Articles about Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

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

27 Sep 2021

India
#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."

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

04 Mar 2021

India
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.

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

17 Feb 2021

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

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

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

03 Feb 2021

India
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.

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

30 Jan 2021

India
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.

Delhi: Your Metro travel experience to change drastically

03 Sep 2020

India
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.

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

30 Aug 2020

India
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

29 Aug 2020

India
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

01 Jul 2020

Politics
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.

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

17 Nov 2019

India
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.

Five lady IAS officers who brought positive changes to society

27 Sep 2019

Inspirational
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.

By 2022, India could have a new Parliament building

12 Sep 2019

Politics
By 2022, India could have a new Parliament building

By the time we celebrate our 75th Independence Day in 2022, India may have a new Parliament or a refurbished one, at least.

Five lady IAS officers who brought positive changes to society

26 May 2019

India
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.

Stung by BJP's rise, Bengal CM Banerjee calls emergency meeting

25 May 2019

Politics
Stung by BJP's rise, Bengal CM Banerjee calls emergency meeting

The Bharatiya Janata Party pulled off the impossible these Lok Sabha elections. Not only did the party trump its 2014 tally in Lok Sabha, but it also made inroads in West Bengal, making dents in Mamata Banerjee's citadel.

Five famous civil servants in Modi government to know about

23 May 2019

India
Five famous civil servants in Modi government to know about

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

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

05 Mar 2019

India
#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.

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

27 Jan 2019

India
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.

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

11 Nov 2018

India
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.

West Bengal to seek Center's intervention in HSCL case

28 Oct 2018

India
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.

IIT-FIITJEE row: DMRC covers up FIITJEE logo at metro station

29 Sep 2018

India
IIT-FIITJEE row: DMRC covers up FIITJEE logo at metro station

In the latest development in the row between IIT-Delhi and coaching institute FIITJEE, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has temporarily covered all mentions of FIITJEE's name at the IIT-Delhi metro station, till the time an issue pertaining to the size of a disclaimer is solved.

Andhra Pradesh tops Ease of Living Index rankings under AMRUT

24 Sep 2018

India
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.

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

13 Aug 2018

India
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.

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

06 Aug 2018

India
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.

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

01 Aug 2018

India
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.

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

31 Jul 2018

India
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

24 Jul 2018

Delhi
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.

Finance ministry approves Rs. 1.07 lakh crore for metro-rail projects

28 Jun 2018

India
Finance ministry approves Rs. 1.07 lakh crore for metro-rail projects

The Finance Ministry has given 'in-principle' approval to metro rail projects in Kanpur, Bhopal, Indore, Agra and the phase IV of Delhi Metro, amounting to Rs. 1.07 lakh crore, multiple reports said.

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

13 Jun 2018

Delhi
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.

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

12 Jun 2018

India
#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.

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

17 May 2018

India
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.

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

26 Apr 2018

India
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.

Elderly, students might soon get discounted Delhi Metro fares

18 Mar 2018

India
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.

708 bungalows in Delhi's Lutyens zone vulnerable to earthquake

27 Jul 2017

Delhi
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".

Secretary-level reshuffles: Rajiv Gauba named Home Secretary

22 Jun 2017

India
Secretary-level reshuffles: Rajiv Gauba named Home Secretary

16 secretaries were designated to various departments under centre's latest bureaucratic re-shuffle.

Government documents to be issued within 24 hours

29 May 2017

India
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.

Delhi's iconic Hotel Janpath to soon shut doors

25 May 2017

Business
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.

Govt eases eviction of illegal squatters from official bungalows

18 May 2017

Politics
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.

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

02 May 2017

Business
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.

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

27 Apr 2017

India
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.

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

27 Apr 2017

Delhi
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.