URBAN DEVELOPMENT MINISTRY

  • Centre rejects Lalu's plea for further stay on eviction notice 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Government has rejected former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad's request for further extension of his stay at the official bungalow at Tughlaq Road in Lutyen's zone. "Lalu has been already served eviction notice after his extended stay in the Type VIII Tughlaq Road bungalow expired on October 31," said...
  • Netizens join Swachh Bharat Mission as it goes online October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to convert 'Swachh Bharat Mission' into a 'Jan Andolan', Urban Development Ministry has facilitated an online platform to enable the citizens network with each other to collectively take up cleanliness activities. In this regard, the Ministry is taking the help of...
  • JICA gives Rs 467 crore for Delhi Metro Phase III projects October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has given Rs 467.12 crore to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for construction work of Phase III projects. The loan amount sanctioned by JICA was conveyed to DMRC by the Ministry of Urban Development. "The amount has been released to DMRC for...
  • 6 exministers, 23 former MPs yet to vacate government accommodation August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Continuing its eviction drive against former ministers and MPs, Directorate of Estate has managed to vacate government houses of 241 former ministers and MPs till date. While 11 exministers out of 17 have vacated their bungalows, 230 former MPs out of 258 have also surrendered the houses till now,...
  • What crime have I done by taking a 3-bedroom flat, asks Kejriwal March 9, 2014

    A day after the Urban Development Ministry wrote to Kejriwal asking him to vacate the government house allotted to him when he was the Delhi CM, Kejriwal has now hit out at the media calling them biased. "The media doesn't report anything about Modi and Adani. All they report is...
  • UD ministry seeks suggestion on panel to look into Metro fares January 2, 2014

    The Urban Development Ministry has asked the Law Ministry to suggest names of high court judges to head a panel which will look into the issue of revision of Delhi Metro fares. The UD ministry has in the past suggested names for the position of chairperson of the 4th Fare Fixation...
  • Govt probe reveals shortcomings in DMRC's tender process October 18, 2013

    New Delhi: After coalgate, now questions are being raised on Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's tender process. A high level committee of the Urban development ministry has highlighted shortcomings of the tendering process followed by the DMRC saying it gave tender to a company whose key technical criteria was found to...
  • DMRC to form panel to examine airport line enquiry committee report August 21, 2013

    DMRC is planning to form a panel that will examine the airport metro line enquiry committee report and recommend action on its findings. In a DMRC board meeting, which was skipped by Delhi Metro chief Mangu Singh, the board on Wednesday discussed further action on the report of the enquiry committee...
  • 'No inquiry into implementation of Airport metro at this stage' March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Urban Development ministry on Wednesday said there was no question of inquiry into implementation of Airport Express metro line at this stage as it had not received any final recommendation in the audit report. "Office of the Principal Director of Commercial Audit, Indian Audit and Accounts Department has...
  • Govt to make statement on airport metro suspension July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Urban Development Ministry will meet with officials of Reliance Infrastructure and the DMRC to try and resolve the issue of the Metro Airport Express which has been shut for the time being due to technical problems and safety risks. The ministry is likely to make a statement...
  • Rs 1.98 cr house rent due against Meira Kumar November 22, 2011

    New Delhi: A bill of Rs 1.98 crore has been raised by the Estates Department of the Urban Development Ministry against Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar for occupation of 6, Krishna Menon Marg since 1986 after the demise of her father late Jagjivan Ram. The Department of Estates, in an RTI...
  • CWG: Sharad Yadav seeks details from CPWD, DDA January 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Janata Dal United (JDU) MP Sharad Yadav, the Chairman of the standing committee on urban development, has called for a panel meeting on January 18 over Commonwealth Games' financial irregularities. Sharad Yadav has sought expenditure details from the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) and Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on...
  • After the Games, DDA and Emaar MGF lock horns October 21, 2010

    New Delhi: Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy defended the Delhi Development Authority's (DDA) Rs 760crore bailout of Emaar MGF while building the Games village. The minister said that the deal was profitable and necessary. The Commonwealth Games might have ended but the controversies certainly havent. Now its the Urban Development...
  • Reddy seeks Rs 100,000 cr to develop 28 cities June 29, 2009

    New Delhi: The Urban Development Ministry has sought an extra Rs 50,000 crore to include 28 more cities under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), a central government initiative to promote planned development of cities. The government has committed to raise Rs 100,000 crore of investment for the urban...
  • Watch: DDAs lucky draw scheme under scanner January 5, 2009

    While fate may have favoured those who made it to the Delhi Development Authority (DDA)'s lucky draw list, they'll be hoping their luck gets them through the wait for allotments in the coming few days. It will be a game of wait and watch as the Urban Development Ministry has...
  • Delhi desealed: Centre reverses demolition drive February 1, 2008

    New Delhi: In a big relief for thousands of Delhi traders and citizens, the Union Ministry for Urban Development on Friday issued a notification to legalise all encroachments in Delhi done till January 2006. This practically puts demolition of all illegal structures in Delhi on hold till the end of 2008....
  • Masterplan 2021 has RWAs unhappy February 9, 2007

    New Delhi: Most traders in the Capital are happy with the Delhi Masterplan 2021. But Resident Welfare Associations (RWA) of the city believe that the Masterplan completely disregards development and safety of residential colonies. When the Supreme Court began its sealing drive last year to stop commercial establishments from mushrooming...
  • Delhi Master Plan runs into trouble February 9, 2007

    New Delhi: The Delhi Master Plan 2021, that was notified on Thursday, seems to have run into trouble with Capitals Residents Welfare Associations. Various RWAs on Friday approached the Supreme Court challenging the government notification for permitting commercial activities from residential areas in Delhi. The Delhi Pradesh Citizen Council (DPCC) has petitioned...
  • Govt out to please Delhi professionals February 5, 2007

    New Delhi: The Urban Development Ministry is working hard to please the Capital's residents, with its decision to include five new categories of professionals who can work from residential areas. The move has given filmmakers like Gautam Pandey a muchawaited breather. He can now reopen his basement office at his residence...
  • The other side of Masterplan 2021 February 1, 2007

    New Delhi: As the Urban Development Ministry readies itself to present Masterplan 2021 for Delhi, many like RK Setia say that the masterplan does not hold any promises for the citizens of Delhi. Setia is a resident of Lajpat Nagar Part 2, a residential colony in the heart of the...
  • Delhi Master Plan ready, traders relieved January 19, 2007

    New Delhi: The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has finalised the Delhi Master Plan 2021 and has forwarded it to the Urban Development Ministry for approval. Some of the provisions are sure to bring a smile to the face of traders for the DDA has included Municipal Council of Delhi (MCD)notified 2,183...