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Kejriwal inaugurates ‘India’s largest C&D waste plant’ in Delhi’s Burari

The Delhi chief minister said the plant will help boost the Capital’s construction and demolition waste processing capacity

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in Jahangirpuri in New Delhi on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 09, 2023 05:46 AM IST

Nov deadline for Delhi’s Nehru Park cycle track, says NDMC

The work on the construction of the 2.7km long track itself along the periphery of Nehru Park in Chanakyapuri has been completed

NDMC will also develop cycle crossing tracks along Vinay Marg, Satya Marg, Niti Marg, and Panchsheel Marg. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 07, 2023 06:20 AM IST

469 cr imposed in fines since 2017: Delhi sealing panel to SC

These penalties include levies related to regularisation, conversion charges, one-time parking charges, and registration charges

The monitoring committee was set up in 2006 to identify unauthorised structures and check misuse of properties in Delhi. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 05, 2023 05:54 AM IST

Lagging on work at Okhla landfill: Delhi CM Kejriwal

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said the December 2023 deadline announced by him to clear the mound of garbage is likely to be missed

Spread over an area of 62 acres, the Okhla landfill site had 60 lakh tonnes of legacy waste in July 2019 when the biomining project was first started on the orders of the green court. (ANI)
Updated on Oct 05, 2023 01:24 AM IST

Delhi: Mukherjee Nagar PGs in violation of bylaws, finds survey

A senior municipal official overseeing the door-to-door survey said that 104 PG units have been earmarked

Civic body officials said notices are being served to 104 PG units for alleged violation of laws. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Updated on Oct 04, 2023 06:34 AM IST

PWD to digitally inventorise arterial roads in Delhi

The agency will make use of network survey vehicles to map the current condition of its 1,440km arterial road network

The exercise is expected to be completed in 90 days and will cost around <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.11 crore, the officials said. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 03, 2023 05:34 AM IST

MCD to set up glass-themed park near LSR

Senior civic officials aware of the details said the Fantasy Kingdom park will be MCD’s first to showcase public art exhibits made out of glass.

The 10-acreFantasy Kingdom Park will feature replicas of animals, birds, plants, flowers and other decorative articles --- all made of waste glass. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 03, 2023 05:37 AM IST

AAP, top official spar over ‘scam’ at Delhi Covid care centre

The matter pertains to the development of 10,000-bed centre Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre & Hospital

The facility at the time was 1,700 feet long, 700 feet wide—roughly the size of 20 football fields—and had 200 enclosures with 50 beds each. (HT Archive)
Updated on Oct 02, 2023 05:48 AM IST

MCD to initiate 10.7cr revamp of Naini Lake in north Delhi

Officials said that the revamp will include horticulture landscaping, musical fountains and lighting

Officials said that groundwater will be utilised to rejuvenate Naini Lake. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 02, 2023 05:42 AM IST

Delhi PG fire: MCD orders survey to check for violations

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has started a survey of all paying guest accommodations in the Civil Lines zone after a fire broke out in a women's PG accommodation. MCD will focus on the norms of the Delhi Master Plan 2021 and the height of buildings during the survey. There are no specific norms for operating a PG facility in residential areas and the corporation does not issue PG licenses. MCD has said that if the height of the PG building is more than 9m and accommodates more than 20 people, a fire NOC is mandatory.

A view outside the PG in Mukherjee Nagar where a fire broke out on Wednesday, in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 10:47 PM IST

Soon, RFID-based payment system at Delhi’s parking lots

The system, which uses cashless and paperless transactions, will be deployed at 22 parking lots run by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi

MCD currently operates 415 parking lots with an estimated parking space for 51,000 vehicles. (HT Archive)
Published on Sep 28, 2023 10:45 PM IST

NDMC to install 350 new EV charging stations

An NDMC official said that the existing charging stations were installed primarily to cater to EVs of government departments and agencies

At present, 100 EV charging stations are currently operational in New Delhi region. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 05:30 AM IST

Delhi dengue cases cross 3,000 for year, worst since 2015

In 2015, Delhi logged 15,867 cases and 60 deaths in an unusual spike driven by a particularly virulent strain of the disease

Dengue cases usually spike in September and October, which means the numbers will likely swell for a few more weeks, till temperatures begin to drop. (Sakib Ali /HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 09:00 AM IST

MCD House approves Gandhi Nagar Market revamp

The councillors, however, decided to postpone moves to levy a compensatory regulatory charge to clear building plans in south and east Delhi

The MCD House meeting on Tuesday witnessed chaos over a censure motion moved against BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 05:38 AM IST

MCD to replace 59,000 streetlight bulbs with LEDs in Delhi

There are 59,579 high pressure sodium lights and 31,381 LED lights on 1,440km roads in the Capital with an annual bill of ₹110 crore

The civic body has opined that the MCD, which already maintains a network of around 800,000 street lights in the inner colony roads, take up maintenance of lights on arterial roads. (ANI)
Published on Sep 25, 2023 11:36 PM IST

162 crore revamp for Delhi’s biggest garments hub

The redevelopment, which will be done out in two phases, will be carried on the lines of a Chandni Chowk market

Gandhi Nagar wholesale cloth market in New Delhi. The first phase of the revamp project will include development of two new multilevel parking lots, overhaul of road and drainage infrastructure, a new fire safety system as well as deployment of golf carts for last-mile connectivity. The second phase will focus on beautification and facade enhancement. (HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 25, 2023 11:35 PM IST

G20 over, next at Pragati Maidan: Biggest trade fair Delhi has hosted

Drawing from the G20 Summit, the theme of this year’s India International Trade Fair will be “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam - United by Trade”

Krishan Kumar, the deputy general manager overseeing the trade fair, said this is the first time that all 14 halls of the complex will be occupied. (ANI)
Updated on Sep 26, 2023 06:53 AM IST

4 years past deadline, MCD yet to clear Delhi’s landfills

An MCD report dated July 31 notes that it has cleared 8,999,000 tonne of legacy waste — less than a third of the original 28,000,000 tonne.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) in 2019 ordered that the Capital’s legacy waste dumps be cleared within a year. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 11:44 PM IST

Delhi’s first engineered landfill site to begin ops Nov-end

Delhi's first engineered landfill site in Tehkhand is expected to be operational by the end of November. The site will be used for disposing of ashes and burnt material from waste-to-energy plants. The landfill has been developed in a scientific manner with measures to prevent contamination and has a capacity of 9.6 lakh tonnes of waste. It will be operational for approximately 7-8 years. The site is located next to the Tehkhand WtE plant, and ashes will be transferred directly from the plant to the landfill.

Delhi's first engineered landfill site at Okhla. The landfill will be used for disposing of the ashes generated after the processing the waste at the Okhla and Tehkhand waste-to-energy plants. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 22, 2023 11:23 PM IST

Second engineered landfill in Delhi soon

The new landfill sites will have deep pits and multiple layers to prevent contamination.

New Delhi, India - July 10, 2023: A view of Taimoor Nagar Drain filled with garbage in New Delhi, India, on Monday, July 10, 2023. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)**To go with the story by Paras (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 03:52 AM IST

MCD to appoint expert for road sanitation work in Delhi

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 civic body currently has a fleet of 52 mechanical road sweepers, while the city’s inner colony road network (5-60ft) is cleaned daily by 50,000 sanitation workers. (HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 20, 2023 11:54 PM IST

Garbage mess likely for several Delhi areas

The contract of a private concessionaire tasked with collecting waste from neighbourhoods in central, south and southeast Delhi runs out in November

From November onwards, the garbage lifting and transportation will be stopped completely by the existing operator, said an MCD official. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 11:58 PM IST

ITPO to develop 5-star hotel at Pragati Maidan in Delhi

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

The initial redevelopment plan for Pragati Maidan in 2019 envisaged a state-of-the-art private hotel, built over a 3.7-acre site at the complex, but the idea failed to materialise following the onset of Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, officials said. (ANI)
Updated on Sep 19, 2023 11:57 PM IST

Acute shortage of gardeners to maintain Delhi’s 15,000 parks

MCD data reveals that more than 50% of the sanctioned posts for gardeners are currently lying vacant

The MCD park at Pocket B , Mayur Vihar Phase-2, in New Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 18, 2023 01:40 AM IST

Lovely takes charge as Delhi Congress chief: ‘Will revive party’

Arvinder Singh Lovely said that the conditions in which the party has to fight its battle, there is no scope for tussles

Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely at the party office on Thursday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Published on Sep 14, 2023 11:30 PM IST

NDMC to procure 200,000 tulip bulbs, most ever

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.

Tulips in full bloom at Rashtrapati Bhawan in January. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 13, 2023 11:36 PM IST

Process begins to hire experts for Delhi’s drainage basins

Officials said the move will be crucial to help rid the Capital of its annual waterlogging woes during the monsoon

Officials said the experts will help formulate flood mitigation in wake of the flooding experience in July earlier this year. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Published on Sep 12, 2023 11:12 PM IST

Mukarba Chowk underpass project in Delhi to miss October deadline

The project involves the construction of the three underpasses by Public Works Department (PWD) at a cost of ₹59.5 crore.

IGL and power discom Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (DDL) said that the work of shifting utilities would begin soon.(Representative image)
Published on Sep 12, 2023 11:11 PM IST

MCD to develop city’s first Xeriscape garden--dry landscape park in E Delhi

Xeriscaping is designed specifically for drought-prone areas or areas where water conservation is practised

The plants commonly used in xeriscaping are xerophytes in nature, meaning they can survive in areas with limited water. (HT Archive)
Published on Sep 12, 2023 11:08 PM IST

Amid rain, 800 NDMC workers deployed to keep roads clear of water

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.

Amid rain, 800 NDMC workers deployed to keep roads clear of water
Updated on Sep 10, 2023 11:28 PM IST
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