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Underpass project at Delhi’s Bhairon Marg set to miss its deadline

The underpass No 5 is part of the Pragati Maidan integrated transit corridor, and was first meant to have opened in December 2022

Delhi Police put up barricades at Ring Road near Bhairon Marg ahead of G-20 India Summit, in New Delhi. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 12, 2023 12:16 AM IST

Delhi EV policy draft ready, to be placed in Cabinet

The draft of the Delhi Electric Vehicle (EV) policy for 2020 is ready and will be presented to the cabinet after discussions with the state transport minister. The policy aims to combat air pollution by switching to electric buses and providing subsidies to encourage residents to switch to EVs. The new policy targets and changes have not been disclosed yet. Delhi sold 4,907 EVs in August, accounting for 9.2% of all vehicles sold in the city-state. It is important for Delhi to sustain its momentum in the EV sector and expand its ambitions, according to experts.

The Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy -- one of the flagship plans of Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government -- was aimed at fighting high levels of air pollution in the city by cutting vehicular emissions. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 09, 2023 09:59 PM IST

More immigration counters, lounge revamped at airport

The Delhi International Airport has expanded its VIP lounge facilities and increased immigration counters ahead of the G20 Summit in September. Dedicated gates and a carriageway will be reserved for delegates, and the ceremonial lounge has been refurbished. The airport has also made special arrangements for parking and clearance for the arrival of heads of state and chartered flights attending the summit.

Traffics moves past an illuminated G20 logo near the airport ahead of the G20 Summit in New Delhi. (AP)
Updated on Sep 06, 2023 11:28 PM IST

HT Interview: ‘Infra momentum will continue beyond G20,’ says Delhi LG

In an interview with HT, the LG said that coordinating efforts by many agencies was a major challenge for the G20 Summit.

Delhi LG VK Saxena at Raj Niwas, in New Delhi on Saturday. (Raj K Raj/HT)
Updated on Sep 03, 2023 04:40 AM IST

60 DTC bus routes set to be curtailed in G20 restrictions in Delhi

Buses plying on the identified routes will be partially affected for three days, September 8-10, and will hit about 13% of DTC operations

Routes will be curtailed for all buses going towards New Delhi railway station, Nizamuddin railway station, Central Secretariat, Shivaji Stadium and nearby areas, a DTC official said. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 02, 2023 02:52 AM IST

7 tech startups to help cities improve public transport under Transport4All challenge

The challenge aims to bring together cities, citizen groups, and startups to develop solutions that improve public transport to better serve the needs of all citizens

For representational purposes only. (Ravindra Joshi/ HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 01, 2023 03:35 PM IST

Revamped Dilli Haat ready for G20 visitors

Officials said red sandstone was replaced with the brickwork flooring, new energy-efficient LED lights were installed and the roof and walls have been repainted

A view of revamped Dilli Haat market ahead of G20 Summit, at INA on Wednesday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 04, 2023 12:03 PM IST

DDA flats can now be 2nd homes in Delhi after tweak in rules

An amendment in DDA’s housing regulations was approved on Tuesday during the authority’s board meeting chaired by lieutenant governor VK Saxena.

Earlier, a homeowner in Delhi and their family members could not purchase another DDA unit in the urban area of Delhi, New Delhi and Delhi Cantonment under the DDA (management and disposal of housing estates) regulation, 1968. HT earlier reported that DDA will soon remove this clause, allowing more people to apply for DDA flats. (HT Archive)
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 08:40 AM IST

Delhi’s Dwarka golf course to open by year end

The under-construction Dwarka golf course in Delhi will be the country's longest, spanning 159 acres with a total length of 7,377 yards. The course is expected to be ready by the end of the year and will feature luxury amenities such as audio-visual simulation rooms and capillary bunkers. It will also have one of the longest driving ranges in the country. The course will use MiniVerde grass for the greens and North Shore SLT for the fairway. Additionally, a nine-hole course and a six-hole chip and putt course are being developed. A luxury club and sewage treatment plants are also part of the project.

The golf course is expected to have several luxury features like audio-visual simulation rooms, capillary bunkers, and special Bermuda grass that is being used for the first time in the country, the officials said. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 26, 2023 10:27 PM IST

‘Reviving lakes, bicycle sharing, sanitation’: Projects that won cities awards

Leading with Indore, among the 66 winners in different categories, Madhya Pradesh bagged the best ‘State Award’ with winning projects from Bhopal, Jabalpur, Gwalior, and Sagar

 (Twitter Photo)
Updated on Aug 26, 2023 10:55 AM IST

G20 Summit: Tunnel to stay shut for buses, goods vehicles

The Pragati Maidan tunnel in Delhi will be partially closed during the upcoming G20 Summit, with certain sections reserved for VIP delegates. The tunnel will be shut for buses and heavy vehicles, but open for private vehicles. The tunnel has been designed to handle heavy rainfall and has multiple drainage points to prevent flooding. Water from the tunnel will be collected and pumped into the Yamuna River.

The officials said that the particular sections of the Pragati Maidan tunnel will lead directly to the parking area at Bharat Mandapam and further towards the front porch of the main G20 venue. (Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 26, 2023 12:00 AM IST

ISAC Awards: Indore wins national smart city award, MP adjudged state winner

The ISAC 2022 award had a two-stage submission process consisting of ‘Qualifying Stage’, which involved overall assessment of the city’s performance, and the ‘Proposal Stage’

President Droupadi Murmu will felicitate the winners of ISAC 2022 awards on September 27 in Indore. (Hardeep Singh Puri | Twitter)
Updated on Aug 25, 2023 05:53 PM IST

Contingency plan to shift people if Delhi faces floods during G20

If the Yamuna’s water level were to rise during the Summit, officials said they have earmarked schools and community halls that will be used as temporary camps.

A flood relief camp near the Loha Pul in July. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 11:24 PM IST

Asita East to be made G20 ready

Officials said that pumps have been installed to remove water from the upper reaches that is being diverted towards the Yamuna

A view of the Asita East near Yamuna River ITO Bridge. (Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 11:20 AM IST

DDA to make buying flats easier, may use PPP route

DDA plans to remove the clause that allows one person to bid for just one unit because it has an inventory of thousands of unsold flats

The clause was added to provide affordable housing to a larger part of the city population as well as prevent hoarding. However, the authority is looking to augment sales by attracting more buyers. (HT Archive)
Updated on Aug 19, 2023 11:11 PM IST

How 1947 changed Delhi: The evolution of city post Partition

Between 1941 and 1951, Delhi’s population shot up by 90%. These were the years when refugees from Pakistan came to India, most of them to Delhi.

What is historically known as one of the largest migration of people across borders, Partition affected Delhi the most, throwing all planning for the nation capital out of gear. (AP)
Updated on Aug 16, 2023 04:28 AM IST

Realty expert to help DDA review schemes, boost flats sale

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has hired a private marketing agency and a real estate advisor to boost sales of its unsold inventory of flats. The move comes after the DDA incurred losses of over ₹18,000 crore in the last financial year. The marketing agency will handle advertising and promotion, while the real estate advisor will conduct a market analysis to determine why the flats remain unsold and suggest measures to increase sales. The DDA is expecting suggestions including reduced prices or increased amenities to attract buyers.

DDA has incurred losses due to an unsold inventory of around 40,000 unsold flats, most of which are in Narela. (HT photo)
Updated on Aug 12, 2023 11:31 PM IST

1,130 premium DDA flats in Delhi’s Dwarka may be sold in December

The luxury society will have 14 duplex penthouses, 170 super high-income group (HIG) flats, and 946 HIG flats.

With 11 towers, this gated society will have golf course-facing penthouses, super HIG, and HIG flats, the officials said. There will also be an additional four towers with 728 EWS flats. (Representational Image/AFP)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 11:47 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Achieved most of key EV policy targets: Delhi govt

The policy had set a target of having 25% of all new vehicles registered in Delhi to be EV by 2025, and 100% of all delivery fleet as well as government vehicles to be converted to EV in the same period

The Delhi Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy, 2020 completed its three-year term on Monday. (REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:06 AM IST

At automated driving test tracks in Delhi, failures up

While the percentage dropped sharply at each centre soon after automation was introduced, percentage of those passing gradually increased

An automated driving test track at Lado Sarai in New Delhi. Since March, according to transport department data, the proportion of people clearing the test at the centre has reduced to 46% (1,768 out of 3,842) as against the 87% (4,036 in 4,640) recorded in the last three months. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 12:00 AM IST

DDA seeks permission to keep some deer at Deer Park

In June, it was decided that the 600-odd deer population at the Hauz Khas Deer Park will be shifted to the Asola Bhati sanctuary

Deer seen wandering at the AN Jha Deer Park in south Delhi’s Hauz Khas. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 05, 2023 11:20 PM IST

Haryana violence: State govt clears way for RAF camp in Nuh

The move comes five years after the home ministry approved a permanent RAF camp in the conflict-prone area in 2018

Flames rise from shops and other structures set ablaze by miscreants in Gurugram on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 02, 2023 11:51 PM IST

Subways in Delhi’s CP battle litter, stench, darkness

HT carried out a spot check at five subways at Sansad Marg, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, KG Marg, Barakhamba and Super Bazaar.

Garbage inside the Shankar Market underpass at Connaught Place in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 01, 2023 01:36 AM IST

Malviya Nagar murder: A busy park with guards, a birthday party, and murder

A 22-year-old woman was killed on Friday afternoon when the park was full of visitors, according to the guards.

The Malviya Nagar police station is just about 100 metres from the park. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 29, 2023 04:13 AM IST

Fight to save vintage car puts Delhi govt’s end-of-life drive in spotlight

On Wednesday, the Delhi high court stayed an order to scrap the vehicle, and issued a notice to the Delhi government to clarify its stance on vintage cars

Kaleem Khan with his wife Shagufta at their Okhla workshop in Delhi on Friday. (Vipin Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jul 21, 2023 11:41 PM IST

DDA begins drone survey of parks along river floodplains

The Yamuna enters Delhi near the Palla floodplains and exits the city near Jaitpur, covering an approximate distance of 52km

Officials said that certain areas along the floodplains are still inundated with as much as a foot of water, and the damage to these parks and projects can only be calculated once the water recedes further. (Vipin Kumar/ HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2023 11:26 PM IST

Economic shift to NCR suburbs: WRI-India report

The report says that NCR has seen a jump in investment, employment, and income. It suggests the setting up of an NCR economic development council.

Union minister of housing and urban affairs Hardeep Puri released the report on the second and final day of the Connect Karo 2023. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2023 11:55 PM IST

Delhi floods: People stay in Mayur Vihar camps, wait for river to recede

As the water level in the Yamuna started going down, several residents of the area returned to their homes in the floodplain to assess the damage

People in a makeshift tent at the Mayur Vihar camp, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Raj K Raj/HT)
Updated on Jul 18, 2023 11:51 PM IST

Last-mile factor crucial for Metros: Survey

The WRI survey notes that women travel shorter last-mile distances than men, but tend to pay more for the same.

According to the report, the Metro is primarily used by people aged between 19 and 35 years. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2023 12:36 AM IST

Delhi floods: Repairs at ITO barrage on track, 1 jammed gate open

The ITO regulator broke on Thursday around 7pm because of which water from the Yamuna gushed into the city

Indian Navy divers get ready to clean the silt from the gates of ITO barrage. (Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 15, 2023 11:55 PM IST
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