Fresh panel of five ex-judges sent to ACC to pick Delhi Metro FFC chairman

The Urban Development Ministry has sent a fresh list containing names of five retired judges for selection of chairman of Delhi Metro Fare Fixation Committee, after five earlier proposals were rejected by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC).

Swachh Bharat: Delhi to get 480 pubic toilet seats at 80 locations

Stressing the need for speedy action under the Swachh Bharat Mission, the urban development ministry has decided to install 480 public toilet seats at 80 locations in Delhi in the next three months.

Rashtrapati Bhawan, South Block lagging behind in Swachh drive

Hyderabad House, Vigyan Bhawan and Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan have topped the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) rating, leaving behind Rashtrapati Bhawan and South Block among the 29 government buildings in the capital that were screened for overall cleanliness.

India's growth rate likely to cross 8 percent: Venkaiah Naidu

India's economy is back on track and the country's growth rate is likely to cross eight per cent in the coming years, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu has said as he asked US investors to take advantage of the current business-friendly atmosphere.

Smart City project and key schemes set for launch next month

 Union Urban Development Ministry's flagship programmes - Smart City project, Atal Mission for Urban Renewal and Transformation (AMRUT) and Housing For All - are planned for launch next month.

'Swachhata Saptapadi' scheme to be launched in Maharashtra tomorrow

On the lines of Centre government's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', the Maharashtra Government will launch 'Swachhata Saptapadi' scheme here tomorrow, a senior Urban Development official said.

Organisers to be made responsible for cleanliness at venues in Delhi

With a view to ensure cleanliness at public places in the national capital, the Urban Development Ministry is planning to come out with a 'standard operating procedure' for organisers of public events to ensure cleanliness is maintained during and after such gatherings.

Steps recommended for decongestion of Delhi

A high-powered inter-ministerial committee constituted under the chairmanship of Urban Development Secretary has suggested measures for decongestion of Delhi, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Venkaiah Naidu sets up committee for faster approvals to building plan

 Union Urban Development ministry has set up a high-powered review and monitoring committee to fast track approval of building plans in Delhi and give a boost to the construction business in the national capital.

Ten new additional secretaries appointed; Rajiv Kumar new Establishment Officer

Senior IAS officer Rajiv Kumar has been appointed as the Establishment Officer and Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Personnel as part of a senior level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the government on Monday.

Urban Development Ministry issues notice to Congress to vacate 24, Akbar Road, three more bungalows
Urban Development Ministry issues notice to Congress to vacate 24, Akbar Road, three more bungalows

The Urban Development Ministry has issued a notice to the Congress party to vacate their party headquarters – the famous 24 Akbar Road in the national capital – as per reports on Thursday.

Govt issues notice to Congress to vacate HQ at 24 Akbar Road, Delhi

The Urban Development Ministry has issued notice to Indian Naional Congress to vacate HQ at 24 Akbar Road in Delhi.

RTI can be used even if info available through other means: HC

RTI Act can be used to access information which is available through any other route, Delhi High Court has ordered.

Centre will help in developing new AP capital: Naidu

 Union Urban Development minister Venkaiah Naidu said here on Sunday that Centre will extend all kind of support for developing the new capital of Andhra Pradesh around Vijayawada.

Efforts on to ensure night shelters for all: Naidu

The Central government is making efforts to ensure night shelters for all homeless people, specially those who have migrated to urban areas in search of work, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said Wednesday.

Climate Parliament asks govt to create green energy fund

Climate Parliament, a global network of legislators working to promote renewable energy, has urged the Urban Development Ministry to create a green energy fund to focus on utilisation of renewable energy in urban areas.

Varanasi to soon turn into a smart city

Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s constituency of Varanasi is drawing close to turn into a smart city, as urban development ministry laid out the plan of the ambitious project.

Naidu approves enhancement of Floor Area Ratio in Delhi

Acceding a long standing demand, Urban Development Ministry has approved enhancement of Ground Coverage and FAR (Floor Area Ratio) in Delhi.