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Mumbai updates: Deadline to start free health centres delayed, again

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, September 15, 2022, 05:16 PM IST
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15 September 2022 08:06 AM IST

Deadline to start Hinduhridayasamrat Balasaheb Thackeray health centres postponed for the third time

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has requested private landowners to provide some place for them to start Hinduhridayasamrat Balasaheb Thackeray (HBT) health centers across the city. The deadline for starting the centers has been extended for the third time now.

Earlier, the centers were to be started on Independence Day and then it was postponed to the second week of September. But now, the authorities have given assurance to start them in October.

Officials attributed the delay to the lack of procurement of places for which they have formed a three-member committee to request private landowners.

“Currently we are looking for a space in ready construction to start the HBT clinics, but so far we have not received any. We require 600-800 square feet of space for each clinic which will be on a rent basis,” said an officer.

15 September 2022 03:45 PM IST

Check the latest local train updates here

15 September 2022 03:45 PM IST

6 local trains plying on intervening night of Sept 15-16 on Western line cancelled

A power and traffic block of four hours will lead to cancellation of six local services on the Western Railway. Rail traffic will be blocked of four hours on all lines at Lower Parel from 01.10 am to 05.10 am in the intervening night of September 15-16, 2022, resulting in six local trains being cancelled and around half dozen services partially cancelled.

This comes in the wake of ongoing work being carried out at the Delisle Road Overbridge in Lower Parel.

According to Chief Public Relations Officer (Western Railway), Sumit Thakur, "This will lead to Borivali-Churchgate slow local departing from Borivali at 00.30 hrs (midnight) running as extra fast local between Andheri–Bandra– Dadar–Mumbai Central."

Similarly, Virar-Churchgate slow local departing from Virar at 00.05 hrs (midnight) will also run as extra fast local between Borivali-Andheri–Bandra–Dadar–Mumbai Central.

15 September 2022 03:45 PM IST

Due to Metro Crane Breakdown, traffic movement is slow at Durga nagar Junction, Jogeshwari.

15 September 2022 03:45 PM IST

Heavy traffic on Ghodbunder road; commuters planning to take the route, please check before travelling. 

15 September 2022 03:45 PM IST

Mumbai: Project to diagnose hypertension among HIV patients

In Mumbai, there are more than 36,000 HIV patients registered at 20 Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) centres set up in government health facilities.

Recently, Mumbai Districts AIDS Control Society (MDACS) in collaboration with I-TECH India and Resolve to Save Lives initiated a pilot project at these ART centres, where a “single window approach” was followed for the screening and management of HIV patients diagnosed with hypertension.

This HIV-HTN integrated model of services has diagnosed more than 8,639 or 25 per cent hypertensive PLHIV which would have been otherwise missed out.

15 September 2022 03:45 PM IST

Traffic at several locations in city, commuters check the routes

Heavy traffic on Marve Road toward Mith Chowky from Charkop Naka in Malad and the Aarey road.

Traffic is congested at Gokhale Bridge Andheri; Traffic jam at Adukiya Road in Kandivali West due to potholes, Powai also has traffic congestion.

Commuters, plan your trip accordingly.

15 September 2022 03:45 PM IST

Thane civic body chief urges citizens to participate in "Swachhta Amrit Mahotsav" from Sep 17 to Oct 2.

15 September 2022 03:45 PM IST

NCP, Yuva Sena protest against the loss of jobs due to shifting of Vedanta Foxconn project to Gujarat

NCP leaders get detained

NCP leaders get detained | FPJ

15 September 2022 03:45 PM IST

Union Finance Minister  Nirmala Sitharaman chairs 26th meeting of Financial Stability and Development Council in Mumbai

15 September 2022 03:45 PM IST

Seashore spanning 55 hectares, 10 times the size of Wankhede stadium, submerged in last 3 decades

A 55-hectare area near Devghar in coastal Raigad district, which is nearly 10 times size of Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium, has submerged indiciating coastal inundation and extreme shoreline erosion.

Pune-based Srushti Conservation Foundation (SCF), a non profit organisation conducted the study close to the mouth of Bankot Creek which has a 1.5-kilometer-long beach area. 

Preliminary data shows that between 1990 and 2022, there was a total loss of around 55 ha of coastal ecosystems, including mangrove, creeklets, mudflats, and sandy coasts, and that almost 300 metres of shore area was eroded.

Read our detailed report about the same

15 September 2022 03:45 PM IST

FPJ EXCLUSIVE: After losing Vedanta, Shinde-Fadnavis govt trying to get Airbus-Tata to produce military aircraft in Maharashtra

After losing Vedanta Resources Limited’s $20 billion semiconductor project to Gujarat, the Shinde-Fadnavis government is revving up to attract the ambitious project by Airbus-Tata to produce military aircraft in Maharashtra.

The state’s hectic lobbying for the project comes when other BJP-led state governments in Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh are also engaged in attracting this mega investment in defence and aerospace sector.

A senior industry department official, after his meeting with state industry minister Uday Samant, told the Free Press Journal, “Maharashtra has existing defence hubs at Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad and Ahmednagar. There is an emerging aerospace hub at Nagpur with companies such as Boeing, solar industries and BrahMos Aerospace. The Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport (MIHAN) special economic zone at Nagpur can be an ideal project site with necessary ecosystem.”

15 September 2022 03:45 PM IST

First run of Tejas Express with Vistadome coach

15 September 2022 05:16 PM IST

Fire breaks out at Cooper Hospital's godown, no casualties reported

15 September 2022 05:16 PM IST

Raigad police arrest muslim cleric for allegedly molesting three minor girls in Karjat

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