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  • Mumbai: Key witness in 2011 double murder case stabbed to death in Andheri

    Mumbai: Avinash Solanki, 40, the key witness in the sensational 2011 double murder of Keenan Santos and Reuben Fernandez, was found murdered early on Monday morning. Solanki’s body was found with multiple stab wounds in the MIDC-Andheri locality. Police suspect Solanki’s business partner Nilesh Shukla to be behind the murder, as the body was discovered inside a shop owned by him.

  • Mumbai: WR demands Rs 2 crore from BMC for repair work Gokhale Bridge at Andheri

    Mumbai: The Western Railway has demanded approximately Rs two crore from the BMC for undertaking the repair work on the Gokhale Bridge at Andheri, which had caved in recently. This amount will go towards carrying out heavy repairs on the steel girder, pathway and the pre-stressed concrete on the bridge. The railway officials also said the contractors for the repair work will not be finalised unless the civic body coughs up the money,

  • Mega, jumbo block on WR, CR today

    Mumbai: A jumbo block and a mega block will be conducted on Sunday on the Western line, Central line and Harbour line on Sunday.

  • Mumbai crime: Scrap dealer shot by two men in Andheri

    Mumbai: A scrap dealer was seriously injured after two unidentified men shot at him in Marol area in Mumbai’s Andheri suburb, police said today. The incident happened in the early hours of today when scrap dealer Islam Vali Khan (58) was parking his car at his residential building on Marol Church Road, said Nitin Alaknure, senior inspector, MIDC police station.

  • New Mumbai AC locals to make up for time lost in opening-closing of door

    Mumbai: So, what is new about the Western Railways’ nine new air-conditioned local trains arriving in March next year? They will be better than the current units in service and make up for the time currently lost in opening and closing the doors of the existing AC locals.

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    Mumbai: CM Devendra Fadnavis gives clean chit to BMC in Andheri bridge collapse incident

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday gave a clean chit to the BMC in the Gokhale overbridge mishap. Fadnavis clarified that the responsibility of maintenance and conduct of safety audit of the bridge was with the railway authority. He also assured the Assembly that action will be taken against officials held responsible in the railway enquiry. The issue was raised in the lower house by BJP legislator Yogesh

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    Mumbai: Andheri bridge collapse occurred due to corrosion, excess load, says report

    Mumbai: The sudden collapse of the Gokhale overbridge at Andheri, which claimed one life, could have been averted had the Western Railways authorities checked the ‘extra’ weight placed on the structure by the BMC. It was this extra weight of nearly 124 tonnes — comprising dry sand, paver blocks and cable wires — that led to the collapse.

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    Bombay High Court tells BMC to Install Doppler radar in Andheri within 18 months

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday rapped the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for its ‘failure’ to tackle the waterlogging issues in Mumbai. Accordingly, the court directed the civic body to complete the installation of a Doppler radar in suburban Andheri within a period of 18 months.

  • Andheri bridge collapse incident: Bombay High Court asks railways, BMC to conduct audits of 487 bridges in city

    Mumbai: Taking note of the recent bridge collapse incident in Andheri, the Bombay High Court on Thursday directed the Railways and the BMC to ‘seriously’ conduct audits of nearly 487 old and new bridges in the city. The court has also asked the Maharashtra government to consider coming up with a ‘planned development’ policy for Mumbai, on the lines of Navi Mumbai, keeping in mind the

  • Mumbai: 32-year-old screenplay writer allegedly commits suicide in Andheri

    Mumbai: A 32-year-old screenplay writer allegedly committed suicide here on Wednesday, police said. Ravi Shankar Alok, a resident of Seven Bungalows area in Andheri (W), ended his life by jumping off from the roof of the building where he lived at around 2 PM today, a police official said.

  • Mumbai: A day after Andheri bridge collapsed, FOB connecting Elphinstone-Parel stations becomes operational

    Mumbai, Suburban train commuters at the Elphinstone Road-Parel stations here got a big relief as the Western Railway today threw open a 73-metre-long foot-over bridge (FOB). Work on the 6-metre-wide FOB was initiated on September 29 last year, the day on which a stampede at Elphinstone Road FOB staircase killed 23 people. The FOB connects Parel station and new platforms of Parel Terminus.

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    Mumbai Bridge Collapse Tragedy: Mother ends up in ICU after dropping child to school

    Mumbai: Like any other day, 35-year-old Asmita Katkar went to drop her child to school walking on Gokhale Bridge. But she would never have thought that the ground beneath her feet would give way on Tuesday and put her at death’s door. Katkar is in the ICU at Cooper Hospital with severe brain injuries. She underwent a surgery for her eye which was badly injured in the incident.

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    Mumbai Bridge Collapse: Stranded commuters walk all the way to Goregaon station due to bridge collapse incident

    Mumbai: A rainy Tuesday morning turned chaotic for regular train commuters on western railways, as they were left stranded at several stations due to the collapse of a portion of Gokhale road overbridge which connected Andheri West and East. The debris blocked the train routes leading to termination of Western and Harbour line services through Andheri. Several stranded commuters were forced to walk on the tracks between Andheri and Goregaon as they

  • Mumbai: Usual blame game begins over Andheri bridge collapse, rains add to Mumbaikars misery

    Mumbai: On Tuesday morning, the city was shaken up by yet another horror – the news of the collapse of a foot overbridge at Andheri. The sad part was that — as had happened in the wake of the Elphinstone bridge stampede — this time too, the two main authorities, the BMC and the Western Railway, were engaged in a shameless blame game.  Each passing the buck to the other.