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

The Public Works Department of Delhi Government is drawing up a Rs.1,050 crore plan for complete re-development of nearly 825 km of roads that have been transferred to it from the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

Delhi PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan said on Thursday that the plan envisages taking up works worth Rs.250 crore in the current fiscal and of another Rs.800 crore in 2013-14.

A large number of cities across the country continue to function without a Master Plan, despite the Centre offering funds to carry out the exercise and the recognised benefits of a plan. The Union Urban Development Ministry on Wednesday claimed that only 24 per cent of the total cities and towns have a Master Plan.

Secretary Urban Development, Sudhir Krishna used Delhi and its water-logged roads as an illustration of just how important a Master Plan is for a city. “The Master Plan should include information on all the crucial aspects of a city, for instance the natural drain network.

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.

Civic bodies do not prepare in advance for the recurrent problem: Petition

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Delhi Chief Secretary to set up a high-power committee taking on board all stakeholders to suggest long and short term measures to deal with water-logging in the Capital. Passing the direction, a Division Bench of the Court comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Vipin Sanghi said the committee will have officials of the Public Works Department, the East, South and North Delhi Municipal Corporations,

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday pulled up the city’s civic agencies for not taking measures to desilt drains in order to prevent the problem of water-logging during monsoon.

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.

Aug. 8: Dispur has given the green signal for setting up Guwahati Waterbodies Regulatory Authority to protect wetlands from being converted for other purposes.

The death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in eastern Uttar Pradesh has now reached 154 with three children succumbing to the killer virus on Wednesday night.

The three children died at the BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur where they had been admitted for treatment. A total of 663 encephalitis patients were admitted to different government hospitals of Gorakhpur and Basti districts in 2012 of which 154 died, said additional director, health, of Gorakhpur division, Diwakar Prasad.