Sites in Dwarka, Sultanpuri and Bhalsawa have been earmarked for the rehabilitation scheme, said sources.

The government also proposed to increase registration tax for all categories of private vehicles — registered in the name of companies and partnership firms — by 25 per cent of the existing rate.

Even as tremors from aftershocks in Nepal after Saturday’s earthquake continue to rumble across the city, the Delhi government is yet to finalise the mandatory state disaster management plan.

Soon, you won’t be able to refuel at a petrol pump in the capital if you don’t have a Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate.

The MoE has issued directions to various states to prepare an action plan on air quality and report back to the ministry with feedback.

The Transport department was supposed to contribute to improved air quality by bringing in more CNG-run buses.

The Environment Ministry has asked state governments, including Delhi, to prepare action plans on improving air quality.
Though no time-frame has been set by the ministry, Delhi government officials admitted that the absence of an elected government had already delayed implementation of a plan drafted for the capital by the Environment department.

Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday warned power distribution companies that their licences may be cancelled if they didn’t abide by rules and cooperate with the CAG audit.

The Shahdara lake is in line for revival with the Trans-Yamuna Area Development Board giving its consent for the project. The East Municipal Corporation will now undertake the project, which is expected to be completed latest by 2015.

The approval and the beginning of revival project will also help clear any encroachment on the dried up lake. "We have 30.74 acres of land in North Shahdara. The lake will be developed on 10 acres. Four to five acres will be developed as playground for children of the nearby areas. We cannot take away playground from the children who play there," Commissioner of East corporation S S Yadav said.

In a move that could be perceived as reneging on its election manifesto, two BJP-ruled civic agencies may increase parking charges in the city.

In the manifesto, the party had promised that it would not impose additional taxes on residents, but the corporations may increase parking charges in their budget. North Municipal Corporation Leader of House Mahendra Nagpal said representatives of three corporations will meet to decide on the hike. “We will keep parking rates uniform across the city. It has been duly decided to keep the rates uniform in corporations,” Mahendra Nagpal said.

Farmers of villages not covered by SC verdict threaten to move court, developers offer revised prices

With nervousness and panic gripping Noida Extension and other villages threatening to move court for higher compensation for their acquired land, builders have decided to hold direct negotiations with the farmers.

The talks started after the Supreme Court upheld the Allahabad High Court verd