Ghaziabad (D)

  • Unable to pay back loan, farmer commits suicide

    Unable to return a loan of Rs 15,000 taken from a bank, a farmer yesterday committed suicide by jumping in the Ganges at Brij Ghat in Garh Mukteshwar. Two boatmen took out his body. Ganeshi Lal S/o Kharag Singh Jatav of Behrampur, Khurja in Bulandshahar district jumped in the river at around 4 p.m. yesterday. When people raised an alarm, the boatmen

  • Water training centre to come up in NCR

    Aimed at meeting the skilled manpower shortage in the water supply and sanitation sector in the country, a state-of-the-art water training centre will come up in the National Capital Region. The National Water and Sanitation Institute, first of its kind in the country, is to come up in 14 acres of land in Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh at an estimated cost of Rs.26 crore with French assistance, a senior Urban Development official said. There is a shortage of skilled manpower for effective management of water supply and sanitation sector.

  • Rs 26-crore water institute in Gzb

    Aimed at meeting the skilled manpower shortage in the water supply and sanitation sector in the country, a state-of-the-art water training centre will come up in the National Capital Region.

  • Ganga water from Gangotri will be available at post offices

    TIMES VIEW Keep off the business of faith Who said the government is insensitive to the needs of the public? Keeping in mind the religious sentiments of many Hindus, post offices in Ghaziabad have started to sell bottled Ganga water. They will earn a commission on each bottle sold. A private company and Garhwal Vikas Mandal, a government body, are responsible for procurement and packaging of the water sourced from Gaumukh in the Himalayas.

  • Way paved for Gzb expressway

    The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has finally decided to complete work on a number of roads, including the 12-kilometre expressway linking Greater Noida to NH-24 in Ghaziabad. While 10.5 kilometres of the 12-kilometre expressway having been completed five years ago, a 1.5-kilometre stretch on NH-24 had been encroached upon. Now, GDA vice-chairman SK Dwivedi said compensation and alternative plots of land will provided to residents along the route to clear the area in order to complete the expressway.

  • Chickenpox in Ghaziabad

    With a change in season, ailments like viral fevers, chicken pox and vomiting and loose motions have spread in Ghaziabad area.

  • Ghaziabad tops in pollution level

    Ghaziabad tops in pollution levels in the National Capital Region because of the district administration's lax approach to the problem, a local municipal councillor said here on Sunday.

  • IGL to take gas to Ghaziabad

    The company will begin with Piped Natural Gas and Compressed Natural Gas NEW DELHI: The State-owned Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) is all set to extend its operations beyond Delhi. To begin with, it will launch supplies of the eco-friendly Piped Natural Gas (PNG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for the residents of Ghaziabad in the next financial year. Reliable sources revealed that IGL, which has the licence to develop gas distribution in Ghaziabad, bordering Delhi, is expected to start operations from the first week of April. Sources said IGL Managing Director Om Narayan had written to the Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry seeking allocation of 0.2 million metric standard cubic metres per day (MMSCMD) of natural gas for meeting the PNG and CNG needs of Ghaziabad. Joint venture A joint venture of the Gas Authority of Indian Limited and the Delhi Government, IGL owns a city-wide gas pipeline network of 1,250 km in the Capital. It has 145 CNG stations. The No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation Limited now entitles IGL to develop, finance, operate, own and maintain natural gas distribution system to supply gas to domestic, commercial, industrial and CNG for the automotive sector. IGL has carried out the route survey for laying the pipeline network and permissions have been applied for. The Ghaziabad Development Authority has also cleared allotment of land for setting up CNG stations in the city. The decision to opt for CNG and PNG follows the decision of the Supreme Court to curb pollution levels in cities. IGL had carried out a detailed feasibility report for implementation of city gas distribution project in the cities of National Capital Region, including Ghaziabad. It has assured the UP Government that the gas pipeline distribution network will be so designed that at least 25 per cent of the capacity can be utilised for other supply companies.

  • Scrap godown fire in Ghaziabad kills one

    Scrap godown fire in Ghaziabad kills one

    on march 9, 2007, a fire in a scrap godown in an unauthorised colony in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh (up), killed a young boy and left many injured. The cause of fire is still unknown. The godown is

  • Ghaziabad battles noxious fumes from burnt batteries

    Ghaziabad battles noxious fumes from burnt batteries

    poisonous smoke from the burning of a dump of batteries in Ghaziabad spread on January 8, 2007. One woman succumbed due to the smoke, others complained of nausea, headache, coughing and vomiting.

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