The Public Works Department (PWD) is gearing up to initiate work on the four-laning of two important national highways allotted to it by the Union Ministry for Road Transport and Highways.

The Planning Commission has suggested that the Railways should begin its high-speed rail (HSR) corridor project with the Delhi-Agra section rather than insisting on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad corridor.

In a recent note to a steering group, the Commission has asked the Railways to take up the Delhi-Agra section of the 991 km-long Delhi-Agra-Lucknow-Varanasi corridor, as it would be able to execute the project on a stretch that is barely 200 km as a demonstrative exercise and before developing other corridors.

Amritsar: Heat wave continues to claim lives with six more deaths reported in the city in the past three days.

Comprehensive Mobility Plan (CMP) for Amritsar is on the anvil to optimize the mobility pattern of people and goods besides easing the vehicular flow. The task of preparing the CMP had been entrusted to Consulting Engineering Services (I) Pvt. Ltd.

Understanding the growth dynamics of urban agglomerations is essential for ecologically feasible developmental planning. The inefficient and consumptive use of land and its associated resources is termed sprawl. By monitoring changes in the urban sprawl over a period of time, the impact of changing land use on land, ecology and environment system can be assessed.

Fifty-four hospitals were given show cause notices after they were found violating norms of bio-medical waste disposal last week, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) said on Sunday.

Urban revolution: 20 new trendsetters to redifine India by 2030India is on the threshold of an urban revolution, the scale and speed of which is unprecedented. It took nearly 40 years for the urban population to rise by 230 million but it will take only half this time to add the next 250 million. Cities will be central to India's economic growth.

Chandigarh: Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday approved the master plan of Amritsar at a meeting of Punjab Regional and Town Planning and Development Board.

This recent report by Christian Aid based on study across 12 Indian cities explores whether they are ready to withstand climate-related disasters and presents detailed report for these cities including policy implications in relation to Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). 

This study initiates a discourse on urban risk reduction, inclusive of disaster and cl

Considering the role and importance of rational and orderly growth of urban centers, the Government of Punjab intends to streamline the development process in urban settlements to
ensure that these settlements continue to achieve their objectives of improved efficiency and productivity.