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Cycle track from New Moti Bagh to Raisina Hill in Delhi likely by 2024

The civic body received the approval of the Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (planning and engineering) Centre (UTTIPEC), the infrastructure planning arm of Delhi Development Authority (DDA), in January; it plans to complete the project in 12 months.

While several government agencies are working on plans to create bicycle lanes , the lack of road safety features for pedestrians and cyclists remains one of the major concerns for the commuters. (HTArchive)
Updated on Mar 25, 2023 04:38 AM IST

Delhi: Minor girl raped by MCD school peon, 3 others

The peon of a municipal school in east Delhi allegedly sedated, abducted and raped a 10-year-old girl along with three accomplices, police said on Thursday, announcing the arrest of the main suspect while the other accused are still to be traced.

The girls had gone to a village fair when they were allegedly raped. (Representative Image)
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 01:27 AM IST
ByShiv Sunny and Paras Singh, New Delhi

As Delhi high court defers hearing, MCD Budget clearance in doubt

The elected House of the councillors could not hold a fresh meeting until April 24, since the high court was yet to decide a challenge to the elections to the powerful Standing Committee

A senior municipal corporation official said that the civic body has written to the Delhi government on Thursday seeking a special permission to hold the Budget session before March 31, 2023. (HT Archive)
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 04:55 AM IST

Delhi girl raped: Security lapses in civic schools were flagged in 2019

Four years on, the now unified Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is yet to address this concern, and has in the past cited a lack of funds or unavailability of sanctioned posts for guards as the reason behind the lack of security measures at their schools

This lacklustre approach to school security was brought into sharp focus on Thursday, when Delhi Police announced that it had arrested a peon for the rape of a 10-year-old girl in east Delhi’s Gharoli. (Representative image)
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 01:54 AM IST

Delhi’s water supply from Ganga canal hit as Jal Board warns of tough days ahead

Water from the Upper Ganga Canal accounts for 26.5% of the daily water needs of the national capital, and feeds two water treatment plants of the DJB, Sonia Vihar and Bhagirathi, which cater to areas in east, and north-east Delhi, and some colonies in south Delhi.

Several areas in north, central and south Delhi were already facing water supply issues due to low levels of water in the Yamuna as well as higher ammonia content in the river water leading to inadequate treatment and production of water at the Chandrawal and Wazirabad plants. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 01:52 AM IST

Delhi Budget: 6-point plan to clean Yamuna amid proposal to expand sewer network

According to the government’s plan, over the next year there will be a 41% rise in Delhi’s sewage treatment capacity from the existing 632MGD to 890MGD, and 570 new unauthorised colonies will be added to sewage network.

Under the Yamuna cleaning programme, the government also plans to increase the sewer connectivity up to 100% households via the chief minister’s Free Sewer Connection Scheme. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 23, 2023 03:55 AM IST

Delhi Budget: 1,400km roads to get a makeover in transport push

Finance minister Kailash Gahlot during his address called the upgrade plan the “biggest effort in the history of any Indian city” to improve road infrastructure.

The revamp forms a key pillar of the Budget’s theme of a “Saaf, Sundar and Adhunik Shahar”. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 23, 2023 03:46 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi Budget: Govt to boost water supply by 25% by March 2025

The Capital will aim to boost its water production from the current 995MGD (million gallons per day) to 1,240MGD by March 2025, Gahlot said, outlining a two-pronged approach to achieve this target

In its Economic Survey released on Monday, the government said the Delhi Jal Board’s production capacity had increased 13% in 10 years. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:00 AM IST

Delhi Budget: ‘Will work with MCD to clear garbage mounds’, says Kailash Gahlot

The Delhi government earlier vowed that the Okhla landfill will be cleared by December this year, the Bhalswa landfill by March 2024 and the Ghazipur landfill by December 2024.

Over the past month, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and mayor Shelly Oberoi have inspected bio-mining work at the Okhla and Bhalswa landfills. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 23, 2023 03:48 AM IST

Delhi Budget: MCD allocation up, bucks 3-year trend

Finance minister Kailash Gahlot said the state government will provide a total financial assistance of ₹8,241 crore in the budget estimates for 2023-24

While delivering the budget on the theme of a “clean, beautiful, and modern city”, finance minister Kailash Gahlot said the state government will work “hand in hand with the MCD”. (HT Archive)
Updated on Mar 23, 2023 01:15 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Explained: Who to blame for the first delay in tabling Delhi budget in 30 years?

Delhi government said that the files related to the Budget were sent on March 10; that they were forwarded by LG with some queries and returned by MHA on March 17.

Who is to blame for delay in tabling annual Delhi Budget?. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 22, 2023 08:45 AM IST

‘Tough steps’: Kejriwal praises Punjab govt on handling Amritpal Singh case

More than 114 Waris Punjab De members have been arrested in Punjab, while five members have been charged under the National Security Act, 1980, and moved to a jail in Assam’s Dibrugarh.

Delhi chief minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal (PTI/AAP Twitter)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 04:16 PM IST

Chirag Delhi flyover work to continue at night: Govt

Repairs at the Chirag Delhi flyover will now be carried out round the clock in order to minimise the closure period and ease traffic in the region, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday

Traffic jam in Chirag Delhi in New Delhi on Monday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 11:50 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi’s South Campus skywalk likely to open next month

Various access points to the skywalk’s staircase were roped off, forcing pedestrians, including Delhi University students, to jaywalk on Benito Juarez Marg and San Martin Marg

A spot check by HT this week showed the gates of the skywalk (along the Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus Metro station) were locked and security guards deployed to prevent the entry of the people on the elevated section. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 17, 2023 11:36 PM IST

Delhi: Traffic chaos spills over to internal colony roads

The closure kicked in on Sunday evening, when the Delhi public works department (PWD) shut the Nehru Place to IIT Delhi carriageway of the Chirag Delhi flyover for 25 days to allow structural repairs

Representational image.
Updated on Mar 17, 2023 04:06 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Long snarls continue to blight Delhi commuters

Navigation tools such as Google Maps showed deep red lines across multiple stretches, particularly during the evening peak hours

HT Image
Published on Mar 15, 2023 11:39 PM IST
ByLeena Dhankhar and Paras Singh, New Delhi/gurugram

Amid Chirag Delhi snarls, PWD set to expedite work

Officers from the Delhi traffic police said they were manually operating the traffic lights on the stretch to ensure snarls are handled dynamically.

Workers repair expansion joints on the Chirag Delhi flyover on Wednesday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 16, 2023 06:00 AM IST
By, New Delhi

For pets, MCD's crematorium in Dwarka likely by April

The NGO overseeing the implementation of the project, Green Revolution Foundation, is also developing a memorial garden for pets called Furry Friends Forever, the officials said.

Representational Image
Updated on Mar 16, 2023 05:29 AM IST

Double whammy for Capital’s commuters

Across south and south-west Delhi, commuters were subjected to excruciating traffic jams throughout Tuesday, with the closure of a large stretch of the Delhi-Jaipur highway compounding the misery beset by the earlier shutdown of one side of the Chirag Delhi flyover.

Snarls beset nearly every arterial stretch in south and southeast Delhi on Tuesday. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photos)
Updated on Mar 15, 2023 04:46 AM IST
By, , New Delhi/gurugram

South Delhi snarls go on, cops try to contain chaos

The jam extended from 800 metres to 1 kilometre from Chirag Delhi flyover to Savitri flyover and Nehru apartments. Traffic was slow due to increased stopping time at Josip Broz Tito Marg signal.

Traffic jam at Chirag Delhi flyover in New Delhi on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 11:58 PM IST

Tenders issued for waste to art park in East Delhi

Based on the theme of Indian festivals and celebrations, the park, which will spread over an area of 2.7 acres will be located behind the V3S mall next to the Nirman Vihar Metro station

The Statue of Liberty replica at the Sarai Kale Khan Waste to Wonder Park, which is the blueprint for Celebration Park. (HT archive)
Published on Mar 14, 2023 11:40 PM IST

Chirag Delhi flyover closure: Make most of road space, issue alerts, say experts

The Public Works Department had earlier announced a 50-day plan to repair expansion joints on the flyover. In the first phase, from Sunday midnight, the Nehru Place to IIT carriageway was shut for 25 days. Once repaired, the opposite carriageway will be closed for traffic for the next 25 days.

Jam at Savitri Cinema flyover. On Monday, congestion on the Chirag Delhi flyover extended up to Nehru Place and Kalkaji with thousands of vehicles being funnelled into the narrow road beneath the flyover to be diverted to alternative routes. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 14, 2023 12:26 AM IST

Ashram flyover: Marshals deployed to halt heavy traffic

While clearing the flyover extension for reopening, Public Works Department (PWD) officials placed an overhead iron barrier at a height of 2.5 metres to discourage heavy vehicles from entering

Delhj chief minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the Ashram flyover extension on March 6. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 14, 2023 12:26 AM IST

Chirag Delhi flyover closure: Choc-a-block, ripple effects on other corridors

Most of the commuters stuck in the jam said they had few feasible alternatives, while those that took detours reported being stuck at key intersections like Moolchand, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Bhikaji Cama Place.

Heavy traffic jam near Chirag Delhi flyover that was shut for repairs on Sunday midnight. (Vipin Kumar/HT)
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 05:12 AM IST

Closure of Chirag Dilli flyover carriageway for repairs leads to traffic snarls

Commuters reported delays of 25-30 minutes in crossing the Chirag Dilli intersection due to the closure

Traffic jams began as early as 8am. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 01:25 PM IST

Key projects to ease jams near Wazirabad

The two half-underpasses and a subway near Jagatpur are key to making the busy 12-lane stretch signal-free while significantly decongesting the Burari roundabout

Construction work at one of the half-underpasses underway between Jagatpur bridge and Wazirabad chowk. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 01:40 AM IST

Traffic snarls as Chirag Delhi flyover partly shut for repairs

The repairs to the flyover will take 50 days and will involve the closing of each of the carriageways in two 25-day windows.

Repair work underway on the Chirag Delhi flyover on Sunday. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 13, 2023 04:12 AM IST

Chirag Delhi flyover to be shut for repair work from March 12. Check details

Once complete, the opposite carriageway of the flyover will be shut for another 25 days, said officials, meaning that the complete project, and consequent mess, will extend to end-April, at least.

Traffic jam at Chirag Delhi flyover near GK II, Delhi. (HT ARCHIVE)
Updated on Mar 08, 2023 04:29 AM IST
ByParas Singh and Sanjeev Jha

Ashram flyover opens to smooth traffic on day 1; real test likely from next week

A Delhi traffic police officer at the site said decongestion measures and increased deployment may be required in the coming days near Nehru Nagar and Lajpat Nagar to keep vehicular movement fluid.

The newly constructed Ashram Flyover Extension on Tuesday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 08, 2023 05:02 AM IST

Delhi water crisis due to ‘illegal’ sand mining in Haryana, says AAP's Bharadwaj

According to DJB, the Yamuna water level was at 671.5feet on Tuesday compared to the standard 674.5 ft at Wazirabad Barrage --- considered the standard for the river stretch in the capital.

Delhi Jal Board vice-chairman Saurabh Bharadwaj showed Power Point slides with satellite pictures and maps displaying bunds on the Yamuna. He claimed that dredging was going on in at least 32 locations along the river in Haryana districts of Yamunanagar and Sonepat. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 08, 2023 04:41 AM IST
ByParas Singh and Leena Dhankhar
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