Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs: News

11 Apr 2023

Central Government

Pay Rs. 18L in damages, vacate bungalow: Centre to IWPC

The Centre on Monday sent a notice to the Indian Women's Press Corps (IWPC), a forum for women journalists, to vacate a government bungalow at the earliest, reported PTI.

27 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi

#AzadiKaAmritMahotsav: Swachh Bharat-2.0 to AMRUT- 2.0, Centre starts week-long celebrations

To commemorate 75 years of independence, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on Monday kicked off a series of week-long events and special programs as part of the "Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav."

04 Mar 2021

Hardeep Singh Puri

Ease of Living Index: Bengaluru, Shimla 'most liveable' cities

Bengaluru was adjudged the most liveable among 111 cities in India in the government's Ease of Living Index (EoLI) released on Thursday, followed by Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Surat, Navi Mumbai, Coimbatore, Vadodra, Indore, and Greater Mumbai.

17 Feb 2021


Many cities now want low-cost Metro Lite, Metro Neo: Report

Several cities in India are reportedly considering cheaper alternatives to the Metro rail.

03 Feb 2021

Hardeep Singh Puri

With Rs. 8,000 crore grant, India plans eight new cities

The central government is planning to build eight new cities to meet the demands of urban expansion.

30 Jan 2021


Civic officials dump homeless outside 'clean' Indore, videos go viral

Indore, judged as the cleanest city by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for four straight years, garnered attention for poor reasons when videos of civic officials dumping homeless elderly at the city's outskirts surfaced on Friday.

03 Sep 2020


Delhi: Your Metro travel experience to change drastically

Starting Monday, Delhi Metro will resume operations in a graded manner, more than five months after it was shut due to the coronavirus pandemic.

30 Aug 2020

Hindustan Times

Tokens banned, only smart cards allowed: Guidelines for Delhi Metro

After a five-month pause, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is set to resume operations, with the Unlock 4.0 guidelines allowing phased resumption of metro rail services from September 7.

Unlock 4.0: Metro rail services to resume from September 7

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday unveiled the guidelines for the fourth phase of unlocking from the coronavirus lockdown: 'Unlock 4.0'.

Priyanka Gandhi asked to vacate government bungalow by August 1

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was on Wednesday asked to vacate her government-allocated Lodhi Estate house in New Delhi by August 1.

17 Nov 2019

Ram Vilas Paswan

Delhi's tap water is most unsafe, Mumbai's best: Study

Tap water in Delhi is the most unsafe for drinking among several metro cities and state capitals, a government study has found.

27 Sep 2019


Five lady IAS officers who brought positive changes to society

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the country's most prestigious Civil Service and joining the IAS is a dream for many. However, being an IAS officer is tough and needs great commitment.

26 May 2019


Five lady IAS officers who brought positive changes to society

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the country's most prestigious Civil Service and joining the IAS is a dream for many. However, being an IAS officer is tough and needs great commitment.

23 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Five famous civil servants in Modi government to know about

The Indian Civil Services are a dream for lakhs of youngsters.

05 Mar 2019


#OneNationOneCard: PM Modi launches 'National Common Mobility Card'; Details here

PM Narendra Modi launched an interoperable transport card, National Common Mobility Card (NCMC), which functions on the "One Nation, One Card" model across India.

27 Jan 2019


Rs. 150cr tender floated to produce first 'Make-In-India' metro coach

The Modern Coach Factory (MCF) has floated a Rs. 150 crore tender to buy technology and expertise to produce railways' first 'Make in India' international standard coaches for metro trains by 2021, according to sources.

11 Nov 2018


RERA: Center to hold workshop with home-buyers, banks on November-15

For effective implementation of the Real Estate Act, the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry will hold a day-long workshop for home-buyers, bank representatives, builders and other stakeholders from northern states on November 15.

28 Oct 2018


West Bengal to seek Center's intervention in HSCL case

The West Bengal government will seek Center's intervention in some recent actions regarding Kolkata-based PSU, Hindustan Steelworks Construction Ltd (HSCL), by its parent NBCC India.

24 Sep 2018


Andhra Pradesh tops Ease of Living Index rankings under AMRUT

Andhra Pradesh has topped the chart in "Ease of Living Index" rankings under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), followed by its neighbor Odisha and Madhya Pradesh, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry said.

13 Aug 2018


Pune, most livable city in India: Ease of Living Index

Pune has been ranked first in the Ease of Living Index launched by Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri today, with Navi Mumbai ranking second, and Delhi languishing at 65.

06 Aug 2018

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Metro: Services on South Campus-Lajpat Nagar section inaugurated

Metro services on the Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus-Lajpat Nagar section of Phase III of Delhi Metro network have been flagged off by Union Minister Hardeep Puri and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, linking four major shopping destinations in the national capital.

01 Aug 2018

Lajpat Nagar

Delhi Metro: Lajpat Nagar-South Campus Pink Line opening August 6

The Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus-Lajpat Nagar section of Delhi Metro's Pink Line will be inaugurated on August 6.

31 Jul 2018

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi: Pink Line's South Campus-Lajpat Nagar section to open next-Monday

The over 8km-long South Campus-Lajpat Nagar section of the Delhi Metro's Pink Line is all set to be inaugurated on August 6.

Delhi sealing: Nearly 5,700 properties sealed by civic-bodies since Dec'17

Nearly 5,700 properties have so far been sealed by three municipal corporations in Delhi for allegedly violating provisions of Delhi Master Plan 2021.

13 Jun 2018


Naming metro station 'FIITJEE-IIT' is misleading: HRD backs IIT-Delhi

Lending support to IIT-Delhi, the HRD ministry has asked the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) to intervene in its ongoing metro station naming row.

12 Jun 2018

Delhi High Court

#FIITJEEMetroStationRow: HRD-Ministry writes to MoHUA over metro-station's name outside IIT-Delhi

The HRD Ministry has written to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, seeking its intervention in the ongoing row over the name of a metro station outside the IIT-Delhi's campus.

17 May 2018


Survey: Indore, Bhopal & Chandigarh are India's cleanest cities

For the second year in a row, Indore and Bhopal have retained their position as the top two cleanest cities in India, followed by Chandigarh.

26 Apr 2018


Construction of toilets under Swachh-Bharat to be completed before schedule

Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri today said the government would meet the target of constructing 67 lakh household and 5 lakh public toilets in urban areas under the Swachh Bharat Mission a year ahead of the schedule of 2 Oct'19.

18 Mar 2018


Elderly, students might soon get discounted Delhi Metro fares

In a bid to offset the burden of Delhi Metro's fare hike on students and senior citizens, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri has asked the body to evolve a mechanism to offer special tariffs to them.

27 Jul 2017


708 bungalows in Delhi's Lutyens zone vulnerable to earthquake

According to housing and urban affairs ministry, 708 government bungalows (built between 1912-1930) in Delhi's Lutyens bungalow zone (LBZ) are "considered structurally unsafe against earthquake".

29 May 2017


Government documents to be issued within 24 hours

The Union Ministry of Urban Development has proposed a set of reforms under the AMRUT scheme for augmenting urban infrastructure and facilities.

25 May 2017


Delhi's iconic Hotel Janpath to soon shut doors

It seems to be a bad time for Delhi's iconic landmark. Less than two months after Regal Cinema shut down, the Janpath Hotel is now pulling down its shutters.

18 May 2017


Govt eases eviction of illegal squatters from official bungalows

In their fight against illegal squatters in government bungalows, the union cabinet has passed amendments to the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Act, 1971.

02 May 2017

Madhya Pradesh

Real Estate Act (RERA) comes into force after nine years

The much-awaited Real Estate Act has come into force with a promise to protect buyers' rights and encourage genuine players; 13 states and union territories notified the rules.

27 Apr 2017

Delhi Government

Delhi Metro: Minimum fare to be hiked to Rs. 10

A panel appointed by the Urban Development Ministry recommended that minimum fares for the Delhi Metro be hiked to Rs. 10 and the maximum fare be hiked to Rs. 50.

27 Apr 2017

Delhi Police

Delhi: Cops who shot thief, donate blood to save him

A Delhi police team stopped a suspected burglar by shooting at him in Rohini on Wednesday night.

29 Mar 2017


Delhi: Mumbai Angels to conduct Angel Investing Masterclass

Mumbai Angels (MA) is known for being one of India's largest angel networks which has provided assistance to several start-ups, entrepreneurs and professionals.

26 Sep 2016

BJP Government

Congress may be asked to vacate its Delhi headquarters

The BJP Government may propose that Congress empty its headquarters on 24 Akbar Road and three other bungalows in Lutyens' Delhi.