Mumbai: Traffic restrictions on Aarey Road amid work by MMRC & MCGM
Maharashtra: Nine school children injured after school van topples after accident in Palghar
Thane: Pillion rider falls as motorcycle hits pothole, gets run over by dumper
Mumbai: Cutting of trees begin at Aarey Colony
Masjid, Parel's roofless stations add to commuters' woes during rains
Commuters boarding and alighting from trains on Masjid Bunder and Parel stations to get relief soon. Reportedly, Railways is planning to build a roof over these stations similar to that of CSMT giving them relief during monsoons and from the scorching heat during summers.
A Railway official said that they are planning to build a central roof over these stations where some platforms (platforms three and four at Masjid and platform one at Parel) currently don't have a roof.
BEST bus routes from Aarey road diverted
Mumbaikars travelling by bus, please note buses no 460, 489, 398, 341, 478, 326 have been diverted to JVLR while bus route no 342, 451 and 452 will ply on the route of bus no 343 (Goregaon railway station- Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari) from 7 pm onwards due to temporary closure of Aarey road
Mumbai: Heritage fountains to be restored again in the city
Every city has its own history and Mumbai or the erstwhile Bombay is embeded with historical sites. There are many structures in city, some functional and some defunct that are reminders of the city's evolution and a part of its heritage.
BMC is now planning to restore one part of it-- the pyaus across South Mumbai. The pyaus or drinking water fountains, were built in 19th Century around the open-air markets and trading hubs to make drinking water available to all.
BMC now plans to restore the existing pyaus while they will be tracing down those disappeared over the years and mark them with plaques or dummy installations.
BEST bus route diversions
Mumbaikars, please note that routes of buses A340, 470, A421, A427 will be diverted via Andheri-Ghatkopar link road in UP direction from 00.00hrs to 05.00 hrs today. The diversion has been announced due to metro work undertaken at Jagruti Nagar, Ghatkopar (west), No diversion in down direction.
Poet Uday Bhide's latest collection 'Bolki Chitre' unveiled
Poet Uday Bhide's book 'Bolki Chitre' is a collection of poems and the pictures that inspired him to write them.
Mumbai: Man killed in Kandivali, police probe underway
Following a clash between two groups in Poisar, Kandivali (East), a young man was killed. The deceased has been identified as Deepak Rajbhar. Rajbhar's throat was slit by assailants. City police is currently investigating the case
Activists, citizens form human chain to save CRZ plot from sale by CIDCO
Green activists from the city and citizens formed a human chain against the auction of the coastal land 1A plot in Nerul on Sunday.
The citizens and activists are demanding that City and Industrial Development Corporation preserve the wetlands rather than auctioning them.
They alleged that the planning agency is destroying mangroves and wetlands under the guise of development.
Mumbai records marginal spike in daily COVID cases
The city saw slight rise in the daily COVID-19 cases on Sunday with 299 new cases and two deaths being reported in the last 24 hours.
A senior official from health department has assured that the surge will go down in a few weeks' time.
MED wants report from Mumbai Fire Brigade on NOCs issued to high-rises for evacuation lifts
Maharashtra Energy Department will be asking the Mumbai Fire Brigade to submit a report on the number of no-objection certificates (NOCs) issued to high-rises for fire-evacuation lifts, starting from 2018.
MED's inspection engineers, who take stock of the elevators in a building, will now inspect fire-evacuation lifts.
The move comes after the state mandated fire evacuation lifts in all high rises.
Reportedly, there have been over 1500 fires in highrise buildings in 10 years.
Vehicular movement in Aarey temporarily restricted today
Mumbaikars, Aarey Road has been temporarily restricted to vehicular traffic today from 00.01 to 24.00 hrs due to ongoing work by MMRC & MCGM.
The Mumbai traffic police advise commuters to use JVLR to travel to Powai, Marol areas and vice versa.
Mumbai weather update: Cloudy skies with light to moderate rain in city, says IMD
Absence of significant weather systems causing rainfall over Mumbai continues. The rainfall over the city in the last 24 hours remained below 16.5 mm (millimetres), with Santacruz recording 7.3 mm, while Colaba recorded 16.4 mm.
Mumbai experiences heavy rainfall when the rainfall crosses the 100 mm mark. More details here
Free booster jab drive in Mumbai losing steam after initial hoopla
BMC, as part of the ongoing 75-day-long campaign launched by the Union Government to provide free booster vaccines to people in the 18-59 years bracket, was looking to inoculate as many people as possible with booster doses.
However, the response to the campaign is dropping across Mumbai compared to what it was before July 15. The drop was caused since it is not mandatory to get booster shot for travelling or accessing public places like malls.
The doctors though recommend getting inoculated.
You can access the detailed report here and don't forget to get booster dose if you're eligible!
Matheran mini-train likely to be operational again by year-end
Mini-train is one of the popular attractions of Matheran and it's all set to be operational after three years!
Three years ago its services were suspended following extensive damage to its narrow gauge rail tracks due to heavy rains.
As of now, the restoration work is underway and Central Railway officials have claimed the ride will be much better and safer than it was in pre-2019 period
Mumbai man loses Rs 4 lakh in bogus crypto-trading platform fraud
Mumbaikars keen on investing in cryptocurrency, be cautious – fraudulent information, fake websites and apps are afloat on the internet.
A 21-year-old Kurla resident wanting to invest in crypto-currency to earn quick money came across two fraudulent platforms during a random internet surfing and ended up losing a total of Rs 4 lakh to the fraudsters.
Interested to read more? Check out our report
Mumbai's civic body cracked down on defiant users of single-use plastic items
BMC officials between July 1 to July 22 have seized 400 kg plastic, acted against 131 violators and collected a fine of Rs 6 lakhs for utilising single-use plastic items that have been banned in the state.
The errants who refused to pay fines are now facing legal wrath.
Singl-use plastic was banned in the state in 2018 and two years of pandemic had slowed the crackdown on errants.
Read our detailed story
Mumbaikars, wondering whether trains are plying smoothly? Check the latest update here
According to the Central Railway's update, all the trains on central, harbour and trans-harbour lines are plying routinely
BMC promises pothole-free roads across Mumbai in the next two years
Mumbaikars, how do you feel about pothole-free roads? It'd be a dream come true, right?
BMC chief Iqbal Singh Chahal has assured Chief Minister Eknath Shinde that roads across Mumbai will be pothole-free by the next two years.
However, other stakeholders like ex-corporators, activists and experts are a little skeptical. They pointed it'll become a reality if the civic officials are held accountable for bad roads.
See our detailed report here