The Public Works Department (PWD) in New Delhi is planning to repair 26 roads in west Delhi, spanning 30 km in length. PWD has floated a tender to hire a consultant architect to prepare a detailed project report for the plan. The aim is to strengthen and recarpet the roads using milled material from scraping. The PWD also plans to monitor the roads using artificial intelligence-based surveillance to ensure defect-free surfaces. The department has already hired an agency to conduct surveys using
Despite the allocation of Rs 705 crore in the 2022-23 budget, the Najafgarh drain in Delhi continues to remain polluted. A private consultant was hired to clean the drain, but progress was stalled due to changes in leadership overseeing the work. The drain, which joins 44 additional drains, carries untreated sewage and is a major source of pollution for the Yamuna river. Delay in crucial projects, such as the interceptor drain work, has also contributed to the problem. The removal of the lieuten
The master plan for the Dadri-Noida-Ghaziabad Investment Region (DNGIR) proposes a
o relocation policy for the existing population. Instead of displacing rural communities, the plan aims to absorb them into the industries and other sectors that will be developed in the area. The plan also focuses on improving the quality of life and creating job opportunities, particularly for farmers. The population in the region is projected to grow significantly, with a large portion expected to be engaged i
The extended weekend in Delhi led to heavy traffic and congestion at popular tourist spots such as India Gate and the zoo. The roads around India Gate and War Memorial were choked with a large number of visitors on the public holiday of Gandhi Jayanti. The zoo had to cap the number of visitors at 18,000, but the actual count was much higher, causing traffic congestion on Mathura Road. Despite the traffic, no major delays or snarls were reported, and the wildlife week at the zoo started with a fl
The sale of electric vehicles (EVs) in Delhi has seen a 20% increase in the first six months of the current fiscal year compared to the same period last year, according to data from the transport department. Meanwhile, sales of diesel vehicles have decreased by over 24% during the same period. Delhiites purchased 32,400 EVs by September 30, up from 26,936 the previous year. The interest in diesel vehicles has waned due to their higher cost and environmental impact. The Delhi government aims to r
A domestic help, who was hired by a family in New Delhi, allegedly stole cash and jewellery worth Rs 2 crore just two days after being hired. The family had hired the help through a particular agency and trusted him as he gave a reference from the same agency. The incident occurred when the family was away and the help had access to the house. The police have registered a case and are investigating the matter.
The accused has been identified as Anurag Paliwal, a resident of Govindpuri, they said. He used to run a temporary tea kiosk near the Kalkaji roundabout and was previously involved in six cases of attempt to murder, robbery and Arms Act, the police said.
In Delhi, Attenborough, known for his attention to details, used original locations, such as the Birla House, the Rashtrapati Bhavan (earlier Viceroy House) and Rajpath (now Kartavya Path), as much as possible to recreate key events including Gandhi's assassination and the funeral march of 1948, for which an army of extras were hired.
Officials said on Monday that launched in 2020, the Green War Room has state-of-the-art air quality monitoring equipment and a team of experts, including scientists and data analysts, which keeps an eye on all sources contributing to Delhi's air pollution and helps the city administration implement its action plan.
Residents of Sector Alpha 2 in Noida have complained about the unattended construction and demolition waste in the area. They claim that the waste is not being segregated and is causing a health hazard. The garbage collection company's efficiency has also been questioned, with residents stating that door-to-door waste collection is not being done on time. Garbage is lying across the sector, including in front of houses and on the streets. Residents are living in fear of diseases and have urged o
Several walls on the JNU campus in Delhi were found defaced with messages related to Indian Occupied Kashmir and Free Kashmir. The walls of the School of Language, Literature, and Cultural Studies-II were defaced with slogans, and some professors' name plates were blackened. The incident has sparked demands for an investigation by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). The ABVP also called for the installation of CCTV cameras on prominent JNU spots. The university administration did not
The completion of the Dwarka Expressway in Gurgaon is eagerly awaited by residents of new sectors. However, the redevelopment plan for the Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) is yet to take off after four years of planning. Once the expressway is operational, traffic on SPR is expected to increase, leading to concerns about accidents and congestion. Multiple proposals for the redevelopment of SPR have been made, but no concrete action has been taken. The GMDA has now prepared a rough estimate for spe
As part of the 'Swachhta Hi Sewa' campaign, events were organised at more than 500 locations by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi on Sunday. Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena offered 'shramdaan' on Jagatpuri Road from Bihari Colony to the Krishna Nagar metro station along the Shahdara Trunk Drain-1 in the Shahdara South Zone, officials said.
As part of the ongoing cleanliness drive towards a Garbage Free India, the employees of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Sunday sweept streets, mopped floors and collected trash at 90 locations across DMRCs stations, depots, residential colonies, and construction sites.
Starting from October 1, the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) will be implemented in Delhi-NCR. The GRAP is being implemented in four stages after the AQI touches 201. The third stage will be implemented when the AQI will be severe, in the range of 401-450.
The Delhi government has approved the construction of an underpass at the Chirag Dilli intersection. A feasibility study found that over 10,000 cars pass through the intersection in 24 hours, making an underpass necessary. The design of the underpass will include the main carriageway, footpath, service road, and other components. A cost-benefit analysis will also be conducted. The underpass will provide a signal-free route for motorists, reducing congestion at the intersection. Similar heavy tra
The Delhi BJP has accused the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of allowing the disposal of legacy waste at the Ghazipur landfill to come to a standstill. Delhi BJP President Virendra Sachdeva claimed that only a small amount of waste was being processed daily, resulting in a new mountain of trash at the landfill. The BJP also alleged that the tender for disposal work at the Bhalswa landfill was issued prematurely. The AAP has not responded to the allegations.