The CAG report on the Delhi Government’s target to construct a whopping 4 lakh low-cost housing units under Basic Services to the Urban Poor (BSUP) programme reveals how ill-prepared and ill-suited

Learning the right lessons from its success with the Aravalli and Yamuna Biodiversity Parks, the Delhi Development Authority on Wednesday announced plans to create four biodiversity parks spanning

The Environmental Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority (EPCA) presentation on a new parking policy for Delhi before the Lieutenant-Governor on Thursday argued that the rate of parking for surface parking should be kept higher than multi-level parking facilities.

Other suggestions related to pricing made by Ms. Sunita Narain and Mr. Bhure Lal at the meeting on behalf of EPCA were to keep parking rates variable based on peak and non-peak hours, number of hours parked, and different categories of lands and colonies.

Aims to discourage parking on roads, use of private vehicles

The Capital looks all set to have a new parking policy meant to regulate parking on the roads while placing a restraint on use of public space by private vehicles, thus creating an incentive to use public transport. A series of suggestions made at a meeting called by Lieutenant-Governor Tejendra Khanna on Thursday to address the city’s parking woes include revision of parking fees to make parking on roads more expensive than parking at street-level, or in underground and multi-storey parking lots.

In a city where surveillance cameras are being sparingly used, the 17 cameras installed along the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor in South Delhi by the Delhi Multi-modal Integrated Transport System (DIMTS), primarily for traffic monitoring purposes, have regularly come to the rescue of policemen scouring for evidence in crimes where suspects have strayed on to these roads.

The cameras presently installed are basic-purpose pan-and-zoom ones that watch the traffic condition on the BRT corridor to suitably trigger the intelligent signalling system. They also help address traffic problems like spotting accidents and broke-down vehicles blocking traffic.

Haryana should wait until new land acquisition law is framed: Farmers

A day after a violent clash between farmers protesting against land acquisition and police personnel left several persons on both sides injured, normalcy was restored at Asalwas village, where the clash occurred, and the surrounding areas, including Bawal town. The Haryana Government is proposing to acquire land here to develop an extended industrial area, centred around Bawal town, that is part of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor project.

The city is estimated to have upwards of 88,000 people living on the streets