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Traffic jams will return after the pandemic, study says

13 Jan 2021

Traffic jams will return after the pandemic, study says

As the coronavirus pandemic forced many of us to stay home and initiated work-from-home routines across the globe, traffic congestion fell significantly last year.

Heavy snowfall causes 4 km traffic jam near Manali

24 Dec 2019

Heavy snowfall causes 4 km traffic jam near Manali

With vacations and snow-capped Himalayan peaks beckoning tourists, several thronged the state of Himachal Pradesh.

Heavy rains batter Mumbai: Flights delayed; waterlogging, traffic jams reported

26 Jul 2019

Heavy rains batter Mumbai: Flights delayed; waterlogging, traffic jams reported

Heavy rainfall has once again brought life to a standstill in Mumbai where massive waterlogging and traffic snarls due to the downpour were reported from across the city.

Heavy rains lash Mumbai: Flights disrupted; traffic jams, water-logging reported

08 Jul 2019

Heavy rains lash Mumbai: Flights disrupted; traffic jams, water-logging reported

Heavy rains lashed Mumbai in the early hours on Monday, leading to the disruption of flight operations at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport as well as traffic snarls across the city.

Mumbaikars can now report traffic offenses using this app

04 Feb 2019

Mumbaikars can now report traffic offenses using this app

Making better use of technology, Mumbai Police has brought forward a new mobile application for Mumbaikars to upload live images of traffic violations such as people driving without helmets, or talking on the phone while driving.

DND flyover shut due to farmers' protest, Delhi-Noida traffic suffers

01 Feb 2019

DND flyover shut due to farmers' protest, Delhi-Noida traffic suffers

The DND flyover which connects Delhi and Noida was shut on Friday after a group of farmers came out on streets to protest, claimed multiple reports.

Get real-time traffic updates from Delhi Police's Facebook Live feed

24 Jan 2019

Get real-time traffic updates from Delhi Police's Facebook Live feed

The next worse thing after Delhi's pollution is the traffic congestion, which makes commuting really difficult.

It was literally raining cash on this US road

14 Dec 2018

It was literally raining cash on this US road

We all had that moment where we find a crisp note (of any denomination) lying on the road, and a greedy little smile appears on our faces.

This 57-year-old Gurugram businessman manages traffic every day, selflessly

24 Aug 2018

This 57-year-old Gurugram businessman manages traffic every day, selflessly

It was in 2011 that this businessman realized how bad Gurugram traffic is and decided to do something about it.

Robbers steal money, but get caught in Delhi's traffic

12 Aug 2018

Robbers steal money, but get caught in Delhi's traffic

Had it not been for the notorious traffic jams of Delhi, two robbers could have gotten away in Bhajanpura's Yamuna Vihar with around Rs. 6,000 cash on Wednesday.

Delhi HC slams government, police for not regularizing jam-causing e-rickshaws

02 Aug 2018

Delhi HC slams government, police for not regularizing jam-causing e-rickshaws

The Delhi HC slammed the state police and government yesterday, asking them why e-rickshaws are still plying on roads they have been prohibited from.

Delhi: SC asks police chief for timeline to clear traffic-bottlenecks

31 Jul 2018

Delhi: SC asks police chief for timeline to clear traffic-bottlenecks

The Supreme Court yesterday directed the Delhi Police Commissioner, Amulya Patnaik, to come out with a timeline for removing traffic bottlenecks at 77 congested corridors in Delhi and also asked him to deal with impounded vehicles lying at police stations.

Delhi rains: Traffic disrupted, power supply affected, road caves in

26 Jul 2018

Delhi rains: Traffic disrupted, power supply affected, road caves in

Heavy rains lashed the national capital this morning, throwing life out of gear and bringing traffic to a standstill.

Given the hardships, is it worth living in Mumbai/Bombay?

13 Jul 2018

Given the hardships, is it worth living in Mumbai/Bombay?

A lot has been said and written about her. Her beauty is all encompassing, her embrace so warm and her selflessness so motherly. People call her Mumbai, I still call her Bombay.

Mumbai: Grant Road Bridge reopened a day after cracks seen

05 Jul 2018

Mumbai: Grant Road Bridge reopened a day after cracks seen

Tuesday was a bad day for Mumbai; within 16 hours, two city bridges faced infrastructural defect.

Over 2,000 vehicles stranded on Manali-Leh highway after landslide

29 Jun 2018

Over 2,000 vehicles stranded on Manali-Leh highway after landslide

A landslide on the Manali-Leh highway last night has stranded more than 2,000 vehicles on the strategic route, causing problems in movement.

Torrential rainfall shatters Mumbai: Three deaths, traffic slowdown, train delays

25 Jun 2018

Torrential rainfall shatters Mumbai: Three deaths, traffic slowdown, train delays

Mumbai continues to reel under torrential rainfall, affecting local train services and causing heavy traffic gridlocks.

Bengaluru: The reason behind techie's horse-ride to work needs attention

16 Jun 2018

Bengaluru: The reason behind techie's horse-ride to work needs attention

Chances are you may have seen the viral photograph of a software engineer in Bengaluru riding to office on a horse.

By 2020, Delhi to get 58 more parking facilities

01 Jun 2018

By 2020, Delhi to get 58 more parking facilities

By 2020, Delhi is set to get 58 more parking facilities, including surface parking sites, multilevel and stack parking systems.

January repeat: Lajpat Nagar flyover getting repaired, jams till May-30

15 May 2018

January repeat: Lajpat Nagar flyover getting repaired, jams till May-30

Delhiites, especially those who accessed the Lajpat Nagar flyover today, had a bad start, as they had to witness heavy traffic due to the ongoing repair work on the flyover.

In 7 years, Mumbai will see 65% rise in air-pollution

04 May 2018

In 7 years, Mumbai will see 65% rise in air-pollution

That Mumbai has a high level of air pollution is no news. But the scary part is, it's set to rise by 65% in the next seven years.

Ever-increasing congestion woes: Bengalureans take almost 1hr to cover 16kms!

03 May 2018

Ever-increasing congestion woes: Bengalureans take almost 1hr to cover 16kms!

Close on the heels of the Uber-commissioned Boston Consulting Group report that termed Bengaluru as one of the worst congested cities in India, comes another report putting India's Silicon Valley in the dock.

Delhi: Elevated road to be built over Shahdara drain

27 Apr 2018

Delhi: Elevated road to be built over Shahdara drain

Ride between East Delhi and Noida is set to become smooth, as the decision to build an elevated road over Shahdara drain was approved by the Noida authority yesterday.

Congestion costing India a whopping Rs. 1.44L crore a year

26 Apr 2018

Congestion costing India a whopping Rs. 1.44L crore a year

Four metros of India-Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru-are 149% more congested than other comparable cities in Asia, whereby commuters take 1.5-times longer to reach a certain destination during peak hours.

Delhi: 3-years up, only 36% done on parallel RTR flyover

03 Apr 2018

Delhi: 3-years up, only 36% done on parallel RTR flyover

The snail's pace at which the construction of the flyover parallel to the existing Rao Tula Ram/RTR flyover in Munirka is moving has become a major headache for authorities.

Solar Summit, Odisha Parba to choke Delhi roads this weekend

09 Mar 2018

Solar Summit, Odisha Parba to choke Delhi roads this weekend

As dignitaries arrive in Delhi for the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance (March 11), residents should expect heavy traffic congestion starting today till March 12.

Don't meddle with traffic even for dignitaries: Madras High Court

08 Mar 2018

Don't meddle with traffic even for dignitaries: Madras High Court

The road traffic should not be stopped for the movement of dignitaries, including state Governor, Chief Minister, and Chief Justice, ruled the first bench of Madras High Court.

Bengaluru: Airport to Electronic City in 15 mins? 'Heli' yeah

24 Feb 2018

Bengaluru: Airport to Electronic City in 15 mins? 'Heli' yeah

Rishabh landed at Kempegowda airport at 7AM, so he could attend his 10AM meeting at Electronic city. But the traffic consumed 3 hours and he missed his chance. Sounds familiar?

Long jams in Delhi as traffic restrictions implemented for R-Day

23 Jan 2018

Long jams in Delhi as traffic restrictions implemented for R-Day

As traffic restrictions ahead of Republic Day were enforced in Delhi, jams erupted at various places.

Traffic restrictions in Delhi: Know which routes to avoid

22 Jan 2018

Traffic restrictions in Delhi: Know which routes to avoid

Delhiiites should brace for four days of traffic restrictions in view of the upcoming ASEAN Summit and Republic Day celebrations.

Award for Kolkata driver for not honking in 18 years

04 Dec 2017

Award for Kolkata driver for not honking in 18 years

In a world fraught with traffic snarls and honking drivers, there is a cabbie who hasn't used his car's horn in the last 18 years.

What can India learn from Beijing's Odd Even formula?

23 Nov 2017

What can India learn from Beijing's Odd Even formula?

The debate surrounding the merits of Delhi's proposed odd-even scheme for cars has continued to rage amid worsening air quality.

Will Delhi have odd-even scheme? The government is confused

14 Nov 2017

Will Delhi have odd-even scheme? The government is confused

The Delhi government seems to be confused about the planned odd-even scheme. Earlier, the NGT had refused to allow exemptions in its implementation, but the government batted for exempting women and two-wheelers.

Delhi Govt calls off "Odd-Even Scheme" for now

11 Nov 2017

Delhi Govt calls off "Odd-Even Scheme" for now

In a surprising move, the Delhi Government has now reportedly called off the odd-even traffic scheme, which was to be implemented from 13-17 November.

NGT approves odd-even scheme; 2-Wheelers, govt servants, women not exempt

11 Nov 2017

NGT approves odd-even scheme; 2-Wheelers, govt servants, women not exempt

The National Green Tribunal, which earlier barred the Delhi Government from re-introducing the odd-even scheme, has given its approval to the Kejriwal-led government to implement the traffic restrictions.

NGT halts odd-even implementation, questions Delhi govt on its efficacy

10 Nov 2017

NGT halts odd-even implementation, questions Delhi govt on its efficacy

Calling Delhi's odd-even scheme a 'farce', the NGT has said it cannot be implemented without its permission.

Delhi pollution: Odd-even scheme to be implemented during November 13-17

09 Nov 2017

Delhi pollution: Odd-even scheme to be implemented during November 13-17

The Delhi government has decided to implement the odd-even scheme during November 13-17 as the capital battles alarming levels of air pollution.

Delhi Metro to have underground corridors for pickup-and-drop

10 Aug 2017

Delhi Metro to have underground corridors for pickup-and-drop

To ease traffic congestion, the Delhi Metro has come up with an idea: underground pickup-and-drop points at stations on the proposed Phase IV network.

Know, how bad roads, traffic is eating into your expenses

03 Aug 2017

Know, how bad roads, traffic is eating into your expenses

Can you believe you spend at least one-and-a-half times more fuel per kilometer while you're traveling in and around Delhi?

Delhi: NH24 traffic signal develops glitch, leads to 6-hour jam

23 Jul 2017

Delhi: NH24 traffic signal develops glitch, leads to 6-hour jam

Things turned chaotic for commuters at NH 24-Noida Link Road on Saturday when a traffic signal developed a glitch leading to six-hour traffic jam. The signal, usually green throughout the day, was functioning in 30-seconds cycle.