Articles by Paras Singh
The new landfill sites will have deep pits and multiple layers to prevent contamination.
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi plans to hire a consultant for ₹62 crore to help mechanically clean and scrub 1,400km of arterial roads in the city. The consultant will be responsible for dividing the roads into zones, preparing estimates, finalising bids, and overseeing the project's implementation over the next 10 years. The project aims to achieve 100% wall-to-wall mechanical sweeping of roads and improve sanitation services in the city. The total expenditure over the next decade is estimated to be around ₹19,466 crore.
The contract of a private concessionaire tasked with collecting waste from neighbourhoods in central, south and southeast Delhi runs out in November
A hotel within Pragati Maidan complex will help minimise traffic disruptions and logistic challenges during large-scale events like the G20 Summit in the future
MCD data reveals that more than 50% of the sanctioned posts for gardeners are currently lying vacant
Arvinder Singh Lovely said that the conditions in which the party has to fight its battle, there is no scope for tussles
New Delhi plans to plant 200,000 tulip bulbs this winter, up from 123,000 last year, covering a larger area. The New Delhi Municipal Council has issued tenders to purchase bulbs from the Netherlands, but aims to eventually grow its own tulips to reduce costs.
Officials said the move will be crucial to help rid the Capital of its annual waterlogging woes during the monsoon
The project involves the construction of the three underpasses by Public Works Department (PWD) at a cost of ₹59.5 crore.
Xeriscaping is designed specifically for drought-prone areas or areas where water conservation is practised
Incessant rain in Delhi led to waterlogging across the city, including in parts of Lutyens’ Delhi designated for the G20 Summit. Over 800 workers were deployed to keep arterial roads clear for delegates. The New Delhi Municipal Council addressed 19 instances of waterlogging and received a total of 70 complaints. Other areas of the city, such as Narela and Mundka, also experienced heavy waterlogging. The Delhi Traffic Police issued an advisory stating that traffic movement was affected on Rohtak Road due to waterlogging.
Officials in MCD’s horticulture department said the park will cost an estimated ₹1.2 crore, and will likely be ready by January 2024
In a post on X, the PIB's Fact Check handle said there was minor water logging in an open area after overnight rains and it was cleared swiftly
MCD said the dogs were only picked up on “urgent need basis”, and were released back at the same spot from they were picked up
An official from the lieutenant governor’s secretariat said trees adorned with marigold flowers and garlands have been designed to welcome G20 heads of States
Market associations said that footfall at some places was so low that shops downed their shutters early in the afternoon
During a spot check, HT found that deserted corridors of Connaught Place were largely occupied by few security guards and pigeons
The New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) had ordered hawkers to shut shop from Thursday itself, as restrictions come into full force in its area from Friday morning till Sunday night when the Summit ends
Animal welfare NGO, People for Animals (PFA), has accused the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) of illegally removing 1,000 community dogs from the city's streets ahead of the G20 Summit. PFA highlighted three problems: sterilised dogs were being picked up against the rules, the dogs were not being tagged, and they were being sent to far-off pounds. MCD has denied the allegations.
However, the project, expected to improve connectivity for people living in Sultanpuri, Rohini, Nangloi and Kirari, is still only half complete.
Union minister of state for foreign affairs and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi, who also attended the event, praised the artists involved in the project
MCD on August 3 issued orders saying that it will undertake a month-long drive to remove street dogs from at least 50 key locations for the G20 Summit
While they do not receive salaries, the 250 municipal councillors get ₹300 as allowance for attending the meetings of corporation and its committees.
The library’s employees have alleged that their salaries are not paid on time, and that the library has faced power cuts due to non-payment of bills.
Some of the goods nicked, such as a sensor unit for a fountain near Pragati Maidan, are as expensive as ₹2.5 lakh, but some, like nozzles, cost little
The command centre receives live video streams from more than 500 cameras and 53 smart poles across Lutyens’ Delhi.
Currently, only around 3,000 dogs are registered with MCD, according to the veterinary department, indicating low enforcement
Experts doubt the effectiveness of the measures and call for a more extensive study to tackle Delhi's monkey problem
The officials said that these teams will detect and destroy mosquito larvae, and will carry out periodic fogging drives
The project aims to provide these services to citizens who do not have direct access to online services system and reduce scope of middlemen