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Mumbai updates: Parts of city to witness water cut tomorrow; BMC to link Tansa Main with BPT

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, August 03, 2022, 07:41 PM IST
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03 August 2022 08:16 AM IST

Mumbai weather update: Possibility of good rainfall over city next week

Mumbaikars, you must have been caught off guard with showers this moning. While there's uncertainty whether these showers will continue or not, the next week, city and suburbs will definitely see rainfall.

The Indian Metrological Department (IMD) has predicted likely good rainfall over Mumbai post weekend, along with partly cloudy skies with the possibility of light thundershowers in the city and suburbs over the next two days.

The IMD has also predicted the possibility of moderate thunderstorms with rainfall over Palghar, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Ulhasnagar, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Raigad, and Solapur during the next 2 days.

03 August 2022 03:59 PM IST

FIR against newly-appointed Thane Shiv Sena president Kedar Dighe

An FIR has been registered against Thane Shiv Sena president Kedar Dighe, who is also the nephew of late Shiv Sena leader Anand Dighe. Case registered after he allegedly threatened a rape victim: Mumbai Police

03 August 2022 03:59 PM IST

Fisherfolk first: Work on Uran Bypass Road stayed by Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court has stayed the construction of the proposed 11-metre wide Uran Bypass Road at Uran Koliwada. Considering it would affect the livelihood of fishermen from the village, the HC came down heavily on the Maharashtra government for failing to conduct a proper survey before undertaking the project.

A division bench of Justices Gautam Patel and Gauri Godse, on July 29, stayed the construction while hearing a petition filed by 134 fishermen (kolis) who have been using the site as fish landing and boat maintenance area.

The petition, filed through advocate Zaman Ali, contends that the bypass will affect the petitioners’ traditional fishing rights. The government neither conducted a survey before implementing the project with regard to relocation of fishermen nor awarded any compensation.

03 August 2022 03:59 PM IST

Mumbai: MGL hikes CNG price by Rs 6 per kg, PNG by Rs 4 a unit

Mumbaikars, please note CNG and PNG prices have been hiked again. Within a month, city gas distributor Mahanagar Gas (MGL) has announced the second price hike of Rs 6 per kilogram for CNG and by Rs 4 a unit for piped natural gas with immediate effect.

The price revision comes amidst rising prices of the natural gas at source both internationally as well as for domestically drilled gas. Rising prices have forced suppliers and distributors to cut down on industrial supplies since the past many weeks.

This is the sixth price hike since April this year.

03 August 2022 03:59 PM IST

Mumbai receives showers after gap of fortnight

Mumbaikars woke up to a rainy morning on Wednesday as showers made a comeback in the metropolis after a gap of around a fortnight.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted partially cloudy sky with the possibility of light rain or thundershowers in the city and its suburbs in the next 24 hours, a civic official said.

Heavy rains had pounded the city in the first half of July, although the latter part of the month mostly remained dry, due to which the temperature and humidity had gone up. But Wednesday's showers brought the mercury levels down and turned the weather pleasant.

Since Tuesday midnight, parts of the city had been getting drizzles with occasional spells of moderate to heavy rains.

The island city, eastern suburbs and western suburbs recorded rainfall of 17.22 mm, 6.37 mm, 3.56 mm rainfall, respectively, in the last 24 hours, the civic officials said.

03 August 2022 03:59 PM IST

Traffic update: Vehicular movement will likely be slow around Western Express Highway, Malabar Hill and other areas as the President of Maldives will be making a visit to the Bombay Stock Exchange.

Due to a pre-scheduled VVIP visit on 3rd August, traffic is likely to be slow between Santacruz Airport, WEH to Malabar Hill from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM & Malabar Hill to Regal Circle from 12:30 PM to 06:00 PM.

The President of Maldives is going to be in Mumbai. He will be making a visit to the Bombay Stock Exchange.

03 August 2022 03:59 PM IST

Water supply to be disrupted in parts of Mumbai tomorrow as BMC links Tansa Main with BPT

Dear Mumbaikars, please note that parts of city will see water supply disruption on Thursday, August 4 as the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation is undertaking work on connecting Tansa main with Break Pressure Tunnel (BPT) line.

The work of connecting Tansa Main with BPT line will be carried out at Bhandup complex. Two 1200mm suction sluice valves will be replaced at the pumping station. The work will be carried out on Thursday from 10 am till 12 midnight, officials said.

The areas that will see water supply cut are: Mumbai International Airport, Bandra Terminus, areas across Dharavi, Vikhroli, Bhandup, Kanjurmarg, and Kurla in the eastern suburbs, and Santacruz, Andheri and Marol village in the western subrubs.

03 August 2022 03:59 PM IST

Mumbai man sextorts his housing society neighbours; arrested 

The Kasturba Marg police have arrested a 29-year-old Borivali resident for allegedly running a sextortion racket through Facebook, where he would send friend requests posing as a woman, start romantic or intimate conversations, and then use screenshots of the conversations to blackmail his victims.

According to the Kasturba Marg police, the complainant in the case, a 52-year-old man staying in Borivali, received a Facebook friend request from the accused in May this year.

The accused after a few days sent them pornographic content and later harassed them for money. The man was unemployed and was looking for easy income and thus sextorted his neighbours.

03 August 2022 03:59 PM IST

Mira Bhayander: 13-year-old boy abducted for ransom found brutally murdered

In a horrifying incident, a 13-year-old boy who was allegedly abducted for Rs. 25 lakh ransom from a playground near his house in the Shanti Park area of Mira Road on Sunday was found murdered in Naigaon near Vasai next day.

The accused, who had befriended the boy, threw him off a bridge since they did not have a place to hide the child. But the child survived and called for help following which they killed him.

After killing the teen, the accused persons called his parents and asked for ransom.

03 August 2022 03:59 PM IST

Govind Pansare murder: Bombay HC transfers probe to Maharashtra ATS

Bombay High Court has transferred the probe in the Govind Pansare murder case to Maharashtra ATS from the Special Investigation Team of CID. The officers of CID will assist the ATS in the investigation.

The Crime Investigation Department, which had been probing the killing of activist Govind Pansare for seven years, had told the Bombay High Court on Monday it had “no objection” if the investigation is transferred to the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS).

03 August 2022 03:59 PM IST

Mumbai: FIR against 9-year-old for ramming into elderly while cycling in Goregaon

The Vanrai police in Goregaon registered an FIR against a nine-year-old boy from for allegedly ramming into an elderly woman while cycling. The FIR was ostensibly registered on the order of the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) (Dindoshi division), a departmental enquiry by the police has found.

According to a report by Mid-Day, ACP Sanjay Patil called Sub Inspector Tanaji Patil, who is investigating the case, to register a case in the matter.

The complaint was filed by actor Simran Sachdeva, who alleged that the child rammed into her 62-year-old mother while cycling at Lodha Fiorenza that is located in Goregaon East.

03 August 2022 03:59 PM IST

Mumbai: For new Chalo app users, BEST offers 5 trips at Re 1!

Every retro film based in Bombay must have made you wonder what was it like to travel in bus and pay fares in paise or a rupee, right? You can experience the same now!

To celebrate ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ and popularise the Chalo app, the BEST has introduced an attractive scheme of taking five trips at just Re 1.

This one-time scheme is available for new users of the Chalo App. In a period of 7 days, beneficiaries can hop a ride on any BEST bus, irrespective of the routes. The offer is available till August 15 this year.

03 August 2022 03:59 PM IST

: Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih visited Raj Bhawan in Mumbai where he met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari & Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis

03 August 2022 03:59 PM IST

Western Railway to restore services of 6 pairs of trains

Mumbaikars wanting to travel to Bhuj, Indore and other places can rejoice as Western Railway has decided to restore services of its six pairs of trains.

Services of passenger trains like Bandra Terminus – Bhuj Superfast Express and Bandra Terminus – Gandhidham Superfast Express have been restored. Most of them were shut since March 2020 due to a nationwide lockdown.

Want to know what other train services have been restored? Read our detailed report here:

03 August 2022 03:59 PM IST

MMRC calls tender for DPR of Metro 3 extended part till Navy Nagar

Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) carrying out Metro 3 Underground corridor had called tender for detailed project report (DPR) of extended part that will go beyond Colaba Cuffee Parade up till Navy Nagar.

The DPR will take six months time after which another tender for construction of extended metro line will be called.

The extended part comprises 2.5km of which nearly 1.5 km will be the actual metro line length and remaining stretch will be useful for turning metro rakes, etc.

According to the tender the interested one have to 'Prepare Detailed Project Report (DPR) including Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) & Social Impact Assessment (SIA) Report for Southern Extension of Mumbai Metro Line-3 from Cuffe Parade to Navy Nagar'.

03 August 2022 03:59 PM IST

An inebriated manfrom Thane self immolates in front of police station

A man claiming to be a "terrorist" set himself ablaze outside a police station in Thane district of Maharashtra in an inebriated condition, police said on Wednesday.

The man, identified as Niaz Ahmed Mainuddin Ansari, was saved by police personnel. He sustained 25 per cent burns and was admitted to a hospital, an official release said.

Ansari had called up the Thane police control room at around 1 PM on Tuesday saying he was a "terrorist" who is going to kill himself in front of the Narpoli police station.

A case was registered against Ansari under section 309 (Attempt to commit suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), police said.

03 August 2022 04:59 PM IST

Yes Bank-DHFL case: ED attaches Rs 415 cr worth assets of builders Avinash Bhosale, Sanjay Chhabria

03 August 2022 05:52 PM IST

Shinde Fadnavis government today scrapped MVA govt’s decision to increase BMC wards to 236 from 227. So the upcoming elections will be held as per the wards of 2017 elections. The cabinet gave approval today.

03 August 2022 06:49 PM IST

Mumbai woman finds her mother in Pakistan after 20 years; seeks Centre's help to bring her back to India

03 August 2022 07:41 PM IST

First phase of Thane-Kalwa creek bridge's to be operational by August end

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