MBMC wastes Rs.12 Crore every year on power-hogging street lights
The twin-city wait for LED (light emitting diode) street lights seems to be getting only longer. Even after three years, the ambitious project to replace sodium vapour lamps with LED lights has failed to take off and as a result, the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has been wasting a huge amount of money from its treasury on the power-hogging streetlight lights every month.
In a bid to take energy efficiency to another level, the central government has been aggressively promoting the use of LED bulbs. As a part of the initiative the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)- a government public sector undertaking has extended an efficient lighting programme to urban local bodies across the nation.
Gokhale bridge to remain closed from today for vehicular traffic after BMC declared it unsafe recently. Check the diversions here
Vendor overcharges for bottle of Rail Neer, video goes viral; Central Railway initiates inquiry
Central Railway (CR) authorities have initiated an inquiry after a video clip of a vendor overcharging for a 1-litre bottle of Rail Neer packaged drinking water at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus went viral on social media.
The video tweeted by Twitter handle @mumbaimatterz on November 5, has gotten more than 51,000 views in 24 hours. Watch the video here:
Due to Truck breakdown Traffic vehicular movement is slow at Durga Nagar Junction: Mumbai traffic cops
Dadar Tilak, Reay Road, Byculla bridges, 7 other connectors planned to improve connectivity in city, suburbs
If all goes according to the plan, the Railway Over Bridge (ROB) at Reay Road, Byculla and Dadar Tilak Bridge will be ready within two years, construction work has already begun. Apart from seven other prominent east and west connectors, one Road Under Bridge (RUB) will be also re-constructed in a phased manner.
Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has entrusted Maharashtra Rail Infrastructure Development CorporationLimited (MRIDCL), a Joint venture of the Government of Maharashtra and Ministry of Railways to construct the ROBs and RUB in Mumbai and suburban areas.
“Construction of Cable Stayed Over Bridge at Reay Road, Byculla and Dadar Tilak Bridge has already started. The MRIDC plans to complete the construction in less than 2 years,” said officials.
The Ghatkopar Bridge, Bellasis Mumbai Central, Arthur Road Bridge, Ollivant ROB, Currey Road Bridge, Matunga RUB, S Bridge Byculla and LowerParel Bridge are also included inthe list.
Signal failure was reported between Vaitarna and Virar, on UP fast line, on Monday morning at 5.47 am and it was restored at 6.20 am: Western Railway
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Locals on Western Railway's suburban line see 15-20 min delay due to signal failure at Virar
Trains on the Western Railway's suburban section are running late by at least 15-20 minutes according to passengers. The trains running behind schedule is cascading effect from the signal failure reported earlier this morning.
On November 7, Monday, a signal failure was reported between Vaitarna and Virar on UP fast line around 5.47 am and it was restored by 6.20 am, said officials. They added the delay in trains may be cascading effect of the snag and said that services have now been restored to normal.
However, the passengers have complained that they have been on the station for 30 minutes but the trains have not arrived yet. In chat box of M-indicator, a ublic transport application, the commuters have been complaining about trains running late.