Snehil Sinha
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Rly to open train-themed eateries at 4 Delhi stations

The Northern Railway is set to enter the food and beverages space with four train-themed restaurants at four separate stations in Delhi as part of a revenue generating avenue, officials said on Friday

If successful, railways may look at making these restaurants operational 24x7, officials said. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 09, 2023 05:44 AM IST

LG recalls files from Delhi law department in latest flashpoint

Saxena recalled the 18 files related to courts and justice delivery due to an alleged delay in their clearance

Delhi Lt Governor VK Saxena. (File)
Updated on Dec 08, 2023 05:56 AM IST

Residents spooked over leopard pugmarks in Sainik Farms

The leopard was spotted multiple times in residential lanes last week, but has not been seen since Sunday night.

Delhi’s forest department officials have set up traps in Sainik Farms to rescue the leopard. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 07, 2023 05:43 AM IST

Delhi set to add 600 electric buses this month

With around 100-150 new electric buses being delivered every month, the government has also started phasing out the older CNG buses

Officials say that by 2025, only two cities will have more e-buses than Delhi — Shenzhen in China and Santiago in Chile. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 05:14 AM IST

Leopard spotted in Sainik Farms area in Delhi

The area is close to the Southern Ridge, a forest, which also comprises the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary

A videograb of the leopard. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 03, 2023 05:14 AM IST

Delhi logs thick layer of fog, 20 flights diverted

Delhi witnesses winter season's first dense fog day, with visibility dropping to 50 meters. Flights diverted and delayed, fog expected to continue for three days. Temperature to drop, pollution levels remain "very poor."

At 6.30 am, the visibility had dropped to 50 metres at Palam, while it was about 300 metres in Safdarjung. (Vipin Kumar/ HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 03, 2023 05:18 AM IST

DDA finalises plans to spruce up Dwarka in Delhi

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) plans to beautify and revamp Dwarka, a sub-city in southwest Delhi, including the installation of fountains and statues, as well as revamping footpaths along an 8-km stretch. Tenders for the project will be floated within the next 15 days, with the aim of awarding contracts by the end of December. The project is in response to the lack of adequate streetlights and walkable footpaths in the area, which have been a longstanding concern for residents.

The present state of footpaths near Yashobhoomi. (VipinnKumar/ HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 30, 2023 05:38 AM IST

Big weather conditions help Delhi's air

Stubble burning is nearly nil. Vehicular emissions remain a problem. But when wind speeds pick up, Delhi begins to breathe again. Monday was a case in point

For instance, the 24-hour average AQI of Delhi was 437 in the ‘severe’ category on November 9. (File Photo)
Published on Nov 28, 2023 09:10 AM IST

Showers, wind give small respite amid long spell of bad air long spell of bad air

Delhi's air quality remained in the "very poor" category on Monday, just five points away from the "severe" zone. Steady surface winds and rain in the evening helped improve the air quality to some extent. However, pollution levels have remained high for the past week, making this likely to be Delhi's most polluted November in at least eight years. The city recorded its first spell of rain since November 10, which helped ease the pollution. The air quality is expected to remain in the "very poor" category for the next few days.

Drizzle helps clear the air at Connaught Place. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 06:08 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delayed Barapullah work yet to begin despite land transfer

The construction of the 3.5km stretch of the Barapullah elevated road began in April 2015 and was slated to finish by October 2017

A view of the under-construction Barapullah flyover near Mayur Vihar on Monday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 05:36 AM IST

Toxic air continues to choke Capital’s lungs

Delhi narrowly missed setting a new air quality record as the pollution level improved slightly after being in the "severe" zone for a few hours.

Children play cricket in the open as a haze envelops New Delhi on Saturday. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 26, 2023 05:34 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Satisfied with judgment but can’t say I’m happy: Soumya’s mother

A Delhi court on Saturday awarded life imprisonment for the four accused who killed Soumya Vishwanathan on September 30, 2008

Madhavi Vishwanathan (mother of Soumya Vishwanathan) at the Saket court on Saturday. (Raj K Raj/ HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 25, 2023 10:36 PM IST

220-acre Dwarka park likely to open by March next year: DDA

The Bharat Vandana Park in Delhi, which will feature replicas of important monuments from different states, is expected to be ready for the public by March 2023. The park is being built at a cost of ₹524 crore and will have various zones including cultural and adventure sports facilities. It will also feature eco-friendly measures such as rainwater harvesting and solar power generation.

A concept photo of the Bharat Vandana Park shared by Delhi Development Authority. The park is coming up in Dwarka Sector 20. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 24, 2023 10:57 PM IST

Signature View: DDA, residents discuss evacuation plan

Lieutenant governor VK Saxena had in January asked DDA to vacate and dismantle the apartment after an IIT-Delhi report found it unsafe for habitation

As part of the agreement, DDA gave the residents time till November 30 to evacuate the premises. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 24, 2023 05:06 AM IST

DDA launches 5 crore duplex penthouses in Dwarka

These penthouses, which will be four-bedroom duplex apartments with a plinth area of 424 sqm, will come up in Dwarka Sector 19B

A sample Penthouse flat inside the newly constructed DDA flats at Sector 19B, Dwarka. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 23, 2023 05:38 AM IST

Delhi air quality worsens again, stays ‘very poor’

The AQI was slightly worse than the 348 recorded on Monday, and significantly higher than the 301 on Sunday

A hazy morning near Mahipalpur in Delhi on Tuesday. (Parveen Kumar/ HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 22, 2023 06:06 AM IST

Policy to run cab-like buses in Delhi notified

It is likely fill the gap between the demand and supply for premium bus transport services in Delhi by engaging private operators and aggregators

Interested aggregators can now apply for their license by submitting details to the transport department. Once a license is granted, the aggregator will have to start their service within 90 days. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 22, 2023 06:18 AM IST

Roadblocks cleared for Delhi’s Barapullah phase 3

As part of the third phase of the Barapullah project, Mayur Vihar will be connected to Sarai Kale Khan via a 3.5km flyover

The project will improve connectivity between east, south, and New Delhi and decongest Nizamuddin Bridge, Bhairon Marg, and Ashram Chowk on Ring Road. (HT Archive)
Published on Nov 18, 2023 10:44 PM IST

Kejriwal to party workers: Our Lok Sabha campaign starts now

Party chief Arvind Kejriwalasked all party workers to go from door to door and expose the alleged corruption of the ruling BJP

Delhi chief minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal addresses a party workers’ congregation in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 18, 2023 05:32 AM IST

AAP minister makes new charge against chief secy

Delhi's Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) has been accused of signing an agreement to benefit a company co-founded by the chief secretary's son. The hospital denies any wrongdoing. This comes after previous allegations of impropriety against the chief secretary. The government and senior bureaucrats have been at odds for months. The vigilance minister has recommended the removal of the chief secretary and a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation. The agreement allegedly gives the company unrestricted access to valuable datasets and free commercial space. The founders' experience and expertise have also been questioned.

Chief secretary Naresh Kumar did not respond to requests for a comment but has in recent days, in the context of the land deal allegations, welcomed an investigations, calling the allegations “a conspiracy by vested interests”. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 18, 2023 05:14 AM IST

Cameras in Delhi to check entry of polluting vehicles from 2024

Officials said that most trucks that enter the city illegally come through the smaller entry points that are difficult to manually monitor

Since the Grap 4 norms were enforced on November 5, transport officials have penalised an average of 50 trucks daily and about 120 private vehicles that come under BS3 and BS4 categories, officials added. (Amit Sharma)
Updated on Nov 16, 2023 05:58 AM IST

Delhi’s air back in ‘severe’ zone as smoke, slow winds trap pollutants

The surge in pollution follows an upswing in the number of stubble fires in upwind Punjab over the past few days.

Residents of Delhi-NCR have started wearing masks to protect themselves from pollution and smog in the morning, in Noida on Wednesday. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 16, 2023 02:53 AM IST

Air may get worse on Diwali day in Delhi: CPCB

According to the forecast, the AQI would reach “very poor” on Sunday and further fall to “severe” on November 13.

This year, between November 2 and November 9, the Capital lives through its longest and most severe stretch of air pollution when the AQI was above 390 for a record eight consecutive days. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 12, 2023 04:49 AM IST

Delhi pollution: Several areas in national capital in severe category

Delhi’s average air quality index (AQI) plunged to 468 from 392 Thursday due to unfavourable northwesterly air that brings pollutants from the stubble fires.

Air pollution in Delhi plunged into severe category for the first time this season. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 04, 2023 02:09 AM IST

Electric shuttle service for Delhi govt employees from November 3

The service will have six routes — four for central government employees and two for state government employees

The special shuttle service is being introduced to curtail air pollution in the Capital. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PhotoHindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 03, 2023 06:04 AM IST
By, New Delhi

69 diesel buses sent back from ISBTs, Delhi borders

69 diesel-run buses were apprehended and stopped from entering Delhi on Wednesday for not complying with BS6 standards. These buses were asked to return to their respective depots without picking up passengers.

The luxury bus services of Haryana Roadways, which consists of Volvo buses, had to be shut after the ban on diesel vehicles below the BS-6 norm kicked in across Delhi on Wednesday. (Parveen Kumar/ HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 02, 2023 05:56 AM IST

As AQI climbs, Delhi govt admits next fortnight will be crucial

Construction activities within a kilometre of a pollution hotspot will be banned if the air quality index (AQI) remained over 400

A smoggy morning in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 02, 2023 01:13 AM IST

Unfit vehicles pass PUC test, no set norms in Delhi

In Delhi, it appears to be easy to obtain a pollution under control (PUC) certificate for vehicles, even if they exceed emission limits. An investigation found that four out of five PUC centres did not conduct the necessary checks mandated by the Delhi transport department. The PUC test for diesel vehicles measures smoke density, which should not exceed 0.7 per metre for BS-6 vehicles. The investigation found that many unfit vehicles were passing the test, highlighting gaps in the regulation of PUC centres. The Delhi Traffic Police has issued 158,762 challans to owners of vehicles without PUCs so far this year.

A visibly polluting vehicle on the streets of Delhi. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 20, 2023 10:53 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi parks to get archery, shooting infra

Officials said that some of the DDA parks have lots of open spaces that can be utilised for these activities

The facilities will be set up in Vasant Vatika in Vasant Vihar, the park opposite Lady Shri Ram college, Swarn Jayanti Park in Rohini, Gulabi Bagh in Shastri Park, Paschim Vihar district park, a park at Dwarka Sector-6 and District Park Janak Puri. (HT Archive)
Updated on Oct 14, 2023 05:30 AM IST

DDA teams to facilitate evacuation of Signature View Apartments

DDA has started the process of hiring a consultant for a pre-demolition survey at the building which was declared dangerous for residential purposes.

The Signature View Apartment in Mukherjee Nagar were declared unfit for residential purposes due to their deteriorating condition. Portions of roofs and lintels had caved in at various flats. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 11, 2023 05:32 AM IST
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