Public Works Department (PWD): News

17 Jan 2023

Delhi

Ashram flyover closure: Traffic snarls on DND Flyway, MG Road

Massive traffic jams and snail-paced movement on several roads leading to the Ashram flyover, which remains closed, left commuters in Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) flustered on Tuesday morning.

02 Sep 2021

Delhi

Rains lead to waterlogging woes, traffic disruptions in Delhi

Several areas of Delhi witnessed waterlogging and traffic snarls for the second day in a row as the city continued to receive rains on Thursday.

27 Jul 2021

Delhi

Heavy rains cause extensive waterlogging in Delhi

Heavy rains on Tuesday morning led to extensive waterlogging on several road stretches across Delhi, including near Pragati Maidan in central and Dhaula Kuan in the southern part of the city.

22 Jun 2021

Monsoon

PWD announces no-leave policy for field staff during monsoon

The Public Works Department (PWD) on Tuesday said field staff of road maintenance and electrical units won't be allowed to get leaves during the oncoming monsoon season as preparations were on to keep Delhi free of waterlogging.

05 Jan 2020

Maharashtra

Maharashtra portfolio allocated: Check full list of Ministers here

After causing much fuss, the Uddhav Thackeray-led government in Maharashtra announced the portfolio allocation for Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State on Sunday.

16 Dec 2019

Delhi Government

Now, Google Maps will show auto rickshaw stands in Delhi

Google has been introducing a number of capabilities to make Maps better for daily commuters, especially pedestrians.

16 Jul 2019

Delhi High Court

Delhi: RTR flyover opens; to ease traffic towards airport, Gurugram

On Tuesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the long-delayed Rao Tula Ram (RTR) flyover, which would ease connectivity for commuters traveling from South Delhi towards the Indira Gandhi International Airport and Gurugram.

04 Jul 2019

West Bengal

For bat incident, BJP may send notice to Akash Vijayvargiya

Akash Vijayvargiya, who thought it was absolutely fine to thrash a civic official, could soon receive a showcause notice from his party BJP.

05 Jan 2019

India

Trump mistook India-built parliament in Afghanistan for a 'library'

US President Donald Trump's jibe about India building a library in Afghanistan is coming back to haunt him now.

04 Dec 2018

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi: People stealing nuts, bolts from Signature Bridge

Delhi's iconic Signature Bridge garnered huge attention from public soon after it was inaugurated last month.

15 Nov 2018

Pune

Man dupes job aspirants by posing as government servant, held

A 24-year-old man was arrested in Thane yesterday for allegedly duping at least five job seekers of over Rs. 9L, police said today.

04 Nov 2018

Delhi Government

Delhi-government to allow shops in subways to prevent 'anti-social activities'

The AAP-led government in Delhi has chalked out a plan to provide space for the opening of shops in the subways in the city following a number of complaints of "anti-social activities" being carried out after evening hours.

24 Oct 2018

Maharashtra

Half of Maharashtra drought-hit, farmer says no water to drink

180 out of 350 tehsils in Maharashtra have been declared drought-hit, meaning almost half of the state is affected. Farmers came to Mumbai seeking relief from the disaster, and want the state to be declared drought-hit.

12 Oct 2018

Kolkata

Kolkata: Presidency University students call off 10-day-long hunger strike

Agitating students of Kolkata's Presidency University have withdrawn their 10-day-long hunger strike after authorities gave them a written assurance that they would be provided accommodation at a hostel, adjacent to the institute's campus, by November 15.

14 Sep 2018

Kolkata

Kolkata: 7 bridges labeled as 'most vulnerable' by PWD

In the wake of the Majerhat bridge collapse on September 4, the West Bengal Public Works Department (PWD) has identified seven bridges in Kolkata out of the 20, which the PWD has classified as "distressed" structures, as the "most vulnerable" requiring urgent repairs.

14 Jul 2018

India

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.

10 Jul 2018

Mumbai

Goa PWD-Minister Sudin Dhavalikar hospitalized in Mumbai for unknown illness

Goa Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar has been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai, a family member said today but refused to identify the illness.

07 Jul 2018

Delhi Government

Delhi-PWD tells officials to check sites for water-logging during rains

Public Works Department of the Delhi Government has directed its senior officials to visit their respective areas during rains to check water-logging.

05 Jun 2018

Karnataka

Karnataka: Nine JD(S) MLAs to be inducted in first-phase expansion

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy today said at least nine MLAs from the JD(S) will be inducted in the first phase of cabinet expansion of the JD(S)-Congress coalition government in the state.

03 Jun 2018

Delhi Police

Repairs potholes left behind after removal of speed-breakers: Delhi HC

Removal of speed breakers from roads often leaves behind potholes and sharp objects hazardous to vehicle tires, the Delhi HC noted, directing AAP Government and local bodies to coordinate and ensure necessary repairs are carried out.

30 May 2018

Delhi Police

CBI raid, an attempt to hide AAP's good works: Kejriwal

Hours after the CBI raided the residence of Delhi PWD Minister Satyendar Jain in connection with alleged violation of norms in hiring architects for Public Works Department, CM Arvind Kejriwal asked, "What does PM Modi want?"

CBI raids residence of Delhi PWD Minister, Satyendar Jain

The CBI today carried out searches at the residence of Delhi PWD Minister Satyendar Jain after registering a fresh case against him in connection with alleged violation of norms in hiring architects for Public Works Department.

27 May 2018

India

J&K: Locals get 5,500 underground-bunkers, 'border bhawans' post shelling

Authorities in Rajouri district of J&K have commenced the construction of over 5,500 underground bunkers and 200 community halls as well as 'border bhawans' to help locals post cross-border shelling.

13 May 2018

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh government transfers 18 senior IAS officers

In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the Himachal Pradesh government yesterday transferred 18 senior IAS officers, including six officers of Additional Chief Secretary rank.

10 May 2018

Mumbai

Senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal discharged from hospital

Senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal, granted bail in a money laundering case, was today discharged from the civic-run KEM hospital where he underwent treatment for nearly a week.

17 Apr 2018

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Cabinet to create agency for water supply in Shimla

The Himachal Pradesh cabinet on Monday approved setting up of Shimla Jal Prabandhan Nigam Limited (SJPNL) for the water supply and wastewater management in Greater Shimla Planning Area and other places.

09 Apr 2018

Manish Sisodia

Delhi: PWD to launch de-silt drive in city drains

Ahead of the monsoon season, the Public Works Department (PWD) of the Delhi government will launch a two-month exercise to de-silt the city's drains from April 15, a move intended to prevent waterlogging in the national capital.

01 Apr 2018

Delhi

12 people died desilting septic tanks last year: Delhi govt

In Delhi, 12 people died last year while cleaning septic tanks while no such death has been reported so far in 2018, the Delhi government informed the Legislative Assembly.

26 Mar 2018

Maharashtra

Maharashtra: Over 3 lakh rat-kill tablets placed in secretariat

More than three lakh poison tablets were placed in the Maharashtra secretariat in May 2016 to check the rat menace, a state Minister said on Monday, clarifying that it was not the number of rodents killed in the exercise.

15 Jan 2018

Delhi

Lajpat Nagar flyover opens after first phase of repair completes

Almost a fortnight after the Lajpat Nagar flyover was closed due to repair work of a massive gap that appeared on the stretch, the flyover was re-opened for commuters on Monday by the Public Works Department (PWD).

21 Sep 2017

Devendra Fadnavis

Shivaji Memorial in Arabian Sea: IIT-Bombay to study lowest project-bid

Maharashtra Government approached the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay for a third-party audit of the lowest bid of Rs. 3,826cr from L&T for Phase-I of Shivaji Memorial project in the Arabian Sea.

12 Jul 2017

Assam

Shillong: Meet the ladies that turn garbage into gold

They are called the 'Merry Maidens' of Shillong with a twist.

10 Jul 2017

Delhi

Noida: Fatal accident as Dzire tries to overtake Lamborghini

A fatal accident involving three cars claimed life of one driver on Noida Expressway.

27 Jun 2017

Karnataka

Bengaluru Metro gives realty sector a boost

With the launch of the Metro Green line in Bengaluru that connects the East-West and North-South corridors, the real estate around the routes have become hot properties.

10 May 2017

Delhi

PWD scam: FIR filed against Kejriwal's late brother-in-law

A firm owned by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's late brother in law, Surendra Kumar Bansal, has been implicated by the Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) for involvement with irregularities in road construction in Delhi.

18 Apr 2017

Mumbai

Maharashtra: Congress seeks contributions from its MLAs

The Congress in Maharashtra is facing one of its worst financial crisis and is seeking a contribution from its MLAs for the same.

17 Apr 2017

Delhi

Delhi could get its first, elevated cycle track by 2018

The Delhi government has proposed the construction of a 6-km long, 20-feet wide cycle track starting from Satpula Drain (Press Enclave Road, Saket) to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Barapullah.

Mumbai: 2 Vasai societies fighting for water-connection since a decade

The Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation has failed to provide 2 housing societies in Vasai's Evershine City with a water connection since they were formed in 2007.

31 Mar 2017

Facebook

Social media calls for boycott of Gurugram pub

Following the brawl that took place at Gurugram's 'The Wine Company', where 4 people were allegedly beaten by the manager and the bouncers of the restaurant, the restaurant is being heavily criticized on social media.

28 Mar 2017

Delhi Police

Audit of PUC centres in Delhi discloses flaws

Till Mid-March, the transport department of Delhi carried out audits at 709 out of the 968 pollution under control (PUC) centres.