Pawan Pandita heads HT’s news coverage in Noida and Ghaziabad, where he covers health, traffic, transport, and local politics. A journalist for more than two decades, he has worked in Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
Articles by Pawan Pandita
Insecurity has also pervaded the Jatavs, another minority community in the area, following the assault in Bisada on Mohammad Ikhlaq and his son on Monday.
The number of dengue cases is rising, but the authorities have hardly taken any concrete steps to check the outbreak.
The district magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar has written to the chairman of Noida authority to implement the decisions taken at the meeting of the chief secretary regarding toll issues on the Delhi-Noida-Direct (DND) Flyway.
A man mistook a neuro disorder for dental pain and got 11 teeth extracted.
Vacant plots turned into dumping grounds, a weekly vegetable market that is doing more harm than good, porosity that makes it unsafe and the absence of a community centre describes the state of affairs in the posh Sector 48 of Noida, developed over a decade ago.
The Uttar Pradesh police has decided to start conducting forensic examinations of accident sites and vehicles from February next year. The police will use a new software for analysing the date.
The response for applications to the NCR autorickshaw service is far below expectations. The NCR conformity conditions deter many auto drivers
Traffic police to discuss HT’s suggestions on road safety, development authority to impart traffic education.
Noida has the best roads in the NCR. But it has the worst traffic movement. Traffic signals not being followed by commuters, police personnel deputed at the intersections caught napping
The nearly five lakh vehicles that ply in Noida during rush hours have long been clogging the city’s seven major intersections. This is because there are only 122 traffic police personnel to man the heavy vehicular flow at these intersections.
If commuters complain that the hallmarks of a good public transport system — accessibility, safety, affordability, reliability and last mile connectivity — are missing in Noida, they are not wrong.
When it comes to parking of vehicles at unauthorised spots, everybody is a culprit in Noida. Be it government officials, residents, traders or those working in industries. There is hardly any road, lane or bylane in the city that does not have vehicles parked on them.
Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha, a Hindu right-wing group, has invited cine stars Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Saif Ali Khan to marry their spouses as per Hindu rites in its “Ghar Wapsi” programme to be held on Valentine Day.