Central Public Works Department: News

05 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

New Parliament building: Modi to lay foundation stone next week

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the new Parliament building on December 10 (Thursday), Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla said on Saturday.

25 Apr 2020


Amid coronavirus, what is the ideal AC temperature?

The Central Public Works Department (CPWD) has issued a set of guidelines on the maintenance of heating and air-conditioning units amid the coronavirus pandemic.

11 Aug 2018


Poetry in songs has died down, says Tochi Raina

Singer-composer Tochi Raina says poetry in songs has died down, deteriorating the quality of music being produced.

14 Jul 2018


CPWD made 168 govt-buildings accessible to differently-abled people so far

The Central Public Works Department has so far made 168 government buildings, out of the total 219 buildings, accessible to the differently-abled persons in India under "Accessible India Campaign", an initiative of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.

09 Jul 2018

Anil Baijal

Good news for Delhi: Capital to soon get 31L trees!

In a bid to control the malice of air pollution in the national capital, various agencies of the Union and Delhi governments will plant 31L saplings of various native species from July 15.

02 Jul 2018

Delhi High Court

Delhi: Residents of Sadarjung area hold march to save trees

A group of citizens in south Delhi's Safdarjung area yesterday took out a protest march to drive home the message of saving trees.

24 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

Gujarat: PM's "aunt" seeks redressal for govt-dispensary on her premises

A 90-year old widow claiming to be the aunt of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has knocked on the doors of an appellate authority after failing to get satisfactory answers from the Labor Ministry on her RTI application seeking details of lease renewal of a government dispensary running in her premises.

23 Apr 2018


South Delhi-airport travel to take less time, courtesy flyovers, underpass

The CPWD has started work on building two flyovers and a 700m long underpass in Mahipalpur area, aimed at reducing travel time between South-Delhi and the Delhi airport by 20 minutes.

26 Feb 2018


Bengaluru: Some areas to go 'powerless' for five days

If you are in Bengaluru, you may have to put a lot of your plans on hold since your area might not get electricity till February 28 from 9 AM to 5 PM.

03 Aug 2017


Delhi witnesses sharp rise in teen pregnancy

A sharp increase in teenage pregnancies in Delhi has become a matter of grave concern. According to government's data, 3.10% of women who delivered babies in 2016 were 19-years-old or below. It was 2.75% last year.

Fog delays trains and flights, many cancelled

Twenty trains have been delayed, 10 rescheduled and one cancelled as dense fog envelops Delhi.