Andheri Subway will be BMC's next monsoon project
The anti-flooding measures taken by the BMC brought much sought-after relief to the citizens. However, Andheri Subway was waterlogged several times, leading to closure of vehicular movement. To tackle the issue, the BMC has planned widening of drains at Andheri West but it will take almost two more years for people to get relief.
The civic body has undertaken work to widen Mogra nullah from SV Road to Veera Desai Road and divert it from the southside of a culvert on JP road to DN Nagar metro station. Another diversion work of the nullah will be at Veera Desai Road to Courtyard and RTO junctions till City Mall.
The estimated cost of the project, which is expected to be completed in 18 months, is around Rs 100 crore. Also, a pumping station is proposed to be constructed on Mogra nullah at the estimated cost of Rs 393 crore and the expected time of construction is 20 months.
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Mumbaikars, look out for rains today!
The Indian Meterological Department has forecasted that the city and suburbs will see generally cloudy sky with light to moderate rain. Don't forget to carry your umbrellas!
High Court asks BMC commissioner, PWD secretary list of 20 worst roads in their jurisdiction
The Bombay High Court on Thursday asked Mumbai’s Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Chahal and the secretary of the state Public Works Department to come next week with a roadmap and timeline to repair the 20 worst roads in their jurisdiction in the city.
A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Madhav Jamdar told the BMC counsel and the government pleader to ask the commissioner and the secretary, respectively, to get a survey done by their officers on the 20 “worst” roads in their jurisdiction.
The court asked the government pleader to pass on a similar message to the PWD Secretary.
The oral direction was given while hearing a contempt petition filed by advocate Ruju Thakker regarding wilful non-compliance by municipal corporations with the 2018 court judgment in a PIL on fixing roads.
Pastor's son booked for filming police lock-up
The NRI Coastal police booked the son of arrested pastor Rajkumar Yesudasan for allegedly making a video of the lock-up and police station premises without permission. The police seized the mobile phone and issued a notice to his son.
Rabin Rajkumar had brought food for Yesudasan at the police station and started recording the lock-up, said police. According to police, around 10.20 pm, Rabin came near the lockup on the pretext of giving food and started approaching the accused Yesudasan in the lockup.
Police personnel found his behaviour suspicious. “We checked him and found that he was recording a video of the lock-up,” said Ravindra Patil, senior police inspector from NRI Coastal police station.
Traffic slow moving at T junction, Sion southbound.
Traffic movement slow on Dadar flyover [enroute Sion] due to goods truck failure. Commuters, pleaselook for alternative if you planned to take this route.
Some unidentified miscreants broke into the MIM party office in Mumbra and attacked with a sword. Two people were seriously injured in the attack.
Due to Tempo breakdown, Northbound vehicular movement is slow at Elphinstone Bridge Parel TT.
CM Eknath Shinde met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi.
A 52-year-old woman drug peddler arrested in the Shivaji Nagar area of Dahisar West. She used to provide drugs to school-going children. Case registered under NDPS Act. Accused to be presented before a local court today: Mumbai Police
MACT official under scanner over sexual harassment charge; woman files plaint with Chairman NK Brahme
The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT), Mumbai, has been mired with allegations of sexual misconduct by the accounts officer in charge of disbursing claims and compensation to road accident victims.
Accounts officer KG Karve has been sent on compulsory leave pending an inquiry by the MACT chairman, based on the complaint by a woman contract employee of the accident tribunal court.
The survivor had complained of inappropriate touching and sexual advances in the chamber of the accounts officer to the MACT chairman NK Brahme.
The action has led to chaos in the disbursal of claims settlements in absence of the account officer who has been on leave since September 14, 2022, following complaints of sexual harassment in the court premises opposite Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus station.
Due to bus breakdown, vehicular traffic has slow at Nana Chowk, Grant Road Junction.
WATCH: Mumbaikars struggle to board overcrowded AC local at Vasai
Six duped by fraudster on pretext of booking rooms through bogus hotel website
At least six persons have been duped to the tune of several lakhs by a fraudster who had created a bogus website of a three-star hotel in Vile Parle (east) and accepted money from them on the pretext of giving bookings. When the victims reached the hotel they learnt that they had been duped as their bookings were not there at the hotel.
According to the Vile Parle police, a fraudster had created a bogus website of a hotel in Vile Parle and had also put up his contact number on the said website. Unsuspecting customers had contacted the said person after surfing on the said website and had paid money for booking in the hotel.
NMMC employs trans community members to spread awareness on waste segregation in city
Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation has employed over a 100 transgender persons to spread awareness about waste segregation. For last nine months, the group of trans perons have been stagin street acts at traffic signals, visiting housing societies and announcing messages in the interior of the city.
The NMMC involved trans community from the city for various activities being conducted for Swachh Sarvekshan. According to a Hindustan Times report, on Thursday, September 22, nearly 200 trans persons participated in cleaning drive at Mini Seashore, Vashi.
The report quoted the Deputy municipal commissioner, Babasaheb Rajale saying that they received a certificate Best of India Record (BIR) for having on board almost 200 members of trans community.
Case registered against an unknown person for making a bomb threat call to a person in the Santacruz area of Mumbai. Case registered under 506 (2) IPC on the basis of the complaint from the person who received the call. Location of the caller traced: Mumbai Police
BEST to operate special bus services during Navratri
During the Navratri Festival, to facilitate night revelers moving around the city for Garba and Devi Darshan, BEST will be operating additional services of Open Deck in city and AC buses for the citizens from 26 September to 4th October 2022 in evening hours till midnight or till traffic ceases.
Vocational training gains spotlight, govt ties up with Tata Institute of social sciences
The School of Vocational Education (SVE), Tata Institute of Social Science signed an MoU with Samagra Shiksha, Government of Maharashtra under the Maharashtra Young Leaders Aspiration Development Program (MYLAP) in Mumbai, on September 21, 2022 to provide employment and vocational training to 15,000 students of Class 12 in Maharashtra.
The MoU was exchanged in the presence of Shri Deepak Kesarakar, Shri Ranjit Singh Deol, Shri Kailas Pagare, Professor MadhushreeSekhar, and Dr Tania Shaw. The MoU is aims to take vocational education to 50% of schools, by 2025, as mentioned in the National Education Policy 2020.