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NDMC parking fee hike in Delhi leads to rows

NDMC had not issued updated parking slips featuring the revised rates, making commuters apprehensive about deception to refuse payment

Under the new parking fee slab, four-wheelers are charged <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>40 per hour with a maximum of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>200 per day, while two-wheelers are charged <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20 per hour. In the case of multilevel parking sites, the charges are <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20 for up to four hours for cars and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10 for up to four hours for two-wheelers. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 15, 2023 05:14 AM IST

Gasping Capital to ration vehicles

The odd-even scheme, first implemented in Delhi in 2016 and repeated in 2017 and 2019, has been a matter of debate.

Commuters on a road amid low visibility due to smog in New Delhi. Pollution levels in Delhi-NCR on Monday morning were recorded around seven to eight times above the government-prescribed safe limit.(PTI)
Published on Nov 07, 2023 05:46 AM IST

If MLAs are jailed, we will hold our cabinet meets at Tihar, says AAP

The Delhi government is prepared to run from Tihar jail if Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is arrested, said Delhi cabinet ministers.

The Aam Admi Party (AAP) legislative group meeting on Monday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 07, 2023 04:49 AM IST

Odd-even: Anti-pollution measure triggers debate

No comprehensive study backs the step in its efficacy to curb vehicular pollution. It was first implemented in Delhi in 2016 and repeated in 2017 and 2019

Delhi’s average air quality index has remained in severe category for the past five days. (Sunil Ghosh)
Updated on Nov 07, 2023 06:04 AM IST

MCD plans plastic waste processing plant in Delhi

A senior municipal official associated with the project said the volume and light weight of plastic waste makes it difficult to transport

Delhi is currently biomining its three landfill sites at Ghazipur, Okhla and Bhalswa. (HT Archive)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 01:08 AM IST

NDMC plans revamp of Shivaji Stadium terminus in Delhi

An NDMC official said that the terminus will be a first-of-its-kind integration of commercial space in Delhi-NCR

An artist’s impression of the redeveloped bus terminus. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 12:59 AM IST

Grap 4 imposed in Delhi, curbs on diesel vehicles as AQI dips to 'severe plus'

The move comes as Delhi's air quality remains in the "severe" zone for the fourth consecutive day.

New Delhi, India - Nov. 5, 2023: Thick layer of smog on Tilak Marg near Supreme Court as Delhi's air quality remains very poor, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, November 5, 2023. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 04:30 AM IST

South, east Delhi to pay more for getting building plans approved

The MCD’s approval means that the fee will now be levied across the city with immediate effect, as it was earlier charged only in areas of north Delhi

Earlier, the charges were in place only in six zones of former North MCD — Keshavpuram, Civil Lines, Rohini, Karol Bagh City Sadar Paharganj, Narela — since November 2020, when the civic body was trifurcated. (HT Archive)
Updated on Nov 02, 2023 02:34 AM IST

MCD clears 54 proposals amid chaos during meet

HT on October 25 had reported that 147 major MCD policy decisions are stuck due to non-formation of the standing committee.

Mayor Shelly Oberoi addresses the MCD house on Tuesday amid ruckus on Tuesday. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 01, 2023 02:59 AM IST

To prevent garbage crisis, Delhi civic body to extend lifting agency contract

Delhi’s MCD areas comprise 12 zones and 250 wards, which cumulatively produce around 11,000 tonnes of garbage every day

The central zone, with 25 wards, produces around 1,000 tonnes of waste daily. (HT Archive)
Updated on Oct 30, 2023 06:34 AM IST

MCD likely to open reading rooms in its unused spaces in Delhi

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi plans to convert unutilised properties and vacant land into community reading rooms for underprivileged people.

MCD has already converted many of its closed dhalao sites into mini-libraries, with the last such site being inaugurated in Kirari in north Delhi on September 17. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 27, 2023 05:04 AM IST

Delhi: Gurmukhi road signs littered with errors

The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has been criticized for misspelling road names in Gurmukhi, the Punjabi script, on signage in the city.

Signage on Jai Singh Road. In Gurmukhi, the road’s name is spelled as “Jai Saghi Road”. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 26, 2023 06:12 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Proposal to regularise services of 3,000 mosquito breeding checkers in Delhi

Proposal to recruit 3,112 DBCs as multi-task staff moved for final assent by the House of councillors

Proposal to regularise services of 3,000 mosquito breeding checkers in Delhi
Updated on Oct 25, 2023 06:02 AM IST

Grap: Parking fee hike yet to be implemented in Delhi

A senior official of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) associated with parking management said that the civic body would need approval from the House of councillors

MCD operates 403 parking lots across the city out of which 390 are surface parking sites while 13 are multilevel parking sites. (Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 25, 2023 05:54 AM IST

MCD stalemate: 147 civic projects await panel’s nod

Among the 147 policy decisions pending the standing committee’s approval are also those that have a direct bearing on the civic body’s revenue

The MCD is yet to constitute the Standing Committee, which controls the civic body’s purse strings and approves policies before they are approved by the House of councillors. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 25, 2023 01:40 AM IST

MCD plans cafeteria, play zone at Roshanara Bagh

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi is planning to add new features to the Roshanara Bagh, including a watch tower, play zone, and cafeteria. Work on reviving the lake is already underway and is expected to be completed by December.

Work on reviving the lake inside the garden is already underway. (HT Archive)
Updated on Oct 24, 2023 06:44 AM IST

Officials’ absence at bad air meet in Delhi highlights compliance challenge

Delhi's air quality crisis worsens as AQI surpasses 300, but environment minister's review meeting goes unattended by senior officials.

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai during a high-level meeting on pollution in New Delhi on Monday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 24, 2023 12:22 AM IST

Govt marks 8 new pollution hot spots in Delhi

The new areas, which join the existing 13 hot spots, are Shadipur, ITO, Mandir Marg, Nehru Nagar, Patparganj, Sonia Vihar, Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, and Moti Bagh.

Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai during a high level meeting on air pollution in New Delhi on Monday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 24, 2023 05:52 AM IST

Capital rolls out steps to combat pollution crisis

Measures include deploying more police personnel, using dust suppressants, and encouraging the use of public transport.

A haze covers the signature bridge in New Delhi. (ANI)
Updated on Oct 24, 2023 04:45 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Kejriwal inaugurates 3-lane flyover for signal-free Sarai Kale Khan-ITO commute

Delhi CM Kejriwal inaugurated a new three-lane flyover at Sarai Kale Khan, which will provide signal-free movement for commuters traveling from ITO to Ashram.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and PWD minister Atishi at the inauguration of Sarai Kale Khan flyover in Delhi on Sunday. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 23, 2023 03:42 AM IST

15 years after journalist’s murder, parts of key Delhi stretch still poorly lit

During a spot check on Wednesday, HT found that several of the street lights on this stretch were not operational

A dark patch on Nelson Mandela Marg on Wednesday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 19, 2023 08:11 AM IST

Second carriageway of Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan flyover to open October 22

Work of the three-lane flyover is 100% complete and beautification work is now being undertaken, said public works department officials

During the spot check at Sarai Kale Khan flyover on Tuesday afternoon, HT saw that trial runs were being conducted to assess the structure. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 18, 2023 05:22 AM IST

Late night processions recurring nightmare for southeast Delhi residents

Despite a wide band of fines in place to penalise violations of noise pollution norms, transgressions pick up sharply during Navratri, Durga Puja and Diwali

Representational image. (AFP File Photo)
Published on Oct 16, 2023 08:02 AM IST

Stringent rules, steep fines to check breach of guidelines at Delhi’s Bharat Mandapam

According to officials, authorities are seeking to apply the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act to ensure the upkeep of the centre

The booking policy order issued by ITPO said that the event organisers would be held liable for violations or misconduct by their staff, vendors or guests. (AP)
Updated on Oct 12, 2023 05:28 AM IST

ITPO announces rules, tariff for hosting events at Delhi’s Bharat Mandapam

The India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) has announced the booking policy and tariff rates for the new International Exhibition cum Convention Centre (IECC) in Delhi. The facility, known as "Bharat Mandapam", hosted the G20 Summit in September. The venue can accommodate small meetings of 50 people up to gatherings of over 7,000 people. It is available for conferences, trade promotion events, seminars, and symposiums, but not for wedding functions or parties. The full-day booking tariffs range from ₹40,000 for a meeting hall to ₹25 lakh for a multifunctional hall.

The facility, which has been pegged as one of India’s biggest MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions) destinations, is built over 123 acres. (ANI)
Updated on Oct 12, 2023 05:20 AM IST

MCD to create bio-fence around its 3 landfill sites

The process to develop bio-fences was a part of a National Green Tribunal order in October 2022 for the upkeep of the landfill sites

MCD plans to create the bio-fence to prevent outflow of dust and pollutants from the sites. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 11, 2023 06:02 AM IST

In the works since 2010, Jangpura parking still unfinished

Ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG), the unified MCD had commissioned nine such parking projects in the city, including the one in Jangpura

The three-storey underground parking project, with a holding capacity of 308 vehicles, is located near Jangpura block-A and Jangpura Extension in south Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 11, 2023 05:30 AM IST

Six coaching units in Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar shut

The civic body has also issued show cause notices to 259 such units for alleged violations of building bye-laws and Master Plan of Delhi (2021)

The drive after a July 25 direction by the Delhi high court in the wake of a June 15 blaze at a coaching centre in Mukherjee Nagar — which resulted in the injury of 61 students. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Updated on Oct 10, 2023 05:34 AM IST

Munak breach repaired, water supply in Delhi to be regular soon

This is the second time in the last four months that the walls of the canal breached near the same location

Repair work on Munak canal in Sonepat on Monday. (HT photo)
Updated on Oct 10, 2023 05:30 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Repair work at Haryana water canal on, normalcy by Tuesday: Delhi Jal Board

The cause for the breach, which has affected the supply of raw water to parts of the Capital, is yet to be ascertained

HT Image
Updated on Oct 09, 2023 06:00 AM IST
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