Jaipur: Pollution level has spiked in five cities of Rajasthan and air quality has failed to meet National Air Quality Standards as per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) report.

The World Health Organization's (WHO) air quality database of 1,600 cities in different countries shows Delhi as most polluted city, however, the situation in five big cities of Rajasthan is also n

NEW DELHI: Imagine reaching Delhi from Meerut in just 62 minutes and from Panipat in 74 minutes.

Jaipur: The pollution control board would keep an eye on pollution level in nine cities of the state on Tuesday.

Among the nine cities are Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bhiwadi, Alwar, Udaipur, Pali, Kota, Bhilwara and Bikaner. The department would send the report on pollution to district collectors, department of environment, ministry of environment and forests, police commissioners and superintendents of police, said an official of Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB).

‘Cabinet note being prepared for circulation to all stakeholders for starting work’

If the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) sources are to be believed, a high-speed corridor connecting all the important towns/areas of NCR can be a reality in future. The high-speed corridors are aimed at improving the connectivity to facilitating better commuting in the region. The NCRPB had prepared a functional plan last year for creating a transport system for NCR-2032. The plan recommended eight regional rapid transit system (RRTS) corridors to connect various towns/areas of NCR, of which the Centre prioritised three corridors for implementation in consultation with the State governments.

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Housing Board (RHB) on Thursday announced that it would launch housing schemes in Mansarovar, Pratap Nagar and Indira Gandhi Nagar this year in the city.

During the budget meeting the RHB said it would construct 7,917 houses across the state and passed the budget of Rs 631crore. According to officials, the board will construct 4,605 for lower income group (LIG) and economically weaker section (EWS).

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday urged the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) to consider funding various projects relating to water supply, solid waste managemen

Fitted With GPS Collar As Safety Measure; Two More Big Cats To Be Flown In Sariska (Alwar): Sariska almost missed its date with history. Around 3 in the morning, it began to rain. By daybreak, it was bucketing down. You would have had to be a die-hard optimist to believe that a tiger would eventually be flown down during the day.

The physico-chemical quality study of the underground water in Alwar town of Rajasthan has been taken up to evaluate its suitability for domestic purpose. 56 ground water samples were collected from different places of Alwar town.

Hardness is an important water quality parameter especially when water is used for drinking purpose. Hardness of water is attributed to the presence of alkaline earth cations like calcium, magnesium, strontium and barium.