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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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2 tanks at Basai WTP dry due to shortage at source

Basai water treatment plant in Gurugram faces water shortage as canal water supply decreases due to farmers diverting water for irrigation, impacting city's water supply.

The water storage tanks of Basai water treatment plant near Dwarka Expressway in Gurugram on Friday. (Parveen Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jul 20, 2024 07:14 AM IST

Visitors can travel inside Ggm mini-secretariat

The officers said they are also exploring the possibility of allowing GMCBL buses to enter the mini-secretariat complex

PWD has created a pick and drop point mini secretariat. (Parveen Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jul 19, 2024 06:34 AM IST

Land acquisition hurdle holds up road from Gurugram to Jhajjar AIIMS

A senior official with the Public Works Department (PWD) said that the government estimated the land purchase cost at ₹177 crore, but the landowners are demanding ₹876 crore

The AIIMS National Cancer Institute in Bhadsa, Jhajjar. (HT Archive)
Updated on Jul 19, 2024 05:10 AM IST

Demolition drive to be conducted against encroachments on Old Gurugram roads

GMDA on Thursday will carry out a demolition drive on MG Road starting from Iffco Chowk up to Sikanderpur

GMDA carries out a demolition drive against illegal encroachments on the Sector 50-51 and 50-57 dividing road in Gurugram on Tuesday. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 17, 2024 10:40 PM IST
By, Gurugram

Treated water for Vatsal Valley, Gwal Pahari soon

The pipeline for supplying water to Gwal Pahari has mostly been laid by HSVP, with only a few small stretches remaining

(Representational image) Despite local protests over land acquisition, around 17 to 18km of the 450mm water pipeline has been laid, they added. (HT Archives)
Updated on Jul 17, 2024 06:26 AM IST

GMDA, DTCP demolish illegal structures across key sectors

During the demolition drive, GMDA demolished 12 illegal huts, six scrap dealer shops, eight tea stalls, three security guard rooms, and 20 temporary shops

GMDA will keep a close watch on the ground and ensure that the violators do not return at these locations, an official said. (Parveen Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jul 17, 2024 06:22 AM IST

GMDA’s 8th RAC to discuss issues raised by members in Gurugram

The repair of the service lane on the road from Paras Hospital towards Sector 56, and construction of a flyover at Ardee Mall traffic signal will be on the meeting’s agenda

According to the GMDA Act, 2017, an RAC is set up to advise the authority and guide its functions. (HT Archive)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 05:52 AM IST

Gurugram’s Road Millennium City Metro station caves in; area barricaded

Eyewitnesses said that the incident occurred on July 12 when the road near Fortis Hospital began sinking suddenly in morning

The pothole was six feet deep. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 13, 2024 06:34 AM IST

GMRL likely to finalise design consultant for Metro in next meeting

Gurugram Metro Rail Ltd to award detailed design consultant contract for metro network in upcoming board meeting. Focus on eco-friendly development and walkability.

In the meeting with officials of different departments and civic agencies in the city, and GMRL shared the details of the project and alignment of metro line across Gurugram. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 13, 2024 06:16 AM IST

GMDA budget of 2.9K cr, 13 infra projects get nod

These new projects will improve the water treatment capacity of the authority, upgrade roads in the city, increase sewage treatment capacity and other basic amenities in Gurugram, GMDA officials said

A GMDA spokesperson said that all the 15 issues on the agenda that were put forth in the meeting were approved by the authority, and these included 13 new infrastructure projects that would be taken up at a cost of around <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,500 crore. (Representational Image)
Updated on Jul 11, 2024 05:34 AM IST

Utilities on Hero Honda Chowk to be removed for new 6-lane road

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has agreed to construct the six-lane corridor, which will include a flyover, on this stretch at a cost of ₹138 crore, the Gurugram deputy commissioner said

The construction of an elevated road between Hero Honda Chowk and Umang Bhardwaj Chowk will start soon, officials said. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 05:22 AM IST

Proposal to shift RRTS route may affect Gurugram Metro

The RRTS Delhi–Gurugram–Alwar corridor is one of three priority corridors identified to be to be developed in the National Capital Region

On Tuesday, Gurugram Metro Rail Limited (GMRL) officials said that they too discussed the NCRTC proposal in a meeting last month, and may decide to change the Metro route so that it does not overlap with the RRTS line and the maximum number of sectors can be serviced. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 05:12 AM IST

GMDA to build elevated road between Vatika Chowk, NH 48

Earlier in May, the GMDA had taken up the matter of constructing a clover leaf at Vatika Chowk with NHAI and got approval

(Representational Image) The elevated road will have six lanes and it will have adequate entry and exit points for commuters on the 5.3 km stretch. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2024 05:28 AM IST

GMDA staffers in pen-down strike, demand salary increase

The workers’ salaries remained the same in spite of government hiking it by 5% and then by 8%, GMDA staffers claimed

The protesters highlighted that while the Haryana government has revised the salary for contractual employees twice in the last five years, GMDA has not extended these benefits to them. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2024 05:20 AM IST

DTCP sends notice for builder after plaster falls on elderly woman

DTCP issues notice to Spaze Developers after plaster falls on 87-year-old woman, part of directive to 32 developers for preventive maintenance measures.

(Representational Image) Developers has been asked to carry out the survey of the project and check spots where plaster is falling from balconies, walls, stairs and other parts of the building (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2024 05:10 AM IST

Haryana govt to rope in RWAs, individuals for city waste collection

The chief secretary said that they are trying to resolve the problems related to waste management by asking everyone to participate

The chief secretary said that he will hold a weekly meeting with citizens of Gurugram to review the ongoing sanitation work (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 08, 2024 05:32 AM IST

GMDA plans to build four foot overbridges

Maruti factory workers residing in areas such as Mollahera, Dundahera, Noble Enclave, and sectors 21, 22, 23 cross this road to reach their workplace

A GMDA official revealed plans to build a FOB on Old Delhi Gurugram Road, opposite the Maruti Suzuki factory’s main gate, to facilitate the movement of the large number of company workers and pedestrians. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2024 06:10 AM IST

Gurugram woman stuck in lift as it free falls from 18th floor

Residents reported that the victim remained stuck inside the lift for nearly 20 minutes and was only able to exit after it was opened from outside with a key

Gurugram town planner (enforcement) Manish Yadav said that he had not yet received a complaint but would investigate the incident (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2024 01:59 AM IST

Ggm: DTCP notice to 32 developers to survey structural issues

On Friday morning, a resident of a condominium in Sector 107 was injured when plaster fell on his head while climbing the stairs of A2 tower around 6.30am

The DTCP’s notice warned developers of personal responsibility and potential legal action in case of non-compliance. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2024 07:14 AM IST

NBCC seeks admin nod to demolish ‘unsafe’ Ggm condo

The towers were declared “unsafe for habitation” by the district administration, after a structural audit report submitted by IIT Roorkee and Central Building Research Institute.

NBCC seeks admin nod to demolish ‘unsafe’ Ggm condo
Updated on Jul 05, 2024 06:56 AM IST

GMDA finds logs, walls in stormwater drains, blame dumping for waterlogging

GMDA found wooden logs, debris, and walls in stormwater drains causing waterlogging in Palam Vihar. Obstacles removed, situation expected to improve.

Gurugram received 35mm of rainfall on Wednesday. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2024 05:52 AM IST

GMDA to allocate 2,800 crore for infrastructure in Gurugram

Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority plans to allocate ₹2,800 crore for infrastructure projects in its 13th meeting. NHAI to construct a grade road and flyover to ease traffic congestion.

NHAI will build a six-lane road from Hero Honda Chowk to Umang Bhardwaj Chowk near Gurugram Sector 10A. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 04, 2024 05:52 AM IST

Repairs begin on Sohna Road sinkhole in Gurugram

GMDA to strengthen sewage pipeline under Sohna Road near Subash Chowk at ₹10 crore after road collapse, using CIPP technology to prevent future incidents.

The sinkhole on the Gurugram-Sohna elevated road in Gurugram Sector 47 near Malibu town on Tuesday. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 04, 2024 05:50 AM IST

Commuters on Gurugram-F’bad road to shell out more as toll taxes increase

According to the new rates, a car will now have to pay ₹45 for a single journey and ₹60 for the return journey

The Gurugram skyline. (HT File)
Published on Jul 03, 2024 05:04 PM IST

Portion of Sohna Road caves in again, stretch barricaded after school bus gets stuck

Earlier on December 24, 2023, the sewage pipeline had collapsed near the same location opposite the SD Adarsh Vidyalaya due to which the Sohna Road was damaged and two lanes remained closed for several weeks

A school bus got stuck after a portion of the Gurugram-Sohna elevated highway caved in due to the collapse of a drain in Sector 47 near Malibu Town in Gurugram on Tuesday. (Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 03, 2024 05:46 AM IST

Single firm bids for Metro DDC tender for third time

A senior HMRTC official said that the present tender is in the evaluation stage, and it was recently opened on June 6. The next step, he added, would be to open the tender for financial bids. The final call on awarding the tender will be taken by the GMRL board and the state government

The latest tender for a detailed design consultant (DDC) was floated on May 8 by GMRL, a special purpose vehicle (SPV), which was formed on March 20 this year to execute the Gurugram Metro project. (Parveen Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 05:48 AM IST

Expedite property NOCs, directs DTCP

This move aims to address issues in issuing NOCs, which are required for registering sale and purchase deeds

Over 600 colonies have been regularised across the state, but due to the absence of exact dimensions and land schedules, issuing NOCs has been problematic (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2024 06:02 AM IST

GMDA proposes flyovers at 2 major intersections in city

The GMDA will submit these proposals in an upcoming meeting, which will be chaired by Haryana chief minister Nayab Singh Saini, said the officials

Dadi Sati Chowk in sector 86 where the GMDA has proposed the flyover. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 06:26 AM IST

GMDA to build four foot over bridges on key stretches

Currently, GMDA is building a FOB on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway at Narsinghpur, a stretch which witnesses heavy movement of pedestrians across the highway

The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has decided to build four foot over bridges (FOB)s on Sohna road, Sheetla Mata road, Old Delhi road and near the Millennium City metro station in Gurugram. (Representational Image)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 06:24 AM IST

GMDA plans 634 cr upgrade for Tau Devi Lal stadium

The revamped stadium will have a parking facility for 2,000 cars, it will have a transit hostel for players and an administrative building, as per the project report

The Tau Devilal Stadium in Gurugram Sector 38 is one of the largest government-owned sports facilities in the city and was developed by the Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran, and later handed over to the GMDA, after its formation. (Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 05:52 AM IST
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