Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: Fifth sector of Dharavi revamp to soon get recreation ground

    Mumbai: The fifth sector of Dharavi revamp which is currently being redeveloped by Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) will soon get a recreation ground and a Pay and Park area. The land which belongs to Tata Power Company was recently handed over to MHADA with a condition of no construction on the land….

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  • Mumbai: More than 330 flats under Dharavi revamp lying vacant for over 15 years

    Mumbai: Even as slum dwellers of Dharavi await redevelopment of their shanties to better structures, more than 330 flats measuring 225 square meters at Dharavi’s Shed Colony are lying vacant since the past 15 years. The flats were constructed by Shivshahi Punarvasan Prakalp Limited (SPPL) in 2002 for giving temporary accommodation to slum dwellers under…

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  • Mumbai: MMRDA plans to build three flyovers to de-congest Chheda Nagar

    Mumbai: In order to de-congest heavy traffic at Chheda Nagar, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has planned three flyovers and one road work to be constructed. The planning authority will spend Rs 249.29 crore on the flyover project. The tenders for the project have been floated in October and the submission date is in…

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  • Mumbai: Bhiwandi-Kalyan to get flyover next year

    Mumbai: Two years after the contract was awarded, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has completed 62 per cent of the construction of a 3-km flyover on the Bhiwandi-Kalyan Road. The road witnesses several accidents and daily traffic congestion due to its multiple connectivity to the Nashik Highway, Vasai Road and the industrial area…

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  • Mumbai: Virar to Alibaug Multimodal corridor to get 600 hectares land from CIDCO

    Mumbai: In a major respite to the proposed Virar to Alibaug Multimodal corridor project, the CIDCO has principally agreed to give nearly 600-hectare land for construction of the 128-kilometer corridor. The land was earmarked by CIDCO for its Navi Mumbai Airport Influence Notified Area (NAINA) township project. However, the authority has only verbally agreed to…

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  • Maharashtra government plans to remove incompetent SRA developers

    Mumbai: After rolling out a plan to issue loans to developers of stalled Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) projects, the housing department of the state government is planning to eliminate incompetent developers which are unable to continue the project despite proper funding. The government is planning to consider another proposal to tender out the stalled projects…

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  • Mumbai: Fish farmer experiments with new model of marketing

    Mumbai: In a first of its kind in Mumbai, a seafood restaurant is offering fresh fishes directly from the farms. While farmers are troubled with price elevation of their products due to several mediators taking their cut, this city-based pisciculture farmer has opened his own outlet named The Bombay Fish and Chips Company which is…

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  • After contractor dupes Mumbai Repair and Reconstruction Board, MHADA to verify all bills

    Mumbai: After the accounts department of Mumbai Repair and Reconstruction Board was defrauded of Rs 61 lakh by a tainted contractor who submitted fake bills, the department has recently started a new method to process payments for contractors. The accounts department will re-verify all the submitted bills with the executive engineers of all the 15…

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  • Mumbai: Over 8500 bidders for 8 EWS houses in MHADA lottery

    Mumbai: More than 8,500 homebuyers have applied for eight houses of the economically weaker section in the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA). Also, nearly 100 applications have come for two homes that are the most expensive houses located at Lower Parel worth Rs 1.95 crore. The authority claims that the response is satisfactory,…

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  • Mumbai: 64,000 buyers bid for homes in MHADA lottery this year, number of application decreases

    Mumbai: As the deadline of registering for Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) lottery draws to a close, the authority has revealed that nearly 64,000 buyers have applied for 819 homes in this year’s lottery. The number of applications has substantially decreased as compared to last year, when 1.35 lakh applied for only 910…

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