The threat of diseases such as dengue and malaria looms large over parts of the city that were flooded in the first spell of monsoon last week. The district malaria control department has already registered six cases of malaria and same number of patients are expected to be admitted in different private hospitals of Gurgaon.

Raging rains lead to rising reports of falling trees, caving walls in Mumbai; and landslips in Uttarakhand The unrelenting monsoon showers are proving a danger for Mumbaikars with collapsing trees and walls. Following Saturday’s heavy showers, Sunday’s afternoon high tide only worsened the situation.

New Delhi: Acting on the Delhi high court’s order, the government has set up a committee under the urban development secretary to look into waterlogging complaints.

The Delhi Government on Wednesday informed the Delhi High Court that it had constituted a high-power committee as directed by it and was in the process of putting in place mechanisms for long-term and short-term solution to the water-logging woes of the Capital.

A Division Bench of the Court comprising Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice Vipin Sanghi had on August 28 directed the Government to set up a high-power committee taking on board all the stake holders to suggest long-term and short-term measures to deal with water-logging in the city.

The Delhi Government has taken a very serious view on water-logging and will not tolerate any type of negligence in this regard, said Urban Development Minister Arvinder Singh at a meeting on Thurs

New Delhi: The Delhi high court on Tuesday asked the government to set up a committee of senior officials from various agencies to solve the problem of waterlogging, saying it expected results so t

JAIPUR: The empowered committee constituted by the state government for immediate clearance of debris in public areas and draining of flood water in affected areas of the city has sanctioned Rs 52 crore to JDA and Rs 48 crore to JMC. The amount has been sanctioned for cleaning of drains, repairing of potholes on roads and for purchase of new equipment.

The funds released by the empowered committee to civic authorities are part of drainage-repair package announced by chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday. Out of Rs 52 crore, JDA has been asked to spend Rs 15 crore on cleaning of sewage lines, Rs 18 crore for repairing of roads and Rs 30 crore to initiate construction under master drainage plan.

On a day the Capital received the season’s heaviest rain and traffic was thrown out of gear due to water-logging, the Delhi High Court pulled up the three municipal bodies on Tuesday for not taking concrete steps to deal with the poor drainage system.

A Division Bench of the Court comprising Justice S. K. Kaul and Justice Vipin Sanghi scolded the three local bodies -- East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation -- when their counsel submitted that the drains in their respective areas were very old which were coming in the way of draining of rain water fast and smoothly.

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday ordered the civic bodies — the trifurcated MCDs and the NDMC to file a detailed status report within a week on steps taken by them to prevent waterlogging in the Cap

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has claimed that it has completed the desilting of the Mithi river, removing 1.49 lakh cubic metres of silt from the river.

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