Gurugram metro project will have 27 elevated metro stations. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 19, 2024 06:10 AM IST

Work on Dwarka e-way service roads to start by March end

GMDA chief engineer said that after getting approval from the state government, the tender for construction of 15.30 km of service roads has been allotted

The GMDA has also identified land which will be acquired for the construction of service roads along the 3.36 km long CPR, which is part of the Dwarka expressway. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 15, 2024 01:40 AM IST

Marshals posted on Dwarka expressway to curb driving on wrong side

In addition, the Gurugram traffic police challaned 28 vehicles for driving on the wrong side of the road on Thursday, and a further 60 people were penalised for speeding

Some vehicle drivers were confused and took wrong turns, which forced them to drive on the wrong side. But, in Gurugram section on the surface level, a number of drivers were found driving on the wrong side to avoid a distant U-turn at Dwarka Expressway near Sector-99, in Gurugram on Wednesday. (HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Mar 15, 2024 06:06 AM IST

Wrong side driving bug hits new Dwarka e-way already

The problem was even more acute at the Bajghera end of the corridor — while the exit for an underpass at Dwarka Sector 21 is functional, the remaining part of the expressway that goes towards Shiv Murti in Mahipalpur is still under construction

Some vehicle users were confused and took wrong turns which forced them to drive on the wrong side. But, in the Gurugram section on the surface level, a number of drivers were found driving on the wrong side to avoid a distant U-turn at Dwarka Expressway near Sector-99 in Gurugram. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 14, 2024 05:56 AM IST

Mahipalpur flyover leading to Dwarka e-way open for traffic, says NHAI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Monday formally inaugurated the Gururgam section of the Dwarka expressway from the Delhi Haryana border to the clover leaf on Kherki Daula

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Monday formally inaugurated the Gururgam section of the Dwarka Expressway from the Delhi Haryana border to the clover leaf on Kherki Daula. The work on the 19-kilometre stretch has been completed by the NHAI, while work on the Delhi section is still incomplete. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 12, 2024 10:56 PM IST

PM Modi flags off Haryana stretch of Dwarka Expressway

The 29km eight-lane roadway, being built for roughly ₹9,000 crore, connects Mahipalpur in south Delhi to the cloverleaf flyover at Kherki Daula in Gurugram

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspects the Dwarka Expressway in Gurugram on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 12, 2024 01:13 AM IST

Locals hail Dwarka e-way project, but demand toll plaza be shifted

A large number of residents carried out regular protests against delay in land acquisition and completion of the e-way.

Urban Extension Road (UER II), part of the Dwarka Expressway that was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. (Vipin Kumar/ HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 12, 2024 01:18 AM IST

From Bajghera to Kherki Daula-- 19km stretch in only 17 minutes

HT accessed the highway from Bajghera, and was able to cover the 19km stretch to Kherki Daula in a car that was being driven at 80 kmph in only 17 minutes

On Monday, the road was devoid of traffic, but NHAI officials said even during peak traffic, the commute may increase only by 4-5 minutes, noting that the entire expressway is access controlled, and there are only five entry and exits on the road. (Vipin Kumar/ HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 12, 2024 05:22 AM IST
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