Mega block on Central Railway and Transharbour line on Sunday; check details here
The Central Railway of Mumbai Division will be operating a Mega Block on its suburban sections for carrying out various engineering and maintenance works on Sunday, September 18.
The megablock is on lines: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus - Vidyavihar Up & Dn slow lines from 10.55 am to 3.55 pm
Thane-Vashi/Nerul Up and Dn Transharbour lines from 11.10 am to 4.10 pm
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Cable-stayed Road-Over-Bridge to be ready by August 2023
If all goes according to plan, a new cable-stayed road over bridge (ROB) will be ready by August 2023 at Byculla.
Work on the proposed bridge has already been started by MahaRail, a joint venture of the State Government and Ministry of Railways. The target is to complete the construction of a new four-lane cablestayed road overbridge within 350 days.
It will be parallel to the existing 100-year-old existing three lane bridge.
Once construction of the new four lane bridge is completed, traffic of the existing bridge will be diverted to the new one. One span of the existing bridge will be dismantled and then it will be connected to the new bridge.
BMC undertakes Mumbai makeover project; 16-point-plan to provide improved public washrooms, better roads
BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation has undertaken beautification project wherein they will revamp roads, bridges, foot paths, traffic island, coasts, garden etc across the city.
Civic body chief Iqbal Singh Chahal, on Friday, issued directions to the administration to undertake the works and said that at least 50 per cent of the work should be completed by December, 2022.
The civic body's 24 wards of the city have been given Rs 15 crore each for the project. Moreover, Rs 78 crore was allotted to improve sanitation facilities across the city.
The BMC will also now be the agency that will be responsible for maintenance of the pothole-ridden Eastern Express Highway and Western Express Highway--which presently, are managed by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).
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Vehicular movement is slow at the Chheda Nagar junction on Eastern Express Highway due to road construction at Kamraj Nagar northbound.
Traffic on Mumbai-Nashik highway is congested; commuters please use alternate roads
Mumbai businessman, daughter lose Rs 8 crore over her US Visa; accused absconding
A businessman from Ghatkopar and his daughter were defrauded of Rs 8.33 crore by teo persons who promised to get the woman a work visa, job in the United States of America (USA).
The businessman, Jayesh Thakkar (66) and his daughter (33) were strung along by the accused persons since 2015.
According to the police, the man wanted work visa for his daughter, who was a medical student in the US. The accused duo kept delaying the process but demanded fees which attuned to crores.
Tired of waiting family demanded their money back but the accused went off radar forcing the family to approach police.
The police said that the two accused were very thorough in getting the daughter the work visa and very convincing due to which no suspicion was raised until now.
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Mumbai Airport conducted a Full Emergency Bomb Threat Evacuation Mock Exercise; Passengers do not panic. Here's statement by the airport's official Twitter handle
Maha Dy CM Fadnavis on criticism on $20 billion deal row: 'Gujarat Is No Pakistan'
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis responded to criticism that Gujarat bagged the mega Vedanta-Foxconn semiconductor project by saying that the neighbouring state was 'no Pakistan' and further accused the previous Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) administration of graft.
The BJP leader claimed that the 'ten per cent commission' had to be paid for availing of any subsidy when the former Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA government and Gujarat surged ahead during this period.
Fadnavis, without naming Shiv Sena, took a dig at the party for opposing big-ticket projects like a refinery in Ratnagiri and Vadhavan port in Palghar, and for stalling the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train and Mumbai Metro phase 3.
Here's what he said
Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari accompanied by Union Minister of State for Earth Sciences Jitendra Singh & Indian Coast Guard chief VS Pathania attended the Culmination ceremony of the 75-day-long 'Swachha Sagar Surakshit Sagar' initiative in Mumbai.
Tata Memorial Centre inks MoU with Balco Medical Centre to enable exchange of knowledge
The Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) here has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Balco Medical Centre (BMC) in Chhattisgarh's Raipur to enable exchange of knowledge, enhancement of skills, capabilities and core practices in cancer treatment.
The BMC will gain from the TMC's expertise and decades of experience in cancer treatment to develop best-in-class technical and medical guidance.
Mumbai airport conducts mock drill to check security setup
The city airport on Saturday conducted a mock drill along with multiple internal and external holders to assess its security preparedness at the facility, according to a statement.As part of this, the private airport operator carried out a full-scale bomb threat drill for about 1.35 hours from 1.02 pm on Saturday without causing any inconvenience to passengers or any impact on the facility's operations, it said.
We are original Shiv Sena born out of decades of social work: Uddhav M
In a veiled swipe at Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said he heads the "original " Sena which was born out of social work spanning four generations.
Addressing the party functionaries at Shiv Sena Bhavan here, Thackeray said Sena cannot be "snatched away or purchased".
"We are the original party born out of decades of social work spanning four generations," he said.
Maha topped states on FDI equity inflow, Guj at third position: Congress
The Congress on Saturday said Maharashtra topped the state-wise Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) equity inflow from October 2019 till June this year while Gujarat remained at the third spot.
Citing a report by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), state Congress general secretary Sachin Sawant questioned state Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' claim on Friday that Maharashtra fell behind Gujarat in attracting FDI when Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) was in power (from November 2019 to June 2022).