Refuses to give NOC for permanent structures

PWD Minister Satyendar Jain, along with civic engineers, will visit Malaysia to study its bus corridors

The city's grain bowl is shrinking.

Not Cleaned For Long, Facilities Too Filthy For Use; Waste Dumps Full Too

Finding parking space in Delhi is like a treasure hunt. The growing number of cars has led to a scramble for vacant slots and frayed nerves.

When DDA got down to actual paperwork to transfer the land, it emerged that two of the sites in Maidangarhi belong to the forest department

Locals Say Water Drawn At Jangpura Parking Site Wasted

New Delhi: Jangpura’s three-storeyed parking lot, which has already been delayed by three years, is in the centre of a controversy again. The residents have alleged that when the contractor had excavated the place initially, groundwater sprang up and flooded the site. But instead of harvesting this water, the contractor installed pumps to flush this water into a drain.

800 Tonnes Created Daily, It Comprises 80% Of Trash Reaching Landfills

New Delhi: Delhi is among the largest producers of plastic waste in the country generating over 800 metric tonnes per day. Around 750 metric tonnes reach landfill sites daily of which roughly 80% are plastic bags and packaging materials. In fact, the capital is among nine cities across India where plastic forms more than 10% of the total waste generated. What makes it more embarrassing for the local government is that plastic bags have been banned in the city since 2009, and not just once but twice.

NEW DELHI: An end to motorists' BRT woes may finally be in sight. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation has revived a major project to build a 5.5km arterial road running almost next to the Bus Rapid Transit corridor that will enable commuters to avoid the jam-ridden road and will also create parking space for 3000-odd vehicles.

The Rs 233-crore project envisages constructing a road over a drain — the Chirag Dilli nullah. The four-laned road will connect Press Enclave road to Ring Road at Andrews Ganj, passing through Sheikh Sarai, Chirag Delhi, Panchsheel Enclave and Greater Kailash-I. The drain will first
be covered for which work has begun this month at Sanwal Nagar.

Households Not Sorting Waste Before Disposal, Contractors Doing A Poor Job

New Delhi: They were set up across several parts of the city with much fanfare in 2009 but the green and blue dustbins that were meant to facilitate waste segregation are being used like ordinary bins now. Even at the household level, waste segregation is a failed initiative. Of Delhi’s three municipal zones, one has issued a tender for waste collection and segregation as recently as last week. The other two corporations blame the project’s failure on lack of cooperation from residents and underperformance by private concessionaires.