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Mumbai updates: City reports huge rise with 1,201 new COVID-19 cases today; active tally cross 5000-mark

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, August 18, 2022, 09:14 PM IST
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18 August 2022 07:59 AM IST

Mumbai: No food deliveries in plastic boxes

After coming down heavily on shops and establishments for use of plastic bags and single-use plastic products, the civic body has decided to tackle hotels and restaurants delivering takeaways in plastic containers.

The BMC will hold a meeting with the Indian Hotel and Restaurant Association, Aahar, and other hotel organisations on August 22 to stop the use of banned plastic in a phased manner.

Currently, though, the BMC’s focus is firm on shops, hawkers and malls.

The drive was started much before pandemic struck but was stalled during the lockdowns. This was revived from July 1 this year, bringing every establishment under its radar.

18 August 2022 03:58 PM IST

Dear commuters, check the latest local train update here

Due to an accident between Nahur and Bhandup stations, the trains on fast line of Central Railway are running behind schedule. Everything has been restored now, confirmed Shivaji Sutar, Central Railway PRO.

18 August 2022 03:58 PM IST

Some people trapped in Eknath Shinde faction contacting us: Aaditya Thackeray

The political drama keeps intensifying as Shiv Sena's Shinde and Thackeray factions spar with words in public. Thackeray clan scion, Aaditya, was the latest to take a jibe at the Sena led by CM Eknath Shinde.

"Some people trapped in the Eknath Shinde faction are now contacting us after the cabinet expansion. Our doors are open for all who want to join us back. All who want to stay there, tender your resignation and face us in elections," Thackeray was quoted as saying by ANI.

His quote comes even as the apex court is hearing Sena vs Sena case. Read more about what he said here

18 August 2022 03:58 PM IST

'Thanks for the CNG price slash but hike taxi fares, too,' say Mumbai cab unions

Even as the CNG and PNG prices have been slashed, the taxi unions in Mumbai is demanding a base fare price hike.

Though the said drop in CNG price is very meagre, the taxi and rickshaw operators have got some relief, read the statement released by Mumbai taximen's union. “Now, we are requesting the government to revise the fare after the assembly session,” said union general secretary AL Quadros.

The base fare for first 1.5 km is presently Rs 25 and the union demaded it be increased to Rs 35. Going going beyond the base fare, passengers presently pay Rs 17 per km. But, taxi drivers are demanding to increase it by Rs 3 per km to make their daily trips viable.

Similarly, the minimum fare of a rickshaw is Rs 21, which needs to be increased to Rs 24. After the first km, the fare presently is Rs 14.20 per km, which needs to be revised to Rs 16 per km, sought the unions.

18 August 2022 03:58 PM IST

Southbound traffic has been slowed by a truck breakdown nearby the Tilak bridge, Matunga

18 August 2022 03:58 PM IST

Northbound traffic has been slowed by a truck breakdown at Sahara Star bridge Vakola.

18 August 2022 03:58 PM IST

Commuters upset with timings of 10 AC local train services on Central Railway

Hundreds of AC local train users of Dombivali are not happy with the timing of the proposed 10 AC local train services on the Central Railway (CR).

“In terms of ticket sales on AC local, Dombivali is at the top, but CR authorities not paying much attention to our needs,” alleged a frequent AC local train commuter from Dombivali.

“We were regular travelers in the 7.47 Dombivali AC local since the time fully vaccinated citizens were allowed to use train services. The train reached CSMT by 9.10 am which was perfect for office goers. When the 5-6 line was open for traffic between Diva and Thane, CR decided to run more AC services. However, the 7.47 service was discontinued,” regular commuter Subhash Rao said, adding that people are forced to travel in overcrowded trains despite having AC train passes.

Read more about what the commuters said

18 August 2022 03:58 PM IST

New TCB-III to see 15% dip in traffic due to Mumbai Trans Harbour Sealink

The upcoming Thane Creek Bridge III (TCB-III) is expected to see a 15 per cent dip in traffic due to the Mumbai Trans Harbour (MTHL) Sealink project, said an official from the state government. This new over-bridge passing above the water body is targeted to be ready by December 2024.

Meanwhile, the MTHL also popularly known as Sewri Navha Sheva is to be opened to traffic next year onwards. A state government official explained that TCB-III will act as an alternative route for commuters to travel between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.

In addition, commercial vehicles may prefer the TCB -III to avoid south Mumbai's traffic. He also explained that an annual 7 per cent increase in traffic is anticipated in any project. So when MTHL will be ready the traffic will increase by 7 per cent annually.

18 August 2022 03:58 PM IST

Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi wrote a letter to PM Narendra Modi on August 16 and urged him and MEA on the solemn occasion of Subhash Chandra Bose's death anniversary to bring Netaji’s ashes back home

18 August 2022 03:58 PM IST

Vehicular movement is slow at the Mankhurd railway station to T junction due to the bottleneck lane and Metro work.

18 August 2022 03:58 PM IST

Opposition on the second day of monsoon session shouted slogans targeting Shinde Fadnavis govt

18 August 2022 03:58 PM IST

Vehicles parked on both sides in Derasar lane, Ghatkopar east leading to massive traffic block. Dear commuter, please take note and travel accordingly

18 August 2022 03:58 PM IST

Defamation case: Jailed Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut told to appear before court via video conference

A magistrate court here on Thursday directed Arthur Jail authorities to produce Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut before it through video conferencing in connection with a defamation complaint filed by BJP leader Kirit Somaiya's wife Medha Somaiya.

Raut was lodged at the Arthur Road jail in Mumbai following his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case.

The Sewri metropolitan magistrate, hearing the defamation case filed by the BJP leader's wife, asked the jail authorities to produce Raut before the court at 12 noon on Thursday, her lawyer Vivekanand Gupta said.

18 August 2022 03:58 PM IST

Double decker e-Bus unveiled by Nitin Gadkari at YB Chavan center in Mumbai

18 August 2022 03:58 PM IST

College principal booked for making vulgar remarks about female students' body parts in class

A college principal in Dhobi Talao of Mumbai was booked under the Atrocities Act on Wednesday for allegedly sexually harassing female students.

The complaint suggests the principal allegedly passed vulgar remarks about female students' body parts in front of the class that also consisted of male students.

Dr. Urmila Parlikar, the principal of the Government of Maharashtra Secondary Training College in Mumbai, also commented openly about the size of the students' private parts.

She would also dispel Dalit students standing in front of her by saying 'stand away from me'.

Agitated by the principal's constant harassment, students approached National Students' Union of India (NSUI's) Vice President of Mumbai, Faisal Shaikh, complaining about the incidents.

18 August 2022 03:58 PM IST

Commuters, please note there's a traffic jam on Marve road from Orlem towards Malad. 

18 August 2022 03:58 PM IST

Due to BMC work, northbound vehicular movement is slow at Buddha Vihar, MRA Marg.

18 August 2022 03:58 PM IST

Shiv Sena workers nab man for molesting a woman in Santacruz

A 25-year-old woman was allegedly molested by a man at a market in Mumbai's Santacruz west while she was buying vegetables. Local Shiv Sena workers spotted the man allegedly groping the woman and they nabbed him immediately.

The Mumbai police said that the incident took place on Monday at around 6.15 pm on the road outside the Gazdar Bandh area when she was returning after grocery shopping.

The Shiv Sena worker observed the woman being harassed, several Sena workers rushed to help her. Later, a police officer showed up donning plain clothes and took him to the police station, where a complaint was registered by the woman.

18 August 2022 03:58 PM IST

Thane: Rationing office to have room for women to feed infants

The Thane ration office that was renovated recently has a room for lactating mothers to feed their infants, an official said on Thursday.

This facility will be the first of its kind in the district, Rationing Officer Surekha Chavan told PTI.

She said 89 per cent of ration cards in the district have been linked with Aadhaar cards and efforts were on to complete the work as quickly as possible.

18 August 2022 03:58 PM IST

CM Eknath Shinde announced probe into an unidentified boat with AK-47, rifles & bullets found on the shore of Harihareshwar at Shrivardhan in Raigad district while an lifeboat was found on the shore of Mauje Bhardakhol. DCM Devendra Fadnavis said police are on high alert.

Fadnavis in press address on Thursday said that the boat is owned by an Australian woman abnd it was going from Europe to Muscat.

He said terror angle wasn't yet confirmed adding that the boat drifted due to high tide.

He said that Boat's engine broke out in the sea, people were rescued by a Korean boat.

"It has now reached Harihareshwar beach. Keeping in mind the coming festive season, police & administration have been instructed to be prepared," he added.

18 August 2022 09:14 PM IST

Boat found off Raigad coast owned by Australian woman: Maharashtra DyCM Devendra Fadnavis informs state Assembly.

18 August 2022 09:14 PM IST

Uproar in Maha Assembly after Health Minister Tanaji Sawant fails to reply to question

18 August 2022 09:14 PM IST

Boat found off Raigad coast with AK-47, rifles & bullets: Local police & ATS are investigating the case. If needed additional security forces will be deployed. State govt is coordinating with central agencies

18 August 2022 09:14 PM IST

Goods train (going from Trombay to Kurla goods yard) while crossing Harbor line at Kurla stopped from 3.46 pm to 4.10 pm.

18 August 2022 09:14 PM IST

STATEMENT REGARDING MY LADY HAN

In June 2022, Neptune P2P Group provided private security on the vessel ‘MY Lady Han’. The yacht was damaged during a monsoon in the Arabian Sea, causing the Captain to declare an emergency. While the crew were rescued, the yacht was unable to be salvaged due to the extreme weather conditions.

Earlier this morning, Neptune P2P Group were made aware that the vessel, which was presumed sunk, had washed up on Indian shores.

Neptune P2P Group are working with the owner of the vessel and the Indian and UK authorities to determine the official recovery procedures of the vessel and controlled items."

18 August 2022 09:14 PM IST

"No confirmation of terror angle, probing all aspects", says Fadnavis after boat with arms recovered near Harihareshwar beach

18 August 2022 09:14 PM IST

Suspected beef seized from food outlet in Nagpur; case registered against owner

18 August 2022 09:14 PM IST

Big decision of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, Dahi Handi to get the status of a sport

18 August 2022 09:14 PM IST

Maha: Three held for gang-rape of 12-year-girl in Virar; one accused on the run

18 August 2022 09:14 PM IST

COVID19 | Mumbai reports 1,201 new cases today; Active cases 5,712

18 August 2022 09:14 PM IST

Film producer Nadiadwala claims wife has illegally kept kids in Pakistan; HC seeks Centre's response

18 August 2022 09:14 PM IST

Maharashtra | A boat with a few weapons seized off Raigad coast today, near the Harihareshwar area... Maharashtra ATS will be on it; the boat is secured as of now. To rule out the terror angle or not will be decided later: Sanjay Mohite, Inspector General of Police, Konkan Range

18 August 2022 09:14 PM IST

Train 11009 CSMT - Pune Sinhgad Exp loco failed b/w Neral - Bhivapri down line. Time 7.45pm onwards. Another loco /engine being given from Karjat

Repercussions: local trains going towards Karjat, train 12163 detaining behind.

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