URBAN DEVELOPMENT

  • Centre rejects Lalu's plea for further stay on eviction notice November 25, 2014

    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...
  • Take ownership of cleanliness drive to make it a success: Delhi Lt Governor November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Lt Governor asked the secretaries to take ownership of the cleanliness drive to make it a success. "You must take ownership of the cleanliness drive to make it successful," Jung said as he held a stock taking meeting with all departments. Secretary of Urban Development briefed the...
  • Venkaiah Naidu suggests strategy to implement Clean India drive November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday called for sustained campaign, voluntary participation and the role of NGO's and private sectors for effective implementation of Clean India Campaign. "Sustained campaign - continue the chain of nine; focus more on behavioural change - encourage voluntary public participation; and to...
  • 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...
  • Find practical solutions for better urban development: Venkaiah Naidu September 30, 2014

    Jaipur: Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday asked urban bodies to identify challenges and find practical solutions in order to deliver better services to the people. Naidu also laid emphasis on bringing transparency and accountability in the system to improve quality of service. Speaking at the inaugural...
  • 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,...
  • Venkaiah Naidu pays a surprise visit to his ministry; finds officials missing July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday made a surprise visit to Nirman Bhawan and found that several officials from the Central Public Works Department were not present at the ministry. Naidu has issued a stern warning to all the missing officials. Naidu also noted that personnel at...
  • Major administrative reshuffle in Rajasthan, 26 senior IAS officers transferred June 7, 2014

    In a major administrative reshuffle, 26 senior IAS officers including three Additional Chief Secretary and 11 Principal Secretary level officials were on Friday transferred in Rajasthan. Chief Election Officer Ashok Jain was transferred to Urban Development and Housing Department as ACS who would replace DB Gupta who was shifted to Public...
  • Vasundhara Raje orders ACB probe into Jodhpur's JDA irregularities June 6, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday ordered a probe by state AntiCorruption Bureau into the alleged irregularities and corruption in the projects under taken by the Jodhpur Development Authority. In an order to the Principle Secretary, Urban Development and Housing Department, the Chief Minister has directed that all such issues...
  • Housing for all by 2022 government's motto, says Venkaiah Naidu May 30, 2014

    Bangalore: Highlighting the priorities of his ministry, Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Poverty Alleviation Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that private sector as part of their social responsibility should go for housing for their staff. "Employment is going to be a major challenge before the country, no government can...
  • Venkaiah Naidu takes charge as the Urban Development Minister May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Venkaiah Naidu took charge of the Urban Development Ministry on Wednesday. Soon after taking charge, Naidu said that he will focus on 100 new smart cities, cleanliness and sanitation. "100 new smart cities are to be developed, this is the dream of our PM. Twin city and infrastructure for...
  • Kamal Nath owns assets worth over Rs 187 crore, 4 social media accounts March 26, 2014

    Union Minister Kamal Nath owns assets worth over Rs 187 crore and has declared four social media accounts in his affidavit filed before the Returning Officer in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh. Nath, who has been a Member of Parliament since 1980, also holds movable assets worth over Rs 7.09 crore...
  • 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...
  • The Netherlands to work with Bihar for urban development February 25, 2014

    The Netherlands on Tuesday showed interest to work in partnership with Bihar particularly in the field of urban development, health and women empowerment. This was conveyed by a Dutch trade delegation headed by its Ambassador in India Alphonsus Stoelinga. The Ambassador told reporters that the main focus of the mission was on...
  • Resettlement should not affect already settled families: MLAs February 22, 2014

    Jharkhand Urban Development Minister Suresh Paswan was asked on Saturday by Assembly Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta to have a re-look of the proposed locality where the government would resettle 92 displaced families after some members expressed concern over the availability of land there. Adjourning till Monday a call attention motion, the...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 12, 2014

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  • Chidambaram humiliated me for speaking in Hindi: Urban Development Secretary February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The UPA government is in disarray with top bureaucrats at war with two senior ministers. Urban Development Secretary Sudhir Krishna said that Finance Minister P Chidambaram humiliated him by not allowing him to speak in Hindi and instead asking him to converse in English. Krishna has written to Prime...
  • 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...
  • Mordia resigns as Rajasthan Housing Board over Congress' debacle in polls December 17, 2013

    Chairman of Rajasthan Housing BoardParasram Mordia has resigned from his post in the wake ofCongress' debacle in the assembly polls, official sources said on Tuesday. In his resignation sent to the Urban DevelopmentDepartment on Monday night, Mordia said since the BJP formed thenew government in the state, he was tendering his...
  • 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...
  • Why we need to free our cities from the state's clutches August 26, 2013

    Profile: Bimal Patel is Director, HCP Design and Project Management. Patel designed the Sabarmati Riverfront Development project in Ahmedabad. India is witnessing an epochal transformation. From a country that lived in villages, it is becoming a nation of towns and cities. The last time the country witnessed such a transformation was...
  • 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...
  • India to spend $ 1 trillion on infrastructure in next 5 yrs November 6, 2012

    London: India will spend $ 1 trillion on infrastructure development in the country over the next five years and 40 per cent of it will come from the private sector, Kamal Nath, Union Minister for Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs said on Tuesday. "The Cabinet has approved an expenditure of $...
  • 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...
  • 'Urban projects fail to provide basic services' April 26, 2012

    New Delhi: The number of projects undertaken by the urban development ministry for transition to quasiurban society has not been accompanied by a commensurate increase in the supply of basic urban services, a report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban Development said on Wednesday. The committee chaired by Member of...
  • Adarsh scam: Maha govt seeks interim report February 22, 2012

    Mumbai: A year after an inquiry commission was set up to probe the scamtainted Adarsh Housing Society, the Maharashtra Government has sought an interim report from the panel. The state government has filed an application before the twomember inquiry commission, seeking an interim report on two of the 13 issues being...
  • No delay; Kochi metro on track February 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Kochi Metro is going to be a reality soon. The crucial meeting of the Public Investment Board (PIB), which is expected to give the final nod to the state's 'dream project', will be held this month itself. After the PIB approval, the project will be put up for Cabinet...
  • TN announces Development Scheme January 16, 2012

    Chennai: To improve basic infrastructure facilities in cities and urban areas in the state, Tamil Nadu government today decided to start a scheme at a cost of Rs 6,653 crore. Under the "Integrated Urban Development Scheme", basic infrastructure, including drinking water, sewage water removal, health, rain water drainage, roads and streets,...