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Sanitation takeover by MCD planned in revamped Chandni Chowk

Plans are also afoot to reduce the number of rickshaws plying on the stretch, so to decongest the area, and introduce an online fining system using CCTV cameras to penalise vehicles found entering the stretch between 9am and 9pm, an official aware of the developments has said.

A view of the pedestrian corridor made under the Chandni Chowk redevelopment project in New Delhi.(HT PHoto)
Updated on Jun 27, 2022 05:48 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Three week deadline to complete ‘scientific pruning’ of trees in New Delhi; LG launches drive

New Delhi: Almost a month after several trees were uprooted and branches damaged during a squall in the Capital, lieutenant governor (LG) VK Saxena on Friday morning launched a New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) campaign to scientifically prune overgrown and dead branches of old trees in Connaught Place

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Published on Jun 25, 2022 12:32 AM IST

A month after unification, miles to go for promises of a leaner MCD

A leaner structure, slashed costs, uniform planning and an end to the financial crisis – the unification of Capital’s three municipal bodies a month ago promised much, but has made little headway in any of those directions, with the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) weighed down by much of the baggage that the merger was supposed to do away with, officials aware of and involved in the body’s functioning said

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Updated on Jun 26, 2022 07:18 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi govt to continue Palla floodplain project to recharge groundwater

The groundwater table in the Palla floodplains has increased by 2 metres due to the pilot project and the government will increase the recharge capacity of the project from 812 million gallons to 20,300 million gallons soon.

Image for representation only. (Sakib Ali/ HT)
Updated on Jun 24, 2022 04:06 AM IST
By, New Delhi

ITO demolition: MCD says it will build a lane in place of encroachments

On Wednesday, the MCD pressed four bulldozers, five trucks and around 30 labourers into action and removed 50 structures located on the periphery of the Qabristan, the capital’s biggest graveyard for Muslims.

A bulldozer being used to demolish illegal structures during MCD's anti-encroachment drive near ITO, in New Delhi, India.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 24, 2022 03:48 AM IST
By, New Delhi

MCD bulldozers raze 50 shops near Delhi’s largest burial ground

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Wednesday began a drive to demolish illegal structures located on the periphery of Jadid Qabristan Ahle Islam, the largest graveyard in the city, in central Delhi’s ITO, razing to ground 50 commercial structures, a civic body spokesperson said

Jadid Qabristan Ahle Islam, at ITO in New Delhi, served as a designated burial ground for those who died due to Covid-19. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 23, 2022 12:56 AM IST

Delhi civic body seeks police backup to remove encroachments from ITO graveyard

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has sought police backup to carry out a two-day anti-encroachment drive to remove alleged illegal structures on the periphery of the Jadid Qabristan Ahle Islam at ITO, Delhi’s biggest graveyard for Muslims, a spokesperson for the civic body said on Tuesday

Jadid Qabristan Ahle Islam, at ITO in New Delhi, served as a designated burial ground for those who died due to Covid-19. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 22, 2022 02:21 AM IST

Delhi meat traders seek govt help as Ghazipur abattoir shut for 22 days

With Delhi’s only legal slaughterhouse at Ghazipur staying shut for 22 days, the meat traders have approached the Delhi Minorities Commission to protect their livelihood, Mohammad Arshad Qureshi, the president of Delhi meat merchant association, said on Tuesday

The Ghazipur slaughterhouse, capital's only facility, at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border near the National Highway 24.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 22, 2022 02:59 AM IST

Delhi: Benito Juarez Marg underpass will open to traffic next Monday

The much-delayed Benito Juarez Marg underpass, which is likely to reduce congestion on Rao Tula Ram (RTR) Marg, Ring Road and Dhaula Kuan, will open to traffic next Monday (June 27), Delhi’s public works department (PWD) officials have said

There are six underpasses -- four on Mathura Road, one on Bhairon Marg, and one at the intersection of Ring Road and Bhairon Marg -- constructed as part of the project. The 1.5 km long tunnel has artwork depicting the six seasons. (ARVIND YADAV/HT PHOTO.)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jun 21, 2022 08:37 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi: Pragati Maidan corridor puzzle still a piece short

The underpass on Bhairon Marg-Ring Road junction will enable signal-free movement between the two inter state bus terminuses (ISBTs) at Sarai Kale Khan and Kashmere Gate,an official associated with the project explained.

Workers are seen at a segment at construction site.(Rahul Raut/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 19, 2022 02:19 AM IST

Monsoon ready, claims Delhi civic body, police identify waterlogging prone spots

With the June 15 deadline set for civic bodies to be “monsoon ready” whooshing by, stakeholder departments have claimed that all preparations have been made -- a claim that will be tested by the upcoming rains

Delhi traffic police has identified 211 points vulnerable to water-logging. This is a sizeable increase from just 30 such points in 2020 and 82 points identified in 2019. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 18, 2022 02:53 AM IST

Old Delhi: A huddle of dilapidated structures ready to topple anytime, say officials

The findings of the annual pre-monsoon survey by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), to identify dangerous buildings in the city, shows that nearly 80% of such buildings are in the SP-CIty zone

Police and fire brigade personnel seen at the site where a portion of a building collapsed near Khanna cinema, at Paharganj, in New Delhi on Thursday. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 18, 2022 02:11 AM IST

Delhi water crisis: Yamuna left with hardly a feet of water

HT had reported on June 12 that DJB had sent an inspection team to the Dadupur barrage where river Somb, a tributary of the Yamuna, empties into the Yamuna and the team found that the Somb water had been stopped at the barrage, prompting DJB to urge Haryana to release the water.

The Yamuna levels had reached a record low on June 8.
Updated on Jun 17, 2022 01:21 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi MCD parks with defunct borewells to be used as ground water recharge zones

Water deficient Delhi receives 617-670mm of average annual rainfall which can be used to recharge the depleting ground water resources, experts have said. However, most of it goes waste every monsoon.

Representative image. ( (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo))
Updated on Jun 17, 2022 01:31 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Next in ‘waste-to-art’: Civic park in East Delhi to showcase Indian festivals

The 2.7-acre Celebration Park will come up near Nirman Vihar Metro station, and it will feature all major festivals of the country as well as the major sporting achievements.

The Civic Centre in central Delhi, which housed the headquarters of the South and North MCDs, is the new home for the unified MCD. (File photo)
Published on Jun 16, 2022 03:20 AM IST

Delhi: MCD’s plan to build city’s tallest building scrapped after merger

Currently, the 112-metre-high Civic Centre in central, which is the MCD headquarters, is the tallest building in the city.

The Civic Centre in central Delhi, which housed the headquarters of the South and North MCDs, is the new home for the unified MCD. (File photo)
Published on Jun 16, 2022 03:07 AM IST

Delhi's Khan Market, Yashwant Place among markets on NDMC’s revamp list

Besides revamping the 50-year-old two-storey market, the NDMC will also develop a seven-storey Yashwant Place commercial complex in the vicinity of the popular shopping area.

Upadhyay said Khan market redevelopment is also in pipeline and it will taken up soon.(ANI file image)
Updated on Jun 15, 2022 02:12 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Water crisis hits Delhi’s VIP zone, residents now complain of muddy supply

According to officials aware of the matter, the council has sent an SOS to the Delhi Jal Board, saying hundreds of residents of the area have complained about “yellowish water”.

Delhi Jal Board vice-chairperson Saurabh Bharadwaj could not be reached for a comment despite repeated calls and text messages.
Updated on Jun 15, 2022 02:23 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Release Somb water to abate crisis: Delhi to Haryana

Over the past one month, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has consistently maintained that his state is releasing sufficient water to Delhi, in accordance with the water sharing agreements.

A view of the drying Yamuna at Wazirabad. (Sourced)
Updated on Jun 12, 2022 05:09 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi civic body’s vet dept issues closure notices to CR Park fish market

According to meat policy of the municipal corporation, no licence can be issued to open platforms for selling fish or meat. Similar notices were issued to the fish market in April as well, and officials back then had clarified that the notices were not linked to the purported “meat ban” during the spring Navratri festivities.

A veterinary department official on Thursday said 12 notices have been issued in CR Park while 22 such notices were issued in Dabri open platform market last month.(Shankar Narayan/HT file photo. Representative image)
Updated on Jun 11, 2022 07:14 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi: 8 deadlines later, Benito Juarez Road underpass may soon see light of day

A Public Works Department (PWD) official associated with the project said now that all construction-related work is over, workers are providing finishing touches--welding, painting and electric connections --to the underpass, which will take one more week.

The underpass under the ring road near Delhi University’s South Campus connecting Benito Juarez Marg to San Martin Marg is finally nearing completion. (HT file photo. Representative image)
Updated on Jun 11, 2022 07:19 AM IST

As shortage continues, Delhi CM Kejriwal asks Haryana to release more water

DJB has a summer target of supplying 1,000MGD water against an estimated demand of 1,380MGD. On Thursday, there was a supply shortfall of 85MGD, which increased to 100MGD by Friday

A view of the drying Yamuna at Wazirabad. (Sourced)
Updated on Jun 11, 2022 06:23 AM IST

Water crisis in Delhi: Several parts of Capital left high and dry

According to DJB, the water levels of Yamuna at Wazirabad went down to record low of 667.6ft against the normal level of 674.5ft. This is just 0.6ft above the lowest recorded level of 667ft at the Wazirabad barrage since 1965

People collect drinking water from a tanker at Sanjay Camp in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 10, 2022 03:06 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

MCD to set up 150-member response teams to better handle extreme weather events

The violent thunderstorm and squall on June 30 that caused widespread damage to trees, vehicles and civic infrastructure has made the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) reassess its disaster response capabilities and decide that 150 of its field employees will undergo training under the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to better respond to such weather events, officials in the know of the matter have said

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Updated on Jun 09, 2022 11:55 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Unification allows MCD more office room, to rent out building in Shahdara

Since the headquarters of the erstwhile East Delhi Municipal Corporation has been shifted to the Civic Centre in central Delhi, the offices of Shahdara South zone will now be moved the EDMC headquarters in Patrparganj, the zonal deputy commissioner said in an order on Tuesday.

The order comes after the MCD commissioner Gyanesh Bharti inspected the EDMC headquarters on Monday.
Updated on Jun 10, 2022 05:52 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Three new parking lots to curb traffic snarls near Punjabi Bagh park

New Delhi: The Bharat Darshan Park has added to the congestion around Punjabi Bagh crossing on the Ring Road with hundreds flocking to the park every day, leading to traffic snarls

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Updated on Jun 08, 2022 11:57 PM IST

Pragati Maidan arteries ready for traffic flow

After missing six deadlines, the Pragati Maidan integrated corridor project may finally be opened for vehicular movement before June end, according to officials associated with the project.

The underground road corridor will help decongest one of the most traffic-intensive areas in Delhi as well as roads that are marred perennially by traffic jams. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2022 11:09 AM IST
By, New Delhi

MCD’s Jan Sunwai campaign off to a slow start; only 4-5 complaints per zone

The campaign is off to a slow start with several glitches observed on the first two days itself.

The Civic Centre in central Delhi, the headquarters for the recently-unified MCD. (File photo)
Published on Jun 07, 2022 11:35 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Zero waste: Making sure nothing goes to waste at home

Gurugram's Monika Khanna Gulati takes pride in living a minimalist lifestyle and helping cultivate a rich biodiversity in her surroundings

Monika Khanna Gulati, Gurugram-based educator.
Published on Jun 05, 2022 05:19 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Three MCDs' finances merged as body looks to ensure salary parity

This could translate into salary delays for the employees of the south corporation as well, said an MCD official.

The Civic Centre in central Delhi, which housed the headquarters of the South and North MCDs, is the new home for the unified MCD. (File photo)
Published on Jun 04, 2022 01:45 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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