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Over 700 guesthouses, hotels in Paharganj, Karol Bagh told to shut over borewell use

NEW DELHI: Over 700 guesthouses and small hotels in Paharganj and Karol Bagh have been issued closure notices by Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) for illegal extraction of groundwater using borewells. DPCC in its notice has asked the guesthouses to take corrective measures within 15 days, failing which would result in disconnection of electricity and […]

Gurugram: Ambiguity over cost may delay piped water in some societies

GURUGRAM: Nearly four years after residents started living in the new sectors near the Dwarka Expressway and after missing several deadlines, the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) on Monday finally launched piped water supply connections for sectors 81 to 99. This long-awaited move was expected to be lapped up by the residential societies at the […]

Final chance to be given to Unitech buyers seeking refund to reconsider their decision: SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Tuesday said 30 days will be given to over 1,000 home buyers who have opted for refund from the builder, Unitech Ltd, to reconsider the decision and take possession of their flats. Enforcement Directorate (ED) in its report, filed in a sealed cover before the top court, said that it […]

Gurugram: Illegal farmhouse colonies on DTCP radar, survey underway

GURUGRAM: Several colonies comprising illegal farmhouses in Sohna are likely to face action within a week. The enforcement team of the department of town and country planning (DTCP) is carrying out a survey to identify such colonies. “Along with ongoing drone survey of Aravali forest areas in Gurgaon, DTCP is conducting survey in Gairatpur Bas, […]

NGT orders closure of brick kilns violating environmental norms in Mathura

NEW DELHI: Noting serious violations of environmental norms in brick kiln operations in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, the National Green Tribunal has ordered the closure of such units which are functioning without following the due process of law. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel also directed the state pollution control […]

Greater Noida: Illegal ads rampant, recovery certificates issued

GREATER NOIDA: With dues mounting over the unipole operators and advertising agencies as well as other private establishments, Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) has asked the Gautam Budh Nagar administration to recover its dues. Over the past three-and-a-half years, GNIDA has identified 70 establishments and agencies that put hoardings and unipoles across the town […]

Noida: No nod to layouts, yet flats sold at cheap rates

NOIDA: The building in Gadhi Chaukhandi village, where two sisters were charred to death in a fire on Monday, is one of many structures in the area that have come up illegally. The building — Dee Heights Residency — neither had any firefighting equipment, nor was its plan approved by the Noida Authority or the […]

Government approves construction of 16,488 more homes under PMAY-Urban

NEW DELHI: The government on Monday approved the construction of 16,488 houses in urban areas under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, taking the total number of houses sanctioned so far to over 1.13 crore, according to a statement. The Union Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA) Ministry said the decision was taken at a meeting of […]

SC allows auction of 9,600 unclaimed flats in Amrapali projects

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court was informed on Friday that nearly 9,600 home buyers, in various Amrapali housing projects, have not come forward to claim their flats. A bench comprising Justices U.U. Lalit and Ajay Rastogi allowed the plea of the court-appointed receiver to treat these flats as unsold inventory, and if nobody comes forward […]

Pipes laid, regular water supply to sectors along Dwarka Expressway soon

GURUGRAM: Around 30,000 families living in 18 new sectors along the Dwarka Expressway will soon get piped water supply. The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has completed laying pipelines for sectors 81-99 to supply potable water. RWAs and developers can apply for water supply from Monday. The project will be inaugurated on Independence Day by […]

Pipes laid, regular water supply to sectors along Dwarka Expressway soon

GURUGRAM: Around 30,000 families living in 18 new sectors along the Dwarka Expressway will soon get piped water supply. The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has completed laying pipelines for sectors 81-99 to supply potable water. RWAs and developers can apply for water supply from Monday. The project will be inaugurated on Independence Day by […]

Nine more villages in Noida to get piped water

GREATER NOIDA: The Noida administration has decided to provide piped water to nine villages soon. A survey conducted under the central scheme, Jal Jeevan Mission, found that only 12% of households in these villages had access to tap water. The district administration had in August 2019 listed 47,540 households in Dadri, Jewar and Sadar tehsils. […]

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