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Kartik Kumar is a correspondent with the Hindustan Times and has covered beats such as crime, transport, health and consumer courts. Kartik currently covers municipal corporation, Delhi Metro and Rapid Metro.

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Two new material recovery facilities launched in Gurugram

Garbage is segregated into eight different categories and a large-scale compost unit is set up for converting organic waste into compost at MRFs. The first such facility in the city and in Haryana was opened in Badshahpur in February this year. The second such facility was opened by the MCG in Sector 11 a few months later in July

Two new material recovery facilities launched in Gurugram
Published on Oct 03, 2022 12:24 AM IST

Gurugram gets its highest ever ranking in Swachh Survekshan Survey 2022

Gurugram achieved 5544 points out of 7500 and ranked 1 across 19 districts in Haryana in the latest Swachh Survekshan Survey

Gurugram gets its highest ever ranking in Swachh Survekshan Survey 2022
Published on Oct 02, 2022 12:11 AM IST

5 rescued after fire breaks out at mall in Gurugram

According to fire department officials, the Sector 29 fire headquarters received a call about the incident at 6.18am. At least 15 fire tenders were used for dousing and rescue operations and it took officials around four hours to bring the situation under control

Gurugram, India - Oct. 1, 2022: Fire fighters douse the fire at Global Foyer Mall on Golf Course Road, in Gurugram, India, on Saturday, October 1, 2022. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Published on Oct 02, 2022 12:00 AM IST

Gurugram civic body overhauls its property tax system

The MCG has removed most of its citizen services from under the online property tax system on its website www.mcg.gov.in. Residents can now raise all such issues only via the Haryana government’s no dues certificate (NDC) portal, ulbhryndc.org

A view of high rise buildings in Gurugram. During a review meeting on September 9, MCG commissioner Mukesh Kumar Ahuja directed property tax wing officials to overhaul the system by September 20 and also form a separate NDC cell for the creation of property IDs, redressal of complaints and other citizen services. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 12:06 AM IST

Grap measure: Civic body bans tree pruning in Gurugram till Jan 2023

The MCG also decided to set up hoardings along stretches with high construction activities such as Golf Course Extension Road, Southern Peripheral Road, Dwarka Expressway, and Sohna Road. According to officials, the hoardings will display Grap measures related to construction which builders need to adhere to

The corporation formed teams to monitor construction sites and ensure that open waste, coal, and wood are not burnt. Routes for mechanised sweeping and water sprinkling were also finalised. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 28, 2022 11:42 PM IST

Locals bear brunt of Manesar sanitation workers’ protest for salaries

Residents alleged the strike has led to unhygienic condition across the city, causing water logging, health problems and other issues

Garbage dumped on roads by the Manesar NH 48 main bus stand due to strike by MCM workers. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 28, 2022 02:01 AM IST
ByLeena Dhankhar and Kartik Kumar

Gurugram civic body likely to issue order today shutting meat shops for Navratri

Even though most of the 129 licensed meat shops in the city voluntarily down shutters during the festival -- mainly due to security concerns as some right-wing groups have forcibly shut shops in the past -- this will be the first time that the MCG issues an official order directing the closure

A view of a shuttered meat shop at Sadar Bazar in Gurugram (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 11:43 PM IST

Gurugram civic body begins Graded Response Action Plan preparations

Subhash Yadav, nodal officer, environment and sustainability wing, MCG, said that the corporation has prepared estimates in excess of ₹1 crore for procuring water tankers for sprinkling operations during the GRAP period

In the state-level meeting, the HSPCB chairman further directed all municipal corporations to focus on dust control and waste management. (Representative image/HT Archive)
Published on Sep 22, 2022 11:55 PM IST

Hero Honda Chowk flyover closure leads to five-hour jam on NH-48

It took commuters at least 45 minutes to traverse the 4.7km stretch, from the cloverleaf flyover to HHC, which otherwise takes around 10 minutes even during peak hours. The situation started improving after 1.30pm, after the number of vehicles on the route reduced and commuters became cognisant of diversions

A view of the traffic congestion on the Jaipur-Delhi carriageway on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway following the closure of one carriageway at Hero Honda Chowk flyover in Gurugram. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 10:54 PM IST

Massive jams in Jaipur-Delhi carriageway with 5km long queue of vehicles

Traffic police officials advised commuters coming from Jaipur to use the toll bypass road to head towards Delhi until the situation returns to normal

Commuters are taking around 45minutes to cross the 4.7kilometre long stretch. ((File Photo by Vipin Kumar| Hindustan Times))
Updated on Sep 21, 2022 01:03 PM IST

World Bank to assist Gurugram civic body with waste management

It was decided at the meeting that the corporation would prepare a plan involving present citywide waste management, identifying gaps where intervention is required

The focus of the intervention will involve projects such as door-to-door waste collection, secondary waste collection points, the Bandhwari landfill, and waste segregation. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 12:00 AM IST

Delhi lane of Gurugram’s Hero Honda flyover to be closed from September 21-26

According to traffic police, the 1.4km-long carriageway is being closed due to a span load test work which will be executed along the stretch by the National Highways Authority of India

The construction of the eight-lane HHC flyover commenced in November 2014. The Delhi-Jaipur carriageway first opened in March 2017, while the rest of the flyover opened to traffic months later. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 21, 2022 06:43 AM IST

MCG surprise inspection finds garbage overflow at Khandsa collection point

Following the inspection, the MCG officials pulled up the concessionaire Ecogreen for allowing garbage to overflow at the secondary waste collection points

Waste collection is a major issue in Gurugram. MCG’s own survey in July revealed that garbage vehicles are not plying on 30% of designated routes across the city. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 12:00 AM IST
By, Gurugram

MCG enforcement team attacked near Mahavir Chowk

Gurugram: An enforcement team of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) was allegedly attacked with stones and thrashed by a dozen men near Mahavir Chowk on Saturday, officials said

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Updated on Sep 18, 2022 11:47 PM IST

MCG revives five-year-old project: All streetlights to be operated from control room

MCG commissioner Mukesh Kumar Ahuja asked councillors to submit a list to the corporation’s additional commissioners listing the 200 points in their wards where streetlights need to be installed, following which the officials will take up the matter with the concessionaire

Defunct streetlights are a major issue in Gurugram. According to MCG officials, the civic body receives around 30 complaints daily during non-monsoon months. (HT Archive)
Published on Sep 16, 2022 11:06 PM IST

Multilevel parking at Sadar Bazar will be ready by March 2023

Three basement floors have been reserved for basement parking and six floors above are primarily reserved for commercial shops which will be given on lease by the MCG

A view of the under-construction multilevel parking near Old Railway Station road in Sohna Chowk. The entire project is expected to cost around <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>54 crore. (Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 13, 2022 02:29 PM IST
By, Gurugram

Ensure RFID tags installed outside all 316,000 houses by Nov 30: MCG

The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on Thursday directed the officials of its sanitation wing to ensure that radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags are installed outside all the 316,000 households across Gurugram district by November 30, said officials on Friday

During a review meeting on sanitation works in Gurugram, MCG commissioner Mukesh Kumar Ahuja directed the officials to construct a control room at the Sector 39 office of MCG for real-time monitoring of door-to-door collection of waste through RFID tags. (Representative Photo/ HT)
Published on Sep 10, 2022 06:06 PM IST

Safety drive: Traffic cops fine 20 school bus drivers in Gurugram

The Gurugram traffic police on Wednesday morning conducted a surprise inspection of school buses across the city, and issued fines to at least 20 drivers for allegedly driving without a licence, requisitioning of vehicle registration papers, and not wearing uniforms, among other such violations, said officials

Most of the bus drivers were fined along stretches such as the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, MG Road, Golf Course Road, Sohna Road, and Golf Course Extension Road between 6.30am and 8.30am, said officials. (Representative Photo)
Updated on Sep 08, 2022 12:14 AM IST

MCG to focus on 28 biggest bulk generators to ease garbage load

The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on Tuesday directed its seven assistant sanitation inspectors to identify 28 biggest bulk waste generators (BWGs) — four each in their respective areas — in Gurugram, and submit a report on the same by Friday, said officials on Wednesday

The civic body is trying to reduce the daily load reaching the already overburdened Bandhwari landfill (above) by 25% in the next six months, said officials on Wednesday. (Parveen Kumar /HT Archive)
Published on Sep 08, 2022 12:06 AM IST

Four more model roads in the offing for Gurugram

The MCG plans to construct model roads in each of its 35 wards. Of these, four projects (South City 1, Sector 56, Badshahpur, and Sector 15) are at an advanced stage, officials said

A view of an under construction Khatu Shyam Mandir Marg - the first model road project by the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram in Gurugram. (HT Archive)
Published on Sep 07, 2022 01:39 AM IST

200km roads unswept as Gurugam civic body fails to pay fuel bills

MCG officials said fuel pump owners have declined to fill diesel in the road sweeping machines until their dues are cleared

With the machines out of action, dust has accumulated along major roads such as Golf Course Extension Road, Southern Peripheral Road, Sohna Road, and Dwarka Expressway. (HT ARCHIVE)
Published on Sep 05, 2022 11:56 PM IST

Gurugram civic body to demarcate parking in markets, govt buildings

Haphazard parking is a major issue in Gurugram, including outside government buildings such as the Civil Hospital and the MCG office in Civil Lines; and also in markets such as Galleria Market and Vyapar Kendra which leads to traffic congestions in these areas

he traffic police also said that they levy an average of 2,000-3,000 fines for wrong parking every month, which carries a fine of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>500 for a first offence and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,500 for repeated violations. (Representative image/HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 05, 2022 12:14 PM IST

MCG takeover of Greenwood City, Mayfield Gardens societies by Sept 7

Both the colonies were developed in the early 2000s. Residents’ welfare association (RWA) officials said that over the last two decades due to poor upkeep and maintenance, a large number of roads in the two colonies have developed potholes, drains are clogged and filled with silt and parks and green belts are also unkempt. Residents and RWAs are hoping that after the MCG takeover, these issues will be addressed and better civic amenities will be offered to them

(Representational photo) The MCG took over seven colonies— Ardee City, Malibu Towne, Uppal Housing, Vipul World, Rosewood City, Sushant Lok 2 and Sushant Lok 3 on the scheduled date, but due to issues in the projected cost for fixing civic deficiencies in Mayfield Gardens and difficulties in contacting developers of Greenwood City, there was a delay in the takeover of the two colonies, said officials (Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 05, 2022 11:18 AM IST

Soon, a safer IFFCO Chowk for Gurugram

Government agencies such as the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG), Public Works Department (PWD), National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), Gurugram district administration, Gurugram traffic police, and private road safety organisations come under the lookout of DRSC

Few pedestrians use the foot over bridge at IFFCO Chowk, and instead just cross the road in violation of traffic norms. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 05, 2022 11:09 AM IST

MCG steps up anti Covid-19 measures amidst rise in cases

Gurugram: The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has decided to increase staff at its coronavirus control room which is used for contact tracing and for uploading real-time data on Covid-19 cases

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Published on Aug 12, 2022 11:51 PM IST

35 teams to enforce week-long ban on meat in Gurugram

On July 20, the Haryana Urban Local Bodies (ULB), in a first, directed all municipal corporations in the state to implement the orders, failing which, operators would face strict action.

MCG officials said that the Haryana Urban Local Bodies’ order will affect 130 licensed meat shops in Gurugram.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Published on Aug 11, 2022 05:35 AM IST
By, Gurugram

Gurugram civic body’s vigilance wing finds multiple cases with missing records

Of the 101 cases, 57 have been reviewed so far, and officials are expecting more cases where key details might not be available

The status of these projects was discovered during an ongoing review of 101 cases, said officials on Monday. (HT Archive)
Published on Aug 09, 2022 12:51 AM IST

New cap set: Maximum four passengers can ride a shared auto from next week

Gurugram traffic police have imposed a cap on the number of passengers allowed in shared autorickshaws

Gurugram, India - Aug. 5, 2022: Hailing shared autorickshaws may soon become difficult in Gurugram as the Gurugram traffic police have put a cap on the maximum number of passengers that three-wheelers can ferry in the city. On Friday, the traffic police directed auto unions and autorickshaw drivers to remove the passenger seat located on the sides of the driver’s seat and the one right behind in Gurugram, India, on Friday, August 5, 2022. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times) (Pics for Kartik Story) (Hindustan Times)
Published on Aug 06, 2022 12:13 AM IST

3 months after inspection, Sec-10 civil hospital yet to be made fire-proof

Three months after the Gurugram fire department visited the Sector 10 Civil Hospital and found that it not only is operating without an NOC but does not even have the basic firefighting equipment in place, there has been no change in the establishment that sees a daily footfall of more than 2,000, said officials on Tuesday

Officials said the lives of patients and staff at the Sector 10 Civil Hospital will be at risk if a similar incident breaks out here unless the hospital puts in place the firefighting equipment and conforms to the fire norms. (Sourced)
Published on Aug 03, 2022 12:11 AM IST

Independence Day traffic restrictions to be imposed earlier than usual in Gurugram

Gurugram: Gurugram traffic police are likely to restrict the movement of heavy and commercial vehicles as part of Independence Day security measures from August 10, officials said on Monday, adding these restrictions are usually put in place from August 13

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Published on Aug 02, 2022 04:35 PM IST
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