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Tughlakabad Metro stn in Delhi to be developed as key facility

DMRC officials said the Tughlakabad station — one end of the Silver Line — will be built at a depth of 23m

The operationalisation of the new Line and metro station – expected to be completed by March 2026 — will provide direct airport connectivity for residents of Tughlakabad, Jasola, Sarita Vihar, and Badarpur. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 08, 2024 05:10 AM IST

DPCC proposes panel to enforce rainwater harvesting norms in Delhi

As per the proposal, MCD will be tasked to prepare a list of all buildings in Delhi, along with their area

A rainwater harvesting unit in New Delhi. (HT Archive)
Published on Jan 07, 2024 09:48 PM IST

Sixteen out of 65 pollution hot spots in Delhi fixed: Govt

Around 25% of major pollution sources in Delhi's hot spots have been fixed this winter, with 43 others being monitored to prevent local pollution. A total of 49% of minor pollution sources have also been fixed. Each source has been uploaded to the government's app, "Green Delhi," and assigned to a department or agency for resolution. The aim is to fix all major sources by the end of winter. The Delhi Pollution Control Committee identified 13 pollution hot spots in 2018 based on annual PM 2.5 concentrations. Progress will be analyzed after February.

An anti-smog gun sprays water in an attempt to reduce dust pollution in Anand Vihar in Delhi on Saturday. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 07, 2024 05:32 AM IST

Dense fog shrouds capital, cold wave to continue

Dense fog and cold temperatures continue to affect Delhi, with the city experiencing "cold day" conditions for a third day in a row. The maximum temperature on Thursday was seven degrees below normal, while Friday saw temperatures five degrees below normal. The minimum temperature on Saturday was two degrees above normal. Marginal relief is expected from January 8 onwards, with warmer winds and a chance of light rain on January 9 and 10. Delhi's air quality remains in the "very poor" category. The city also recorded its highest ever peak power demand for the winter months on Friday.

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Jan 06, 2024 11:39 AM IST

Fog blanks out sun as Delhi shivers on another cold day

IMD has also issued a “yellow alert” for Saturday, which means similar weather conditions will persist and this dense upper-level fog will continue

At Mayur Vihar on Friday morning. The minimum temperature fell to 9.1°C in parts of Delhi. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 06, 2024 05:26 AM IST

Mercury hits high of 12.5°C on ‘severe cold day’ in Capital

The agency has now forecast cold to severe cold day conditions for Friday and has issued an orange alert, which advises people to take precautions from exposure to the weather

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Updated on Jan 05, 2024 05:28 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi chilled to the bone as max mercury drops to 15.6°C

The national capital has been witnessing wintry mornings and nights since New Year’s Eve, making people shiver at homes and workplaces

Gurugram, India-January 03: Homeless people sit around a bonfire to warm themselves on a cold winter morning under a flyover at National Highway-48, Rajiv Chowk, in Gurugram, India, on Wednesday, 03 January 2024. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 04, 2024 04:35 AM IST

Digital demarcation of deemed forests begins in Delhi

Over 1,000 hectares of deemed forest land has already been identified and 1,000 hectares is in process of being demarcated, said officials

Different states have different definitions for deemed forest, with Delhi defining it as any area over 2.5 acres and having over 100 trees per acre. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 06:20 AM IST

Only 20% of projects submitting biannual compliance report in Delhi

SEIAA says not submitting report means projects may not be meeting the environmental clearance conditions

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Updated on Jan 02, 2024 06:08 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Meet Delhi’s new green residents

The lush Nehru Park got new inhabitants in October — 15 saplings that were brought by dignitaries participating in the G20 Summit

Queen's Crepe-Myrtle from the United States of America at Nehru Park. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 04:57 AM IST

Chilly start to 2024, max mercury in Delhi levels off at 17°C

The maximum is expected to remain around 17°C for the next three days. Despite the cold weather, it was the warmest December in the last six years for the city.

People huddle around a bonfire near Mayur Vihar. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 04:55 AM IST

Delhi’s warmest December since 2017: IMD data

Kuldeep Srivastava, scientist at IMD, said that the lack of western disturbances have not been able to provide substantial rain and cloudiness over the plains

Haze in Gautam Budh Nagar in the National Capital Region on Sunday. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 31, 2023 10:03 PM IST

Max temp lowest of season, Delhi shivers

Delhi’s average minimum temperature was clocked at 11.7 degrees Celsius (°C) — five degrees above normal — and the maximum was just 15.9°C

At Kartavya Path in New Delhi on a cold Sunday morning. (Arvind Yadav/ HT Photo)
Published on Dec 31, 2023 09:57 PM IST

At 389, Delhi’s AQI remains in ‘very poor’ category, may deteriorate further

Fog intensity meanwhile reduced further in the last 24 hours, with the city witnessing shallow fog on Sunday

The AQI between 301 and 400 is considered ‘very poor’ and over 400 ‘severe’ (Representative Photo)
Published on Dec 31, 2023 10:40 AM IST

Delhi's AQI hits 400 again, may get worse with fireworks on new year

The noxious conditions, forecasts warned, are likely to persist over at least three more days, with air quality likely to worsen further.

On Friday, Delhi’s 24-hour AQI was recorded at 372 at 4 pm, while it was 401 (severe) on Thursday at 7pm (Representative Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Dec 31, 2023 01:41 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Visibility improves as Delhi witnesses moderate fog; air quality deteriorates

The 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) was very poor at 382 at 4pm on Friday, and it further worsened to 399 at 9am on Saturday

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Dec 30, 2023 11:44 AM IST

Maximum temperature dips below 20°C as Delhi shivers on grey day

At 19.8°C, the maximum on Friday was perceptibly colder than the 21°C recorded the previous day.

Kartavya Path is barely visible on a cold and foggy winter evening, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 30, 2023 01:40 AM IST

Delhi logs 13 hours of dense fog as rail, flight operations take a hit

The fog that began descending on Wednesday reduced visibility below 200 metres at Palam around 8.30pm and fell to just 50 metres at 10pm

Motorists in Gurugram on a cold and foggy Thursday morning. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 29, 2023 01:51 AM IST

Delhi logs 13 hours of dense fog as rail, flight operations take a hit

The fog that began descending on Wednesday reduced visibility below 200 metres at Palam around 8.30pm and fell to just 50 metres at 10pm

Motorists in Gurugram on a cold and foggy Thursday morning. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 29, 2023 05:12 AM IST

Maximum temperature in parts of Delhi dips below 13°C

IMD has forecast the maximum temperature on Thursday will be around 21°C, while the minimum will hover around the 6-degree mark

A group of people huddle around a bonfire on cold and foggy Wednesday evening near a homeless shelter in Nizamuddin. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 28, 2023 12:51 AM IST

Flight, rail operations hit as dense fog blankets Delhi

Over 50 flights were delayed and 12 were diverted at Delhi's IGI airport while 20 trains were delayed. The situation is expected to continue on Wednesday.

Fog envelops Yamuna Bank in Delhi on Tuesday morning. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 27, 2023 03:01 AM IST

Delhi govt to set up city’s second bamboo-themed park

A senior forest official said that the “bambusetum” will be spread over an area of around 20,000 square metres

Over 8,200 bamboo comprising over 100 different species would be grown in the park. (HT Archive)
Updated on Dec 27, 2023 05:26 AM IST

No end to bad air ordeal: AQI back in severe zone in Delhi

The Commission for Air Quality Management has invoked the third stage of the Graded Response Action Plan, banning certain vehicles and private constructions.

An anti-smog truck in Mayur Vihar on Friday. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 23, 2023 04:43 AM IST
By, New Delhi

14 sewage plants to keep Najafgarh lake clean: Delhi govt

The Wetland Authority of Delhi has identified six drains contributing to pollution in Najafgarh Lake and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi has begun desilting them. The authority has also identified the need for 14 decentralised sewage treatment plants around the lake.

New Delhi, India - June 8, 2019: Nazafgarh Drain or Jheen or Nazafgarh Water Body seen from Village Ghumanhera in Nazafgarh in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, June 8, 2019. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times) (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 23, 2023 05:24 AM IST

Delhi pollution sources portal back to work

The Delhi government's real-time source apportionment portal, R-Aasman, has resumed sharing sources of pollution impacting the city's air after being offline for eight days. The data shows that vehicular emissions and biomass burning are the two biggest sources of pollution, contributing to around 70-80% of the PM2.5 levels. The city's air quality turned "very poor" on Thursday, and forecasts show it will remain "very poor" for the next three days. Biomass burning, including burning of firewood and leaves, is a common occurrence in winter and contributes to local air pollution.

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Updated on Dec 22, 2023 05:50 AM IST

Leopard sightings across cities show the problem is human, not them

The reason for their more frequent sightings is simply India’s growing urban habitations. For instance, Gurugram and Delhi have grown into the Aravallis

Leopard (PTI)
Updated on Dec 21, 2023 12:23 AM IST
BySukanya Datta,

ISBT, Metro, RRTS, passenger mover in Aerocity hub vision

The proposed transport hub is roughly planned in the Aerocity area, where DIAL has rights to over 250acres of land

The Delhi Aerocity — a commercial hub developed by GMR — is around 4km from terminals 2 and 3 and currently houses multiple hotels, retail stores, and food and beverage outlets. (HT Archive)
Updated on Dec 21, 2023 01:00 AM IST

DPCC to begin collecting real time data of quality of water in Yamuna in Delhi

An NGT committee found that a 22-km stretch of the river, falling in Delhi, contributes to around 76% of the water’s total pollution.

The latest data showed that only one of the seven spots met the biological oxygen demand. (HT photo)
Updated on Dec 18, 2023 02:22 AM IST

DMRC launches inquiry into woman’s death at Metro station in Delhi

DMRC said any possible shortcomings will come to light once the inquiry is complete, following which corrective measures will be taken.

The incident took place on Thursday, when the woman, Reena Devi, fell onto the tracks after being dragged for a few metres. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 18, 2023 02:26 AM IST

Delhi's minimum temperature drops below 5°C; AQI continues to be ‘very poor’

IMD officials said the absence of an active western disturbance has allowed winds from the northwest an unfettered path into the city

Commuters in the morning winter chill and fog at Dwarka in the South West Delhi, in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 16, 2023 04:35 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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