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Nearly 1.5 cr people walk to work in Mumbai, but metropolis doesn’t prioritise pavements
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Nearly 1.5 cr people walk to work in Mumbai, but metropolis doesn’t prioritise pavements

Historically, large infrastructure projects in Mumbai like the Coastal Road or Bandra-Worli Sea Link have governed state imagination. But these projects only aide automobiles, not pedestrians

With ill-conceived resettlement schemes, Chennai's river restoration projects weigh heavily on riverside poor
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With ill-conceived resettlement schemes, Chennai's river restoration projects weigh heavily on riverside poor

Sathyavani Muthu Nagar is one of hundreds of informal settlements in the process of being demolished by Chennai officials — part of a vast effort, they say, to restore the city’s heavily polluted and constricted waterways.

Delhi PWD orders door-to-door survey of illegally-occupied govt flats, asks officials to submit report by 24 February
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Delhi PWD orders door-to-door survey of illegally-occupied govt flats, asks officials to submit report by 24 February

Move comes days after the Delhi High Court rebuked the Housing Ministry for permitting over 550 accommodation units to be illegally occupied by retired officials and ordered the Centre to get them vacated within two weeks

Haryana govt has put lives of over 6,000 students at risk by running schools in dilapidated buildings, claims PIL; high court issues notice
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Haryana govt has put lives of over 6,000 students at risk by running schools in dilapidated buildings, claims PIL; high court issues notice

Social Jurist, an NGO, filed a petition in the High Cout of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, stating that 6,543 students of Classes 1 to 12 are forced to study in school buildings which were declared 'dangerous' by the Public Works Department in the year 2013

UP Police issues lookout notice against former circle officer in connection to Azam Khan's Jauhar University case
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UP Police issues lookout notice against former circle officer in connection to Azam Khan's Jauhar University case

Police issued a lookout circular (LOC) against former Circle Officer Aale Hassan in connection with land encroachment cases related to Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan's Jauhar University

Rishikesh’s Lakshman Jhula shut for vehicles, administration orders closure of old bridge; alternate walkway to be constructed soon
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Rishikesh’s Lakshman Jhula shut for vehicles, administration orders closure of old bridge; alternate walkway to be constructed soon

The iconic Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh was closed on Sunday for vehicular movement by the Public Works Department. The decision to shut the 96-year-old bridge was announced by the local administration, owing to it's distressed state due to its age, high tourist footfall.

I-T raids underway at homes and two firms belonging to HD Kumaraswamy's close aides in Karnataka
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I-T raids underway at homes and two firms belonging to HD Kumaraswamy's close aides in Karnataka

Both Nagarathna Swamy and Timme Swamy are said to be close aides of Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy

Political leaders who don't keep promises get 'beaten up' by people, says Union minister Nitin Gadkari
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Political leaders who don't keep promises get 'beaten up' by people, says Union minister Nitin Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari said political leaders who sell dreams to people but fail to make them a reality get "beaten up" by the public. The minister, who handles a host of infrastructure-related portfolios in the Narendra Modi government, asserted he is a doer and delivers on his promises.

Karnataka's PWD in flux as minister HD Revanna transfers 700 officials in 24 hrs; move ruffles Congress camp
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Karnataka's PWD in flux as minister HD Revanna transfers 700 officials in 24 hrs; move ruffles Congress camp

Karnataka PWD minister and brother of Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, HD Revanna is in the midst of a fresh controversy once again, with his decision to transfer over 700 officials overnight.

Majerhat bridge collapse: Mamata Banerjee says at least 20 bridges in city have 'crossed expiry date'; halts metro work near site
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Majerhat bridge collapse: Mamata Banerjee says at least 20 bridges in city have 'crossed expiry date'; halts metro work near site

The Metro Railways has been asked to stop work "temporarily" near the Majerhat bridge till a committee probing its collapse gives its report, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday.

Majerhat bridge collapse in Kolkata: toll rises to three; search and rescue operation concludes
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Majerhat bridge collapse in Kolkata: toll rises to three; search and rescue operation concludes

The body was identified as that of Goutam Mondal (45), a labourer hailing from Murshidabad district, who was missing along with another labourer Pranab Dey since the accident on Tuesday, he said. Mondal was working as a cook in the extension of the Metro rail project going on adjacent to the Majerhat Bridge, he said.

Majerhat bridge collapse in Kolkata: West Bengal PWD issued tender for flyover's repair work in April 2018
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Majerhat bridge collapse in Kolkata: West Bengal PWD issued tender for flyover's repair work in April 2018

PWD floated the tender in April to sublet the work for which it had invited quotations from companies for the repairs, refurbishing and maintenance of the bridge.

Majerhat bridge collapse: Toll climbs to two; Mamata Banerjee to chair high-level meet with PWD officials today
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Majerhat bridge collapse: Toll climbs to two; Mamata Banerjee to chair high-level meet with PWD officials today

Mamata Banerjee confirmed reports that the Majerhat bridge allegedly collapsed because of the nearby metro rail work in Kolkata's Alipore area.

Uttar Pradesh govt to name 54 inter-state highways after national and international personalities, repair roads damaged by rains
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Uttar Pradesh govt to name 54 inter-state highways after national and international personalities, repair roads damaged by rains

Uttar Pradesh government directed that road repair should be carried out on a war footing especially in areas where roads have been damaged due to rains.

Majerhat bridge collapse in Kolkata: Narendra Modi calls incident 'deeply unfortunate', wishes quick recovery to injured
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Majerhat bridge collapse in Kolkata: Narendra Modi calls incident 'deeply unfortunate', wishes quick recovery to injured

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday termed the Kolkata bridge collapse as a "deeply unfortunate" incident and hoped for a speedy recovery of those who were injured.

Over 4,000 people rescued by security forces from Karnataka's Kodagu; several others suspected to be stranded in hilltop villages
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Over 4,000 people rescued by security forces from Karnataka's Kodagu; several others suspected to be stranded in hilltop villages

Security forces have rescued over 4,000 people from Karnataka's Kodagu but several others are suspected to be stuck in villages cut off by landslides

Congress will pose one question a day for Vasundhara Raje govt in response to BJP's Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra
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Congress will pose one question a day for Vasundhara Raje govt in response to BJP's Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra

In response to BJP's 40-day Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra starting from Saturday, the Congress has decided to raise 40 questions — one question to be raised each day — for Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia.

'Bad roads not only cause': MNS workers vandalise PWD office after minister remarks on pothole-related deaths in Mumbai suburbs
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'Bad roads not only cause': MNS workers vandalise PWD office after minister remarks on pothole-related deaths in Mumbai suburbs

Maharashtra PWD minister Chandrakant Patil had said that potholes in roads alone cannot be blamed for the accidents.

Delhi government's Public Works Department approves construction of seven foot over-bridges in city
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Delhi government's Public Works Department approves construction of seven foot over-bridges in city

The Delhi government's Public Works Department (PWD) has approved construction of seven foot over-bridges in different parts of the city.

Maharashtra PWD creates policy to build public conveniences, toilets along major state, district roads
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Maharashtra PWD creates policy to build public conveniences, toilets along major state, district roads

The PWD has come up with a policy for building public conveniences and toilet blocks on land owned by it along major state and district roads.